Market Analysis – The latest USDA Crop Progress Report shows U.S. farmers have planted 95 percent of their corn and 71 percent of their soybeans. Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, discusses current crop conditions and gives his thoughts on future market movement.
Avian Influenza in Nebraska – Avian influenza has affected more than 45 million birds across the country. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, describes how the virus has impacted flocks in Nebraska. More information on the H5N2 avian flu, including biosecurity precautions, can be found here.
Prevented Planting – Cathy Anderson, Nebraska State Farm Service Agency production and compliance programs chief, explains what farmers need to do if weather has prevented them from planting or if their crop has failed.
Nebraska Legislative Recap – Nebraska's Unicameral adjourned last week. It adopted two livestock development proposals during its session, along with another bill giving producers agritourism liability protection. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension water and ag law specialist, explains the measures.
RFS Analysis – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, analyzes how ethanol and biodiesel could be affected by the suggested mandates.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.