November 14, 2014

Market Analysis – Elaine Kub, author of "Mastering the Grain Markets," gives her thoughts on the USDA's November Crop Report. Elaine also talks about basis movement as harvest wraps up, making the decision on 2015 acres and selling strategies for corn and soybeans.

Winter Outlook – A large portion of the U.S. experienced temperatures below normal this week. Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, explains why cold weather moved in to such a large region. Al also gives his outlook on temperatures and precipitation over winter months.

Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments – The Environmental Protection Agency recently released a report on the use of neonicotinoid seed treatments in soybeans and concluded they provide "negligible overall benefits in most situations." Tom Hunt, UNL Extension entomologist, discusses this report, what it could mean for future production and the purpose of these types of seed treatments. A CropWatch article contains more information, including a link to making a public comment on the study.

Black Nightshade Dangers – Bruce Anderson, UNL Extension forage specialist, says the presence of black nightshade in corn and soybean fields could pose a threat to grazing livestock.

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

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