Program Archive

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.

Episode 713: May 27, 2016
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes the rally in the soybean market. Kate Brooks, Nebraska Extension livestock economist, recaps the USDA’s May Cattle on Feed Report. Alastair Stewart, DTN South American correspondent, gives an update on Brazil’s second-crop corn harvest. Brian Krienke, Nebraska Extension educator, describes how soils in Nebraska fields can lose nitrogen. Terry Hejny, Nebraska LEAD Program director, explains how viewers can join the Nebraska Lead Program as part of LEAD Class 36.

Episode 712: May 20, 2016
Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” analyzes the rally in corn prices. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, discusses stand and emergence problems in Nebraska cornfields. Stephen Wegulo, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes disease and virus issues in Nebraska’s winter wheat crop. Ron Plain, University of Missouri emeritus professor of ag and applied economics, explains the strength in U.S. pork exports.

Episode 711: May 13, 2016
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes the USDA’s May Crop Report. Frank Mitloehner, University of California-Davis air quality Cooperative Extension specialist, explains how livestock contribute to climate change. Dennis Conley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln emeritus professor of ag economics, examines the outlook for crude oil prices. Rob Eirich, Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance director and Nebraska Extension educator, describes how heat stress can impact cattle. Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, gives an update on weather conditions in Nebraska.

Episode 710: May 6, 2016
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, analyzes recent movements in corn and soybean markets. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, discusses finalized 2015 net farm incomes for her group of producers. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, explains how beef producers can dry-lot cows as an alternative to grazing pastures. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, describes how corn and soybean growers can better control glyphosate-resistant common waterhemp.

Episode 709: April 29, 2016
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the slide in cattle market prices over the final half of April. Gregg Ibendahl, Kansas State University associate professor of ag economics, discusses the current volume of agricultural loans and the ratio of debt-to-assets. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes how corn growers can scout their fields for cutworms, wireworms and white grubs. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, reviews the recently wrapped Nebraska Legislative session, which included bills on property tax relief, hog packer feeding and the Niobrara River instream flow compromise.

Episode 708: April 22, 2016
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes the significant rally in corn and soybean markets. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes soybean seedling diseases farmers might notice after plants emerge. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, discusses ag appropriations for fiscal year 2017, including crop insurance. Dan Loy, Iowa Beef Center director at Iowa State University, explains how the content of distillers grains has changed.

Episode 707: April 15, 2016
Darrel Good, University of Illinois emeritus professor of ag and consumer economics, analyzes the latest USDA supply and demand estimates. Karla Jenkins, Nebraska Extension cow/calf and range management specialist, explains how producers can use confinement feeding in emergency situations. Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension agronomist, gives an update on preliminary results from cover crops research at multiple sites across Nebraska. Ben Beckman, Nebraska Extension assistant in pesticide safety education, describes how applicators can recycle pesticide containers for free at 24 sites in Nebraska. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, outlines corn seedling diseases growers might observe in Nebraska.

Episode 706: April 8, 2016
Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, analyzes margins for beef producers, rebuilding in the U.S. cowherd and market price movements in April. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says dramatic temperature swings reinforce the need for corn growers to monitor the condition of their stored grain. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, describes how producers can better control glyphosate-resistant giant ragweed. Jeff Bradshaw, Nebraska Extension entomologist, explains how parasitoids are impacting wheat stem sawfly numbers in western Nebraska. Sheila Purdum, Nebraska Extension poultry specialist, gives an overview of cage-free systems for housing egg-laying birds.

Episode 705: April 1, 2016
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, summarizes the USDA’s estimates on planting acres and grain stocks. Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, looks at the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, explains how producers can get the most out of pastures during early spring grazing. Stephen Wegulo, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says wheat growers can be scouting their crops for stripe rust. Martha Shulski, Nebraska state climatologist and Nebraska State Climate Office director, looks ahead to possible weather conditions during the 2016 growing season.

Episode 704: March 25, 2016
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, discusses potential winter wheat injury after some growing areas experienced low temperatures. Greg Kruger, Nebraska Extension weed science and application technology specialist, talks about weed control ahead of the 2016 growing season. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, provides an outlook for the upcoming grazing season. Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension educator, gives an overview of workshops intended for people who have inherited a farm. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, discusses the use of soybean seed treatments to help manage diseases.

