Market Journal –“ September 11, 2015

Cattle Market Analysis –“ Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, says the cattle feedings sector is experiencing big losses. Mike analyzes how supply and demand could impact market prices into fall.

Estimating Soybean Yields –“ Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, describes how growers can estimate soybean yields before harvest. Nathan's Crop Tech Cafe website features an Excel tool that can help producers formulate estimates more quickly. Additionally, Nathan's results from his recent Dodge County crop yield tour can be found here.

Stalk Rot Issues –“ Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says stalk rot issues are starting to appear in some Nebraska cornfields. Tamra discusses how farmers should approach those fields for harvesting.

Testing Forages –“ Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, explains why sampling and testing forages is the only way to get an accurate idea of their nutritive value.

Grain Bin Prep –“ Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, gives tips for preparing grain bins before harvest. Bob says certain insects can damage stored grain and lower its quality. The North Central Integrated Pest Management Center features more resources on managing stored grain.

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

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