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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 […]

18
May
2017
Row Crop Scouting School Scheduled for June 2 in Jonesboro, AR
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist A pest scouting school focusing on insects and diseases in cotton, corn, soybean, rice and grain sorghum will be conducted at the Craighead County Extension office on June 2. The program will start at 8:00 AM. Identification of insects and their damage will be covered, along with scouting techniques and […]

17
May
2017
Arkansas Cotton Update – May 17, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist This season is the most variable with regard to planting as I have ever experienced in Arkansas.  As we rolled into May, the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Arkansas reported that we had 15% of our intended acres planted.  At that point there were producers who had everything planted […]

11
May
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops – May 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The May 2017 WASDE report for the supply and demand situation of field crops includes the first price forecasts for 2017 crops. Large ending 2016 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 […]

03
May
2017
Market price considerations for week of May 1 and the impact of the May 7th French presidential runoff
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas System Market price considerations for week of May 1 The French presidential runoff scheduled for May 7 continues to be one of the main events for the world financial and commodity markets. A win by popular vote leader Marie Le […]

28
Apr
2017
Crop Price Conditions – April 28, 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Beginnings of the fourth consecutive year of unfavorable commodity prices bring the question of conditions necessary for improved prices and the outlook for these conditions. Although accurate forecasting of commodity prices is an impossible challenge, field crop prices establish characteristics that provide insights for expectations that potentially impact market conditions. […]

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

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The April 2017 WASDE report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in expectations of low commodity prices for the upcoming 2017 crop year. Supplies have historical cycles, and low crop price projections are following corresponding trends of markets with excess supply. […]