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Market Journal –“ September 06, 2013

This week on Market Journal–¦

Cattle Market Analysis –“ Mike Briggs, Seward, Neb. feedlot manager, talks about sustained losses in the feeding sector and if a large corn crop could turn margins in 2014.

Iowa–™s 2013 Crop –“ A quarter of Iowa–™s corn and nearly a fourth of its soybeans are rated as poor or very poor, according to the latest USDA state report. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State professor of ag meteorology, describes the difficult growing season for the state–™s farmers and how an early frost could impact production.

Rural Futures Conference –“ The Rural Futures Institute was started at the University of Nebraska nearly a year ago. Now approaching year two and its second national meeting, Ronnie Green, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Harlan Vice Chancellor, explains the impetus of starting the Rural Futures Institute and the value of this year–™s conference. More information about the Rural Futures Institute, and the 2013 conference, can be found here.

Pricing and Chopping Silage –“ Galen Erickson, UNL Extension beef feedlot specialist, talks about pricing, chopping and utilizing silage from Nebraska cornfields. Recent webinars on valuing and harvesting silage can be found here.

Stalk Rot –“ Large portions of Nebraska were recently affected by hail, which damaged corn and soybean fields. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Extension plant pathologist, says those fields could now be susceptible to other problems, such as stalk rot.

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