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27
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for February 23-27, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market posted a modest 2 cent weekend gain and then trended higher for the remainder of the trading week. The market opened on Monday with a $10.14 statewide average. Despite a Wednesday correction, the market had gains on four trading days of the week and finished on Friday with a […]

26
Feb
2015
Cotton base acreage in the 2014 Farm Bill
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Cotton is no longer a covered commodity eligible for enrollment in programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Existing 2013 cotton base acreage is now generic base acreage. Generic base acreage is allocated annually to each covered crop planted. This is a departure from previous farm bills in which established base acreage was fixed. Generic […]

24
Feb
2015
Upcoming deadlines for 2014 Farm Bill considerations
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Producers and land owners have upcoming decisions to select among alternative risk management programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Land owners have until February 27 to schedule an appointment with the county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for reallocating base acreage and updating payment yields. Deadline for program enrollment with FSA in Price Loss […]

23
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for February 16-20, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The Presidents’ Day holiday provided a long weekend adjustment period prior to the past trading week. The market took advantage of the period to get a 17 cent price increase and open on Tuesday with a $10.19 statewide average. The market lost 12 of those cents on Tuesday and had price fluctuations over the remainder […]

22
Feb
2015
Mid-South Ag Forum Set for Friday, February 27 at Mid-South Farm and Gin Show
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

Farmers attending the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, February 27, in Memphis, will want to attend the Mid-South Ag Forum, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the Mezzanine Level of the Cook Convention Center. This special seminar features information on successful technology adoption from research to the farm. Featured speakers are Jason Krutz, Mississippi State University, […]

20
Feb
2015
Cover Crop Workshop March 12th at Rice Research and Extension Center
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

Make plans to attend the University of Arkansas Cover Crops Workshop set for March 12th at the Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart, AR. Attendance is free and lunch will be provided. CEU’s will be offered including 1.5 hours of Crop Management, 0.5 of Pest Management and 2.0 hours of Soil and Water credits.  […]

17
Feb
2015
Spray/applicator clinic at Jonesboro on schedule for tomorrow
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

The sprayer/applicator clinic scheduled for tomorrow at the NEA Exposition Center in Jonesboro will start on schedule with registration at 8:30 AM and program following at 9:00.  For the complete program click on the link below. Pesticide Clinic program

16
Feb
2015
Spray Clinic at Marianna, AR Canceled Tomorrow 2/17/15
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

The sprayer/applicator clinic scheduled for tomorrow 2/17/15 at the Lon Mann Cotton Branch station at Marianna, Ar has been canceled due to the icy conditions.  Sprayer clinics scheduled for Wednesday, 2/18/15 at NEA Exposition Center, Jonesboro, AR; Thursday 2/19/15 at Morrilton and Friday 2/20/15 at the Men’s Club in McGehee, AR are still on schedule […]

13
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for February 9-13, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 5 cent weekend gain for the 2014 crop AR cash soybeans market put the Monday statewide average at $9.89. The market dropped 9 cents on Tuesday, but then gained a momentum that carried it higher each remaining trading day of the week to a closing statewide average on Friday of $10.02, an overall 18 […]

13
Feb
2015
2014 Rice Research Verification Program Report
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The 2014 Rice Research Program Verification report is now available by clicking the link or on the publications tab of the Arkansas Row Crops blog. The 2014 growing season was the thirty-second year for the Rice Research Verification Program (RRVP).  The RRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, county extension agents, extension specialists, and researchers.  The […]