Market Journal – May 8, 2015

Market Analysis – U.S. farmers are more than halfway done with planting this year's corn crop. The nation's growers have also planted 13 percent of their soybeans. Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes price movement in corn and soybeans and discusses selling strategies.

Japan: Nebraska's Top Meat Importer – Nebraska sends more of its pork and beef to Japan than any other country in the world. We explore why the Japanese market is vital to producers in the state.

Flooding in Fields – Areas of southeast Nebraska received nearly 10 inches of rain Wednesday night into early Thursday. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension educator, explains why ponded or waterlogged soils can cause problems for corn and soybean plants.

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

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