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17
Jan
2018
Jan. 18 webinar: Farm bill activity and December 2017 baseline projects
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Dr. Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics Webinar Title:  Farm Bill Activity and December 2017 Baseline Projects of Economic Viability for Crop, Dairy, and Beef Cattle for the Next Five Years Webinar Date and Time: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) The presenter for the upcoming webinar is Professor […]

15
Jan
2018
Arkansas Crop Management Conference Jan. 16-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

The 2018 Arkansas Crop Management Conference (ACMC) will be held this week, Jan. 16-18 at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock, AR.  Here is the 2018 ACMC Conference Program.  The program contains complete details on the meeting, which begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16 and concludes at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. […]

02
Jan
2018
Research Series publications available online: Performance tests, studies, reports
Author: Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station

Research Series publications are annual reports of research-based information such as variety trials, herbicide trials and progress reports on research in an area such as soil fertility, rice, cotton or conservation technology.  Visit https://arkansas-ag-news.uark.edu/research-series.aspx to view the latest publications. All Research Series reports are available in Adobe Acrobat PDF files. You can download the latest version of Adobe […]

11
Dec
2017
County Cotton Variety Trial Update
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist Many producers are in the process of booking seed for next year.  There are several new varieties in new technologies that are worthy of a look. Variety selection is perhaps the most important decision a producer makes.  Once planted, no amount of worry, work, or money can make up for […]

06
Nov
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress for Week Ending Nov. 5, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For the week ending November 5, USDA reported Arkansas’ soybean harvest to be 94% complete, up from 89% last week.  The 5-year average for the week is 89% harvested.  In October, USDA estimated Arkansas would harvest 3.5 million acres of soybeans with a record state average yield of 51 bushels per acre.  USDA’s Crop Production […]

31
Oct
2017
USDA Announces 2016 Rice PLC Payment Rates
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On October 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for Long Grain and Medium Grain Rice.  The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments for covered commodities enrolled in PLC when the Marketing Year Average price is below the statutory Reference Price.  […]

31
Oct
2017
Gulf Urea Prices Retesting 2017 Highs
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Last week marked the third straight week of higher urea prices in the NOLA (New Orleans) region. Average prices rose 2% week-over-week to $250 per ton, from $245 the previous week. The highest weekly average for urea prices seen this year was in the week of January 22nd, when prices average $253 per ton.  Historically, […]

30
Oct
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress (Oct. 29, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Harvest is winding down in Arkansas.  In Monday’s Crop Progress report, NASS estimated that soybean harvest was 89% complete as of October 29 and cotton harvest was 82% complete.    Soybean harvest compares to 91% complete at this point last year and the five year average pace of 82% .  Cotton harvest also lags last year’s […]

24
Oct
2017
2018 Crop enterprise budgets now available
Author: Breana Watkins, Program Associate - Agricultural Economics

By Breana Watkins, Program Associate, Agricultural Economics The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture has released the 2018 Crop Enterprise Budgets. Budgets are available as a printed manuscript and as interactive files that allow users to change inputs and prices to fit each producer’s unique situation. Budget summaries present side-by-side comparisons for surface irrigated, center […]

12
Oct
2017
Arkansas Crop Production Update (Oct. 12, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA made relatively few changes this month to Arkansas’ crop production forecast.  No acreage or yield changes were made this month in regard to soybeans or cotton. However, there were some adjustments to the state average corn and rice yields. Based on conditions as of October 1, Arkansas’ corn yield is expected to average 179 […]