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18
Aug
2017
August Commodity Market Update
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

The accompanying slide set for the August Commodity Market Update can be found at this link:  August 2017 Supply and Demand The complete August 2017 USDA Supply/Demand report can be found at:  World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates   Soybeans, corn, wheat, and cotton prices turned sharply lower last week in response to the August […]

18
Aug
2017
Cotton cutout: Heat unit accumulation as of August 18, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]

16
Aug
2017
UPDATED: Latest possible cutout date and heat unit-based termination guidelines for cotton
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]

10
Aug
2017
Whole farm analysis with crop enterprise budgets – August 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Whole farm budget analysis is an extended application of crop enterprise budget methodology. Crop enterprise budgets with per acre costs and returns are expanded to a whole farm analysis by applying county-level aggregate yield data to represent a case study farm. Results for the case study farm with 2,800 acres […]

17
Jul
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops – July 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Large ending 2016-2017 market year stocks become beginning stocks for the 2017 market year, and current 2017 crop price forecasts reflect abundant supplies that impact prices. Although long-grain rice ending stocks-to-use for the 2017 market year are projected low by historical measures, large carry-over supply from the previous market year […]

06
Jul
2017
Costs and Net Returns Trends for Arkansas Field Crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Recent years of low crop prices have been partially offset by reduced production costs. Net returns present two distinct eras: One period is ‘years subsequent to 2006’ with the other period being ‘years prior to 2006’. After favorable net returns during 2011-2013, low commodity prices are reducing net returns to […]

13
Jun
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops June 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Large ending 2016-2017 market year stocks become beginning stocks for the 2017 market year, and 2017 crop price forecasts reflect abundant supplies that impact prices. Projected increases in livestock and poultry products for 2017 and 2018 will marginally reduce supplies as feed inputs increase and create support for prices, but […]

12
Jun
2017
Damage reports from dicamba pouring in over the last 2 weeks
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Last season the Arkansas State Plant Board received a total of 32 drift complaints resulting from applications of various formulations of dicamba herbicide made to Xtend crops, mostly cotton.  This year the release and approval of Engenia herbicide (an improved formulation with reduced volatility) was registered in Arkansas and […]

23
May
2017
What to expect from the markets this week, May 22, 2017
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics Market “Near Term” Snap Shot 10-year Treasury Yield: Slightly bullish – lower yield S&P 500: Likely consolidates for a period before moving higher Global Equities: Some consolidating gains; others near term bullish; any significant corrective activity in the S&P 500 will spill-over into many global equities U.S. Dollar: Sideways […]

19
May
2017
Row Crop Scouting School Scheduled for June 1 in McGehee, AR
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist A pest scouting school focusing on insects and diseases in cotton, corn, soybean, rice and grain sorghum will be conducted at Hoot’s Barbecue in McGehee, AR on June 1, 2017. The program will start at 8:30 AM. Identification of insects and their damage will be covered, along with scouting techniques […]