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 This week on Market Journal...

Grain Markets –“ Elaine Kub from the ARC Group says farmers could see record high basis levels for corn this year.

Possible Drought in the Midwest –“ Bruce Anderson UNL Extension forage specialist, says there is a chance Nebraska could see a drought this year, affecting pastures and rangeland.

Buying Bulls –“ Farmers and ranchers will soon be selecting their next bull. Matt Spangler, UNL Extension beef genetics specialist says those farmers and ranchers need to consider the traits that are economically relevant to their operations.

Animal Welfare Progress –“ There has been progress made regarding animal welfare in the United States. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson from the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State says this progress is seen by reaching all ages and cultures.

Beef Checkoff –“ The beef checkoff, aides in beef promotion, research and education. Market Journal's Kurtis Harms examines Nebraska–™s beef checkoff with Lisa Brass with the Nebraska Beef Council.

Flex Fuel Vehicles –“ There is a rapid increase in the number of vehicles that can run on 85% ethanol blended fuel. Market Journal–™s Emilee Dorn reports on a campaign focused on increasing awareness for these flex fuel vehicles

Weather –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension statewide climatologist, says Nebraska may see severe weather in the next seven days.