Market Journal – November 30, 2012
Grain Markets – Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Neb., discusses selling strategies for 2012 and 2013 soybeans and corn. Roy also explains how this is a unique year for the dead cat bounce in soybeans.
Pork Safety – Consumer Reports says it tested pork chop and ground pork samples from around the U.S. and found nearly 70 percent contained a bacterium. Harshavardhan Thippareddi, UNL Extension food safety specialist, says if consumers follow common cooking practices, they should not be too worried.
Winter Wheat Condition – Greg Kruger, UNL Extension cropping systems specialist, says winter wheat is suffering due to drought conditions. Greg describes what options growers may be considering through winter.
Cattle Carcass Weight – Feedlots continue to struggle with high feed prices. Jim MacDonald, UNL beef cattle nutritionist, explains how research can show carcass weight gain in feedlot cattle.
NSB Update – Scott Houck, Nebraska Soybean Board at-large director, explains how the Nebraska Soybean Board helps in producer education and research.
Weather Outlook – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his weekly weather forecast.