Episode 703: March 18, 2016
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, explains why corn and soybean prices may continue to track higher. Dennis Conley, University of Nebraska-Lincoln emeritus professor of ag economics, describes how crude oil supplies are impacting gasoline prices. Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension educator, gives an overview of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Nebraska Farm Real Estate Market Survey’s preliminary 2016 results. Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, explains how corn and soybean producers can analyze nutrient input decisions for the 2016 growing season. Jerry Volesky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, tells how producers can use an annual forage system on their operation.

Episode 702: March 11, 2016
Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, analyzes the USDA’s March supply and demand estimates. Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University professor of ag meteorology, gives an update on the current status of El Niño. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, discusses voluntary and mandatory GMO food labeling efforts in Congress. Tim Shaver, Nebraska Extension nutrient management specialist, describes long-term University of Nebraska-Lincoln research on grazing and baling corn residue.

Episode 701: March 4, 2016
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes domestic and foreign beef demand, profit in the feedlot and the recent up and down movements in cattle markets. Alastair Stewart, DTN South America correspondent, gives an update on harvest results in Brazil. Steve Mason, Nebraska professor of agronomy and horticulture, recaps Nebraska research results on saving and using Roundup Ready soybean seed. Cory Walters, Nebraska Extension economist, explains how crop insurance might impact net income risk for Nebraska corn farmers in 2016.

Episode 700: February 26, 2016
John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, analyzes U.S. ethanol production, fund positions and corn and soybean output in South America. John Hinners, U.S. Meat Export Federation assistant vice president of industry relations, describes the value of U.S. pork exports. Dean Groskurth, Nebraska National Agricultural Statistics Service director, explains why it is valuable for crop growers to fill out surveys on potential planted acres for the USDA’s March report. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. executive director, discusses important tax changes for farmers and ranchers.

Episode 699: February 19, 2016
Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” analyzes corn and soybean price movements, the cost of shipping grain and the health of the U.S. economy. Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, gives an update on moisture conditions across the Midwest. Ron Brodersen, American Association of Swine Veterinarians president, explains what pork producers need to know about the Veterinary Feed Directive. Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot nutrition specialist, talks about cattle performance over time and the use of corn residues.

Episode 698: February 12, 2016
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, explains how the strength of the U.S. dollar and policies in Argentina are impacting corn and soybean prices. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, describes producer protections in LB 176, which allows for packer feeding in Nebraska’s pork industry. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, talks about U.S. beef trade to China, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and GMO labeling. Matt Luebbe, Nebraska Extension feedlot nutrition and management specialist, examines water restrictions and quantity demands in the feedlot. Tom Hunt, Nebraska Extension entomologist, discusses rootworm control in corn production.

Episode 697: February 5, 2016
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, talks about the beginning of soybean harvest in Brazil. Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network update meetings. Kate Brooks, Nebraska Extension livestock economist, analyzes the USDA’s January Cattle Report. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension beef specialist, discusses cow nutrition before and after calving. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, explains what might happen if a producer gets his or her operating loan cut off.

Episode 696: January 29, 2016
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the volatile movements in cattle markets. Dr. Mike Apley, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, explains how the Veterinary Feed Directive impacts livestock producers. Charles Wortmann, Nebraska Extension nutrient management specialist, explains how the Nitrogen Loss Assessment Tool, or N-LAT, can help corn and soybean producers estimate nitrogen losses. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, talks about the importance of agriculture, including ethanol and crop insurance, in the presidential election.

Episode 695: January 22, 2016
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, explains how concerns about China and weakness in oil are affecting the U.S. stock market. Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension corn specialist, describes the challenges corn growers might face in 2016. Roger Wilson, Nebraska Extension farm management specialist and enterprise budget analyst, outlines the 2016 Nebraska Crop Budgets. Chad Engle, U.S. Meat Animal Research Center livestock operations manager, discusses animal care and research at the U.S. MARC.

