The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market gained 3 cents over the weekend and then struggled to hold it through the remainder of the week. AMS did not publish a report on Thursday, but resumed on Friday to end the week. The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.61, a loss of 5 cents from the previous Monday opening average. Price fluctuated within a 3 cent range around the opening price through the week and closed with a weekly low daily average of $3.60 on Friday (Figure 1). The closing average price left the market 2 cents over the previous Friday closing statewide average. Highest daily individual market price over the past week was $3.70 at Little Rock on both Monday and Tuesday. Low quote of the week was $3.51 at Blytheville on Wednesday. End-of-the-week quotes saw Friday closing day prices ranging from a $3.52 low at Blytheville to a high of $3.68 at Little Rock. The ending quotes represented a range of 16 cents, just a 1 cent narrowing compared to the previous week closing range. The same five individual markets continued to provide price quotations throughout the past week.
(Market average prices stated in this report are unweighted averages of the state markets surveyed by NASS. Price data was based on USDA LR GR111 Arkansas Daily Grain Reports.)