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16
Apr
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for April 9-13, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 12 cent weekend gain lifted the Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market and price trended generally higher through the past week of trading.  The market opened Monday at a statewide average of $10.33 and moved up to $10.47 on Thursday before settling at $10.43 on Friday to end the […]

16
Apr
2018
Corn Replant: Killing existing stands
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Judging by the number of calls I have received this morning, it looks like we will be re-planting some of the March and early April planted corn.  The best plan may be to wait for 7 days and take another assessment of the corn stand.  This will also allow […]

13
Apr
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 4-13-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles April 13, 2018  No. 2018-07                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress What a long strange trip it is once again.  When we get to a normal year, someone let me know – I’d like to see that.  Last week’s rain hit primarily the […]

10
Apr
2018
Wheat freeze update
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist On the morning of April 8thmuch of the state had a frost/freeze with temperatures at or near freezing to as low as 25 degrees F in localized areas.   Approximately 20% of the state’s wheat was in the process of heading on April 8thwith a majority of wheat […]

10
Apr
2018
Corn freeze injury
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

On the morning of April 8thmany across the state experienced a frost or freeze with temperatures ranging from just above freezing to as low as 25 degrees F in localized areas.   As with any freeze event there appears to be a lot of temperature variability even within a small area.  At the time of the […]

10
Apr
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for April 2-6, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market lost 8 cents over the past weekend, but eventually regained almost all of the loss by the end of the week.  Price opened trading on Monday at a statewide average of $10.14 and added 5 cents on Tuesday before suffering a major, 21 […]

6
Apr
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 4-6-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke & Bob Scott April 6, 2018  No. 2018-06                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Another week, a little more planting progress.  So, Fig. 1 is a cleaned up version from last week that better shows where we are relative to previous years.  Notice that we’re still […]

3
Apr
2018
April 12 Webinar: The Challenges of Writing the Next Farm Bill and Ongoing Trade Issues​
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agriculture Economist and Professor of Economics The next Food and Agribusiness Webinar will be on Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m.  Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) director Pat Westhoff will discuss the economic, trade and biofuels considerations, crop and livestock market outlook, and other issues that congressional leadership and members […]

2
Apr
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for March 26-30, 2018 and monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market lost 3 cents over the past weekend and then moved steadily lower through the first half of the week.  Price eventually fell to a Wednesday low of $9.94 before surging up 28 cents on Thursday to end the shortened, pre-Easter week.  The market […]

30
Mar
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 3-30-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Drs. Jarrod Hardke, Gus Lorenz, Tom Barber, & Yeshi Wamishe March 30, 2018  No. 2018-05                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It looks like recently planted rice is going to need a snorkel for the next week.  Several inches of rain this week across the entire Arkansas Delta with […]