November 7, 2014

Market Analysis – Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, recaps the dead cat bounce in soybeans. Roy also analyzes selling strategies for remaining corn and soybeans and gives his thoughts on the USDA's November Crop Report.

GMO Labeling Initiatives – Voters in Colorado and Oregon rejected ballot initiatives that would have required labeling of genetically modified ingredients in food. Voters in Hawaii's Maui County did pass a ballot initiative that will ban GMO crops. Jayson Lusk, Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in Oklahoma State University's Department of Agricultural Economics, reviews the labeling efforts in Colorado and Oregon. Jayson also discusses the continuing debate about GMO labeling.

Rebuilding the Cowherd – Kate Brooks, UNL Extension livestock economist, tracks the high price of calves. Kate also talks about selling calves now versus preconditioning those animals before sale.

Fall Soil Sampling – Charles Shapiro, UNL Extension soil scientist, talks about fall soil sampling and nutrient application. More information and recommendations on soil sampling can be found through the CropWatch website.

Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

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