June 6, 2014

Grain Market Analysis – Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, discusses marketing strategies around potential storm-related damage and how the June Crop Report could influence corn and soybean markets.

Hog Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, talks about hog prices during May, the health of the U.S. economy and the continued impact of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus.

Assessing Hail Damage – Strong storms on June 3, 2014 dropped hail over widespread areas of Nebraska. Roger Elmore, UNL Extension agronomist, explains how farmers can assess their fields for damage. UNL publications can also help producers evaluate damage to corn, soybeans and grain sorghum.

Web Extra – Roger Elmore, UNL Extension agronomist, shows what farmers should look for on corn and soybean plants when determining severity of injury.

Disease Issues after Hail – Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, says farmers should be patient before treating hail-damaged fields for potential diseases.

EPA Carbon Proposal – The Environmental Protection Agency Monday proposed cutting U.S. carbon emissions 30 percent by 2030. Dave Aiken, UNL Extension water and ag law specialist, discusses the EPA's plan and how states could lower their carbon emissions. Background information from Dave's April Cornhusker Economics article can be found here.

Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.