Market Journal – July 19, 2013
Cattle Markets – Mike Briggs, Seward, Neb. feedlot manager, discusses prolonged losses in the feedlot, the need for a big corn crop in 2013 and what the cattle industry might look like a year from now.
Emergency CRP Grazing and Haying – Nebraska–s Farm Service Agency has authorized emergency haying and grazing of CRP acres in 54 Nebraska counties due to drought. The full press release, along with a list of counties, can be found HERE.
Aphid Arrival – Mid-summer brings the threat of damage from soybean aphids. Keith Jarvi, UNL Extension educator, talks about scouting, treating and what growers might be able to expect this year.
Goss–s Wilt Presence – Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, explains the prevalence of Goss–s wilt in Nebraska cornfields. Tamra shows farmers what they can be looking for and also how they can scout for gray leaf spot.
Summer Soybean Science Institute – In 2012, Nebraska farmers harvested nearly 5 million acres of soybeans. Those beans are used to feed livestock, they are ingredients in household products, and now educators are using soybean production, as well as Nebraska agriculture, to teach science to their students. Market Journal–s Alex Wach reports.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.