Market Journal – October 9, 2015
Cattle Market Analysis – Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the recent drops in live and feeder cattle prices. Mike also talks about slaughter weights and the cost of corn.
Trans-Pacific Partnership – Trade ministers of the involved Trans-Pacific Partnership countries announced Sunday they had reached an agreement. Wes Peterson, UNL professor of agricultural economics, talks about what the trade deal could mean for agriculture.
Keystone XL Pipeline – TransCanada, the company proposing to build the Keystone XL pipeline, has applied for a permit from the Nebraska Public Service Commission. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, explains why the company may have made this decision.
Compaction During Harvest – Paul Jasa, Nebraska Extension engineer, describes how soil can be compacted during harvest. Paul outlines techniques farmers might be able to use to reduce compaction.
Stalk and Ear Rots – Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, advises farmers to scout for stalk and ear rots in high-risk areas of cornfields. More information on using the right mask for lung protection during and after harvest can be found here.
Weather Forecast – Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.