Program Archive

Nebraska Extension Cattle Management Specialist Karla Wilke explains options producers have for conserving forage and keeping their cattle healthy during hot and dry conditions. Darin Fessler of Lakefront Futures & Options discusses current crop conditions, how weather plays into the volatility of corn and soybeans and what we can expect to see in next week’s USDA WASDE Report. Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone gives us insight on leafy spurge and tips on how to manage it. Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Educator Steve Melvin explains how using soil water data can help manage irrigation and keep costs down during dry years.

Officials in over two dozen states, including Nebraska, are issuing warnings to anyone who may have received unsolicited packages of seeds from China. Julie Van Meter, Nebraska Department of Agriculture State Entomologist, explains what to do if they were mailed to you. The COVID-19 pandemic is causing many to reevaluate how prepared we really are if something were to happen. Allan Vyhnalek, Extension Educator for Farm and Ranch Succession, offers some ways to plan for the future during uncertain times. Central Valley Ag’s Luke Beckman talks about crop conditions across Nebraska, analyzes why this year’s crop is so far ahead of schedule and offers advice for farmers as we move into latter parts of the summer. Nebraska just saw its first consecutive years of land value increase for agricultural land since 2014. Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist Jim Jansen shares some of the highlights from the 2020 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report. Nebraska Extension Plant and Pest Diagnostics Educator Kyle Broderick explains new guidelines for submitting samples to the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic during COVID-19.

Bryce Anderson, DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist, explains how the rest of the growing season may play out, as the latest UNL drought monitor shows drought conditions slightly creeping back. Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Specialist Bob Klein discusses how managing weeds in wheat stubble could increase yields in dryland corn and grain sorghum by 35 bushels per acre. It's all through implementation of the Ecofallow Cropping System. Doug Simon of Tredas discusses how crop conditions are looking across the state before offering some marketing opportunities for corn and soybeans. Doug also explains what recent exports to China could mean for agricultural trade. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Nebraska Extension has moved many annual events and field days to an online format.

In July of 2019, a collapsed irrigation tunnel flooded farm land and cut off water to others with 100,000 acres impacted. One year later, we look back on how the ag industry is responding. Briggs Feed Yard's Mike Briggs explains why basis is negative, and if he's bullish on the cattle market right now. Plus, Mike offers some advice on how to prepare for the months ahead. Nebraska Extension Entomology Educator Dave Boxler discusses blister beetles and how to mitigate the risk of poisoning to horses and other forage grazers. Western bean cutworm moths are in several areas in Nebraska.

How the forecast shakes out is critically important during the growing season. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher explains how the weather can impact your bottom line. Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University Ag Economist, discusses early harvest results from this year's wheat crop, recommendations for selling corn and soybeans and how the pandemic has specifically affected ag producers close to him. It’s the middle of growing season and crop diseases are becoming more apparent. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems provides a rundown of what diseases are having a significant impact on producers this year. Immature grasshoppers and adult Japanese beetles were reported in several areas. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Bob Wright gives some tips on scouting and treating the pests.

UNL Extension Water and Agricultural Law Specialist Dave Aiken discusses force majeure and how it factors into agricultural contracts during a pandemic. Darin Newsom, President of Darin Newsom Analysis, breaks down two major USDA reports from the week, and explains how we can incorporate this information into our marketing plan. Extension Educator Steve Melvin discusses when you should and shouldn't be watering your corn crop during the vegetative growth stage. The 2020 Youth Crop Scouting Competition takes place later this month. Extension Educator Brandy VanDeWalle gives us the latest information on the event.

Nebraska Extension Educator Gary Stone discusses the invasive field bindweed and what to do if you find it in your field. Chad Hart, Iowa State Extension Economist and Crop Markets Specialist, gives an update on the growing season. He also talks about the demand for corn and soybeans, China’s Phase I trade agreement and tips for marketing old and new crop. Researchers at the University of Nebraska are hard at work discerning what time of year Nebraska’s water reserves get a majority of their recharge. UNL student Mikaela Cherry explains how this study has the potential to impact our views on land stewardship and agricultural practices. June is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska. Jeff Wilkerson of the Nebraska Corn Board and Eugene Goering of the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff discuss the impacts of renewable fuel in the state.

Nebraska Farm Bureau estimates Nebraska’s agricultural industry could lose as much as 3.7 billion dollars from the coronavirus pandemic. NEFB Senior Economist Jay Rempe discusses the findings. University of Missouri Ag Economist Scott Brown explains what’s happening in the markets including surprises from the latest WASDE report, when pork producers can expect higher profits, what a second wave of COVID-19 would mean for ag and more. What’s ahead in the weather? Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher tells us what’s next in the forecast. Adult emergence of soybean gall midge has been reported in Nebraska. Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist Justin McMechan discusses the Soybean Gall Midge Alert Network and how it's keeping producers up to date with the latest information on the invasive pest. Plus, get some tips on scouting and prevention. Nebraska Extension Educator Jennifer Rees explains the importance of accurate growth staging before applying post-emergence herbicides. She also discusses the most recommended methods of growth staging.

UNL Agricultural Law Professor Terry Centner discusses the details of recent dicamba news involving XtendiMax, Engenia and FeXapan,and how a recent court decision affects farmers and applicators. Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist Derrell Peel discusses the beef processing sector’s continued recovery since the COVID-19 slowdown, and what’s ahead for the 2020 grilling season. Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engineering Rick Stowell explains how to spot heat stress in your animals, and offers some ways to keep them healthy and comfortable. Nebraska Extension Alternative Crops Breeding Specialist Dipak Santra discusses mint as an alternative crop in Western Nebraska and how farmers may be able to grow it sustainably and profitably.

With many fields planted early and temperatures on the rise, it’s time to make sure your irrigation system is in order. Irrigated Cropping Systems Extension Educator Steve Melvin offers some recommendations. Darin Fessler of Lakefront Futures & Options discusses recent price movements in corn and soybeans, updates on the ethanol market and how tension between the U.S. and China could impact trade. UNL Research and Extension Entomologist Bob Wright gives some insight into the Cutworm Pheromone Trapping Network and offers advice when scouting your fields for pests. Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Educator Aaron Berger offers a plan when deciding whether to own or lease ranching equipment.

Nebraska FSA Outreach Coordinator Bobbie Kriz-Wickham discusses USDA’s new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) which provides payments to producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman explains how certain sectors of ag are dealing with market instability, why soybeans could be particularly important in the coming months and the role weather is playing in the markets. Let’s see what the month of June has in store for us. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher brings us our forecast. Learn how UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Disaster C.A.R.E. website is helping facilitate material transactions to livestock producers who have been affected by the recent strain on the meat packing industry. Azzeddine Azzam, UNL Professor of Agricultural Economics, talks about consolidation in the meat packing industry and how the pandemic could alter the way consumers buy their meat.

Around the country fast food establishments aren't serving many items, while some grocery stores are limiting the amount of meat people can purchase. UNL Livestock Analyst Elliott Dennis answers some frequently asked questions when it comes to the meatpacking supply chain and disruptions that are occurring. Josh Maples, Mississippi State University Livestock Economist, analyzes some ways the cattle industry is trying to bounce back after COVID-19 disruptions. He also offers some insight on selling strategies and why the latest Cattle on Feed Report is especially important this time around. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Stephen Wegulo gives an update on current wheat diseases and what growers should keep an eye on in their fields. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jeff Bradshaw explains how conservation and tillage are key practices in controlling the wheat stem sawfly.

Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economics Educator, Robert Tigner gives producers advice on marketing commodities in a "survival year". Doug Simon of Tredas discusses what the pandemic has revealed about the ag supply chain. Doug also tackles some of the big topics from the latest WASDE report including ethanol production, feed demand and corn exports. Extension Nutrient Management and Water Quality Specialist Javed Iqbal explains some ways producers can assess the need for in-season N application including soil testing and remote sensing. The Buy Fresh Buy Local program connects producers with consumers across the state. The program's coordinator, Skylar Falter explains what kind of growers the program targets and how they can join.

Dennis Burson, Meat Extension and Food Safety Specialist, explains how smaller community meat processors are handling the challenges of COVID-19 and offers some best practices that should be followed in order to slow down the spread of the virus. Nebraska Extension Beef Feedlot Specialist Galen Erickson discusses why changes in ethanol production are making distillers grains harder to come by and how cattle producers can overcome protein shortages. Darin Fessler, Senior Hedge Advisor at Lakefront Futures and Options, runs through how his day-to-day ag advising and management has changed due to COVID-19 and what producers need to know. Darin also gives an update on planting progress and shares what we should be focused on heading through the growing season. Nebraska Extension Dryland Cropping Systems Specialist Cody Creech explains the current winter wheat conditions, which crop may be more susceptible to damage and what to do if you expect injury in your fields.

Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, explains how COVID-19 is changing the way his business operates and offers advice for producers in a similar position. Topics covered include meat plant closures, DDG alternatives, workplace social distancing and more. Heartland Farm Partners President Jeff Peterson provides an update on ethanol production, breaks down planting progress locally and nationally and offers some recommendations for selling old crop. Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala explains what PPOs are and why they’re a good choice for pre-emergent herbicides in soybeans. Nebraska Extension’s Jessica Groskopf talks about the mental wellness side of Nebraska Strong and why it’s important to stay in touch while social distancing.

Veterinary Epidemiologist Brian Vander Ley discusses the steps agricultural professionals should follow as we move into planting season, while being mindful of the COVID-19 pandemic. Luke Beckman of Central Valley Ag Coop explains what we’re seeing after an unprecedented week in the oil and energy markets. He also shares an update on what supply chain issues are impacting ag, and answers some of the major questions he’s being asked this time of year. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems gives an update on what crop diseases to expect going into the 2020 growing season, including tar spot. Robin White of the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences at Virginia Tech talks about the 2019 Global Agricultural Productivity Report and her research into agricultural sustainability.

Nebraska Extension Farm and Ranch Management Analyst Glennis McClure discusses the financial strains many producers are feeling this time of year and how the Nebraska Strong Financial Service is helping farmers in their time of need. Analyst and Author Elaine Kub discusses the recent COVID-19 outbreak at a South Dakota pork processing plant, provides an update on planting and offers some ways to navigate business decisions amid current market uncertainty. Rick Koelsch, Livestock Environmental Engineer, explains how milk that’s unable to be sold could be used as a fertilizer instead. Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala shares some herbicide recommendations if you’re planting corn on a field that grew soybeans last season.