Episode 694: January 15, 2016
John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, analyzes the USDA’s January Crop Report. Ambassador Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, talks about the value of agricultural trade to U.S. producers. Randy Saner, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines the 2016 West Central Cattlemen’s Day. Tom Hunt, Nebraska Extension entomologist, discusses the importance of resistance management in corn and soybean production. Eric Thompson, Nebraska Bureau of Business Research director, describes how increasing livestock production could create an economic benefit to Nebraska.

Episode 693: January 8, 2016
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, shows why the long-term charts for corn and soybean markets give hope for higher prices. Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, analyzes the USDA’s latest Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains how hybrid selection can help corn growers manage diseases. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines preparations farmers and ranchers can make to get ready for calving season.

Episode 692: January 1, 2016
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, previews the possible acre breakdown for spring planting in the U.S. David Kohl, Virginia Tech emeritus professor, talks about the potential ag environment in 2016. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, outlines the 2016 Fremont Corn Expo, to be held January 7 at Christensen Field in Fremont, Nebraska. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, explains why farmers and ranchers should have a drought plan for pastures or ranges. Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, forecasts the impact of El Niño in 2016.

Episode 691: December 25, 2015
Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” discusses weather conditions in Brazil, corn stocks and the end of the U.S. oil export ban. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, explains the recent rally in cattle markets. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, describes the 2016 Crop Production Clinics, which will be held throughout Nebraska in January. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. executive director, outlines five resolutions for farm finances in 2016. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, says ag issues were prominent in the 2015 Nebraska legislative session and recaps those topics and previews potential legislation in 2016. Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, explains how El Niño has affected the U.S. in 2015.

Episode 690: December 18, 2015
Todd Hultman, DTN grains analyst, looks at the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates, soybean export competition and the impact land expense can have on profitability. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, explains how calculating costs of production could be useful, as cow/calf producers face tight margins in 2016. Brian Krienke, Nebraska Extension educator, talks about getting useful information from data collected during the 2015 growing season. Stephen Baenziger, Nebraska professor of agronomy and horticulture, gives an overview of winter wheat growing conditions in Nebraska.

Episode 689: December 11, 2015
Nick Mueller, Stewart-Peterson senior market advisor, analyzes the USDA’s December Crop Report. Derrel Martin, Nebraska Extension irrigation and water resources specialist, discusses groundwater level changes in Nebraska. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, explains why property tax has been so difficult to reform in Nebraska. Paul Jasa, Nebraska Extension engineer, describes how cover crops may be a benefit in a producer’s cropping system.

Episode 688: December 4, 2015
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, talks about the week’s gains in corn and soybean markets. Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, analyzes the renewable fuel obligations finalized by the Environmental Protection Agency. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, discusses corn rootworm resistance in Nebraska and explains what growers can do to help manage the problem. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, gives an update on hog price movements and international pork demand.

Episode 687: November 27, 2015
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes cattle price movements in November. Dave Goeller, Nebraska Extension farm business succession planning specialist, talks about developing a positive relationship with your commercial ag banker. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, explains how feeding hay to cattle without restrictions can lead to significant waste. Randy Pryor, Nebraska Extension educator, describes how corn and soybean farmers can improve efficiency and focus on sustainability with the help of Field to Market workshops. Terry Griffin, Kansas State University cropping systems economist, explains how the crop insurance industry could use big data and advanced technology.

Episode 686: November 20, 2015
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, discusses the dead cat bounce in corn and soybean markets. Art Barnaby, Kansas State University agricultural economics professor, outlines potential cuts to the crop insurance program, including eliminating the Harvest Price Option. Craig Derickson, Nebraska Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist, explains how the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative is helping to manage the state’s groundwater. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, talks about the current debt load on Nebraska farms and explains why farmers need to closely analyze input costs.

Episode 685: November 13, 2015
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes the USDA’s November Crop Report. Dermot Hayes, Iowa State University Pioneer Chair in agribusiness, explains how the Trans-Pacific Partnership could impact U.S. ag exports, including pork and beef. Kate Brooks, Nebraska Extension livestock economist, looks at recent cattle market price movements. Allen Featherstone, Kansas State University ag economics department head, describes past financial conditions that have led to a boom-bust cycle.

