CORRECTION: Separate enterprise units for irrigated and non-irrigated (dryland) crops as a result of the 2014 Farm bill will begin in 2015, not in 2014 as discussed on this week's program.
Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes the recent lean hog futures rise, ongoing impacts from PEDv and the price of soybean meal.
Spring Weather Outlook – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, talks about below-average winter temperatures and the weather outlook for spring. Al also explains how snowpack in the Rockies could affect irrigators in Nebraska.
Crop Insurance Options – Monte Vandeveer, UNL Extension educator, outlines 2014 crop insurance options for farmers, specifically Revenue Protection policies. An article with more information on this topic from Monte and Cory Walters, UNL Extension crop economist, can be found here.
Brazilian Futures Market – Fabiana Salgueiro Perobelli Urso, BM&FBOVESPA agribusiness products manager, discusses how farmers in Brazil can use futures contracts to protect their margins.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.