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16
Oct
2017
Rice Decisions for 2018
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist As we wrap up harvest it’s already time to make planting decisions for 2018.  It’s turned out to be a great year for rice yields and prices have improved so there is a lot more optimism right now than this time last year. Based on multiple years of advanced […]

16
Oct
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 9-13, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 New Crop Soybean Market lost 2 cents over the extended Columbus Day holiday weekend before starting a climb that saw price improvement every trading day of the week.  Price opened on Tuesday at $9.25 and posted gains of 6 to 28 cents on each day.  The Friday […]

12
Oct
2017
Arkansas Crop Production Update (Oct. 12, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA made relatively few changes this month to Arkansas’ crop production forecast.  No acreage or yield changes were made this month in regard to soybeans or cotton. However, there were some adjustments to the state average corn and rice yields. Based on conditions as of October 1, Arkansas’ corn yield is expected to average 179 […]

11
Oct
2017
Pre-Report Estimates for October 12th USDA Supply/Demand Report
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA will release its monthly WASDE (supply/demand report) and Crop Production reports on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Central time. The following comments summarize private analysts’ pre-report expectations for tomorrow’s USDA reports. Soybeans: Ahead of the October 12th USDA supply/demand report, industry analysts’ project the U.S. soybean yield to be near the USDA’s […]

11
Oct
2017
Webinar recording available: Farm bill, policy, tax reform, trade, market outlook
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Agricultural Economics For Delta Farm Press Pat Westhoff provided the participants in the Oct. 5 University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s, Food and Agribusiness Webinar a powerful “Outlook Discussion on Farm Bill, Policy, Tax Reform, Trade and Market Outlook.” Westhoff is director of Missouri FAPRI — Food and Agricultural Policy […]

10
Oct
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress (week ending October 8, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

From the USDA October 10, 2017 Crop Progress Report for Arkansas.  The full report can be downloaded at this link: Arkansas NASS Crop Progress Oct. 10, 2017 Another week of above normal temperatures and dry conditions allowed harvest to advance quickly for the week ending October 8th.  Weather stations around eastern Arkansas recorded average temperatures […]

10
Oct
2017
2017 Soybean Cross Reference Guide Now Available
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension soybean agronomist The 2017 Soybean Cross Reference Guide has been updated with new soybean varieties.  This year’s version contains only varieties that have been commercially sold in the past seven years.  Older varieties that are no longer commercially available were removed from the 2017 Guide.  This is not an all-inclusive list […]

10
Oct
2017
2017 Metribuzin Ratings for Soybean Varieties
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension soybean agronomist Every year, varieties entered into the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Soybean Performance Trials are screened for tolerance to metribuzin.  Metribuzin (Sencor, Canopy, etc.) is a PSII inhibitor (Group 5) herbicide that provides residual control of an assortment of annual grasses and broadleaf weeds in soybean, including […]

10
Oct
2017
Cotton Marketing Teleconference October 13
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The monthly Ag Market Network Teleconference will be on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 a.m CDT. The panel discussion will focus on the cotton aspects of the October 12 USDA supply/demand and Crop Production reports. The teleconference number is 1-712-775-7085 and the access code is 969119 to listen by phone. During the program you […]

9
Oct
2017
Gulf Urea and DAP Price Update
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

In the week ending October 6, average Urea and DAP prices in the New Orleans region (NOLA) finished lower for the second consecutive week. Urea After a three-week run-up in September that pushed prices $48/ton higher, Gulf urea prices have turned lower over the past two weeks, giving back $20/ton. Last week, NOLA granular urea […]