Darin Newsom, President of Darin Newsom Analysis, discusses how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting the agricultural supply chain. He also talks about corn and soybean futures and runs through different scenarios for each crop. North Dakota State University Extension Ag Economist Frayne Olson explains why wheat is in a favorable position compared to other commodities, and talks about some of the main concerns producers are asking him. As the coronavirus pandemic continues, it’s important to remember that disease traceability is paramount in ag’s livestock sector. Brandon Depenbusch of U.S. CattleTrace provides a rundown on a cattle disease tracing system that could help better track beef disease in the United States. UNL Director of the National Drought Mitigation Center Mark Svoboda discusses the new definition of "flash drought", how scientists predict the weather event and how he coined the term nearly 20 years ago.

University of Illinois Ag Economist Scott Irwin explains how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the ethanol market and its producers. Scott also offers some tips for farmers who are making decisions during these uncertain times. Lee Schulz, Iowa State University Livestock Economist, explains how the beef and pork markets are responding to COVID-19. Lee also talks about the sectors within the industry that may be better equipped to handle market instability. Cattle rancher and social media entrepreneur, Natalie Kovarik explains how social media is playing a larger role in agriculture. She also has some advice for best practices when it comes to sharing your operation with the online world. Nebraska Extension Educator Brandy VanDeWalle talks about the 2020 Innovative Youth Corn Challenge Contest.

Got milk? Few things are as important to a newborn calf than colostrum. Market Journal’s Mattie McIntosh speaks with Nebraska Extension Educator Troy Walz to tell us what exactly colostrum is and why it’s so crucial. UNL Assistant Professor, Andrea Basche, discusses her research on how the climate impacts soil. Andrea also shows off a very interesting soil experiment. Ag Economist and Extension Educator Robert Tigner joins the show to discuss ways producers can stretch their cash flow for their farm. Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf drops in to discuss tips and strategies when it comes to grain marketing.

Janzen Ag Law Attorney Brianna Schroeder discusses how those in the agricultural industry should be preparing for the inevitability of dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. Several of the show’s market analysts offer their thoughts on how COVID-19 is impacting agriculture and the world as a whole from a health, economic and social standpoint. It’s been a busy week, and there’s lots to talk about with the weather. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher has our forecast. The preliminary results for the 2020 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Report have been released. Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen, one of the survey’s authors, discusses the findings. UNMC's Dr. Aaron Yoder introduces two programs to help promote feedyard safety, with one being targeted toward immigrant workers.

Dwayne Beck, Manager of Dakota Lakes Research Farm, explains some ways producers can keep their farms profitable in the long-term. University of Missouri Ag Economist Dr. Scott Brown provides an update on the coronavirus outbreak and its impacts on beef demand and prices. Scott also offers some advice for producers during these uncertain times. With a name like Women in Agriculture, you may think it’s a girls only event. You may be surprised that some men DO attend the event. Market Journal got an up-close look at this year’s Women in Agriculture conference and headed out west to North Platte to find out what’s new with the TAPS program. There’s a piece of Nebraska in the Pacific Northwest. Portland’s Wheat Marketing Center uses machinery from UNL for the purposes of wheat research and education. The WMC’s Janice Cooper, Bon Lee and Dr. Jayne Bock explain the role Nebraska wheat plays in connecting growers and customers.

Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension Ag and Water Law Specialist, explains an agricultural lawsuit involving the Raccoon River and the impacts it could have on ag elsewhere. Doug Simon of Tredas discusses the economic impacts of the coronavirus and a volatile stock market. Doug also offers some advice for producers who are planting early and in need of marketing advice for this time of year. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Roger Berry provides a breakdown of the challenges the industry overcame in 2019 and how the Renewable Fuels Association’s 2020 Focus Forward Initiative seeks to put those issues to rest. There are now programs available to insure Nebraska’s newest crop: hemp. Nebraska FSA Public Affairs/Outreach Coordinator Bobbie Kriz-Wickham shares the latest information on the Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.

UNL Livestock Analyst Elliott Dennis gives an update on some of the major issues affecting cattle producers and the livestock markets leading into spring. That includes placement numbers, African Swine fever and instability with Australian cattle herds. Darin Fessler, Senior Hedge Advisor with Lakefront Futures & Options, breaks down the major stories from USDA’s Outlook Forum. Darin also explains how the current state of the U.S. dollar might impact your ag decisions. UNL Professor of Soil and Water Sciences Charles Wortmann discusses how an irrigation survey from the 1960s helps highlight the need to test water sources when making fertilizer-use decisions. Charles also talks about the need for updated data on the subject from around the state. Terry Hejny, Nebraska LEAD Director provides an update on the current LEAD classes and explains how a recent visit to South America is teaching them agricultural lessons to take back home.

Andrea Watson, UNL Research Professor of Ruminant Nutrition, discusses the importance of understanding your cattle’s water footprint and meeting their water demands in an efficient way. The Southeast Nebraska Soil Health Conference is March 3rd. Nebraska Extension’s Randy Pryor explains how this is a conference both cattle and crop producers will want to attend. DTN Grain Market Analyst Todd Hultman explains why farmers planting too much of a particular crop could mean bearish results. Todd also shares some selling strategies and recent insights he has been getting from producers. Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension Educator, shares information about a new $1.2 million grant for on-farm conservation innovation trials that will help corn and wheat farmers with fertilizer management. Extension Assistant for Pesticide Safety Education Greg Puckett talks about the 2020 Pesticide Safety Education Program schedule.

Dr. Mike Boehm, Harlan Vice Chancellor for Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, discusses IANR’s goals for 2020 and what it means for the state’s producers. Jeff Peterson of Heartland Farm Partners discusses President Trump’s 2021 budget proposal and agriculture’s reaction. Jeff also explains how crop prices in South America are impacting U.S. exports, and provides an update on the coronavirus. The first Nebraska hemp harvest is in the books! See how local producers are learning the ropes and paving the way for this versatile crop. The 35th annual Women in Agriculture Conference is February 20th and 21st in Kearney. Nebraska Extension Associate Educator Jessica Groskopf shares what attendees can expect from this year’s event and provides details on registration.

Javed Iqbal, Extension Nutrient Management and Water Quality Specialist, discusses the importance of nitrogen application and efficiency when making fertilizer decisions. Mississippi State University Livestock Economist Josh Maples explains how the latest Brexit news could impact U.S. beef trade. He also combs through the recent Cattle Inventory report and offers advice on what it means for cattle producers. Nebraska Extension Educator for Farm and Ranch Management Analytics Glennis McClure shares some valuable insights into how one can successfully plan their custom farm service enterprise. Many important farm policy application deadlines are approaching fast. FSA Public Affairs Outreach Coordinator Bobbie Kriz-Wickham stops by to explain the programs, as well as how and when you need to apply.

Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Aaron Berger offers some ways farmers and ranchers can prepare for a successful calving season. Susan Harris-Broomfield, Nebraska Extension Educator for Rural Health, Wellness and Safety, discusses the importance of sleep in the ag community and how not getting enough can significantly reduce your quality of life. Tredas' Doug Simon stops by to discuss the upcoming WASDE report, how the coronavirus is impacting the market and if you should be thinking about locking in some of your input costs. Tyler Williams explains the developing Weather Ready Farm Certification Program. Tyler shares how he is looking for people to participate in the program to ensure more farms across the state are less susceptible to catastrophic weather events. Nebraska's revenue committee, led by State Senator Lou Ann Linehan, discusses the challenges and plan to lower Nebraska's inflating property tax rate.

Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator, breaks down the cost of production for cow/calf producers in 2019 and what changes we may see in 2020. Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist Mary Drewnoski explains why it’s important to keep cattle in late gestation at a certain body condition score and how to supplement the proper nutrition needed. Central Valley Ag’s Luke Beckman tells us how the market is reacting to Phase One of the China trade deal. Luke also shares how delays in South American crop production could present opportunities for U.S. exports. Nebraska Extension Public Policy Specialist Brad Lubben discusses how commodity prices and new trade agreements could affect your decisions on key farm policy programs like ARC and PLC.

Part of the Market Journal crew was in Portland, OR last week taking part in the Wheat Export and Marketing Workshop sponsored by the Nebraska Wheat Board. Several attendees share what they learned during their time in the Pacific Northwest. Mike Briggs, feedlot manager of Briggs Feed Yard, explains why hiring and keeping quality farm workers can be a challenge for the ag industry. Oklahoma State University Livestock Specialist Derrell Peel talks about the collection of USDA reports released earlier this month. He also discusses how the cattle markets are positioned for 2020, and the challenges for the year ahead. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension Ag and Water Law Specialist, gives an update on Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and what it means for ag. Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Specialist discusses the research surrounding soybean gall midge for 2020. Plus, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems has a preview of potential crop diseases. Nebraska Extension’s Weed Science School is January 29th at ENREC. Amit Jhala, UNL Extension Weed Management Specialist, talks about the event.

Last month's Women Managing Ag Land Conference gave many female ag producers from around the state an opportunity to make connections with one another, attend lectures from several keynote speakers and take part in many different workshops. We have your behind the scenes look into this year’s event. Darin Newsom of Darin Newsom Analysis stops by to give us an update on the markets. We discuss how tensions in the Middle East shook up trading this week, current relations with China and the newly ratified USMCA trade agreement. UNL Assistant Professor Dr. Andrea Basche walks us through some of the different soil management practices used during a recent Extension event. See how these different practices could help you achieve your soil health goals. Dr. Aaron Yoder of UNMC talks about how crucial it is to practice safety on your farming operation and how it can impact your bottom line.

Heartland Farm Partners President Jeff Peterson breaks down some upcoming USDA reports and what we need to be watching for. UNL’s Stacy Adams and Nebraska Extension’s Katie Kreuser discuss the burgeoning Nebraska hops industry and the research being done to understand its viability here. Jeyam Subbiah is leading a team of researchers and student programmers on a mission into the future. With the world population set to rise significantly in the next 30 years, Dr. Subbiah's team is creating a video game, Agpocalypse 2050. It’s based on making sustainable agricultural decisions to keep the world food supply on pace for the growing population. The Backyard Farmer Garden is celebrating 10 years of digging, weeding and lots of fun. Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd and Nebraska Extension Educator Terri James talk about how the garden came to be.

This year’s flooding was a nightmare for many farmers. Market Journal’s Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher and Nebraska Extension Educator Tyler Williams discuss the impacts from the most significant flood event Nebraska has seen in decades. Running a farm is a full time job times ten, and for many this year that stress was even higher. Nebraska Extension Educator Susan Harris-Broomfield tells us how serious farm depression and suicide is, and how you can stay mentally strong. Nebraska Climatologists Martha Shulski and Al Dutcher explain why 2019 was a year to remember for Nebraska’s weather watchers. A collapsed irrigation tunnel flooded farm land and cut off water to others with 100,000 acres impacted. Market Journal’s Bill Dodd, was in Western Nebraska to get the latest on the situation. Earlier this year, Lincoln’s Great Plains Art Museum hosted a collaborative research project including photographs of first-generation, small-scale, sustainable farmers. See what happens when ag meets art.

