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23
May
2017
What to expect from the markets this week, May 22, 2017
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics Market “Near Term” Snap Shot 10-year Treasury Yield: Slightly bullish – lower yield S&P 500: Likely consolidates for a period before moving higher Global Equities: Some consolidating gains; others near term bullish; any significant corrective activity in the S&P 500 will spill-over into many global equities U.S. Dollar: Sideways […]

23
May
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update for May 19, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas: The Warm temperatures and sunshine has turned fields around struggling from cool wet weather as well as herbicide related issues.  Several fields have received the permanent flood this past week.  Those fields include Lincoln, Prairie and Lafayette Counties. According to the DD-50 […]

22
May
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for May 15-19, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 13 cent weekend gain in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market was held through midweek before price moved sharply lower on Thursday.  The losses were partially regained in Friday trading, price finished lower compared to the previous week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average […]

22
May
2017
Register now for the May 25 rice webinar
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, Department of Ag Economics and Agribusiness  On May 25 at 2 pm (CST), we will be hosting a webinar that may be of interest to rice producers and agribusiness industry personnel.  This webinar will focus on USDA’s projections for the 2017/18 U.S. and global rice markets. The main themes: A 10-percent […]

19
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-19-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 19, 2017  No. 2017-09                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The Arkansas rice crop was considered 95% planted as of Monday.  There are still a few acres out there to be planted the first time, but many are currently working on replant decisions related […]

19
May
2017
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 19, 2017
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Two more fields were planted this week, which brings the total now up to 14.  All fields in southern Arkansas are now planted. Rainfall was very sporadic with several fields receiving none to 2.55” at Jefferson. Several early planted fields have moved to R2, […]

19
May
2017
Row Crop Scouting School Scheduled for June 1 in McGehee, AR
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist A pest scouting school focusing on insects and diseases in cotton, corn, soybean, rice and grain sorghum will be conducted at Hoot’s Barbecue in McGehee, AR on June 1, 2017. The program will start at 8:30 AM. Identification of insects and their damage will be covered, along with scouting techniques […]

18
May
2017
Row Crop Scouting School Scheduled for June 2 in Jonesboro, AR
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist A pest scouting school focusing on insects and diseases in cotton, corn, soybean, rice and grain sorghum will be conducted at the Craighead County Extension office on June 2. The program will start at 8:00 AM. Identification of insects and their damage will be covered, along with scouting techniques and […]

17
May
2017
Arkansas Cotton Update – May 17, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist This season is the most variable with regard to planting as I have ever experienced in Arkansas.  As we rolled into May, the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas reported that we had 15% of our intended acres planted.  At that point there were producers who had everything planted […]

12
May
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for May 8-12, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 4 cent weekend loss in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market was quickly offset by a week of generally higher prices before the gains were completely wiped out in Friday trading to end the week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.48 and moved higher, […]