Episode 684: November 6, 2015
Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes the recent slide in hog market prices. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, talks about farm program payments and how they could differ between counties. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, explains why growers may need a fall herbicide application to effectively control marestail. Kevin Korus, Nebraska Extension educator, recaps disease issues in Nebraska’s 2015 corn and soybean crops. Jay Parsons, Nebraska Extension farm and ranch management specialist, outlines the Rainfall Index – Annual Forage Insurance Plan and explains how it might be useful in certain situations.

Episode 683: October 30, 2015
Elaine Kub, author of “Mastering the Grain Markets,” analyzes how the strength of the U.S. dollar could impact corn and soybean exports. Richard Randle, Nebraska Extension beef veterinarian, talks about health concerns for cattle grazing cornstalks and soybean stubble. Alastair Stewart, DTN South America correspondent, gives an update on Argentina’s presidential election. Alastair also talks about planting progress and the size of corn and soybean crops in Brazil. Bruce Brodersen, Nebraska School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences associate professor, discusses how the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus has impacted pork producers.

Episode 682: October 23, 2015
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, gives an update on harvest progress and results. Jayson Lusk, Regents Professor and Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in Oklahoma State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, talks about consumer perceptions of antibiotic use on the farm. Dustin Loy, Nebraska School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, explains how the Seneca Valley Virus can impact pigs. Sheila Purdum, Nebraska Extension poultry specialist, gives an update on avian influenza in the U.S.

Episode 681: October 16, 2015
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes the dead cat bounces in corn and soybean markets. Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, explains how to minimize the risks associated with fall nitrogen applications . Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension educator, describes how the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network can help growers conduct trials on their own operations. Jessica Groskopf, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines a series of post-harvest grain marketing workshops offered across Nebraska in November and December. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension beef specialist, explains how producers can maintain a cow/calf enterprise in a dry-lot setting.

Episode 680: October 9, 2015
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the recent drops in live and feeder cattle prices. Wes Peterson, Nebraska professor of agricultural economics, talks about what the Trans-Pacific Partnership could mean for agriculture. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag and water law specialist, provides an update on the Keystone XL Pipeline. Paul Jasa, Nebraska Extension engineer, describes how soil can be compacted during harvest. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, advises farmers to scout for stalk and ear rots in high-risk areas of cornfields.

Episode 679: October 2, 2015
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, analyzes the USDA’s Quarterly Grain Stocks Report estimates. Lee Schulz, Iowa State Extension livestock economist, looks at details from the USDA’s Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report, including the highest inventory since data began in 1988. John Wilson, Nebraska Extension educator, explains why after harvest is a good time to sample for soybean cyst nematode. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, discusses the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Country of Origin Labeling and ag appropriations. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, says producers may be able to cut or graze alfalfa in October, but they need to take special considerations.

Episode 678: September 25, 2015
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes corn, soybean and wheat markets. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, recaps his recent trip to Japan. Richard Perrin, Nebraska agricultural economics Jim Roberts Professor, analyzes how oil price movement has impacted gasoline and ethanol. Jay Jenkins, Nebraska Extension educator, explains why fall is a great time for farmers and ranchers to evaluate body condition of cows. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says many soybean growers had problems with white mold in soybeans this year.

Episode 677: September 18, 2015
John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, analyzes estimates from the USDA's September Crop Report. Cathy Anderson, Nebraska State Farm Service Agency production and compliance programs chief, says growers face a Sept. 30 deadline to sign contracts for Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) farm programs in order to be eligible for potential payments. Dave Goeller, Nebraska Extension farm business succession planning specialist, discusses when a farmer or rancher should start to plan for farm succession. Tyler Williams, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, recaps soil moisture levels across Nebraska. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, demonstrates how corn growers can estimate yields before harvest.

Episode 676: September 11, 2015
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, says the cattle feedings sector is experiencing big losses. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, describes how growers can estimate soybean yields before harvest. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says stalk rot issues are starting to appear in some Nebraska cornfields. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, explains why sampling and testing forages is the only way to get an accurate idea of their nutritive value. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, says certain insects can damage stored grain and lower its quality, and he provides tips for preparing grain bins before harvest.

