Program Archive

Episode 828 August 17, 2018
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.

Episode 827 August 10, 2018
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.

Episode 826 August 3, 2018
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.

Episode 825 July 27, 2018
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.

Episode 824 July 20, 2018
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.

Episode 823 July 13, 2018
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.

Episode 822 July 6, 2018
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.

Episode 821 June 29, 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.

Episode 820 June 22, 2018
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.

Episode 819 June 15, 2018
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.

Episode 818 June 8, 2018
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.

Episode 817 June 1, 2018
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.

Episode 816 May 25, 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.

Episode 815 May 18, 2018
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.

Episode 814 May 11, 2018
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. .

Episode 813 May 4, 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.

Episode 812 April 27, 2018
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.

Episode 811 April 20, 2018
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.

Episode 810 April 13, 2018
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.

Episode 809 April 6, 2018
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.

Episode 808 March 23, 2018
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.

Episode 808 March 23, 2018
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.

Episode 807 March 16, 2018
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.

Episode 806 March 9, 2018
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.

Episode 805 March 2, 2018
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.

Episode 804 February 23, 2018
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.

Episode 803 February 16, 2018
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.

Episode 802 February 9, 2018
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)

Episode 801 February 2, 2018
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.

Episode 800 January 26, 2018
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.

Episode 799 January 19, 2018
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.

Episode 798 January 12, 2018
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.

Episode 797 January 5, 2018
Doug Simon, Tredas, gives his thoughts on corn and soybean market movements ahead of the USDA’s January Crop Report. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, explains how tax legislation will impact deductions, charitable contributions and exchanges for personal property. Karla Jenkins, Nebraska Extension cow/calf and range management specialist, describes UNL studies using sugar beets in beef cow diets. Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, reviews the USDA’s latest hog inventory report and analyzes pork export numbers.

Episode 796 December 29, 2017
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, provides an outlook for possible planted acreage in 2018. Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension beef systems specialist, explains why excess corn on the ground could cause problems for grazing livestock. Brent Gloy, Purdue University visiting professor of agricultural economics, compares ag land values to farm production and net income. John Nowatzki, North Dakota State Extension ag machine systems specialist, explains how researchers at NDSU have used drones to scout fields, check animals and locate herbicide-resistant weeds. Jim MacDonald, Nebraska beef cattle nutritionist, discusses research from the 2017 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report looking at predicting cattle performance in the feedlot.

Episode 795 December 22, 2017
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, reviews the decline in corn and soybean prices and explains how South American weather conditions are impacting the U.S. market. Jason Norsworthy, University of Arkansas professor and endowed Chair of Weed Science, discusses dicamba injury issues in Arkansas during the 2017 growing season. Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, describes how dry soils could threaten the state’s winter wheat crop. Michael Swanson, Wells Fargo agricultural economist, talks about macro factors for demand of U.S. corn and soybeans, including biofuels and population growth. Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, recaps temperatures and precipitation highlights for Nebraska during 2017.

Episode 794 December 15, 2017
Todd Hultman, DTN market analyst, reviews the USDA’s latest demand estimates and describes the pace of U.S. corn and soybean exports. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, discusses costs of production for cow/calf producers in 2017 and 2018. Rodrigo Werle, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, outlines the results of Nebraska Extension’s dicamba survey. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, talks about Farm Bill legislation, NAFTA and property tax reform.

Episode 793 December 8, 2017
Josh Maples, Mississippi State Extension livestock economist, looks at the slide in cattle market prices. Josh also talks about U.S. beef exports to China. Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, explains his research analyzing long-run price cycles in corn, soybean and wheat markets. Todd Neeley, DTN staff reporter, gives an overview of Renewable Fuel Standards for 2018 and describes how the point of obligation impacts those in the industry. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains how growers can use disease histories to help select appropriate varieties for the 2018 season.

Episode 792 December 1, 2017
Chad Hart, Iowa State Extension economist and crop markets specialist, talks about the economics of planting corn or soybeans in 2018. Gregg Ibendahl, Kansas State University associate professor of ag economics, recaps the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest farm income forecast. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines the 2017 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo taking place Dec. 14 in Wahoo, Nebraska. Jessica Spreitzer, U.S. Meat Export Federation trade analyst, describes foreign demand for American pork and beef.

Episode 791 November 24, 2017
Mike Briggs, Briggs Feedyard manager, reviews the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Cattle on Feed Report. Mike also talks about market price movements and per head profit margins in the feedlot. Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension forage and crop residue specialist, explains how late planting and warmer weather may have impacted cover crop growth. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, outlines the Environmental Protection Agency’s livestock air emission reporting requirements. Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, describes how farmers can use long-term research results to develop soil management strategies.

