Market Analysis – Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, discusses the condition of U.S. winter wheat, uncertainty in Ukraine and the May crop report.
Palmer Amaranth – Greg Kruger, UNL Extension cropping systems specialist, says palmer amaranth has been one of the most challenging glyphosate-resistant weeds in the U.S. Greg talks about controlling palmer amaranth throughout the growing season.
Beef Prices and Demand – Retail beef prices hit a new high in March, averaging $5.72 per pound. The U.S. inventory of cattle and calves is the lowest since 1951. Kate Brooks, UNL Extension livestock economist, analyzes the relationship between beef prices and demand. A recent Cornhusker Economics article on this topic from Kate and Matt Stockton, UNL Extension agricultural economist, can be found here.
Pasture Maximization – Since January 1, 2014, 93 percent of Nebraska's cows have calved. Aaron Berger, UNL Extension educator, talks about the current condition of pastures and discusses whether a delayed turnout might benefit producers in some areas of the state.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.