072012

This week on Market Journal–¦

     Livestock Markets –“ On Thursday, grain markets reached record highs. Iowa State Extension livestock economist Shane Ellis explains how the rise in grain markets will affect livestock producers and how current drought conditions impact supply.
     Soybean Update –“ Jim Specht, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture, said soybeans in Nebraska are close to a stage of needing water to make decent yields.
     Insect Scouting –“ Many insects are enjoying the hot, dry conditions in Nebraska. UNL Extension entomologist Bob Wright says producers should be scouting fields for these insects.
     Dry Distillers Grains –“ UNL ag economics professor Dennis Conley explains how he believes China has become a major importer of U.S. dried distillers grains with solubles.
     Forage Options with Damaged Corn –“ Due to drought conditions in Nebraska, dryland corn is expected to have low yields. UNL Extension forage specialist Bruce Anderson says growers can use this corn as forage for livestock.
     Southern Rust –“ UNL Extension plant pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems says southern rust has been confirmed in several Nebraska counties. Jackson-Ziems recommends producers accurately identify diseases in fields to treat effectively.
     Weather Outlook –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives this week–™s forecast.