Episode 675: September 4, 2015
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes selling options for corn and soybeans as harvest approaches. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension water and ag law specialist, outlines the new Environmental Protection Agency regulations on Waters of the U.S. Matt Spangler, Nebraska Extension beef genetics specialist, explains how improvements in beef genetics have moved the cattle industry forward. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, says growers need to look at whether they have high or low costs of production.

Episode 674: August 28, 2015
Kate Brooks, Nebraska Extension livestock economist, analyzes current cattle prices and several USDA reports regarding the industry. Jerry Volesky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, gives an update on current conditions in central and western Nebraska. Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, and a team of researchers at the Haskell Ag Lab near Concord, Nebraska, have been conducting research on tillage, crop rotation and nitrogen applications for nearly 30 years. Fred Whitford, Purdue Extension clinical engagement professor, explains why water quality, tank size and consistent product measurements can significantly affect producers' ability to control weeds.

Episode 673: August 21, 2015
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes corn and soybean markets. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says there are disease problems in some of the state's soybean fields. Jim MacDonald, Nebraska beef cattle nutritionist, explains advanced technologies for harvesting corn residues. Karla Jenkins, Nebraska Extension cow/calf and range management specialist, outlines how certain techniques can help limit stress when weaning calves. Chuck Hibberd, Nebraska Extension dean and director, describes what is on display at this year's "Raising Nebraska" exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair.

Episode 672: August 14, 2015
Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, discusses the USDA's August Crop Report estimates and analyzes how corn and soybean markets reacted to the numbers. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes weak U.S. pork exports. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, outlines the upcoming SCAL field day. Galen Erickson, Nebraska Extension beef feedlot nutrition specialist, discusses cutting and using silage in cattle diets. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, explains farm program payments Nebraska growers could receive this fall under Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage enrollments.

Episode 671: August 7, 2015
Elaine Kub, author of "Mastering the Grain Markets," analyzes corn and soybean markets leading up the USDA's August Crop Report. Roric Paulman, Nebraska Water Balance Alliance board chair and producer from Sutherland, Nebraska, describes his efforts to ensure a safe and sustainable water supply in the state. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines the 2015 Soybean Management Field Days taking place at four locations across Nebraska. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, discusses what farmers should think about before renewing or giving up a farm lease. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension ag law specialist, explains what happens if renters and landlords do not reach a deal by the farm lease deadline of September 1.

Episode 670: July 31, 2015
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the USDA's July Cattle report. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, gives an update on southern rust in the state. Tom Hunt, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes how rootworm damage led to severe injury in a corn test plot. Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, discusses current crop conditions. Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, talks about research that studies how increased phosphorus rates influence corn yields.

Episode 669: July 24, 2015
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, talks about crop conditions across the Corn Belt. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says brown spot is appearing in fields, including those with a history of hail damage. Mike Boehlje, Purdue University ag economist, talks about how farmers can better manage during tougher times. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, says spring annuals can be planted into wheat stubble for fall forages. Justin McMechan, Nebraska Ph.D. and Doctor of Plant Health Program graduate student, explains how manually hailing corn might provide better information about how plants recover from hail damage.

Episode 668: July 17, 2015
Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, analyzes weak international demand for U.S. beef, profit margins for producers and market prices for feeder and live cattle markets. Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, gives an update on moisture conditions in Nebraska, as well as other states in the Corn Belt. Richard Randle, Nebraska Extension beef veterinarian, explains how hot temperatures, high humidity and light winds can cause problems for cattle. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, gives an update on corn diseases in Nebraska. Terry Klopfenstein, Nebraska professor emeritus in ruminant nutrition, explains how wheat with vomitoxin can be safely fed to cattle. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, discusses the Nebraska Rural Poll which shows rural Nebraskans are more optimistic about the future than in any previous study.

Episode 667: July 10, 2015
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes volatile price movements in corn and soybean markets. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension beef specialist, says precipitation events could have changed the quality of some forages and producers might want to sample those forages before feeding them to animals. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, describes insects that could be in corn and soybean fields across the state, as well as treatment options for each. Vincent Amanor-Boadu, Kansas State University agribusiness economics and management professor, says the traditional, small farms across Africa could provide opportunities for U.S. farmers to supply those markets with agricultural products. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, explains how Enlist corn and soybean traits might be able to help farmers in their weed management programs.

