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Market Journal –“ October 18, 2013

This week on Market Journal–¦

Market Analysis –“ Wade Johannes, Commodity Risk Manager with Central Valley Ag, talks about harvest progress in northeast Nebraska, selling strategies for corn and soybeans, and the export market for U.S. grain.

Storm Damage –“ A recent storm moved over Nebraska and South Dakota, killing thousands of cattle along the way. Jenny Nixon, UNL Extension educator in Sioux county, explains why the storm had such a large impact on livestock in the area. Jenny also discusses how producers can document cattle losses.  More information on disposal of carcasses can be found here.

Windbreak Damage –“ Established windbreaks protect against wind, soil erosion and help in snow management. But drought and disease have affected trees in recent years. Market Journal–™s Kurtis Harms reports. More information on pine wilt in Nebraska can be found here.

Winter Annual Weed Control –“ Recent rains have helped winter annual weeds get a good start. Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension weed science educator, describes how producers can work to control weeds during October and November.

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