Market Journal | July 12, 2019 (Full Episode)

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July 12, 2019
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This week on Market Journal… (00:49) Managing Muddy Feedlots – This year has been especially tough for cattle producers to clean and maintain their feedlots. And messy lots can mean lower cattle profitability. UNL Associate Professor of Biological Systems Engineering Dr. Rick Stowell offers information on how to keep the area clean. • For more, visit: https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/muddy-feedlot-surfaces-what-are-my-options. (03:20) Hay Inventory Shortages – Cold and wet conditions could be bad news for producers needing hay for their animals. Nebraska Extension Educator Aaron Berger gives tips on how to plan ahead if your hay is lacking in quality and quantity. • For more information, visit: https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/planning-potentially-short-hay-inventory-ranch. (05:46) This Week in the Markets –Elaine Kub is our market analyst this week. She explains what you can do if you won’t be able to fill your crop contract this season. Plus, she offers her take on what lower yields could mean for corn and soybean prices. (12:50) Dairy Margin Coverage Program – Sign-up for the Dairy Margin Coverage Program has been active for about a month now. As part of the 2018 Farm Bill, the DMC replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy. Nebraska FSA’s Bobbie Kriz-Wickham explains resources and upcoming educational events available for producers. • You can get more information on the DMC at https://www.fsa.usda.gov/ne and https://www.fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/dairy-margin-coverage-program/index. • Sign up for the upcoming DMC sessions at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScw0ZS-LO0pn3MPYFZ-sXSlNGGM9K_q-avt_F8jzlGaScadmQ/viewform. (14:38) Al’s Forecast – With hot temperatures across the state and major flooding in some parts too, Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher lets us know what’s in store for the week ahead. (18:37) Japanese Beetles and Thistle Caterpillars – The Japanese beetle is making itself at home in more parts of the state, and thistle caterpillars are hitting producers in large numbers. Extension Entomologist Dr. Bob Wright explains what producers can do and what to look for. (24:56) Northeast Nebraska Swine Summit – Anyone interested in pork production is invited to the upcoming Northeast Nebraska Swine Summit on July 17th in Norfolk. Will Keech, AFAN’s Director of Livestock Development, shares what will be covered. • For more information and how to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/yyz647xl. Next Week … Doug Simon from Tredas will be here to help us break down the markets. Plus, we'll offer some tips to keep your cattle cool and eating in rising temperatures. And hear about some new things happening at the Haskell Ag Lab. • Become a show sponsor: https://marketjournal.unl.edu/sponsor-mj • WEBSITE: http://www.marketjournal.unl.edu • FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/marketjournal • TWITTER: http://www.twitter.com/marketjournal • INSTAGRAM: http://www.instagram.com/market_journal