Episode 666: July 3, 2015
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag ProEdge grain sales manager, analyzes the recently released USDA reports on grain stocks and planted acres, as well as corn and soybean price reaction following the release. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, looks at the USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist, discusses weed resistance issues and control efforts in corn and soybean fields. Tatsuo Ishii, Cargill Japan Limited director, talks about the recent history of U.S. beef exports to Japan.

Episode 665: June 26, 2015
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, talks about domestic beef demand, the outlook for corn costs and the environment for cattle prices as June closes out. David Miller, minister-counselor for agricultural affairs for the USDA in Tokyo, explains why Japanese consumers are valuable to American farmers. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says heavy rains before and after soybean planting could have helped diseases develop in plants. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says northern corn leaf blight is showing up in certain Nebraska counties.

Episode 664: June 19, 2015
This week, we report from the 2015 International Food and Agribusiness Management Association World Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Ed Usset, University of Minnesota grain marketing specialist, describes growing conditions in Minnesota. Eric Thor, Arizona State University professor of agribusiness, explains why the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Trade Promotion Authority are important for farmers in Nebraska. Bethany Hahn, Minnesota Board of Animal Health communications director, talks about the impact of the avian influenza virus in Minnesota. Kenneth Zuckerberg, Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory executive director, talks about the role of big data in agriculture.

Episode 663: June 12, 2015
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes June's supply and demand estimates in corn and soybeans. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says farmers can be sampling cornfields for nematodes. Stephen Baenziger, Nebraska professor of agronomy and horticulture, discusses some of the diseases Nebraska's wheat growers have faced this year. We examine how customers use American corn with Tetsuo Hamamoto, U.S. Grains Council Japan director. Cathy Anderson, Nebraska State Farm Service Agency production and compliance programs chief, explains how farmers will need to sign up for ARC and PLC farm programs in the near future.

Episode 662: June 5, 2015
Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, discusses current crop conditions and gives his thoughts on future market movement. Greg Ibach, Nebraska Department of Agriculture director, describes how the avian influenza virus has impacted flocks in Nebraska. Cathy Anderson, Nebraska State Farm Service Agency production and compliance programs chief, explains what farmers need to do if weather has prevented them from planting or if their crop has failed. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension water and ag law specialist, explains outcomes from the recently adjourned Nebraska Unicameral. Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, analyzes how ethanol and biodiesel could be affected by suggested mandates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Episode 661: May 29, 2015
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes the drastic price movements in wheat markets. Jenny Rees, Nebraska Extension educator, says some growers in the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network are using sugar in corn and soybean production. Dave Boxler, Nebraska Extension educator, says late spring and early summer is the time for cattle producers to evaluate their fly control options. Kate Brooks, Nebraska Extension livestock economist, analyzes USDA reports in the cattle industry. Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension state climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week.

Episode 660: May 22, 2015
Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes how the recent rally in hog prices is lifting profit margins for producers. We report on the potential implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, says farmers and ranchers might need to utilize special techniques to limit damage on grasses after recent heavy rains. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, discusses soybean seedling diseases that could be appearing in Nebraska fields. Terry Hejny, Nebraska LEAD Program director, explains what applicants should be hoping to get out of the Nebraska LEAD program.

Episode 659: May 15, 2015
Two chicken flocks in Dixon County have been confirmed as Nebraska's first avian influenza cases. John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, analyzes the USDA's May Crop Report which projects U.S. farmers will harvest 13.6 billion bushels of corn and 3.85 billion bushels of soybeans in 2015. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says cornfield conditions vary widely across the state but growers should be watching for seedling diseases. Amy Millmier Schmidt, Nebraska Extension livestock bioenvironmental engineer, explains what producers should do to minimize potential runoff from holding ponds and lagoons. With 30 percent of Nebraska's corn crop emerged, Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, says growers can begin scouting their fields for insect damage. We explain how consumers in Japan use U.S. corn, soybeans and wheat.

Episode 658: May 8, 2015
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, analyzes price movement in corn and soybeans and discusses selling strategies. We explore why the Japanese market is vital to beef and pork producers in the state. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension educator, explains why ponded or waterlogged soils can cause problems for corn and soybean plants.

