Market Journal for the week of June 15, 2012....

     Market Analysis –“ Elaine Kub, ARC Group and author of –œMastering the Grain Markets,– says the dry weather conditions are starting to impact the grain markets.
     Agri-Tourism Development –“ Cheryl Burkhart-Kriesel, University of Nebraska –“ Lincoln Extension specialist in entrepreneurship and business development, explains how and when agri-tourism developed and became a major part of the rural economy, for some towns.
     Growing Rural Communities –“ Steve Waller, dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at UNL, says groups including the University and its graduates, communities and industries, need to work together to enhance and maintain rural communities.
     Conservation Programs –“ Conservation programs may sometimes be overlooked with the 2012 Farm Bill debate still taking place in Washington. UNL Extension public policy specialist Brad Lubben explains the background, format, and outlook of conservation programs.
     Biodiesel Uses –“ Biodiesel cannot only be used to fuel vehicles, but can also be used to heat homes in the form of bioheat. Terry Horky, a producer from Sargent and a director with the Nebraska Soybean Board, says the use of biodiesel in New York is beneficial for Nebraska producers.
     Weed Management –“ Weeds have become a problem in many Nebraska fields, due to resistance. UNL weed science educator Lowell Sandell says UNL is hosting a field day event to help producers better manage weeds in fields.
     Weather Outlook –“ Al Dutcher, University of Nebraska –“ Lincoln Extension statewide climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.