Market Journal | January 17, 2020 (Full Episode)

January 17, 2020
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This week on Market Journal… (00:50) Wheat Trip to Portland – Part of the Market Journal crew was in Portland, OR last week taking part in the Wheat Export and Marketing Workshop sponsored by the Nebraska Wheat Board. Several attendees share what they learned during their time in the Pacific Northwest. •For more on the Nebraska Wheat Board and to get more information on future tours, visit (02:53) Finding Farm Workers – Mike Briggs, feedlot manager of Briggs Feed Yard, explains why hiring and keeping quality farm workers can be a challenge for the ag industry. (05:06) Markets with Derrell Peel – Oklahoma State University Livestock Specialist Derrell Peel talks about the collection of USDA reports released earlier this month. He also discusses how the cattle markets are positioned for 2020, and the challenges for the year ahead. (11:11) Waters of the U.S. – Dave Aiken, Nebraska Extension Ag and Water Law Specialist, gives an update on Waters of the United States (WOTUS) and what it means for ag. (15:48) Al’s Forecast – After a frigid week, Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher provides a look at what’s ahead. (19:29) Crop Pests & Diseases for 2020 – Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, discusses the research surrounding soybean gall midge for 2020. Plus, Nebraska Extension Plant Pathologist Tamra Jackson-Ziems has a preview of potential crop diseases. (25:00) Weed Science School – Nebraska Extension’s Weed Science School is January 29th at ENREC. Amit Jhala, UNL Extension Weed Management Specialist, talks about the event. •For more information, visit Next Week… We’ll examine how much money it took to produce a calf in 2019 and what that means for this year. Plus, Nebraska Extension Policy Specialist Brad Lubben shares some of the major challenges ag producers may be facing in 2020. • Become a show sponsor: • Website: • Facebook: • Twitter: • Instagram: