Market Journal – August 7, 2015

Market Analysis – Elaine Kub, author of "Mastering the Grain Markets," analyzes corn and soybean markets leading up the USDA's August Crop Report.

Water Use & Efficiency – Roric Paulman, Nebraska Water Balance Alliance board chair and producer from Sutherland, Nebraska, describes his efforts to ensure a safe and sustainable water supply in the state.

Soybean Management Field Days – Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines the 2015 Soybean Management Field Days taking place at four locations across Nebraska. The events are sponsored by Nebraska Extension with support from the Nebraska Soybean Board.

Cash Rents – The USDA says the average cash rental price for an irrigated cropland acre in Nebraska during 2015 is $254. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, discusses what farmers should think about before renewing or giving up a lease.

Lease Renewal Deadline – The deadline for legally terminating an unwritten farm lease is September 1. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag law specialist, explains what happens if renters and landlords do not reach a deal by the deadline. Ag Lease 101 contains more information on lease agreements.

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

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