Market Journal – July 3, 2015

Grain Market Analysis – The USDA has released its reports on grain stocks and planted acres. Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, analyzes the estimates, as well as corn and soybean price reaction following the reports.

Hog Market Analysis – Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, looks at the USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. Ron also explains how lower prices are narrowing profit margins for pig producers.

Weed Control – Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, discusses weed resistance issues and control efforts in corn and soybean fields. More information on the upcoming field day for herbicide-resistant palmer amaranth can be found here.

Beef Exports to Japan – Japan is the top market for Nebraska beef and beef products. Tatsuo Ishii, Cargill Japan Limited director, talks about the recent history of U.S. beef exports to Japan.

Weather Outlook – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives an update and outlook on moisture conditions across Nebraska.

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