Episode 657: May 1, 2015
In this episode, we show you a short preview of our recent visit to Japan. Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the bullish and bearish arguments regarding cattle markets. Elaine Kub, author of "Mastering the Grain Markets," summarizes planting progress across the U.S. Elaine also discusses corn and soybean price movement and explains why drought in South Dakota and Minnesota is important to overall production. Stephen Wegulo, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, says stripe rust has been found in Nebraska. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, talks about making hay from small grains.

Episode 656: April 24, 2015
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, discusses planting progress across Nebraska and the rest of the U.S. Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Inc. executive director, says the USDA expects U.S. net farm income in 2015 to be $73.6 billion. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, explains concepts in the Nebraska Legislature regarding agricultural property tax reform. Jenny Rees, Nebraska Extension educator, discusses grower-based research studying the use of cover crops through the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network.

Episode 655: April 17, 2015
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag commodity risk manager, analyzes recent movement in corn and soybean markets. Dennis Conley, Nebraska professor of agricultural economics, examines the value of the ethanol sector and explains where Nebraska's ethanol and dried distillers' grains are used. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State Extension livestock marketing specialist, analyzes cattle price movement from March into April. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator, explains why producers might want to be thinking about trigger dates and stocking rates in pastures and ranges.

Episode 654: April 10, 2015
Todd Hultman, DTN grains analyst, examines the pace of soybean demand during the first half of the crop year. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, describes ideal planting conditions for corn. Bryce Anderson, DTN senior ag meteorologist, gives an update on moisture conditions across Nebraska and forecasts spring planting weather for the state. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, discusses the use of precision ag tools to make management decisions on the farm.

Episode 653: April 3, 2015
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, analyzes the USDA's estimates on grain stocks and prospective plantings. Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, says winter wheat damage in southwest Nebraska is the worst he has ever seen in such a widespread area. Sheila Purdum, Nebraska Extension poultry specialist, explains what the H5N2 avian flu is, how it affects birds and how producers can implement biosecurity precautions on their operations. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes the USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report.

Episode 652: March 27, 2015
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, talks about consumer demand approaching grilling season and also analyzes the recent rally in cattle markets. Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension agronomist, explains recommendations for corn and soybean planting dates. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, describes the nitrogen needs of soybeans. Brandy VanDeWalle, Nebraska Extension educator, talks about the 2015 Innovative Youth Corn Challenge contest. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension water and ag law specialist, explains LB176 and why other states have added extra provisions to further protect producers.

Episode 651: March 20, 2015
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, describes the recent movement in corn and soybean markets. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension water and ag law specialist, explains bills in the Nebraska Unicameral dealing with livestock zoning, county-level grants and custom hog feeding. Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator talks about creating a marketing plan for this year's calf crop. Aaron also examines the dangers of grass tetany. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, discusses new soybean seed treatments aimed at managing soybean cyst nematode and sudden death syndrome.

Episode 650: March 13, 2015
Darin Newsom, DTN senior analyst, analyzes the USDA's latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. The deadlines for growers to choose Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) is March 31, and Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, gives a final overview of the decision for corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum. Steve Mason, Nebraska professor of agronomy and horticulture, says Nebraska farmers are moving towards higher corn seeding rates. Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Extension soil scientist, explains how Nebraska determines its soil fertility suggestions.

Episode 649: March 6, 2015
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, talks about the struggle in the soybean market during the week. Scott Irwin, University of Illinois ag economist, analyzes the current environment for ethanol and examines the future for biodiesel. Jerry Volseky, Nebraska Extension range and forage specialist, says farmers and ranchers can begin planning for the grazing season. Jim Jansen, Nebraska Extension educator, says the 2015 declines in farmland values follow changes in prices for agricultural commodities.

Episode 648: February 27, 2015
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, talks about narrowing feeding margins and beef demand. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension water and ag law specialist, explains the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling regarding the Republican River and President Barack Obama's veto on the federal Keystone XL Pipeline bill. Loren Giesler, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, talks about the use of soybean seed treatments. Aaron Stalker, Nebraska Extension beef range systems specialist, discusses why vitamin A is useful for beef cattle nutrition.