Episode 790 November 17, 2017
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, describes his tracking of the dead cat bounce. Roy also talks about using deferred contracts to make corn sales. Mike Apley, Frick Professor of Clinical Sciences in Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, explains how the World Health Organization’s guidelines on antibiotic use in animal agriculture compare to current U.S. policy. Mike also discusses the efforts of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria. Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, explains how La Niña could impact weather conditions in the U.S. and South America. Julie Peterson, Nebraska Extension entomologist, talks about using Bt traits to protect corn against certain insects.

Episode 789 November 10, 2017
Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” recaps production estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s November Crop Report. Karla Jenkins, Nebraska Extension cow/calf and range management specialist, discusses the nutrient demands of cows grazing cornstalks. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains how corn growers can use disease histories to select varieties with resistance for 2018. Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, describes the October rally in hog market prices and talks about U.S. pork exports to China.

Episode 788 November 3, 2017
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, talks about marketing strategies for corn and soybeans. Luke also gives his thoughts on potential production estimates in next week’s USDA crop report. Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension beef systems specialist, explains why excess corn on the ground could cause problems for grazing livestock. Brent Gloy, Purdue University visiting professor of agricultural economics, discusses the current state of the ag economy. Brent also explains how growers can analyze crop production costs during the offseason. Michael Castellano, Iowa State University Frankenberger Professor of Soil Science, describes strategies to minimize nitrogen loss on corn and soybean fields.

Episode 787 October 27, 2017
Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, breaks down the USDA’s latest Cattle on Feed Report and discusses U.S. beef shipments. Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State Extension ag engineer, explains how farmers can ensure corn maintains its quality during storage. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, talks about several possible tax changes that could impact farm operations.

Episode 786 October 20, 2017
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, gives an update on harvest progress and yield results across the country. Jeff also talks about selling strategies for 2017 corn and soybeans. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, outlines recommendations for cutting or grazing alfalfa in October. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, discusses farm program payments in Nebraska from Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage. Britt Weiser, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service state resource conservationist, explains how producers with highly erodible cropland will need to control ephemeral erosion in order to maintain farm program benefits.

Episode 785 October 13, 2017
Doug Simon, Tredas, reviews the USDA’s October Crop Report. Doug explains how farmers can use the market’s carry to manage crop sales. Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota Extension weed scientist, discusses options for managing herbicide-resistant weeds in 2018, including using products with dicamba. Chris Proctor, Nebraska Extension weed management educator, discusses the importance of fall weed control, especially for marestail. Jim MacDonald, UNL beef cattle nutritionist, explains how a $1 million grant from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research will help a UNL team study land use efficiency for both crop and livestock production.

Episode 784 October 6, 2017
John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, discusses the slow pace of harvest in Nebraska and explains how shipping problems have created issues in the eastern Corn Belt. Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, describes the erosion in hog market prices and talks about profit margins in 2017. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, outlines a possible settlement in a class action lawsuit involving Syngenta. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, describes how cow-calf producers can evaluate the feed resources they have on hand for the winter.

Episode 783 September 29, 2017
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, talks about feedlot placements, higher production numbers and domestic beef demand. Brent Gloy, Purdue University visiting professor of agricultural economics, compares ag land values to farm production and net income. Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension farm succession educator, asks producers to consider filling out an online survey regarding their farm succession plans. Jay Parsons, Nebraska Extension biosystems economist, outlines the Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance – Rainfall Index program and explains how producers can use it as a risk management tool.

Episode 782 September 22, 2017
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, talks about the dead cat bounce in the soybean market. Roy also gives his thoughts for selling old crop corn. Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, describes his research looking at plant survival after hail damage. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, explains how growers can prioritize cornfields for harvest and talks about storage considerations. Steve Melvin, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines steps to check irrigation system efficiency.

Episode 781 September 15, 2017
Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, gives his thoughts on the USDA’s September Crop Report and forecasts possible corn and soybean price movements. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, outlines recommendations for harvesting soybeans at the optimum moisture. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension associate dean, explains why cows grazing cornstalks after harvest may benefit both beef and crop producers. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, describes discussions about elements of the Farm Bill, including safety net programs and funding for trade promotion efforts.

Episode 780 September 8, 2017
Ron Plain, University of Missouri emeritus professor of ag and applied economics, describes the slide in hog market prices. Ron also talks about U.S. pork exports, profit margins and overall production. Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension beef systems specialist, outlines several steps producers can take to ensure they get the best possible results from chopping and storing silage. Rodrigo Werle, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, discusses Nebraska Extension research looking at using shorter-season soybean varieties in order to better establish cover crops for weed control. Wayne Woldt, Nebraska Extension ag engineer, explains how a drone-spraying aircraft could possibly be used on ag operations. Wayne also talks about other emerging uses for unmanned aircraft systems.

