Market Journal –“ July 5, 2013

     Market Analysis –“ Jeff Peterson, president of Heartland Farm Partners, analyzes market action in the days after Friday–™s USDA reports. Jeff also looks at pricing options for old crop, 2013 and 2014 corn and soybeans.
     Nebraska–™s 2013 Wheat Crop –“ Stephen Baenziger, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture, describes the condition of Nebraska–™s winter wheat. Stephen also talks about how drought has affected seed supply.
     Feeding Cows in Confinement –“ The latest UNL drought monitor shows nearly 92% of Nebraska remains in some form of drought, with the severest forms in the western half of the state. Karla Jenkins, UNL Extension cow/calf and range management specialist, talks about why farmers and ranchers may be forced to feed cattle in confinement because of back-to-back dry years. Karla–™s recent webinar on using by-products and crop residues to limit feed cows in confinement can be found HERE .
     Japanese Beetle –“ Several UNL Extension educators in eastern Nebraska have reported the presence of Japanese beetles. Bob Wright, UNL Extension entomologist, describes how corn and soybean producers can identify the insect and thresholds for treatment. Bob–™s recent article on scouting and treating corn rootworm larvae can be found HERE.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.