Episode 647: February 20, 2015
Elaine Kub, author of "Mastering the Grain Markets," analyzes projections from the USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum on planted acres and ending stocks. Roger Elmore, Nebraska Extension cropping systems agronomist, monitored corn plants after hail injury and explains why some plants did not recover as expected. Bob Klein, Nebraska Extension western Nebraska crops specialist, says some growers are concerned fluctuating temperatures might have negatively impacted wheat plants. Rick Funston, Nebraska Extension beef cattle reproductive physiologist, talks about estrus synchronization and the importance of pre-calving nutrition.

Episode 646: February 13, 2015
Luke Beckman, Central Valley Ag commodity risk manager, analyzes the USDA's February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, looks at the sharp drop in hog prices and explains how it impacts profit margins for producers. Matt Spangler, Nebraska Extension beef genetics specialist, talks about using valuable information to select a bull. Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator, says Nebraska soybean growers will soon receive results from trials at the 2014 Soybean Management Field Days.

Episode 645: February 06, 2015
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, explains his principle of never selling soybeans in February. Kate Brooks, Nebraska Extension livestock economist, analyzes the expansion effort in the beef industry and breaks down the latest USDA inventory report. Laura Thompson, Nebraska Extension cropping systems and ag technology educator, outlines the upcoming Nebraska On-Farm Research Network meetings. Alastair Stewart, DTN South America correspondent, gives an update on harvest progress in Argentina and Brazil. Rick Rasby, Nebraska Extension beef specialist, discusses cow nutrition during and after the calving season.

Episode 644: January 30, 2015
John Meuret, J.E. Meuret Grain Company, discusses the recent strength in the U.S. dollar, the Federal Reserve's thoughts on interest rates and selling strategies for corn and soybeans. Brad Lubben, Nebraska Extension public policy specialist, gives an update on ag trade opportunities in Europe, Asia and Cuba. Allan Vyhnalek, Nebraska Extension educator, outlines the 2015 Landlord/Tenant Cash Lease workshops offered in 12 Nebraska locations. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains how growers can make sure stored grain stays in good quality. John Wilson, Nebraska Extension educator, explains how soybean cyst nematode management can become more difficult with resistance.

Episode 643: January 23, 2015
Mike Briggs, feedlot manager from Seward, Nebraska, analyzes the recent slide in cattle markets. Alison Van Eenennaam, UC Davis Cooperative Extension specialist in animal genomics and biotechnology, discusses genetically engineered animals. Bob Wright, Nebraska Extension entomologist, explains how rootworm resistance might force growers to manage the pests in a different way. Bruce Anderson, Nebraska Extension forage specialist, gives an update on the current condition of Nebraska's pastures and ranges.

Episode 642: January 16, 2015
Jeff Peterson, Heartland Farm Partners president, analyzes estimates from the USDA's January Crop Report. Ruth MacDonald, Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition professor and chair, talks about GMO use in food production. Steve Tonn, Nebraska Extension educator, says there are definite advantages to calves born within the first 21 days of the calving season. Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension water and ag law specialist, explains the future of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Episode 641: January 9, 2015
Roy Smith, farmer and grain marketing consultant from Plattsmouth, Nebraska, explains how his updated price charts impact his opinion on sales strategies for corn and soybeans. Ron Plain, University of Missouri Extension economist, analyzes numbers from the USDA's Quarterly Hogs and Pigs Report. Richard Randle, Nebraska Extension beef veterinarian, explains how farmers and ranchers can begin planning for the coming calving season. Lowell Sandell, Valent FMD Specialist, recaps field trial results aimed at controlling waterhemp.

Episode 640: January 2, 2015
Frayne Olson, North Dakota State Extension economist, gives his thoughts on possible planted acreage in 2015 and looks ahead at the USDA's January Crop Report. Tamra Jackson-Ziems, Nebraska Extension plant pathologist, explains why seed selection can be valuable in managing corn diseases. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, outlines the upcoming 2015 Fremont Corn Expo. David Kohl, Virginia Tech emeritus professor, discusses the current state of U.S. agriculture. Brian Krienke, Nebraska Extension soils educator, describes the increasing popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles and discusses how they could be used on farms and ranches.

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