Market Journal – April 17, 2015

Grain Market Analysis – Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag commodity risk manager, analyzes recent movement in corn and soybean markets. Luke also discusses soybean crush numbers, feed demand and basis movement.

Value of Nebraska's Ethanol – A new report from UNL's Department of Agricultural Economics describes the economic impacts of Nebraska's ethanol industry. Dennis Conley, UNL professor of agricultural economics, examines the value of the sector and explains where Nebraska's ethanol and dried distillers' grains are used.

Cattle Market Analysis – Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, analyzes cattle price movement from March into April. Derrell also talks about the export market for beef and herd expansion in Oklahoma and Texas.

Managing Forage Production – The month of March was one of the ten warmest on record for Nebraska, while also being the second driest March since 1895. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, explains why producers might want to be thinking about trigger dates and stocking rates in pastures and ranges. More information on the Livestock Forage Disaster Program can be found on the UNL Beef website.

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

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