Market Journal - March 28, 2014

Cattle Market Analysis –“ Mike Briggs, Seward, Neb. feedlot manager, describes the swing from negative to positive feedlot margins. Mike also talks about beef demand with grilling season ahead and placements in the feedlot sector.

Grain Markets Analysis –“ John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, analyzes corn and soybean markets ahead of the USDA's reports on grain stocks and prospective plantings. John also discusses his outlook on soybean prices and the challenges in using rail to ship corn and soybeans.

Farmland Value Increase –“ UNL's preliminary report on 2014 Nebraska farm real estate indicates ag land values remain strong. Jim Jansen, UNL research analyst, outlines the latest numbers for farmland in the state. The full report can be found here.

Corn Planting Options –“ Steve Mason, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture, explains how row spacing and seeding rate can impact corn yield.

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