Market Journal –“ November 2, 2012

     Cattle Markets –“ Mike Briggs, Seward, Neb. feedlot manager, says even a recent rally in cattle markets can–™t erase losses. Mike discusses corn price, consumer beef cost, and if producers can plan for an ethanol waiver.
     Nebraska Land Prices –“Allan Vyhnalek, UNL Extension educator, talks about the past, present and future for land prices in Nebraska.
     2013 Grain Market Scenarios –“ Elaine Kub, author of –œMastering the Grain Markets,– says she is neutral on the outlook of grain markets. Elaine also discusses how a record South American soybean crop would affect the market and what would happen if U.S. farmers produced a record crop in 2013.
     Corn Damage –“ A recent windstorm knocked over corn in central Nebraska. Some growers are raking the stalks and picking the corn up with a bean head on their combines, or simply raking and baling the rows. UNL Extension beef specialist Rick Rasby says cattle can also graze this corn with careful management.
     Farm Bill Differences –“ Versions of the Farm Bill in the Senate and House have differences that could impact Nebraska producers. Brad Lubben, UNL Extension public policy specialist, outlines the variances.
     Weather Outlook –“ Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.