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20
May
2016
Market news available for risk management
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Managing profitability during low prices has been a concern while planning for the 2016 production year. Recent rallies in crop prices have added a second concern to avoid locking in prices before increases reach a peak. The possibility of “leaving money on the table” with crops already planted is especially […]

16
May
2016
Crop pest scouting schools set for May 24 in McGehee and May 25 in Jonesboro
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator Crop pest scouting schools will be conducted on May 24 (McGehee) and May 25 (Jonesboro), 2016.  This year we have added sections on plant diseases.  The schools are classroom setting, providing information on identification and scouting techniques for insect and disease pests of cotton, soybean, rice, corn and grain […]

16
May
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – May 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with […]

12
May
2016
EPA posting a 15-day comment period on Section 18 for Transform on cotton
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The Section 18 for the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) use in cotton in the states of AR, MS and TN will have a 15 day comment period ending May 20, 2016. The link to post a comment is: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/05/05/2016-10584/emergency-exemptions-applications-sulfoxaflor?utm_campaign=pi+subscription+mailing+list&utm_medium=email&utm_source=federalregister.gov I know everyone is busy this time of year and it’s […]

31
Mar
2016
2016 Planting Intentions
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

USDA-NASS released its’ annual March Prospective Plantings report this morning which provides the first survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for the year. For Arkansas, planting intentions generally followed pre-report expectations with rice, corn and cotton acreage higher and grain sorghum sharply lower.  Soybean acreage is projected to decline to the lowest level since […]

15
Mar
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – March 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with […]

10
Mar
2016
Times are tough-scrutinize every input choice
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist Seems like most everybody who retails ag inputs is offering products that they profess will boost yields, even make ‘em skyrocket. Only problem is, claims often aren’t backed up with unbiased data to prove that these materials provide growers with a return on investment–that ROI that should guide every decision. […]

05
Mar
2016
ARC payment estimates for 2015 crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Low commodity prices have growers in need of all sources of revenue to keep farm operations economically viable until prices return to levels greater than costs of production. Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments for crops harvested in 2015 will be issued after the 2015 crop […]

02
Mar
2016
Fuel and fertilizer prices decreased for 2016 planting
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Prices for diesel fuel and fertilizers have continued to decrease as Arkansas farmers are preparing for 2016 planting. Reports in February indicate that diesel prices have decreased to $1.25/gallon from a price $1.90/gallon in November 2015. This will reduce total fuel costs by $23.00/acre for a rice field using diesel […]

02
Mar
2016
Using irrigation water management to improve the bottom line
Author: Chris Henry, Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer, Rice Research and Extension Center

By Chris Henry, Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer Last summer the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture implemented over 30  Irrigation Water Management (IWM) demonstrations. Workshops in Jonesboro and Stuttgart will provide producers a chance to hear details that were compiled from irrigation water management demonstrations last summer on cooperating farms.  The presentations will begin […]