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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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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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.
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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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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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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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Cotton Incorporated is hosting a Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar at The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
The main topics covered in the seminar include:
Why are options on cotton futures critical to
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The University of Arkansas 2014 Crop Budgets are now available on-line. Users have the option of accessing the budgets in one of two (2) formats; pdf or Microsoft Excel.
The budgets can be found at the link below.
Based on current commodity prices and cost of production, Arkansas growers would be expected to
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In the last few years we have been seeing the need for foliar thrips applications in cotton, even though seed was treated with an Insecticide Seed Treatment (IST). Growers and consultants have been frustrated with the need for foliar applications to protect cotton from thrips after spending $15 per acre for a seed treatment and
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September 2013 FSA Certified Crop Acreage
The table below contains the FSA certified planted crop acreage information for Arkansas as of September 17, 2013. This information is subject to change as further updates are released each month. The final report for the year will be released in January, including final harvest acreage information.
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