Market Journal - September 8, 2017
Hog Market Analysis
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.
Cover Crops & Weed Control
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.
Al Dutcher, Nebraska Extension agricultural climatologist, gives his forecast for the coming week