This week on Market Journal–¦
Hog Markets – Grain production is expected to be low this harvest, resulting in higher costs for pork producers over the rest of 2012. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, discusses drops in hog prices, the decreasing size of breeding herds, and the outlook for 2013.
Yield Boost after Grazing Stalks – With harvest underway in Nebraska, producers can now utilize stalks as a source of forages for livestock. Terry Klopfenstein, UNL professor of animal science, says studies show a subsequent yield boost in fields that have had residue removed.
Grasshoppers in Winter Wheat – Even though grasshopper populations have been lower due to the drought this year, they can still cause substantial injury to winter wheat fields. UNL Extension entomologist Bob Wright outlines a few tips for minimizing damage.
Silage Guidelines – Galen Erickson, UNL Extension beef feedlot specialist, talks about using silage after drought.
Soy Transportation Coalition – Richard Bartek, Nebraska Soybean Board district three director, discusses how the Soy Transportation Coalition is working to ensure that U.S. and Nebraska soybeans can easily reach intended destinations.
Weather Update – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, forecasts the coming week.