Market Journal – March 13, 2015

Market Analysis – Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, analyzes the USDA's latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. Darin also explains his reasons for believing corn and soybean markets can move higher.

ARC/PLC Final Comparison – The deadlines for growers to choose Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) is March 31. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, gives a final overview of the decision for corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum.

Corn Seeding Rates – Steve Mason, UNL professor of agronomy and horticulture, says Nebraska farmers are moving towards higher corn seeding rates. However, Steve discusses why those higher rates might not always increase yields. More information on row spacing and seeding rates for corn can be found through a recent NebGuide.

Soil Fertility – Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, explains how UNL determines its soil fertility suggestions. Charles also talks about the base cation saturation ratio concept of making fertilizer recommendations.

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

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