Episode 779 September 1, 2017
Chad Hart, Iowa State Extension economist and crop markets specialist, gives an overview of crop conditions in Iowa. Chad also talks about the downward movements in corn and soybean prices. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, analyzes the USDA’s August Farm Income Forecast, which indicates a slight increase in 2017 net farm income. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, describes how producers can weigh the value of corn as silage versus corn as grain. Chris Proctor, Nebraska Extension weed management educator, explains why producers need to use the correct measuring tools in order to ensure efficient herbicide applications.

Episode 778 August 25, 2017
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, describes drought impacts to the north. Frayne also analyzes corn, soybean and wheat prices. Geng “Frank” Bai, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Postdoctoral researcher, explains how scientists are using a suspended camera to learn more about crop characteristics. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, talks about managing grass growth in pastures and ranges to maximize production. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, gives an update on southern rust, gray leaf spot and bacterial leaf streak. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, discusses soybean production in west-central Nebraska.

Episode 777 August 18, 2017
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, looks at the slide in cattle market prices, feedlot placements and export demand for U.S. beef. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes how soybean growers can scout for sudden death syndrome, white mold and phytophthora. Julie Peterson, Nebraska Extension entomologist, talks about western bean cutworm moth numbers this season and discusses control options for corn growers. The Handy Bt Trait Table offers farmers more information about variety selection. Aaron Hird, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service soil health specialist, explains how cover crops used with no-till could benefit soils.

Episode 776 August 11, 2017
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes the USDA’s August Crop Report and looks at the condition of corn and soybeans across the country. Jerry Volesky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, gives an update on pasture and range conditions in west central Nebraska and talks about considerations for the rest of the grazing season. Producers can learn more about these topics at the later this month. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, describes suspected dicamba injury in Nebraska. Julie Peterson, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes the appearance of painted lady butterflies in certain areas of Nebraska. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, discusses ag property tax reform efforts during the Nebraska Unicameral’s 2017 legislative session.

Episode 775 August 04, 2017
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, talks about crop conditions across Nebraska. Luke also analyzes corn and soybean markets leading up to the USDA’s August Crop Report. Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed scientist, gives an overview of dicamba injury issues in Missouri and explains what research indicates about dicamba volatilization. Kelly Smith, UNL communications and drought resources specialist, explains how to submit photos of local conditions to U.S. Drought Monitor authors. Darrel Good, University of Illinois emeritus professor of ag and consumer economics, describes how closely in-season USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service crop condition ratings track final yields of corn and soybeans.

Episode 774 July 28, 2017
Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, analyzes the USDA’s estimates on the size of the U.S. cowherd. Derrell also talks about beef supplies and market prices. Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, gives an update on moisture statuses across the Corn Belt and previews potential weather conditions over the last half of the growing season. Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension forage and crop residue specialist, outlines the 2017 Nebraska Grazing Conference on Aug. 8 and 9. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, talks about scouting for caterpillars, corn rootworms and soybean aphids. Paul Jasa, Nebraska Extension engineer, explains how cover crops can impact soil health in corn, soybean and wheat rotations.

Episode 773 July 21, 2017
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes weather rallies in corn and soybean markets. Roy also discusses selling strategies for old crop grain. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes the appearance of southern rust in Nebraska and explains treatment options for the disease. David Widmar, Purdue University agricultural economist, talks about the importance of off-farm income to farm households. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, describes UNL research with Balance Bean.

Episode 772 July 14, 2017
Doug Simon, Tredas, analyzes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest supply and demand estimates. Doug also discusses current crop conditions in Nebraska and across the Corn Belt. Karla Jenkins, Nebraska Extension cow/calf and range management specialist, talks about developing a drought plan to manage cows and calves on pastures and ranges. Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, explains why hog prices continue to charge higher even though the USDA expects more pork production in 2017. Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, describes how farmers can test their soils for certain characteristics. Stonie Cooper, Nebraska State Climate Office meteorologist, gives a weather forecast for the coming week.

Episode 771 July 7, 2017
Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” describes moisture and crop conditions in South Dakota. Elaine also analyzes the USDA’s recent Acreage and Grain Stocks reports. Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, talks about the benefits and challenges of using dicamba. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines the four Crop Management and Diagnostic Clinics in July and August at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center. Steve Melvin, Nebraska Extension educator, discusses irrigation management strategies for corn and soybeans throughout the growing season. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, talks about UNL research on precision ag adoption and profitability.

Episode 770 June 30, 2017
Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, gives an overview of supply issues in the world’s top beef-exporting countries. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, talks about the potential for Nebraska beef exports to China, as well as other ag trade prospects in Canada, Mexico and Japan. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, recaps a federal court case in Kansas, in which a jury awarded farmers nearly $218 million. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes how farmers can scout fields for grasshoppers and Japanese beetles.

