Market Journal –“ March 15, 2013

     Grain Markets –“ Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Neb., discusses seasonal price trends for corn and soybean markets before key USDA reports on March 28. Roy also analyzes selling options for old crop corn and soybeans and how to price the new 2013 crop.
     Testing for Nitrogen –“ Charles Shapiro, UNL Extension soil scientist, says soil tests are finding varying rates of nitrogen in fields. Charles also talks about applying nitrogen and testing for other nutrients.
     Crop Rotation Research –“ Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Extension agronomist, explains his research on corn, soybean and wheat rotation. Emerson says there is a more profitable option for many farmers. From the World Soybean Research Conference in Durban, South Africa.
     Grass Seed Supply –“ If you plan to plant summer annual forage grasses, UNL Extension forage specialist Bruce Anderson explains why you may want to buy seed sooner rather than later.
     Farmers–™ Pulmonary Health –“ There are simple precautions farmers can take to protect the health of their lungs. Dr. Susanna Von Essen, University of Nebraska Medical Center professor of internal medicine, also explains how hog farmers have seen improvement in pulmonary health.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.