Market Journal – July 17, 2015

Cattle Market Analysis – Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University livestock marketing specialist, analyzes weak international demand for U.S. beef, profit margins for producers and market prices for feeder and live cattle markets.

Moisture Update – Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, gives an update on moisture conditions in Nebraska, as well as other states in the Corn Belt. Bryce also talks about the weather outlook for the rest of summer.

Heat Stress – Richard Randle, Nebraska Extension beef veterinarian, explains how hot temperatures, high humidity and light winds can cause problems for cattle. Richard also describes how producers can take measures to help lessen heat stress risks. The USDA FSA says assistance is available to producers with losses due to extreme heat.

Corn Disease Scouting – Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, gives an update on corn diseases in Nebraska. Update: Southern rust has now been confirmed in southeast Kansas.

Vomitoxin in Wheat – Wet weather has helped Fusarium head blight develop in some Nebraska wheat fields. Terry Klopfenstein, UNL professor emeritus in ruminant nutrition, explains how wheat with vomitoxin can be safely fed to cattle.

Nebraska Rural Poll – While UNL is projecting Nebraska farm income to drop about 45 percent this year, the Nebraska Rural Poll shows rural Nebraskans are more optimistic about the future than in any previous study. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, discusses the reports.

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

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