Glennis McClure, Extension Educator for Farm and Ranch Management Analytics, outlines the 2020 Nebraska Crop Budgets. Heartland Farm Partners President Jeff Peterson looks at what the latest trade news with China could mean for the 2020 production season, and previews what he’ll be watching in ag when the calendar turns. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Roger Berry examines some problems the ethanol industry faced this year and provides a sneak peek at what the future may hold. Tina Barrett, Executive Director of Nebraska Farm Business Inc., gives viewers a breakdown of what to expect from the Good Farmer to Great Manager classes available in York this January.

UNL Associate professor Trenton Franz, stops by to discuss a project that could cut irrigaiton costs while still effectively irrigating fields. Mike Briggs, feedlot manager of Briggs Feed Yard, offers his projections for cattle prices and inventory numbers going into 2020. Mike also explains what the wide spread between choice and select beef is telling us. In challenging times for farmers, some are finding themselves strapped for cash and turning to nontraditional lenders for higher interest loans. It’s a risky move that could save your farm or break the bank. Tina Barrett, Executive Director of Nebraska Farm Business Inc., breaks it down. Nebraska Power Farming Show Market Director Cindy Feldman talks about this year’s event and its role in helping producers across the state. Several attendees to this year’s show share some of their highlights too.

Taylor Grussing, South Dakota State University Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, provides information when bringing new bulls into your operation including proper nutrition, preparations for breeding and conducting physical exams. Doug Simon of Tredas provides a wrap of harvest across the state, discusses what’s behind the recent increase in corn demand and explains how the soybean market is positioned heading into 2020. Farm Bill Educational meetings across Nebraska are continuing this month. They’re being presented by UNL Extension and Nebraska FSA. Nebraska Extension Policy Specialist Brad Lubben fills us in on the details and explains why it’s a good idea for ag producers to attend. We’re into the home stretch of 2019. Hear what’s in the forecast for the week ahead with Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher. Nebraska Extension Policy Specialist Brad Lubben discusses the fine line walked between the economics and the politics of trade. We examine the painful disputes, patterns of growth and challenges of the international market. Nebraska Beef Extension Educator Erin Laborie talks about the different ways a producer’s backgrounding program might look and recommendations for various scenarios.

Amy Schmidt, UNL Livestock Bioenvironmental Engineer, discusses proper manure management including things to consider regarding nutrients, water infiltration and application times. Aaron Berger, UNL Extension Educator, explains different cattle leasing agreements and the benefits and drawbacks of each. UNL Livestock Analyst Elliott Dennis talks about holiday beef demand, what’s behind the rise in cattle slaughter and the highlights from November’s Cattle on Feed Report. Northeast Nebraska farmer Eric Beckman explains what the AgrAbility program means to him and how it has allowed him to keeping working on the family farm.

Property taxes were front and center during the 2019 Nebraska legislative session. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension Ag and Water Law Specialist, recaps what happened and previews potential legislation in 2020. North Dakota State University Extension Ag Economist Frayne Olson explains how the wheat market is reacting to fewer acres and strong global supply before offering selling strategies for producers with extra moisture in their harvested crops. Frayne also catches us up on a number of trade topics. Iowa State University Extension Swine Veterinarian Chris Rademacher shares an update on the spread of African swine fever. He also discusses potential concerns for the United States and the research being done to contain an outbreak. Trade Matters is a new podcast from UNL’s Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance. Jill O’Donnell, the Institute’s Director, discusses how the podcast explores the fast moving dynamics of trade policy and its impacts.

Stephen Baenziger, UNL Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture, provides an overview of the state’s winter wheat condition and explains some things to look for during the growing season. Chad Hart, Iowa State Extension Economist and crop markets specialist, discusses the adjustments made in the recent WASDE Report. Chad also shares some marketing strategies if you have low quality crops, and explains what can be done now to have a positive impact on 2020 operating decisions. After a cold snap this week, is another one around the corner? Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher has our forecast for the upcoming week. UNL Extension Educator Robert Tigner discusses the five best management practices to follow when developing your crop marketing strategy. Nebraska FSA’s Bobbie Kriz-Wickham details the On-Farm Storage Loss Program (OFSLP) for those producers whose commodities were impacted by recent natural disasters.

Javed Iqbal, Extension Nutrient Management and Water Quality Specialist, offers considerations for fall nitrogen application, and ways to increase success with it. Nebraska Extension Policy Specialist Brad Lubben Fills us in on the details of upcoming Farm Bill Educational Meetings being presented by UNL Extension and The Nebraska FSA and why it’s a good idea for ag producers to attend. Stephen Baenziger, UNL Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture, explains some reasons for adding barley into your crop rotation in the colder months. He also discusses seed treatment recommendations and what diseases to watch for. University of Illinois Ag Economist Dr. Scott Irwin joined the program to discuss the recent uptick in farm bankruptcies as well as what role the weather is having on this years harvest and what producers should be mindful of heading into next year. The Women Managing Ag Land Conference will take place on December 11th at Nebraska Innovation Campus. Nebraska Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek explains how what attendees can learn at the conference and how the event will help in understanding the challenges many ag producers are facing

Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Educator, tells us how feeding cattle distillers grains might be especially helpful this year as a forage complement. Plus, hear how this change in diet could impact other nutrition requirements. Iowa State University Livestock Economist Lee Schulz explains what the recent Cattle on Feed report suggests about where the market is headed. Lee also analyzes prices and export opportunities for beef and pork. Hiep Vu, UNL Assistant Professor of Animal Science, explains porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) and the impacts it can have on a swine operation. Farm and Ranch Management Specialist Jay Parsons talks about some updates to the Crop Residue Exchange which links cattle producers and available grazing resources.

Amit Jhala, UNL Extension Weed Management Specialist, discusses how producers can work to control weeds this fall. Range Cow Production System Specialist Travis Mulliniks describes what to look for with a cow’s body condition score, and the problems you may encounter if the number is too high or too low. DTN Analyst Todd Hultman tells us what we can learn from the latest USDA Crop Progress Report and if this year’s harvest results should change the planting decisions we make for 2020. Todd also provides updates on exports to China, and explains what it could mean for U.S. ag next year. In Nebraska’s inaugural year of hemp production, the state’s Department of Agriculture granted 10 growing licenses to farmers around the state. Learn how one operation has embraced the challenge of producing hemp, and what lawmakers say is next for the crop in Nebraska. Nebraska Extension Educator Randy Saner explains the benefits sheep or goats could bring to your livestock operation, but also what obstacles you may encounter.

Oklahoma State University Grain Storage Engineer Carol Jones discusses the role grain storage plays in marketing your crops and why this year’s extra moisture could mean you’ll need to take a different approach. Glennis McClure, Extension Educator for Farm and Ranch Management Analytics, shares news on the ag budget calculator and how it can help producers in determining their cost of production for the next growing season. Aaron Berger, Extension Beef Specialist, explains the benefits of windrow grazing and the types of forages that make it most successful. Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, discusses how harvest uncertainty is impacting his management decisions. Mike also talks about the beef industry’s recovery from August’s Tyson plant fire, and what he’s tracking in the live and feeder markets. Halden Clark, a veterinarian with the Great Plains Veterinary Education Center, offers some ways to limit stress when weaning calves to keep your animals happier and healthier.

Paul Jasa, Nebraska Extension Engineer, tells us how soil can be compacted during harvest, and provides recommendations for lessening field damage. Analyst Elaine Kub explains what the recent cold snap means for harvest and crop conditions, offers up predictions on where corn and soybean prices may go and updates us on the latest news with the Renewable Fuel Standard. The 2018 Farm Bill gave farmers the opportunity to reassess their selections for the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2019 and 2020 growing seasons. Hear some things you may want to take into consideration when choosing which program is right for you. Beef Systems Extension Educator Ben Beckman shares ways to sample hay and ensure the best nutritional quality prior to feeding.

For much of the state, solar radiation was below normal in late summer. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher explains what parts of the state were most affected, and how crop yields may suffer. Nebraska Extension Educator Dr. Ron Seymour provides some ways you can get your grain bins ready for harvest and ensure insects don’t hurt your grain quality. Doug Simon of Tredas joins the show to provide an update on harvest. Doug also analyzes USDA’s recent Quarterly Grain Stocks Report and explains what the numbers mean for basis and carryout. Nebraska Extension Educator Randy Pryor goes over the optimum moisture content for soybeans at harvest. Randy also breaks down why having more moisture may be the better selling strategy than having too little. Dr. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist, offers options for alfalfa producers including how weather conditions could change harvest plans and when livestock can graze it for the most benefit.

DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson explains how weather conditions could impact harvest, what winter may bring to the area and how planting season is progressing in South America. Aaron Hird, NRCS State Soil Health Specialist, provides information on planting winter hardy cover crops this fall and the types you might want to consider. Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri Ag Economist, discusses the September Cattle on Feed report and shares updates on African swine fever. Additionally, he previews what we can expect in the upcoming USDA quarterly grains report. UNL Associate Professor Dr. James Schnable shares the research he’s conducting to better understand sorghum and its potential in biofuel production.

Jenny Rees, Nebraska Extension Educator, breaks down the top corn and soybean diseases she’s seeing as we head into harvest. Jenny also shares information for how you can estimate your corn and soybean yields. Nebraska Extension Educator Todd Whitney shares how nutrient management, soil sampling and more can improve your soil. “Silo,” a new film focusing on the dangers of grain bin entrapment was shown at Husker Harvest Days. Filmmaker Sam Goldberg shares what inspired him to make the movie, and how he hopes “Silo” can help prevent more farming accidents. Harvested cornfields provide another feed source for cattle. Dr. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension Associate Dean, explains why the cattle grazing those fields may benefit crop producers as well.

Nebraska Extension Educator Aaron Nygren and UNL Emeritus Professor Dr. Jim Specht offer some ways soybean producers can approach the final watering of the growing season. Some Western Nebraska producers may be left with immature corn following last month’s irrigation canal breach. Nebraska Extension Cow/Calf and Range Management Specialist Dr. Karla Jenkins explains what your options are if you’re considering harvesting for silage. Central Valley Ag’s Luke Beckman shares his outlook for corn and soybeans, and breaks down recent news regarding two top trade partners. It’s time to say “so long” to August. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher has the forecast as we get ready to begin September. With President Trump’s trade war affecting many producers, Nebraska officials are relying on our more proven trade partners and even looking for a few new ones. Bill Dodd is taking a look at Governor Pete Ricketts’ upcoming trade missions to Japan, Vietnam and Germany. Plus, hear how Nebraska may be approaching Indonesia on a new trade deal. University of Nebraska Range and Forage Specialist Dr. Jerry Volesky provides an update on pasture conditions across the state, and what it means for calving and hay production.

