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13
Nov
2018
Rice Decisions for 2019
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 2019.  It’s turned out to be a great year for rice yields and overall quality.  While rice prices still leave something to be desired, soybean prices have many wondering just how much rice they should plant […]

13
Nov
2018
Field Performance of Selected Soybean Varieties in a Southern Root-knot Nematode Infested Field, 2018
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist; and Michael Emerson, Program Associate The southern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) is the most important yield-limiting plant-pathogenic nematode that affects soybean production in the mid-South.  It is found in nearly all soybean producing counties in Arkansas and can cause significant (>70%) yield loss when the wrong soybean variety (i.e. […]

12
Nov
2018
2019 Crop Enterprise Budgets Now Available
Author: Breana Watkins, Program Associate - Agricultural Economics

By Breana Watkins – Program Associate, Agricultural Economics The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture has released the 2019 Crop Enterprise Budgets. Budgets are available as a printed manuscript and as interactive files that allow users to change inputs and prices to fit each producer’s unique situation. Budget summaries present side-by-side comparisons for surface irrigated, […]

12
Nov
2018
November 15 Webinar: Cotton Market and Risk Management Outlook
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist Join us Thursday, November 15 at 3 p.m. CST for the next Food and Agribusiness Webinar.  The seminar will highlight the risks facing the cotton market going in to the 2019 cropping season.  A combination of large planted acreage, adequate soil moisture, and likely low abandonment and above average yields […]

10
Nov
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for November 5-9, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market lost 1 cent over the weekend and began the past week with a Monday statewide average of $8.30 per bushel, a 40 cent gain from the Monday opening average of the previous week.  Price lost 4 cents on Tuesday, but then regained its losses […]

10
Nov
2018
Arkansas corn market report for November 5-9, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market started the past week strongly with a 3 cent weekend gain, but remained generally steady throughout the trading week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.71, a gain of 12 cents from the previous Monday opening average.  […]

5
Nov
2018
Arkansas corn market report for Oct. 29- Nov. 2, 2018 and October monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market started the past week with slight weakness, but quickly turned upward and reached a high not seen since August.  The market lost 1 cent over the weekend and opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.59, a loss of 2 […]

5
Nov
2018
Arkansas soybean cash market report for Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2018 and October monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market began the past week with weekend and early day losses, but caught fire midweek and soared to levels not seen since late August.  Price opened on Monday at a statewide average of $7.90 per bushel, a 14 cent decline from the Monday opening average […]

31
Oct
2018
USDA Announces 2017 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Payment Rates for Rice
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced today the 2017 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for long-grain and medium-grain rice.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments for covered commodities enrolled in PLC when the Marketing Year Average (MYA) price is below the statutory Reference Price.  The PLC Payment Rate […]

29
Oct
2018
Nov. 1 Webinar: New Technologies for Rice Breeding with a Focus on CRISPR Gene Editing
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist Join us Thursday, November 1 at 3:00 p.m. CST for our next Food and Agribusiness Webinar with Dr. Michael Thomson, Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M.  This webinar will provide an overview of molecular breeding technologies for rice improvement, including next-generation sequencing, marker-assisted breeding, […]