Episode 769 June 23, 2017
John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, looks at corn and soybean markets ahead of the USDA’s Grain Stocks and Acreage reports on June 30. John also analyzes crude oil’s impact on ethanol margins and explains why he believes soybean prices can increase noticeably. Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, describes potential damage in corn from wheat stem maggot. Alan Corr, Agri-Spray Consulting, explains how Operation S.A.F.E. helps aerial applicators test their airplanes for spray pattern uniformity and efficiency. Daren Redfearn, Nebraska Extension forage and crop residue specialist, talks about grass hay production and describes the optimal time for harvesting.

Episode 768 June 16, 2017
Todd Hultman, DTN market analyst, looks at current crop conditions, wheat’s market environment and June 30 reports on acres and stocks. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says bacterial leaf streak has been confirmed in Nebraska corn. Tamra describes what growers should be looking for when scouting fields for the disease. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, outlines the 2017 Weed Management & Cover Crops Field Day on June 28 near Clay Center, Nebraska. Eric Thompson, Nebraska Bureau of Business Research director, discusses the BBR’s forecast detailing how farm income will impact Nebraska’s economy. Alan Doster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Veterinary Diagnostic Center director, describes UNL’s new Vet Diagnostic Center, which helps faculty teach students and diagnose potential diseases in livestock.

Episode 767 June 9, 2017
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes recent price movements in live and feeder cattle markets. Mike also talks about U.S. beef exports, slaughter weights and domestic demand. Brian Krienke, Nebraska Extension educator, discusses the risk of nitrate leaching and talks about nitrogen applications during the growing season. Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, explains how growers might benefit from using Useful to Usable’s growing degree day tool. Chris Proctor, Nebraska Extension weed management educator, outlines Nebraska research looking at fall and spring marestail control options. Rob Eirich, Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance director and Nebraska Extension educator, outlines steps producers can take to help minimize heat stress in feedlot cattle.

Episode 766 June 2, 2017
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, talks about current crop conditions across the country. Jeff also analyzes recent corn and soybean price movements and looks ahead to the USDA’s June Crop Report. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes soybean seedling issues growers may be noticing, including diseases and herbicide injury. Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension weed science and application technology specialist, explains how farmers can best control glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed. Cory Walters, Nebraska Extension economist, outlines Nebraska Extension’s Grain Marketing Plan app, intended to help producers develop and execute selling strategies for corn, soybeans and wheat. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, describes a recent Nebraska Court of Appeals case involving a family farm corporation.

Episode 765 May 26, 2017
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, explains why he never holds unpriced corn past early July. Jon Doggett, National Corn Growers Association executive vice president, talks about trade relationships with Mexican buyers and the future for U.S. trade deals. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines research using ethanol co-products and low-quality forages to supplement grazing cow/calf pairs. Dave Boxler, Nebraska Extension educator in entomology, discusses the potential impact horn flies can have on pastured cattle. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes how farmers can scout their fields for signs of insect damage.

Episode 764 May 19, 2017
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, talks about Thursday’s downward movement in the soybean market. A trade delegation from Mexico visited Nebraska this week to tour industry sites and highlight the value of trade. Gov. Pete Ricketts explains Mexico’s importance to Nebraska’s corn sector. Tom Sleight, U.S. Grains Council president and CEO, describes the current state of trade relations with Mexican corn buyers. Josh Maples, Mississippi State Extension livestock economist, analyzes the potential for U.S. beef exports to China.

Episode 763 May 12, 2017
Doug Simon talks about exports, ethanol and selling strategies for corn and soybeans. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes why corn growers should scout for seedling diseases. Stephen Wegulo, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, discusses the current condition of Nebraska’s winter wheat crop and gives an overview of wheat disease appearance. Terry Hejny, Nebraska LEAD Program director, explains how viewers can apply to be part of Nebraska LEAD Class 37.

Episode 762: May 5, 2017
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the rally in cattle market prices. Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, describes how corn growers can assess potential issues related to snow, frost or cool soil temperatures. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, explains how NFBI’s group of producers saw an increase in average net farm income during 2016. Jim MacDonald, Nebraska beef cattle nutritionist, discusses research from the 2017 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report looking at predicting cattle performance in the feedlot. Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, recaps current conditions in Nebraska and gives an outlook for temperatures and precipitation.

Episode 761: April 28, 2017
Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, analyzes corn and soybean price charts. Mark Licht, Iowa State Extension cropping systems agronomist, talks about corn and soybean germination issues in cool, wet soils. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, explains the background and layout of Nebraska’s Livestock Siting Assessment Matrix. Chandran Achutan, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health associate professor, describes how hearing loss impacts agricultural workers.

Episode 760: April 21, 2017
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, gives an overview of U.S. winter wheat conditions. Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, talks about using starter fertilizer around corn or soybean planting. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes collaborative research studying the profitability of fungicide applications to boost soybean yields. Douglas Cook, NYU Abu Dhabi assistant professor of engineering, explains research investigating corn stalk lodging.

Episode 759: April 14, 2017
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes the USDA’s latest supply and demand estimates. A.G. Kawamura, former secretary of California’s Department of Food and Agriculture, talks about urban agriculture, water resources and food security. Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension weed science and application technology specialist, describes a study looking at marestail’s resistance to glyphosate. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, gives an overview of 2018 Farm Bill discussions regarding conservation, crop insurance and commodity programs.

Episode 758: April 7, 2017
Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” analyzes market reaction to the USDA’s latest acres and stocks estimates. Ron Plain, University of Missouri emeritus professor of ag and applied economics, dissects the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. Peter Sikkema, University of Guelph professor of field crop weed management, explains how weed pressures during a critical period can impact corn yields. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines research results from the 2016 Soybean Management Field Days.

Episode 757: March 31, 2017
Shane Ellis, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, talks about market price movements, Brazil’s meat exports and margins for cow/calf producers. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University professor of ag meteorology, describes current conditions across the Corn Belt and previews potential weather scenarios for the 2017 growing season. Craig Derickson, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist, explains how the NRCS will conduct conservation compliance reviews and assist producers in controlling ephemeral erosion. Stephen Wegulo, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says wheat growers can be scouting their fields for stripe rust, fungal leaf spot diseases and powdery mildew.

Episode 756: March 24, 2017
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, talks about his strategy of never selling soybeans in February. John Nowatzki, North Dakota State Extension ag machine systems specialist, explains how researchers at NDSU have used drones to scout fields, check animals and locate herbicide-resistant weeds. Rick Koelsch, Nebraska Extension livestock bioenvironmental engineer, describes why manure applications can be win-win opportunity for farmers. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, discusses weed management options as crop producers prepare for the 2017 growing season.

Episode 755: March 17, 2017
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, describes the outlook for corn and soybean crops in Brazil. Dan Gillespie, Natural Resources Conservation Service no-till specialist, discusses his background using cover crops and explains the practice of planting green. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, explains how ag producers can look at financial records and accrual information to help manage their operations. Chuck Schroeder, Rural Futures Institute executive director, talks about the Rural Futures Institute’s efforts to help support and build communities in rural areas.

Episode 754: March 10, 2017
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, discusses feedlot margins, beef demand going into summer and recent market price movement. Jerry Volesky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, gives an update on moisture conditions in central and western Nebraska. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, talks about pest management for corn growers using non Bt varieties this growing season. Rodrigo Werle, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, explains how farmers can terminate cover crops before corn or soybean planting.

Episode 753: March 3, 2017
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes the week’s increases in corn and soybean prices. Eric Thompson, Nebraska Bureau of Business Research director, explains how the Bureau’s Leading Economic Indicator predicts future growth in Nebraska’s economy. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, talks about management strategies for cow/calf producers, including monitoring feed costs and pregnancy rates. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes Nebraska research using seed treatments in soybeans.

Episode 752: February 24, 2017
Doug Simon, Tredas, describes the importance of Mexico’s corn import market. Dean Groskurth, USDA NASS Northern Plains Regional Field Office director, explains why data from the USDA’s reports in March is critical to agriculture. Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, gives an outlook for possible weather conditions during spring planting. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, talks about alfalfa survival after warm temperatures and snowfall, followed by repeated melting and freezing. Andrew Kniss, University of Wyoming associate professor, discusses the challenges controlling weeds with herbicide resistance.

Episode 751: February 17, 2017
Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, describes Mexico’s strong demand for U.S. pork exports. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, discusses property tax reform efforts for ag land in Nebraska. Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension corn specialist, talks about precision ag tools that may be useful to corn and soybean growers. Mike Boehm, IANR Harlan Vice Chancellor and University of Nebraska vice president for agriculture and natural resources, recaps his visits around the state and provides an update on IANR.

Episode 750: February 10, 2017
John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, analyzes recent price movements in corn and soybean markets. David Widmar, Purdue University agricultural economist, dissects the USDA’s farm income forecast, including the ratio of debt-to-assets. Seth Naeve, University of Minnesota Extension agronomist, talks about soybean production management strategies in a tight-margin year. Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines the 2017 Nebraska On-Farm Research Network annual results update meetings. Chad Engle, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center livestock operations manager, explains how cover crops are used for grazing purposes at the U.S. MARC.