Dr. Justin McMechan, Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist, talks about the research he’s doing to help producers get their fields in shape after hail damage. Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Tamra Jackson-Ziems provides some insight into what diseases corn growers may encounter leading up to harvest. Jeff Peterson, President of Heartland Farm Partners, breaks down the findings from the latest USDA Crop Progress report. Jeff also looks ahead to what he’ll be watching for in next week’s WASDE, and explains some ways Hurricane Dorian could impact the market. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher lets us know what we can expect in our weekly forecast. UNL Extension Weed Specialist Dr. Stevan Knezevic explains what flame weeding is, and why you might want to add it to your weed management plan. Dr. Daran Rudnick, Irrigation Management Specialist, gives details on the TAPS program, and shares how to get involved in the next competition. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen explains why farm debt is at its highest point since the 1980s, and offers some suggestions on ways to get it under control.

Nebraska Extension Educator Aaron Nygren and UNL Emeritus Professor Dr. Jim Specht offer some ways soybean producers can approach the final watering of the growing season. Some Western Nebraska producers may be left with immature corn following last month’s irrigation canal breach. Nebraska Extension Cow/Calf and Range Management Specialist Dr. Karla Jenkins explains what your options are if you’re considering harvesting for silage. Central Valley Ag’s Luke Beckman shares his outlook for corn and soybeans, and breaks down recent news regarding two top trade partners. It’s time to say “so long” to August. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher has the forecast as we get ready to begin September. With President Trump’s trade war affecting many producers, Nebraska officials are relying on our more proven trade partners and even looking for a few new ones. Bill Dodd is taking a look at Governor Pete Ricketts’ upcoming trade missions to Japan, Vietnam and Germany. Plus, hear how Nebraska may be approaching Indonesia on a new trade deal. University of Nebraska Range and Forage Specialist Dr. Jerry Volesky provides an update on pasture conditions across the state, and what it means for calving and hay production.

Dr. Wes Peterson, UNL Professor of Agricultural Economics, provides an update on the U.S. trade war with China. He also discusses how Nebraska producers are being affected, and tells us the advice he’d offer President Trump to try and bring resolution to the trade dispute. Check out our full interview with Wes on the Market Journal social media pages. Analyst Darin Newsom shares what he’s tracking in the markets including why corn basis continues to remain hot, what’s up with wheat and why a recent change in the cattle market is nothing more than a “chaos event”. From water and natural resource tours to becoming a citizen scientist, find out how you can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for this precious resource. Plus we get an update on the progress of repairing the irrigation tunnel collapse in Western Nebraska. The annual Husker Harvest Days Event is September 10-12 in Grand Island. Nebraska Extension Educator Dr. Ron Seymour explains what will be available to help you improve your farming operation.

When producing high quality corn silage, it’s important to remember content, chop, compaction, cover and care. Iowa State University’s Dr. Hugo Ramirez details each one. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen tells us about the Crop Management Diagnostic Clinics later this month. There are three separate sessions, each with a different focus: soil health (August 22nd), soybean production (August 27th), and corn production (August 28th). Keith explains what you can learn. Dr. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Livestock Specialist, offers his thoughts on how the Crop Acreage Report will impact cattle producers. He also provides updates on beef exports, and how a fire at a Tyson packing plant is causing disruptions throughout the industry. Does it feel like August to you? Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher lets us know what we can expect in our weekly forecast. Crop Protection and Cropping Systems Specialist, Dr. Justin McMechan stops in to update viewers on research into the soybean gall midge and give some insights on the best ways to manage the pest. Plus, Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Tamra Jackson-Ziems fills us in on the latest information for treating frogeye leaf spot. Dr. Jeyam Subbiah is leading a team of researchers and student programmers on a mission into the future. With the world population set to rise significantly in the next 30 years, Dr. Subbiah's team is creating a video game, Agpocalypse 2050. It’s based on making sustainable agricultural decisions to keep the world food supply on pace for the growing population.

Baleage and Haylage are often used interchangeably, but there are differences. Nebraska Extension Educator Brad Schick explains how they vary and what might be best for your operation. A listless calf that’s easy to catch probably isn’t feeling very well. Could summer pneumonia be the cause? Dr. Halden Clark, a veterinarian with the Great Plains Veterinary Education Center, explains why cases may be on the rise this season, and options for treatment. Mike Briggs of Briggs Feed Yard offers his take on the recent Cattle Inventory Report, feedlot margins, supply heading into Labor Day and more. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Tamra Jackson-Ziems shows us how to identify southern rust on your corn and ways to contain the disease. Nebraska researchers are out in the fields looking for signs of soybean gall midge infestation. Cropping Systems Specialist Dr. Justin McMechan gives a first-hand look at the damage the pest can do.

An irrigation tunnel that collapsed on July 17 has flooded some farm land and cut off water to others. As of now, this catastrophe is affecting over 100,000 acres. Market Journal’s Bill Dodd, was in Western Nebraska to get the latest on the situation. North Dakota State University Crop Economist Dr. Frayne Olson discusses what the tunnel collapse could mean for Nebraska farmers. Plus, hear updates regarding Market Facilitation Program payments, and the hurdles facing wheat producers during harvest. With a dry situation in Western Nebraska, Al Dutcher lets us know what we can expect for weather across the state in the coming days. We’re giving a sneak peek at what you can expect from the 2019 Soybean Management Field Days running from August 13-16. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen stops by to share why the events are so important for producers and some of the research being covered. Wineries are popping up across Nebraska, and we’re headed to the Soaring Wings Vineyard near Springfield, NE. See what Nebraska viticulture is bringing to the wine industry and if it could work for you. The weather this past winter caused stress on cattle across the state. As a result, many calves received lower quality colostrum making them weaker and at risk for issues like summer pneumonia. Hear some signs to look for. Plus, we'll offer some management decisions regarding soybean gall midge. And Mike Briggs will be here with an update on the cattle markets.

Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Educator Sarah Sivits explains some crop diseases corn and soybean producers may find if their fields have been experiencing flooding. Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Dr. Amit Jhala and University of Arkansas Weed Scientist Dr. Jason Norsworthy explain why palmer amaranth is so difficult to manage and the research that’s being done to help contain it. DTN’s Todd Hultman shares what he thinks will be the big stories heading into August. Todd also explains why this year’s wheat crop is so interesting, and gives the latest updates on South America’s harvest. The relationship between the ethanol industry and big oil is a complicated one. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Roger Berry explains how the industry is responding to new regulations, trade wars with China and more. The 2019 Nebraska Grazing Conference is August 12-14 in Kearney. Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension Forage and Crop Residue Specialist, talks about what attendees can expect this year.

This weather pattern is no joke. UNL Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engineering Dr. Rick Stowell explains how to spot heat stress in your animals, and offers some ways to keep them healthy and comfortable. With recent flooding in parts of the state, some corn and soybean farmers are wondering how their already emerged crops will be impacted. Sarah Sivits, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Educator, breaks down the situation. Doug Simon of Tredas explains the role our hot weather and the rain from Hurricane Barry is having in the markets. Doug also shares his feelings on acreage numbers and where he sees basis heading. Nebraska FSA’s Bobbie Kriz-Wickham shares information regarding County Committee elections. Nominations are open until August 1st, so get them in now. There appears to be a bit of displeasure among some state leaders regarding the recent increase in the Renewable Fuel Standard. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Roger Berry explains the issue, and what it could mean for farmers. Everyone is invited to the Haskell Ag Lab’s Science & Ag Family Field Day on July 24th. Extension Educator Sarah Roberts fills us in on what you’ll see this year.

This year has been especially tough for cattle producers to clean and maintain their feedlots. And messy lots can mean lower cattle profitability. UNL Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engineering Dr. Rick Stowell offers information on how to keep the area clean. Cold and wet conditions could be bad news for producers needing hay for their animals. Nebraska Extension Educator Aaron Berger gives tips on how to plan ahead if your hay is lacking in quality and quantity. Elaine Kub is our market analyst this week. She explains what you can do if you won’t be able to fill your crop contract this season. Plus, she offers her take on what lower yields could mean for corn and soybean prices. Sign-up for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program has been active for about a month now. As part of the 2018 Farm Bill, the DMC replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy. Nebraska FSA’s Bobbie Kriz-Wickham explains resources and upcoming educational events available for producers. The Japanese beetle is making itself at home in more parts of the state, and thistle caterpillars are hitting producers in large numbers. Extension Entomologist Dr. Bob Wright explains what producers can do and what to look for. Anyone interested in pork production is invited to the upcoming Northeast Nebraska Swine Summit on July 17th in Norfolk. Will Keech, AFAN’s Director of Livestock Development, shares what will be covered.

With many pastures saturated from spring and summer storms, foot rot in your cattle may be an issue. Oklahoma State University’s Dr. Glenn Selk explains what to look for, and how to treat your affected animals. Iowa State University Ag Economist Dr. Chad Hart breaks down the numbers from the USDA June Acreage report and the ripple effect it may have on various markets. Chad also provides an update on new E15 legislation, and how it’s impacting producers. Flies on your cattle can put a hurt on their value. Hear the types of flies you’ll see, and the best ways to control them. Scotch Thistle is a weed that’s tough to contain. Extension Educator Gary Stone tells you where to find scotch thistle and how to manage it. If you’re unable to plant this year, you may want to consider renting out your land for hunting. Extension’s Randy Saner explains what could work for you. There was a big turnout to the recent Weed Management Field Day at the South Central Ag Lab. We’ve got a wrap on the event’s demonstrations and research.

Calling this an unusual growing season would be an understatement. If you’re experiencing delayed planting or have poor stands that need replanting, Nebraska Extension’s Aaron Nygren has are some things for you to consider. He also discusses what to do about soil crusting for newly emerged soybeans. Do you have marestail popping up in your field? Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Dr. Amit Jhala has some tips for controlling it in corn and soybeans. Mississippi State University Livestock Economist Dr. Josh Maples joins the show to discuss how weather has been driving the market, what cattle producers may want to do to offset higher feed costs and what’s in the latest Cattle on Feed Report. Plant-based or lab-grown meat can be found on menus and in grocery stores. Nebraska Cattlemen Executive Vice President Pete McClymont explains how the cattle industry is taking notice. Nebraska Extension’s Tyler Williams explains the circumstances that have led to a much less impressive planting season than previous years, and Extension Cropping Systems Agronomist Dr. Roger Elmore touches on new research regarding growing corn in saturated soils. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen breaks down the numbers from the annual Farm Real Estate Report. Jim also explains how this information can shape producers decision-making for their operation.

Running a farm is a full time job times ten, and this year that stress may be even higher. Nebraska Extension Educator Susan Harris-Broomfield tells us how serious farm depression and suicide is, and how you can stay mentally strong. Jeff Peterson, President of Heartland Farm Partners, joins the show to share his thoughts on where corn and soybean prices will go. Jeff also talks about the challenges he’s currently seeing, how cattle producers should approach feed decisions and the best options for risk management. This week has seen spotty shower activity throughout much of the state. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher has his forecast for the week ahead. The EPA recently limited restrictions on air quality reporting for producers, as well as approving year-round sales of E15. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson and Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Roger Berry break down what these changes mean for agriculture. The Glyphosate-resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day is July 10 in Carleton, Nebraska. Nebraska Extension Weed Specialist Dr. Amit Jhala tells us what attendees can expect this year.

The USDA is seeking growers in 19 Nebraska counties to participate in a project that uses precision ag data to report acreage. Nebraska FSA’s Bobbie Kriz-Wickham explains how the project makes the process more streamlined and secure. University of Missouri Ag Economist Dr. Scott Brown joins us. The June WASDE report showed changes to corn with ending stocks forecast to be at levels we haven’t seen in years. We’ll get his reaction. Plus, Scott looks at trade with China and Mexico, and offers his thoughts on the pork and beef sectors. What does this week’s weather have in store? Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher has your forecast. Market Journal’s Bill Dodd breaks down how the wheat crop looks as harvest ramps up. Plus, hear what producers need to be on the lookout for with wheat diseases on the rise. Hops can be a difficult crop to grow if you don’t know what to expect. That’s why the University of Nebraska-Lincoln provides workshops to potential producers who have an interest in it.

We’re off to Briggs Feed Yard for a check on the cattle markets with Mike Briggs. He discusses what so many unplanted acres could mean for cattle, and has some marketing advice heading into the summer. Iowa State University’s Dr. Lee Schulz delves into the latest happenings with the hog market. Learn how the industry is responding to trade trouble, more outbreaks of African swine fever and more. It’s a wrap for the 106th Nebraska Legislature. Find out which agriculture bills passed, which didn’t, and what it means for you. Take control of weeds at an upcoming field day on June 26th in Clay Center. Nebraska Extension Weed Specialist Dr. Amit Jhala explains what’s on the agenda for this year.

Dr. Chuck Hibberd explains the role Nebraska Extension has played to aid flood victims since the waters began to rise. He also discusses what those efforts will look like moving forward. University of Illinois Ag Economist Dr. Scott Irwin joins the show to answer questions regarding MFP payments, and who is eligible. He also provides some information on the implications of late corn planting. What’s bugging you? Pest prevention is key as the temperatures warm up. Get the latest information on the pests you need to be watching for this season. Nebraska farmers know what’s poppin’ in their fields. UNL Plant Geneticist Dr. David Holding provides some insight into how he is working with CRISPR to increase the protein value of popcorn.

A wet spring has made planting extremely difficult. DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson analyzes what needs to happen to get farmers back out in the fields. Nebraska Cattlemen Executive VP Pete McClymont explains how beef producers can take advantage of some disaster relief opportunities. Central Valley Ag’s Luke Beckman gives a breakdown of USDA’s new round of Market Facilitation Program payments. Hear how the markets are reacting to the report. Unseasonably low temperatures have had an effect on this year's winter wheat crop. Is now a good time to think about selling your wheat as grain or forage? Market Journal reporter Bill Dodd goes through some top stories on wheat from CropWatch and BeefWatch. The Nebraska LEAD Program is accepting applications for their newest group of ag professionals. Learn what you can do to apply or nominate someone else.

The 2019 floods littered many fields with debris, and loose cornstalks have become a major issue. Nebraska Extension Educator John Wilson explains ways producers can manage these unwelcome additions to their fields. North Dakota State University Extension’s Dr. Frayne Olson discusses changes in national acreage for dry peas and why it’s a pulse crop you may want to think about. DTN Analyst Todd Hultman provides some insight into trade issues with China, what he’s watching for in negotiations and why the talks are impacting more than just soybeans. Starting later this month, Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety & Hazardous Occupations Courses take place at 12 Nebraska locations for teens who will work on a farm. Dr. Aaron Yoder of UNMC stops by to talk about who can attend and what will be learned.

Strahinja Stepanovic, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Educator, discusses how pulse crops are gaining more interest in both western and eastern regions of Nebraska. Nebraska Extension Integrated Weed Management Specialist Dr. Stevan Knezevic explains flame weeding and how producers can use it to control herbicide resistant weeds. Negotiation is a helpful skill in many parts of life. Nebraska Extension Educator Austin Duerfeldt shares the importance of knowing how and when to negotiate to save money on the farm or ranch. Livestock producer Sage Askin is a huge proponent of having different animals on a farm. He gives some tips on how multi-species grazing can help your economic and ecologic needs. Nebraska Extension Soil Specialist Dr. Charles Shapiro talks about the physical and chemical properties of soil. Charles also gives a breakdown of the Soil Texture Triangle. Brian Kuehl, Farmers for Free Trade Executive Director, provides information about the organization and describes how Farmers for Free Trade gives farmers a voice on the issue.

Nebraska Extension Educator John Wilson explains how producers affected by the 2019 floods can repair field damages caused by erosion, sediment and debris. Nebraska Extension Educator Clyde Ogg offers the do’s and don’ts of recycling those old pesticide containers. You can’t stump this week’s analyst, Darin Newsom. He tells us what he’s seeing with corn and soybean futures and international trade. Plus, hear what impacts African Swine Fever could have for another livestock sector. Find out the latest research and best practices when it comes to planting corn and soybeans this season. Nebraska Extension Educator Jenny Rees sits down to discuss some things to remember. If you missed out on this year’s AgrAbility National Training Workshop, we’ve got a wrap-up of what makes the event so unique.

Dairy farmers have seen some hard times. Nebraska Extension Educator Kim Clark gives an update on the industry, and how the 2019 floods have impacted local producers. Tredas Marketing Analyst Doug Simon has information on our current planting outlook, and a look at trade with China and Japan. Plus, hear why Doug says basis is “HOT! HOT! HOT!” Getting ready to plant means clearing your fields of weeds. Nebraska Extension Weed Specialist Dr. Amit Jhala has some advice on dicamba options for burndown prior to planting soybeans.

Farmers are still trying to assess what planting season and harvest might look like this year. Nebraska Extension’s Ashley and Nathan Mueller explain what they’re doing to aid landowners and flood victims. Some Nebraska landowners were already dealing with depreciating land values, and now many are worried as to how the recent flooding may make it worse. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen stops by to talk about it. Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist Dr. Derrell Peel discusses a lag in beef production, how the cattle market is reacting to the flooding and much more. In part two of our examination into hemp, hear what has to happen to allow Nebraska farmers to grow the crop. And as other state’s pass laws legalizing hemp, proponents fear Nebraska could lose a golden opportunity. Check out part one on last week’s show.

The 2018 Farm Bill has opened the door for farmers to grow industrial hemp. We examine why the plant has been so controversial, and hear what experts say its legalization could mean for Nebraska farmers. We’ll have part two of the story next week. Got milk? Few things are as important to a newborn calf than colostrum. Market Journal’s Mattie McIntosh tells us what exactly colostrum is and why it’s so crucial. Iowa State University Extension Economist Dr. Chad Hart is this week’s market analyst. We discuss the latest flooding impacts, the newest USDA Crop Progress Report, commodity prices this year and more. Governor Ikuo Kabashima of Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture discusses agricultural partnerships between his country and the United States, and shares how attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln taught him lessons he’ll never forget.

Ag Economist and Extension Educator Robert Tigner joins the show to discuss ways producers can stretch their cash flow for their farm. Nebraska Extension Educator Susan Harris-Broomfield has an in-depth look at some of the psychological challenges producers face in the wake of natural disasters, like the recent flooding. She also provides some effective ways to cope. North Dakota State University Extension Ag Economist, Dr. Frayne Olson returns to Market Journal to give his insights into flood impacts on planting, international trade and concerns for wheat. April has started off on a pretty good note. Dr. Matt Stockton of Nebraska Extension shares his findings on the advantages and drawbacks of particular calving seasons. He helps decide which one is right for your operation.

Nebraska FSA’s Bobbie Kriz-Wickham provides an update on their response to the recent flooding. She has some advice on what producers can do if they have losses, and highlights some specific FSA programs. Heartland Farm Partners President Jeff Peterson is this week’s market analyst. He gives his take on the flooding disaster, and offers his thoughts on recovery and a delayed planting season. Market Journal’s Bill Dodd investigates ethanol. Nebraska is the second leading ethanol-producing state in the country. Learn the impact it’s having on the economy. John Hay, Nebraska Extension Educator for Bioenergy, joins the show to discuss leasing farmland for solar power and give some updates on industry regulations. Some soybean seed testing is revealing low germination rates. UNL Plant Pathologist Dr. Tamra Jackson-Ziems shares what you can do.

Market Journal’s Bill Dodd is joined by our own Al Dutcher and Nebraska Extension Educator Tyler Williams to discuss the impacts from the most significant flood event Nebraska has seen in decades. Analyst and Author Elaine Kub stops in to give viewers an idea of what role the Midwest flooding might play in the markets. Environmental Engineering Extension Specialist Dr. Bruce Dvorak has some tips for keeping private well water safe in the aftermath of a flood. Dr. Matt Stockton joins the program to tell us what the recent flooding means for Nebraska beef producers. To get more information regarding flood recovery and to help those affected by the disaster, visit flood.unl.edu. We take an in-depth look at a disease facing pork producers. Is ASF something that could make its way to the United States?

The 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Preliminary Report has been released. Extension Ag Economist Jim Jansen was one of the survey’s authors and stops by to discuss the findings. John Hay, Nebraska Extension Educator for Bioenergy, joins the show to discuss how solar power is affecting agriculture and give an update on the industry. Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension Ag Economist, is here to discuss trade, USDA’s 2019 Farm Income Forecast and the pork industry’s reaction to a new disease. Nebraska Extension Educator Jessica Groskopf drops in to discuss tips and strategies when it comes to grain marketing.

Rob Eirich, Nebraska Director of Beef Quality Assurance, talks about the BQA Transportation Program and what it means for those in the industry. Nebraska AgrAbility’s Dr. Aaron Yoder gives an overview of the Nebraska AgrAbility Program, and highlights the AgrAbility National Training Workshop happening this month. Iowa State University Livestock Economist Dr. Lee Schulz runs through the Annual Cattle Inventory Report, and how this winter has impacted the cattle markets. Lee also provides an update on African swine fever and the waves it’s causing throughout the pork industry. Michelle Soll from the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline joins us to explain what the hotline is, why it’s important, and how farmers can take advantage of the many services offered.

DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson explains why this winter has been so rough and what it means for the agriculture industry going forward. Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist Jim Jansen examines some current economic conditions and how producers can use the information to their advantage. Mississippi State University Livestock Economist Dr. Josh Maples highlights some USDA cattle reports released last month. Josh also gives his opinion on why there might not be as many market ready cattle come springtime. Nebraska Extension Educator Brandy VanDeWalle and 2018 Challenge Winner Korbin Kudera give information on the upcoming 2019 Innovative Youth Corn Challenge including when and where to sign up.

The Nebraska On-Farm Research Network has released studies on subjects including new tech, products and practices that impact ag productivity and profitability. We’ve got a wrap-up from the first meeting. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Dr. Tamra Jackson-Ziems talks about the ways to prevent disease in this year’s corn fields, including seed selection and crop rotations. DTN’s lead analyst Todd Hultman discusses the current national emergency declared by President Trump, and gives an update on the trade war with China. As we wrap up National Pesticide Safety Education Month, Nebraska Extension Educator Clyde Ogg gives some safety tips for dealing with pesticides and updates that applicators need to know.

Tredas Commodity Trader Doug Simon joins Market Journal to discuss some of the major points of the USDA grain reports, which were previously unreleased due to the government shutdown. Market Journal reporter Mattie McIntosh gives viewers a look inside Nebraska Extension’s Successful Farmer Series, where practicing growers learn about the latest research, technology and marketing strategies needed to better their private operations. We stop out at Briggs Feed Lot in Seward, Nebraska to get the latest insights on the beef market with cattle expert Mike Briggs. Market Journal reporter Bill Dodd breaks down the importance of the Women in Ag event as well as what you can expect from this year’s conference.

Bobbie Kriz-Wickham of Nebraska FSA stops by to give an update on how the government shutdown impacted their office and what that means for some important federal program deadlines. Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Dr. Aaron Berger has some tips on what to do to prepare for calving season. Central Valley Ag’s Luke Beckman stops by to discuss how China made news this week by promising to import more U.S. soybeans. He also has some advice if you’re looking to sell some of your old crop. Nebraska Extension’s Jim Jansen joins us to discuss upcoming land meetings and management plans for the year.

Nebraska Extension Educator Allan Vyhnalek explains the importance of estate planning, and talks about some upcoming seminars. UNL’s Stacy Adams and Nebraska Extension’s Katie Kreuser discuss the burgeoning Nebraska hops industry and the research being done to understand its viability here. Darin Newsom returns to talk about the high demand for meat, and his thoughts on planting season. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen discusses the upcoming Cover Crops and Soil Health Conference, including who will be speaking at the event.

Nebraska Extension Beef Educator Dr. Aaron Berger discusses how much money was spent to produce a pound of weaned calf in 2018 and what changes we may see in 2019. UNL Entomologist Dr. Justin McMechan gives details on the soybean gall midge and what its appearance in Nebraska could mean for farmers next season. Market Analyst Darin Newsom gives advice on where to get data reports during this government shutdown. Darin also shares his take on current foreign trade matters and how American farmers are being affected. Extension Educator Michael Sindelar discusses the new CropWatch Podcast that he’s hosting. Hear what he plans to talk about in upcoming episodes.

Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Brad Lubben discusses the newly approved Farm Bill and what changes producers can expect to see in 2019. University of Nebraska Range and Forage Specialist Mitch Stephenson talks about how winter grazing can benefit both your pastures and your cattle. Oklahoma State University’s Derrell Peel talks how the livestock markets are being impacted by snow as well as the government shutdown. Derrell also discusses where he sees beef demand heading in 2019. Barb Kliment of the Nebraska Grain Sorghum Board explains who will be speaking at the 2019 Sorghum Symposium as well an update on the crop.

North Dakota State University Extension Agricultural Economist Dr. Frayne Olson continues his discussion of what 2019 may mean for soybeans and foreign markets. UNL Hydrologist Troy Gilmore discusses his research on groundwater, including ways to both measure and replenish it. Doug Simon, a commodity broker with Tredas discusses current markets amid a government shutdown. Doug also gives an update on international trade. Lincoln’s Great Plains Art Museum is hosting a collaborative research project including photographs of first-generation, small-scale, sustainable farmers. The exhibition will be available for viewing until February 16th, 2019.

South Dakota State University Extension’s Taylor Grussing discusses freeze branding, including what it is, why it’s better, and how to go about it. Nebraska Extension Range and Forage Specialist Mitchell Stephenson discusses the research being done to further enhance the effectiveness of the rangelands. North Dakota State University Extension Agricultural Economist Frayne Olson discusses soybeans as well as how the trade conflicts with China have affected the United States. Nebraska Extension Livestock Environmental Engineer Rick Koelsch discusses how manure can actually benefit the environment with the right application rate.

Governor Pete Ricketts explains what the Nebraska Livestock Friendly Country Program is and how it will benefit livestock producers in the state. John Hay, a Nebraska Extension educator, talks about the affordability of small-scale solar production for ag operations. Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Mike Boehm talks about Nebraska Extension’s facilities, including the Haskell Ag Lab. Dr. David Holding, University of Nebraska Lincoln Associate Professor of plant molecular genetics, provides an overview of new gene editing technology that is being used to enhance the nutritional value of sorghum and improve the digestibility of the proteins. NSCO Mesonet Stations – Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, explains how mesonet stations work.

Iowa State Ag Economist Chad Hart discusses components of the new Farm Bill. Chad also discusses the 90 day trade truce with China and how it will affect farmers going into 2019. The Annual Husker Beef Nutrition Conference took place a few weeks ago. UNL Beef Feedlot Nutrition Specialist Galen Erickson explains what the conference covers and why it’s important. Former Director of the US Meat Animal Research Center John Pollak discusses his new role as director of the Nebraska Integrated Beef Systems Initiative and where he sees the program going in the future. Market Journal was at the 2018 Nebraska Power Farming Show. Marketing Director Cindy Feldman discusses what makes the show special and how it draws such big crowds.

University of Missouri Extension Ag Economist Scott Brown discusses the G20 summit and how trade between the US and China will be impacted. Scott also discusses how he believes livestock production will increase in 2019. UNL Assistant Professor, Andrea Basche, discusses her research on how the climate impacts soil. Andrea also shows off a very interesting soil experiment. Nebraska Extension Educator, Glennis McClure, explains the 2019 Crop Production Budget and what changes to expect.

Heartland Farm Partners President Jeff Peterson recaps the top agriculture stories of 2018 and discusses what 2019 may have in store. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson continues discussing the Nebraska Farm Bureau, including how he became president and what he thinks makes farming in Nebraska special. University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s dryland cropping systems specialist, Dr. Cody Creech, talks about the challenges western farmers face and how they’re working to overcome them.

Iowa State University Livestock Economist Lee Schulz discusses the latest cattle on feed report. Lee also gives his thoughts on the Iowa Pork Producers Association’s meetings in Japan and South Korea. Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson discusses the Nebraska Farm Bureau and its goals for 2019. Nebraska Extension put on a weed science school to help producers better learn how to identify and manage weeds found in their fields. UNL Extension’s Troy Ingram talks about winterizing center pivot and why it’s important to do so.

DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce Anderson discusses how weather has impacted the 2018 harvest season. Bryce also compares this year’s weather to previous years and explains DTN’s winter forecast. Ellen Duysen from the University of Nebraska Medical Center explains the upcoming Midwest Rural Agricultural Safety and Health Conference and what type of workshops registrants will be able to attend. Nebraska Extension Ag Economist Brad Lubben discusses what kinds of questions the Rural Poll asks as well as the 2018 results. Leslie McCuiston from Pharmgate Animal Health explains why it’s important to show your employees your thanks and appreciation. Director of the Nebraska State Climate Office, Martha Shulski talks about some memorable weather events that occurred on Thanksgiving in Nebraska. Market Journal host Troy Moling gives us some fun Thanksgiving facts you may not have heard.

Market Analyst and Author Elaine Kub discusses the current crop progress report numbers and how weather is affecting the harvest. Elaine also talks about international news and its effect on American farmers. Kristen Hassebrook, executive director of We Support Agriculture, explains the new guidelines for hauling livestock and poultry. UNL Extension’s Clyde Ogg discusses updates in pesticide regulations. Clyde also talks about events growers can go to for more information. UNL Extension’s Jay Parsons and Daren Redfearn introduce the Crop Residue Exchange. They also discuss how grazing can affect croplands.

DTN Grain Market Analyst Todd Hultman discusses progress of this season’s harvest and how weather is effecting it. Todd also discusses ag news from across the globe and how it could affect American producers. The 2018 Nebraska Water Symposium recently took place at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation Campus. Jesse Starita explains how this event differs from previous years. Nebraska Extension Agricultural Economist Jim Jansen explains UNL’s recent land value survey, its results, and where to go if you have questions. Nebraska Extension Policy Specialist Brad Lubben gives an update on the USDA’s Market Facilitation Program and what farmers can do to minimize risk.

Doug Simon from Tredas discusses the current crop numbers as well as basis and carry and how farmers may use it to their advantage. Annie’s Project Board President Ruth Hambleton talks about what Annie’s Project does and how it helps women in agriculture. Nebraska Extension Range Management Cow/Calf Specialist Karla Jenkins explains why corn silage may be a better feed option than sugar beet pulp when it comes to cattle out west. Market Journal travelled to York, Nebraska for Cornerstone bank’s Careers in Agriculture Day. In its 28th year, the career day helps high schoolers find out about the different kinds of jobs within the agriculture industry.

Mississippi Livestock Extension Economist Josh Maples breaks down the numbers in the latest Cattle on Feed Report. He also answers some of the most pressing questions he’s been getting this time of year. Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Sarah Caswell discusses the proposal to sell E-15 year round and how it will affect the agriculture industry. Cathy Anderson from the Farm Service Agency reminds producers of important upcoming deadlines. She also gives a preview of what the FSA has planned for 2019. Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist Amit Jhala talks about his upcoming weed school at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center.

Luke Beckman from Central Valley Ag discusses the weather impact on soybean farmers as well as the current crop progress numbers. Nebraska Extension Public Policy Specialist Brad Lubben gives us an update on the Farm Bill. Brad also discuss why he thinks it didn’t get passed and what needs to be in the bill. North Dakota State University Extension Engineer Kenneth Hellevang continues his discussion of the correct way to store grain, including using structures that are specifically made to store grain. Crystal Powers and Jesse Starita from the Nebraska Water Center discusses what the Center does as well as a big upcoming event.

Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Livestock Marketing Specialist, discusses the current cattle market. Derrell also discusses the new USMCA deal as well as Hurricane Michael. Nebraska Extension Engineer Paul Jasa discusses the importance of above soil mass and what producers can do to keep their soil healthy. North Dakota State University Extension Engineer Kenneth Hellevang talks about grain storage how to keep the grain dry. The Nebraska LEAD Program is underway. Learn what it is and how it helps professionals in the ag industry better lead their communities.

Jeff Peterson, President of Heartland Farm Partners discusses current crop prices. Jeff also discusses the United States Mexico Canada Agreement, which will replace NAFTA, and how it will affect American producers. Nebraska Extension Beef Specialist, Dr. Mary Drewnoski explains how farmers may still profit from corn damaged by hail. University of Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jeff Bradshaw talks about the wheat stem sawfly, where to look for it, and how to manage it. Nebraska Extension Educator of Early Childhood Programs Lynn DeVries discusses ways farmers who feel stressed can better connect with their families and where to find help if needed.

Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension Ag Economist, discusses the current cattle on feed report. He also discusses how the hog market has been affected by Hurricane Florence. Interim Director of the Center for Grassland Studies Steve Waller discusses the 24th annual Grassland Seminar Series. The series will be held on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus and will also be streamed online. University of Nebraska Extension Educator Steve Melvin explains how producers can keep water in their soil throughout winter using cover crops and irrigation. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems explains stalk rot in corn, how to identify it, and what farmers can do if it’s already present in their fields.

Frayne Olson, North Dakota State University Extension Ag Economist, discusses the current crop progress report. Frayne also discusses trade and storage situations for soybean farmers. Nebraska Extension Forage Specialist Bruce Anderson explains why alfalfa is an important crop for the state as well as how it can benefit your crop rotation. Nebraska Extension Soil Specialist Charles Shapiro talks about physical and chemical properties of soil. Charles also explains the Soil Texture Triangle. Leslie McCuiston, Senior Account Manager for Pharmgate Animal Health, discusses the importance of investing in the employees of your operation.

Farm Progress National Events Manager Matt Jungmann talks about Husker Harvest Days, including the newly renovated event site, demonstrations, and what the Days are really about. Iowa State Extension Economist Chad Hart discusses the current crop progress report. Chad also talks about Hurricane Florence and how it will affect the rest of the country. Michelle Soll from the Nebraska Rural Response Hotline joins us to explain what the hotline is, why it’s important, and how farmers can take advantage of the many services offered. Governor Ikuo Kabashima of the Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan came to Nebraska to visit his alma mater and discuss how attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln taught him lessons he’d never forget.

Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets: How Profits are Really Made” discusses the current crop progress report as well as trade talks in DC and how the recent weather has been affecting the crops. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist explains how to control volunteer corn in corn and how to prevent the unwanted guest in the future. Sage Askin from Askin Land and Livestock discusses the benefits of multi-species grazing and how it can help your economic and ecologic needs. Nebraska Extension Forage and Crop Residue Specialist Daren Redfearn explains the types of alternative forages and how they can save your fields.

Lee Schulz from Iowa State University discusses the cattle on feed and slaughter reports as well as how the Department of Agriculture is helping hog producers. Nebraska Extension Integrated Weed Management Specialist Stevan Knezevic explains flame weeding and how producers can use it to control herbicide resistant weeds. UNL Post-Doc Research Associate Parminder Chahal discusses his research on soybean row spacing and how it can be used to give producers more yield as well as control weeds such as Palmer Amaranth and Waterhemp. UNL Graduate Research Assistant Ethann Barnes explains his research on popcorn and how certain herbicides may affect the crop.

Todd Hultman, DTN Grains Analyst, discusses the lasted crop progress report. Todd also discusses China and its impact on the soybean market. Jessica Kolterman from Lincoln Premium Poultry discusses their partnership with Costco. Jessica also explains how livestock producers can start a contract with the company. Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Mike Boehm talks about Nebraska Extension’s facilities, including the Haskell Ag Lab. University of Nebraska Agriculture economist Wes Peterson discusses the ongoing U.S. trade war and how it may affect the country.

Doug Simon from Tredas gives his analysis of the crop progress report. Doug also discusses the August WASDE Report and how trade has affected it. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist explains a new variety of soybean called Balance Bean and how it will help with managing Palmer Amaranth in the field. University of Nebraska Professor Emeritus of Ruminant Nutrition Terry Klopfenstein discusses new University research on using corn silage to improve cattle feed efficiency. Ag Promotion Coordinator Steve Martin from the Nebraska Department of Agriculture explains the Nebraska Livestock Matrix and how it can be used to benefit producers and counties alike.

Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge Grain Sales Manager, gives his analysis of the crop progress report. Jeff also discusses how trade will affect harvest delivery soybeans. Chris Proctor, Nebraska Weed Management Extension Educator, explains why weed control is important in winter wheat fields after harvest. Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Loren Giesler gives and update on what soybean diseases are showing up in fields and how to identify and manage them. Governor Pete Ricketts explains what the Nebraska Livestock Friendly Country Program is and how it will benefit livestock producers in the state.

Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners President, gives his analysis of the crop progress report. Jeff also discusses how corn yield will be determined for August. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension Policy Specialist, explains what the $12 billion farm aid package contains and how it may benefit certain producers. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension Educator shares information about the upcoming 20th annual Soybean Management Field Days. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist, explains the different diseases currently emerging in corn fields, including bacterial leaf streak. Tamra also explains how to spot wounds on plants and how to identify the disease affecting it.

Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, gives his analysis of the July USDA Cattle on Feed report. Derrell also discusses cattle inventory and calf crop percentages, slaughter numbers and his recent trip to China. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, explains three different characteristics between Palmer amaranth and common waterhemp. Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist shares information about the weather pattern called El Niño. Al also explains why the Climate Prediction Center recently sent out an El Niño watch. Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension agronomist, talks about the UNL South Central Ag Lab research plot where wheat stubble is used as a cover crop. Roger also explains how different cover crop mixes with the wheat stubble affect the growth, development and yield production of the corn crop.

Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” looks at corn, wheat and soybean markets. Elaine also analyzes the recent USDA Crop Progress report and discusses how China’s 25% tariff on U.S. soybeans will impact both the national and global export markets. Jim Specht, Nebraska Professor Emeritus, discusses how producers can use a forensics strategy to determine the approximate calendar date or developmental stage of when their non-dicamba-resistant soybean cultivars were injured by dicamba. Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension forage and cover crop residue specialist, shares information about this year’s upcoming Nebraska Grazing Conference. The conference will be held in Kearney, Nebraska at the Kearney Ramada on August 6th through the 8th. All registrations made after July 31st will include an additional $20 service fee. Dr. Aaron Hager, University of Illinois Extension weed science specialist, shares information about his Illinois research on the management of non-resistant pigweed species. Dr. Hager also explains why producers should always be aware of Palmer amaranth in their fields.

Doug Simon from Tredas analyzes the July USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, gives his thoughts about NAFTA and China trade discussions with the U.S. and discusses basis for both old and new crop. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, explains how high temperatures in the 90s can cause alfalfa to bloom early and become misleading for harvest. Bruce also recommends growers give the plants extra time between hot summer harvests to maintain healthy stands. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, shares information about the upcoming Soil Health Clinic that will take place at the University of Nebraska Eastern Research and Extension Center (ENREC) near Mead on July 18th. To register for the clinic, go to cropwatch.unl.edu. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, discusses this year’s discovery of Japanese beetles and explains how to scout for the beetles in both corn and soybeans.

Todd Hultman, DTN market analyst, discusses corn and soybean markets. Todd also explains how the weather and the expected tariffs between China and NAFTA will impact exports and prices. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, gives an update on the 2018 Farm Bill. Brad also explains the differences between both the House and Senate versions of the bill. Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, gives his analysis of the latest USDA Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report. Lee also explains how the expected tariffs between China and NAFTA will affect the hog market. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, shares information about the upcoming Glyphosate-Resistant Palmer Amaranth Management Field Day that will take place in Carleton, Nebraska on July 11th, 2018.

Mike Briggs, Briggs Feedyard manager, discusses cattle markets and gives his assessment of the latest USDA Cattle on Feed report. Shannah Plehal from Great Northern Ag explains why growers in western Nebraska should consider incorporating pulse crops into their crop rotation. Shannah also talks about how pulse crops could provide opportunity for growers as the markets change. Alexandre Tonon Rosa, UNL Cropping Systems graduate research assistant, explains how short season pulse crops can help increase soil health, reduce weed suppression and increase nutrient cycling. Samuel Koeshall, UNL Agronomy graduate research assistant, discusses how western Nebraska growers are able to expand their corn or soybean operation to include a field pea crop. Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, explains how mesonet stations work.

Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, gives his assessment of the latest crop progress report. Frayne also discusses how weather and trade discussions between the United States, NAFTA, and China are impacting the markets. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, shares information about the upcoming Weed Management and Cover Crops field day. The field day will take place on Wednesday, June 27th at the South Central Ag Lab located in Clay Center, Nebraska. You can register online for the event at agronomy.unl.edu/fieldday. Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot nutrition specialist, explains why it is important for beef cattle producers to have a heat stress management plan. You can learn more about heat stress in cattle at bqa.unl.edu. Strahinja Stepanovic, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, discusses how pulse crops are gaining more interest in both western and eastern regions of Nebraska. Strahinja also explains how field peas can be used as a double-crop.

Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes the latest USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report. Jeff also talks about how trade and weather will impact both corn and soybean markets. Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot nutrition specialist, talks about UNL research using corn distillers solubles to evaluate performance and carcass characteristics in finishing diets. Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, talks about the white-margined burrower bug and a few soybean pests to scout for. Justin also shares some information about hail damage. Stephen Wegulo, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, gives an update on wheat diseases in Nebraska.

Chad Hart, Iowa State Extension economist and crop markets specialist, discusses corn and soybean markets. Chad also shares his thoughts about the recent U.S. trade discussions with China, Mexico and Canada. Randy Pryor, Nebraska Extension educator, talks about the recent wheat plot tour and shares a little history of Nebraska’s wheat production. Stephen Baenziger, University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor and wheat breeder, talks about the different wheat varieties at the Fairbury, Nebraska wheat plot tour. Stephen also explains how growers must understand the risks before choosing a specific wheat variety. Paul Jasa, Nebraska Extension engineer, gives tips on how growers can improve their wheat stand consistency.

