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Market Journal –“ May 31, 2013

     Market Analysis –“ Elaine Kub, author of –œMastering the Grain Markets,– analyzes how planting delays may affect overall acres. Elaine also discusses speculators–™ trading positions and the condition of the U.S. economy.
     Soil Sensors and ETgages –“ Farmers in the Nebraska Agricultural Management Network (NAWMN) report an average water savings of more than two inches per year. Aaron Nygren, UNL Extension educator, shows growers how they can use soil sensors and evapotranspiration gauges to monitor their crop water use. More information on the NAWMN can be found HERE.
     Cover Crop Use in Rotation –“ Greg Kruger, UNL Extension cropping systems specialist, explains his crop rotation research in North Platte studying wheat, corn, soybeans and cover crops.
     Crop Residue Workshop –“ UNL Extension will be holding a workshop June 10th on the sustainable use of crop residues in cow-calf and yearling operations. Aaron Stalker, UNL Extension beef range systems specialist, outlines the presentations. Registration information is available HERE.
     COOL Changes –“ A recent ruling from the World Trade Organization will force the U.S. to change its meat labeling rules. Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, describes new regulations to country of origin labeling and how packers and producers will have to comply.
     Weather Forecast –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, shows a change in the latest UNL Drought Monitor and gives his forecast for the coming week.