Market Journal – June 28, 2013
Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, discusses the inventory of U.S. hogs, pork prices in the grocery story, and why cattle and hog producers are living on opposite sides of the bottom line.
Latest USDA Reports – John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, reacts to the latest USDA reports on grain stocks and planted acres.
Farm Bill Update – The current farm bill extension expires at the end of September, and members of the House voted down their version after the Senate passed its own. Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, talks about the breakdown of new legislation, and where the farm bill goes from here.
Range and Pasture Conditions – Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, discusses the prospects for cattle in Western Nebraska, and how this area has recently fared in rainfall.
Alfalfa, Winter Wheat Update – Jeff Bradshaw, UNL Extension entomologist, talks about alfalfa weevils in the panhandle, and how a different insect may be impacting Nebraska's winter wheat. Jeff–s recent Cropwatch article can be found HERE.
Irrigation Limits –Dennis Strauch, Pathfinder Irrigation District General Manager, discusses recent rainfall and how some irrigating regions still will face allocations this growing season.
Soybean Postemergence –With 95 percent of Nebraska–s soybeans now above ground, Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed science educator, outlines options for postememergence control.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.