Episode 749: February 3, 2017
Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, analyzes the inventory estimates of U.S. cattle and calves. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension associate dean, explains how Nebraska Extension is providing outreach during the ag downturn. Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, describes how growers can use the 2017 Guide for Weed, Disease and Insect Management to select herbicides with the best value. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, discusses preparations farmers and ranchers can make before the calving season begins. John Hay, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines lease considerations for landowners considering solar farms.

Episode 748: January 27, 2017
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes recent market prices movements and explains why he never sells soybeans in February. Rodrigo Werle, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, recaps his recent trip to Brazil and discusses the soybean growing season in the world’s second leading producer. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension associate dean, describes how feeding times can impact when cows calve. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, explains why the Keystone XL Pipeline Project will get another chance to pass through Nebraska.

Episode 747: January 20, 2017
Todd Hultman, DTN market analyst, analyzes the rally in soybean prices. Joe Luck, Nebraska Extension precision ag engineer, describes Nebraska studies using multi-hybrid planting in corn and soybean production. Todd Neeley, DTN staff reporter, discusses ethanol policy under a new administration at the Environmental Protection Agency. Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, explains his long-term research on phosphorous management for corn and soybean production.

Episode 746: January 13, 2017
Elaine Kub, author of "Mastering the Grain Markets," recaps USDA reports on the 2016 harvest, grain stocks and winter wheat acres. Mark Poeschl, National FFA CEO, talks about FFA’s goal of developing leaders. Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, describes the strength of U.S. pork exports. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, outlines pros and cons for ag producers considering refinancing a loan.

Episode 745: January 6, 2017
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the USDA’s latest Cattle on Feed Report. Brent Gloy, Purdue University visiting professor of agricultural economics, describes his outlook for the agricultural economy. Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension agronomist, gives an update on cover crops research in Nebraska. Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot nutrition specialist, talks about Nebraska research using Enogen feed corn for finishing cattle.

Episode 744: December 30, 2016
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, gives an outlook for planted acres in 2017. Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, describes ear formation issues corn growers reported during the 2016 season. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, previews the 2017 Fremont Corn Expo on Jan. 5, 2017 in Fremont, Nebraska. Jay Parsons, Nebraska Extension biosystems economist, discusses results from a survey on Nebraska’s farm financial health and talks about making decisions on the farm during the downturn. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, explains how hay loss can occur from different kinds of feeders or infrequent feeding.

Episode 743: December 23, 2016
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, describes the strength in corn and soybean export markets. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, recaps soybean diseases growers faced in 2016. Richard Randle, Nebraska Extension beef veterinarian, previews the major implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, explains how the portability rule could help simplify farm and ranch estate planning.

Episode 742: December 16, 2016
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, recaps the dead cat bounce move in soybeans. Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot nutrition specialist, talks about strategies for using implants in the feedlot. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, explains how ag technologies, such as yield monitor data, can help corn and soybean growers. Clyde Ogg, Nebraska Extension pesticide safety educator, describes the Environmental Protection Agency’s revisions to the Worker Protection Standard. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension policy specialist, discusses how President-elect Donald Trump and his administration may impact agricultural policy.

Episode 741: December 9, 2016
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes recent price movements in live and feeder cattle markets. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, talks about U.S. and Nebraska ag trade with China. Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, outlines Renewable Fuel Standard volume obligations for 2017. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, discusses trends in net farm income, family living costs and net worth.

Episode 740: December 2, 2016
Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, discusses a possible OPEC production agreement, the South American growing season and corn and soybean price movement. Shane Ellis, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, analyzes U.S. beef and pork production levels. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, describes results from a survey on Nebraska’s farm financial health. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains how seed corn variety selection can help growers manage certain diseases.

Episode 739: November 25, 2016
Ron Plain, University of Missouri emeritus professor of ag and applied economics, analyzes hog market movements, pork exports and production numbers. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University Pioneer Chair in agribusiness, explains the importance of free trade to U.S. agriculture. David Widmar, Purdue University agricultural economist, discusses per capita trends and U.S. meat consumption of beef, pork and poultry since 1970. Stephen Baenziger, Nebraska professor of agronomy and horticulture and Wheat Growers Presidential Chair, talks about the current condition of Nebraska’s winter wheat crop after a warm fall across the state.

Episode 738: November 18, 2016
John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, recaps harvest results from his area of northeast Nebraska. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, discusses the Environmental Protection Agency’s registration of XtendiMax with VaporGrip Technology. Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, gives an update on drought conditions in Nebraska. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, describes the overall economic environment for cow/calf producers.

Episode 737: November 11, 2016
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes the USDA’s latest estimates on supply and demand for corn and soybeans. Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, previews his Market Journal Roadshow presentation. Stephen Wegulo, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes how growers can scout their winter wheat fields for rust. Paul Genho, University of Florida visiting professor and independent consultant, discusses challenges and opportunities in the beef industry. Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension educator, talks about a series of grain marketing workshops to be held across Nebraska in November, December, January and February.

