Market Journal | January 24, 2020 (Full Episode)

January 24, 2020
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This week on Market Journal… (00:50) Cow/Calf Costs – Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator, breaks down the cost of production for cow/calf producers in 2019 and what changes we may see in 2020. •For information on the BeefWatch article Aaron mentioned in this interview, visit (05:21) Winter Cattle Nutrition – Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist Mary Drewnoski explains why it’s important to keep cattle in late gestation at a certain body condition score and how to supplement the proper nutrition needed. (09:38) Markets with Luke Beckman – Central Valley Ag’s Luke Beckman tells us how the market is reacting to Phase One of the China trade deal. Luke also shares how delays in South American crop production could present opportunities for U.S. exports. (16:46) Al’s Forecast – Old Man Winter came for a visit this week. Nebraska Extension Ag Climatologist Al Dutcher lets us know how much longer the cold weather will hang around. (21:02) Ag Uncertainty in 2020 – Nebraska Extension Public Policy Specialist Brad Lubben discusses how commodity prices and new trade agreements could affect your decisions on key farm policy programs like ARC and PLC. Next Week… With calving around the corner for some, we’ll offer a few tips to make it go as smoothly as possible. Plus, sleep deprivation is an issue for many farmers this time of year. We’ll examine it. • Become a show sponsor: • Website: • Facebook: • Twitter: • Instagram: