Market Journal – July 10, 2015

Market Analysis – Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes volatile price movements in corn and soybean markets. Roy also talks about using basis in a marketing plan for new crop sales.

Forage Quality – Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension beef specialist, says precipitation events could have changed the quality of some forages. Rick says producers might want to sample those forages before feeding them to animals. Rick also discusses using wheat straw or distillers grains as feed sources.

Insect Scouting – Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, says farmers may be seeing green cloverworm caterpillars and painted lady caterpillars in their soybeans. Bob also describes other insects that could be in corn and soybean fields across the state, as well as treatment options for each.

Food Security in Africa – The USDA Economic Research Service projects Sub-Saharan Africa will be one of the most food insecure regions in the world to 2025. Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Kansas State University agribusiness economics and management professor, says the traditional, small farms across Africa could provide opportunities for U.S. farmers to supply those markets with agricultural products.

New Weed Management – Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, explains how Enlist corn and soybean traits might be able to help farmers in their weed management programs.

Weather Outlook – Stonie Cooper, High Plains Regional Climate Center, gives a weather outlook for the coming week.

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