Episode 736: November 4, 2016
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, gives an update on the dead cat bounce in soybeans. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, analyzes recent price movements in live and feeder cattle markets. Benny Mote, Nebraska Extension swine specialist, describes how the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus emphasized the need for strict biosecurity measures on hog operations. Brian Krienke, Nebraska Extension educator, discusses the risks of fall nitrogen applications.

Episode 735: October 28, 2016
Chad Hart, Iowa State Extension economist and crop markets specialist, gives an update on harvest progress in Iowa. Scott Brown, University of Missouri Extension ag economist, describes supply, demand and the current profit environment for U.S. dairy producers. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. executive director, discusses tax planning for agricultural operations in low-income years. Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension educator, talks about ag land values and lease arrangements in Nebraska.

Episode 734: October 21, 2016
Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” gives an update on harvest progress and yield results. Julie Peterson, Nebraska Extension entomologist, talks about the efficacy of the Cry1F protein on western bean cutworm. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes how corn growers can scout fields for ear rot diseases. Stephen Ostroff, Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, outlines finalized rules for the Food Safety Modernization Act.

Episode 733: October 14, 2016
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, breaks down the USDA’s October Crop Report, including production estimates and supply and demand forecasts. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, describes the class-action lawsuit against Syngenta related to China’s refusal of U.S. corn in 2013. Michael Scuse, USDA acting deputy secretary, discusses the challenge of retaining younger farmers in the next generation of agriculture. Chris Proctor, Nebraska Extension weed management educator, talks about herbicide label rotation restrictions with cover crops used for grazing purposes.

Episode 732: October 7, 2016
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, recaps the USDA’s latest Quarterly Grain Stocks Report. Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, analyzes hog inventory levels and describes negative margins for pig producers. Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin soybean and wheat Extension specialist, discusses the challenges soybean cyst nematode presents to soybean growers. Dan Steinkruger, Nebraska State Farm Service Agency executive director, talks about farm program payments under Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage.

Episode 731: September 30, 2016
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the recent slide in cattle market prices. We show you portions from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s recent speech in Omaha about ag trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, explains how producers might benefit from online climate resources. Matt Spangler, Nebraska Extension beef genetics specialist, talks about the role of genomics in beef cattle production.

Episode 730: September 23, 2016
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, discusses winter wheat planting and the beginning of the fall corn and soybean harvests. Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, previews potential weather conditions during harvest across the Corn Belt. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension associate dean, outlines the Corn Residue Cooperators Field Days, which will be held at six locations across Nebraska. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, talks about the 100th annual meeting of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, discusses the winterizing period for alfalfa.

Episode 729: September 16, 2016
Todd Hultman, DTN market analyst, recaps the USDA’s September Crop Report. Todd also talks about soybean demand and South American production. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes how farmers can scout for stalk rot issues in high-risk cornfields. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, explains why soybean variety selection is one of the most important decisions for growers. Rick Funston, Nebraska Extension beef cattle reproductive physiologist, talks about the importance of monitoring input costs for cow/calf producers.

Episode 728: September 9, 2016
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, explains why he always sells soybeans before the USDA’s September Crop Report. Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension weed science and application technology specialist, describes the challenge of controlling marestail. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, discusses the future for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, talks about pregnancy-checking cows early in the season to find open animals.

Episode 727: September 2, 2016
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, describes current crop conditions across the U.S. Azzeddine Azzam, Nebraska professor of agricultural economics, and Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, discuss a University of Nebraska-Lincoln study looking at the Livestock-Friendly County program in Nebraska. Kevin Korus, Nebraska Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic coordinator, outlines soybean diseases farmers might notice in Nebraska fields. Roric Paulman, Nebraska Water Balance Alliance board chair and producer from Sutherland, Nebraska, talks about the benefits of using water efficiency tools in crop production.

Episode 726: August 26, 2016
Jessica Sampson, Livestock Marketing Information Center agricultural economist, discusses cattle market movements in August. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes bacterial leaf streak, a corn disease that has been located in Nebraska and neighboring states. Jerry Volesky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, gives an update on range and pasture conditions in the Nebraska Sandhills. Chuck Burr, Nebraska Extension educator, says farmers can bring pressure regulators from their irrigation systems to Husker Harvest Days for free testing. Chuck Hibberd, Nebraska Extension dean and director, describes how the Raising Nebraska exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair aims to connect producers and consumers.

Episode 725: August 19, 2016
Elaine Kub, author of "Mastering the Grain Markets," analyzes corn and soybean price reactions to the USDA's August Crop Report. Suat Irmak, University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor of biological systems engineering, talks about scheduling the final irrigation of the season. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, explains how the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rules could impact agricultural employers and employees. Trey Patterson, Padlock Ranch CEO/president, talks about calf management leading up to weaning at Padlock Ranch in northern Wyoming.

