Grain Market Analysis – In its September Crop Report, the USDA estimates 2014 corn production at 14.4 billion bushels and soybean output at 3.91 billion bushels. The total production and yield projections in both crops would set new records. Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes the latest round of numbers. Jeff also talks about 2015 selling strategies, demand markets and basis numbers for corn and soybeans.
Hog Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes current hog market prices. Ron also talks about the impact of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus and explains why 2014 could be an exceptional year of profits for pig producers.
Harvest Weather Outlook – Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, talks about the concerns of damp conditions forcing corn and soybean farmers into a long harvest. Bryce also discusses the possibility of an early frost.
Soybean Harvest Recommendations – Gary Zoubek, UNL Extension educator, says the optimum moisture to harvest soybeans is 13 percent. Gary explains why the timing of soybean harvest is important to yield and profit. More information on the timing of soybean harvest can be found on the CropWatch website.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, UNL Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.