Market Journal - May 2, 2014

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.