Market Journal - July 8, 2016

Market Analysis – Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, discusses the drop in corn and soybean market prices. Roy also talks about what might be ahead for prices based on seasonal charts.

Panama Canal Expansion – Alan Tiemann, U.S. Grains Council chairman, describes the opening ceremony for the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Hog Market Analysis – Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, analyzes the rise and reversal in hog market prices. Lee also looks at the USDA’s latest inventory report and explains the strength in U.S. pork exports to China and Hong Kong.

Grasshopper Damage – Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, explains how crop growers can scout their fields for signs of grasshoppers.

Weed Control – Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, talks about new weed control methods for soybean producers. Corn and soybean farmers can learn more about controlling resistant Palmer amaranth at a field day near Shickley, Nebraska, on July 12.

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





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