Market Journal – May 10, 2013
Cattle Markets – Mike Briggs, Seward, Neb. feedlot manager, discusses trouble in the cattle markets. With record-low inventory, many analysts believed a new high would come during the summer; but concerns about consumer demand seem to be dragging those hopes down.
2012 Farm Income – Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc., says producers she surveys noted a 2012 net farm income drop. Tina explains why some producers were able to make a profit, and what hindered others.
Pesticide Container Recycling Program – Started in 1991, the Pesticide Container Recycling Program offers farmers locations to drop off their used pesticide jugs and drums. Clyde Ogg, UNL Extension pesticide safety educator, illustrates how growers can use this program. For recycling locations in Nebraska, click HERE.
Nebraska LEAD Class 33 Deadline – More than 900 people have moved through the Nebraska LEAD Program during the last 32 years. It–s now accepting applications for LEAD Class 33. Terry Hejny, UNL LEAD Program director, talks about the benefits of applying to this LEAD class.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, recaps April precipitation and looks at extended models.