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This week on Market Journal–¦

     Hog Markets –“ Dry conditions continue to drive grain markets in the Midwest. Ron Plain from the University of Missouri discusses consumer demand, increasing input costs, and how hog prices can keep up.
     Grazing Management –“ Most of Nebraska has been experiencing dry conditions, causing pastures and rangelands to become brown and dormant. It may also require cattle producers to take a second look at grazing options. Market Journal–™s Kurtis Harms reports on grazing management plans.
     Corn Condition Update –“ Precipitation in North Platte is 46% of normal since April. Bob Klein, UNL Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, says even with little moisture, corn crop in the North Platte area is holding up.
     Western Nebraska Crops –“ The lack of moisture in the western part of the state is taking a toll on dryland crops. UNL Extension dryland crops specialist Drew Lyon explains how corn, proso millet, and sunflower crops are doing in the panhandle.
     Cattle Feeding Options During Drought –“ Karla Jenkins, UNL Extension cow/calf and range management specialist, says there are options to feed residues and biofuels to cows in confinement. There may also be possibilities for planting forages into harvested wheat stubble.
     Exporting Grains to China –“ Market Journal–™s Kurtis Harms shows where some U.S. grain arrives at a port in China.
     Weather Outlook –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, says temperatures in the coming week may cool down.