Episode 724: August 12, 2016
Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, discusses the outlook for the U.S. beef industry. Ron Plain, University of Missouri emeritus professor of ag and applied economics, analyzes the drop in hog market prices. Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension beef systems specialist, explains how livestock producers can use cover crops as a forage option. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension associate dean, describes why farmers and ranchers might want to sample hay or grasses before feeding them.

Episode 723: August 5, 2016
Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, looks at corn and soybean conditions across the country. We show how Nebraska’s National Agricultural Statistics Service samples cornfields for their objective yield survey. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, explains why soybean producers should monitor aphid populations in relation to economic thresholds for treatment. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, discusses the spread of corn diseases in Nebraska.

Episode 722: July 29, 2016
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska describes the impact of hot weather on cattle performance. Mike also talks about retail beef prices and cattle supply. Brent Gloy, Purdue University visiting professor of agricultural economics, discusses aspects impacting the overall health of the ag economy, including fixed and variable costs, land prices and interest rates. Cody Creech, Nebraska Extension dryland cropping systems specialist, recaps the winter wheat harvest in western Nebraska. Rodrigo Werle, Nebraska Extension cropping systems specialist, outlines research involving residual herbicides, cover crops and alternative crops.

Episode 721: July 22, 2016
Chad Hart, Iowa State Extension economist and crop markets specialist, talks about crop conditions during a week of heat in the Corn Belt. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, gives an update on pasture and range conditions in western Nebraska. Dave Boxler, Nebraska Extension educator in entomology, gives an update on fly populations impacting cattle. Jeff Bradshaw, Nebraska Extension entomologist, discusses western bean cutworm numbers and describes how growers can scout for damage from the insect.

Episode 720: July 15, 2016
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, analyzes the USDA’s July Crop Report. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University professor of ag meteorology, describes how weather has impacted corn and soybeans to this point in the year. Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, explains why winter wheat producers need to focus on weed control after harvest. Jason Norsworthy, University of Arkansas professor and endowed Chair of Weed Science, describes how Palmer amaranth has become one of the more difficult weeds for U.S. crop producers to control.

Episode 719: July 8, 2016
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, discusses the drop in corn and soybean market prices. Alan Tiemann, U.S. Grains Council chairman, describes the opening ceremony for the expansion of the Panama Canal. Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, analyzes the rise and reversal in hog market prices. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, explains how crop growers can scout their fields for signs of grasshoppers. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, talks about new weed control methods for soybean producers.

Episode 718: July 1, 2016
Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” analyzes the USDA’s Quarterly Grain Stocks and Acreage Reports. Wes Peterson, Nebraska professor of agricultural economics, discusses how the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union might impact U.S. ag exports. Wayne Woldt, Nebraska Extension ag engineer, explains the Federal Aviation Administration’s new regulations for small unmanned aircraft systems. Tom Hunt, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes how growers can scout for insects in corn, soybeans and alfalfa.

Episode 717: June 24, 2016
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, gives an update on the U.S. winter wheat harvest. Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, explains the effectiveness of nitrogen rescue treatments to corn. Bill Kranz, Nebraska Extension irrigation specialist, discusses the economics of variable frequency drives for irrigation pumps. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, gives an update on ARC and PLC farm program payment estimates.

Episode 716: June 17, 2016
Todd Hultman, DTN market analyst, recaps the weeks-long rally for corn and soybean market prices. Jenny Rees, Nebraska Extension educator, explains how much water crops need at this point in the growing season. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, outlines the 2016 Weed Management Field Day near Clay Center on June 29. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, talks about soybean seedling diseases that may be appearing in Nebraska fields. We report on the Nebraska Department of Agricultural Economics' new Commodity Trading Room.

Episode 715: June 10, 2016
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes domestic beef demand, the price of corn for feeders and recent movements in cattle markets. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains how nematodes can impact corn plants. Zach Stewart, University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus and Kansas State University research associate, discusses his work studying foliar micronutrient applications in corn. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, talks about a recent trade mission promoting Nebraska beef in Europe.

Episode 714: June 3, 2016
John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, analyzes the strength in corn and soybean prices. Dan Steinkruger, Nebraska State Farm Service Agency executive director, says growers need to report prevented planting acres to the FSA within 15 days of the final planting date. Todd Neeley, DTN staff reporter, outlines the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed renewable fuel volumes for 2017. Dean Groskurth, Nebraska National Agricultural Statistics Service director, explains the importance of the USDA’s survey-based report on planted acreage. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes corn seedling diseases that may be appearing in fields.