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U.S. Crop Progress

USDA – NASS released its first U.S. Crop Progress report for 2014 this afternoon.  It included planting progress, as of April 6, for cotton, sorghum, and rice.  Winter wheat condition ratings were included as well.

Overall, U.S. sorghum and rice planting are lagging the 5-year average pace in all states, while

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2014 Commodity Calendar

The link below includes a monthly listing of release dates for key USDA reports such as:  Crop Progress, Export Sales, Crop Production, Supply/Demand (WASDE), Acreage, and Grain Stocks.

2014 Commodity Calendar

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin release of its’ weekly U.S. Crop Progress reports on Monday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m.

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Are you maximizing control with your herbicide application?

This is an interesting time in Arkansas agriculture as new technologies are on the horizon in many crops and resistant weeds are becoming more prevalent in all crops and across multiple modes of action.  We have screened multiple samples of barnyardgrass that contain 3-way resistance to Propanil, Facet, and Newpath (ALS) chemistry.  Also annual and

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USDA Prospective Plantings report

The USDA released its March Prospective Plantings report today at 11:00 CDT.  This report provides the results of the first NASS survey of U.S. farmers planting intentions for 2014.

Corn:

USDA Prospective Plantings report

2014 Mid-South Ag Forum at the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

The 62nd annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show will be held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, TN. More than 400 exhibitors from more than 40 states will be on-hand showcasing the latest technology and innovation in agriculture. A new event at the Gin Show for 2014 will

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2014 Price and Acreage Projections

The USDA kicked off its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum today.  The program this morning included the “Outlook for U.S. Agriculture in 2014″   Below is a summary of projections for U.S. planted acreage and average producer prices for the 2014/15 crop year.

Corn: 92 million acres, down from 95.4 million in 2013.  Season average price: $3.90/bu

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2014 Crop Insurance Projected Prices

The attached file includes the 2014 crop year projected prices approved for the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, and Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion policies available in Arkansas.

The projected prices are covered by the February 28 sales closing date, unless otherwise indicated, and are applicable for the crops, types, practices, and states indicated.

2014

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Soil fertility workshop in Stuttgart cancelled for Feb. 11, 2014

The soil fertility workshop that was scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart has been cancelled due to the ominous winter weather forecast with plans to reschedule it for later in the year.  Please watch Arkansas Crops for a post indicating the new date and registration information.

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Winter annual burndown.. Will the weather cooperate?

It seems strange to talk about burndown as most of the state is under a winter weather advisory today.  Needless to say, control of winter annuals is going to be best when daytime high temperatures rise to the 50°F range.  Herbicide rate can compensate for cooler temperatures to some extent, but once temperatures drop below

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2014 soil fertility workshops scheduled: Register now

Registration for the 2014 Soil Fertility Workshops is now available. The first workshop will be held February 10, 2014 at ASU’s Cooper Alumni Center, Jonesboro. The second workshop will be held February 11, 2014 at the Rice Research and Extension Center, Stuttgart.

Some of this year’s topics will include:

How to build and maintain soil

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