Market Analysis – Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, breaks down the USDA’s October Crop Report, including production estimates and supply and demand forecasts.
Syngenta Lawsuit – Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, describes the class-action lawsuit against Syngenta related to China’s refusal of U.S. corn in 2013. Texas A&M University and Iowa State University have more resources on this issue.
Next Generation of Ag – Michael Scuse, USDA acting deputy secretary, discusses the challenge of retaining younger farmers in the next generation of agriculture. Michael also talks about the difficulty of securing land for beginning producers.
Herbicides & Cover Crops – Chris Proctor, Nebraska Extension weed management educator, talks about herbicide label rotation restrictions with cover crops used for grazing purposes.
Weather Outlook – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.