Josh Maples, Mississippi State Extension livestock economist, discusses cattle markets. Josh also gives his analysis of the recent USDA Cattle on Feed report. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, explains why the 2018 Farm Bill failed on May 18, 2018. Brad also gives us an update on what will need to happen in order for the bill to pass. Rick Koelsch, Nebraska Extension livestock environmental engineer, explains how manure can provide more environmental and economic benefits than commercial fertilizer when properly applied. Terry Hejny, Nebraska LEAD Program director, discusses the benefits of the Nebraska LEAD Program. Terry also explains how viewers can become members of the Nebraska LEAD class 38. All applications are due on June 15, 2018.

Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” discusses corn, soybean and wheat markets. Elaine also talks about the uncertain trade discussions between China and the United States. Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, lists a few insects that producers should be scouting for during the early development stages of corn and soybeans. Strahinja Stepanovic, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, shares information about the upcoming seven Nebraska Extension field days this June. Strahinja also talks about how eastern Nebraska producers should consider adding field peas to their crop rotation. Chris Proctor, Nebraska Extension weed management educator, talks about marestail and other early weeds that producers should be scouting for. Chris also shares information on how to control weeds before and after planting.

Doug Simon from Tredas discusses the May USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. He also talks about the current corn and soybean markets. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, provides an overview of the recent Field Crop Scout Training program which educates agricultural producers on how to better manage corn and soybeans. Tony Adesemoye, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, shares information on soilborne pathogens which favor cool and wet weather conditions around the planting season. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, discusses how seedling diseases have been reported in Kansas. She also reminds Nebraska crop producers and consultants to always check their fields for these diseases.

Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, gives a preview of the May WASDE report, discusses the political pressure impacting the soybean market and talks about President Trump's approval of year round sales of E-15 fuel. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, explains a change to personal property tax reporting in the federal tax code. Haishun Yang, University of Nebraska – Lincoln Associate Professor of agronomy, provides an overview of Maize-N, a new online software that uses multiple factors to help estimate the optimal nitrogen fertilizer rate for corn. Mitch Stephenson, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, talks about cattle grazing tracking research that could lead to managing rangelands more efficiently. Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, shares information on mesonet stations and new additions for 2018. .

Todd Hultman, DTN market analyst, talks about the latest crop progress report and discusses how corn and soybean market prices are trending higher. Leonardo Bastos, University of Nebraska—Lincoln Graduate Research Assistant of agronomy, explains why nitrogen is important for the growth and development of corn and discusses how nitrogen fertilizer stabilizers can help decrease the chances of nitrogen loss. Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension beef systems specialist, explains the conditions that cause nitrate toxicity and how producers can avoid the fatal outcome. Tim Aydt, General Manager of Prairie Catalytic, LLC, provides an overview of how Greenyug’s new technology converts ethanol into ethyl acetate.

Mike Briggs, Briggs Feedlot manager, talks about the USDA April Cattle on Feed report and describes the current and future cattle market prices. Jim Specht, Professor Emeritus of agronomy and horticulture at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, explains how early soybean planting can help maximize soybean yield in Nebraska. Roger Berry, Nebraska Corn Board’s Director of Marketing Development, discusses ethanol’s progress in Nebraska and explains how using ethanol reduces air pollution, supports the local workforce, and helps one save money at the pump. Steffen Mueller, PhD, Principal Economist of the Energy Resources Center at The University of Illinois at Chicago, explains his research based on the benefits of ethanol blended into gasoline for the reduction of both greenhouse gas emissions and tailpipe emissions.

Roy Smith, a farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, talks about why farmers should consider marketing new and old crop in April and May. He also shares his opinion on recent USDA reports. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, provides an overview of the updated policies in the first version of the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, explains the recent impacts of the cold and wet weather on cow-calf production and pasture turn out dates. Roger Read, Senior Equity Research Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, shares information on ethanol production.

Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, discusses the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report released on April 10, 2018. Tim Mundorf, National Sales and Training Agronomist for Midwest Laboratories Inc., explains his graduate research on nitrates and total phosphorus levels in water discharged from agricultural drainage tile lines. Jennifer Rees, Nebraska Extension educator, talks about the important role soil moisture sensors can play in crop fields, especially in non-irrigated, no-till fields. Dr. David Holding, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Associate Professor of plant molecular genetics, provides an overview of new gene editing technology that is being used to enhance the nutritional value of sorghum and improve the digestibility of the proteins.

Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, describes how hog prices are being impacted by rising feed prices and China’s recent 25% tariff on U.S. frozen pork. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, explains how on March 23, 2018, Congress exempted livestock manure emissions reporting from the federal Superfund law, as part of the 2018 federal budget bill. Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension weed science & application technology specialist, discusses the importance of reading, studying and following dicamba product labels in order to properly apply this herbicide. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, explains why it is important for farmers to apply pre-emergence residual herbicides for early-season weed control in soybeans.

Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, provides an overview of the latest USDA Cattle on Feed report and reviews the pre-estimates for the quarterly USDA Hogs and Pigs report. Keira Lombardo, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Smithfield Foods Inc., discusses the global pork export markets for Smithfield Foods Inc. and how they are maintaining their trade relationships. Greg McKee, Nebraska Extension agricultural and rural cooperatives specialist, discusses the fix to the Section 199(a) deduction and explains how legislation will affect cooperatives and farmers. Stephen Wegulo, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains why farmers should wait until April to start scouting their wheat fields for diseases.

Doug Simon from Tredas provides an update on how tariff discussions are influencing commodity trade, and talks about export demand for corn and soybeans. Kirsten Hillman, Deputy Ambassador for Canada, gives an update on NAFTA discussions, and explains the trade relationship between Nebraska and Canada. Jim Jansen, a UNL Extension Educator, shares information from the 2018 Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market survey, and discusses how the survey was conducted. Austin Duerfeldt, an Agricultural Economist Extension Educator, explains the importance of knowing how and when to negotiate to save money on the farm or ranch.

Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets”, talks about the market reaction to last week’s WASDE report, and describes how political pressure in the U.S. is driving volatility in the soybean markets. Andrea Durkin, TradeVistas Editor-in-Chief, gives an overview of trade challenges in the U.S. including new steel and aluminum tariffs, and warns how other counties could retaliate to the new tariffs. Brian Kuehl, Farmers for Free Trade Executive Director, provides information about the organization and describes how Farmers for Free Trade gives farmers a voice to support free trade. Terra Hartman, a UNL Graduate Assistant, discusses bacterial leaf streak, the impact it has had since being detected and the potential for it to spread to other crops, weeds or native grasses.

Mike Briggs, Briggs Feedyard manager, describes live cattle futures markets and how an overabundance of market cattle is expected going into May and June. Mike also talks about beef exports, cattle feed prices and cash prices. Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm and ag business management specialist, discusses how producers should have a written market plan for both new and old crop corn and soybeans. Steve also explains how a market plan should contain both time objective and price objective. Bryce Anderson, DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist, gives us an update on the Argentine Drought, and explains La Nina and El Nino weather conditions. Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension Educator, talks about how the Women in Agriculture Conference benefits women producers.

Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, discusses how Argentine weather conditions continue to fuel the soybean market rally. Frayne also talks about how the U.S. drought and colder temperatures in Russia and Europe are affecting the wheat market. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, updates us on Farm Bill discussions as a new budget deal was passed early February to help both the cotton and dairy issues. Brad also talks about issues happening beyond the Farm Bill like trade and energy. Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach farm and ag business management specialist, addresses the March 15th, 2018 Crop Insurance deadline. Ryne Norton, Fillmore County Farm Service Agency director, also addresses the March 15th, 2018 deadline for the Non-Insured Disaster Assistance program. Katja Koehler-Cole, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Postdoctoral Research Associate in agronomy and horticulture, discusses the results of UNL research conducted on cover crops used in both corn and soybeans.

John Meuret, from J.E. Meuret Grain Company, describes the ongoing soybean market rally. John also talks about selling strategies for 2018 corn and soybeans. Henry Hilscher, feedlot manager at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, discusses research looking at different inclusion levels of silage in feedlot diets. Brian Krienke, a Nebraska Extension educator, explains how sensor-based nitrogen fertigation may allow corn producers to increase profitability and efficiency. Ignacio Ciampitti, Kansas State University associate professor of crop production and cropping systems, reviews research on nitrogen use in soybean production.

Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, explains how drought concerns in Argentina have influenced soybean prices and the market for soybean meal. Greg McKee, Nebraska Extension agricultural and rural cooperatives specialist, discusses the Section 199(a) deduction, as well as its impact on cooperatives and farmers. David Widmar, a Purdue University agricultural economist, describes the outlook for U.S. consumption of beef, pork and poultry in 2018. Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension agronomist, explains why corn growers should think about plant growth and plant development as separate ideas.

Arlan Suderman, chief commodities economist with INTL FCStone, looks at the demand prospects for U.S. corn and soybeans. Arlan also talks about fuel prices and Brazil’s soybean production potential. Scott Brown, a University of Missouri Extension ag economist, describes the profit outlook for pig producers in 2018. Ignacio Ciampitti, Kansas State University associate professor of crop production and cropping systems, explains why growers might want to think about altering seeding rates within a field. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, gives an update on discussions regarding Farm Bill details, including crop insurance and farm programs. (Note: This interview was taped before Congress voted to avoid a government shutdown)

Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, explains how weather concerns in Argentina have impacted soybean prices. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, reviews the USDA’s latest report on the size of the U.S. cowherd. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, a Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, discusses research on bacterial leaf streak, including important host crops for the disease. John Hay, a Nebraska Extension educator, talks about the affordability of small-scale solar production for ag operations.

Elaine Kub, the author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” discusses recent price movements in corn, soybean and wheat markets. Elaine also explains how blockchain is being used to trade commodities. Allan Vyhnalek, a Nebraska Extension educator, talks about results from Nebraska Extension’s survey on succession planning among farmers and ranchers. Henry Hilscher, feedlot manager at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center, describes a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study about using distillers grains in the feedlot. Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, lists several insects that could infiltrate cover crops and explains why producers may need to scout their fields for the pests.

Roy Smith, a farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, explains why he never sells soybeans during the month of February. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, outlines two bills in the Nebraska Unicameral addressing property tax relief for agricultural land. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, describes how past weather conditions could have affected the quality of cornstalks or winter pastures. Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension educator, talks about how drones and aerial imagery can be used to monitor corn and soybeans during the growing season.

Mike Briggs, Briggs Feedyard manager, describes how commodity funds have impacted futures markets. Mike also talks about feedlot placements, beef demand and profit margins. Daran Rudnick, Nebraska Extension Agriculture Water Management Specialist, outlines 2017’s Testing Ag Performance Solutions contest, in which teams competed to manage profitability, efficiency and yield. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, explains how the elimination of Section 1031 for personal property could impact farm operations. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, discusses the importance of understanding how breeding costs affect profitability on a cow/calf operation.