Market Journal – August 14, 2015

Crop Report Analysis – The USDA's August Crop Report estimates show a bigger 2015 crop than previously expected. Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, discusses the projections and analyzes how corn and soybean markets reacted to the numbers.

Hog Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes weak U.S. pork exports. Ron also talks about market prices and the associated impact to producers' margins.

SCAL Field Day – UNL's South Central Ag Lab near Clay Center, Nebraska, will hold a field day on Wednesday featuring a range of cropping issues. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, outlines the event.

Cutting Silage – Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot nutrition specialist, discusses cutting and using silage in cattle diets.

Farm Program Payments – Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, explains farm program payments Nebraska growers could receive this fall under Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage enrollments.

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

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