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09
Oct
2017
USDA Posts 2016 ARC-CO Payment Spreadsheet Online
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has released 2016 county yields and national marketing year average prices for corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum for calculating Agricultural Risk Coverage – County Coverage (ARC-CO) payments. Payment information is available at this link on the USDA FSA’s website:  2014 – 2016 ARC-County Yields, Revenue and Payment Rates […]

27
Sep
2017
Residue Burning in Field Crops
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Trent Roberts, Soil Fertility Specialist and Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Benefits of Residue Burning Crop residue burning is an inexpensive and effective method to remove excessive residue to facilitate timely planting and to control pests and weeds.  Mechanical residue management, such as disking and tilling, to achieve soil incorporation of residues is another […]

08
Sep
2017
Peanut producers: Be on the lookout for Sclerotinia blight
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension plant pathologist Sclerotinia blight of peanut is a cool season fungal disease that was first reported in 2014 in Arkansas.  Earlier this week it was reported in two NEW commercial peanut fields in Lawrence and Randolph counties.  This is a challenging disease to manage because host resistance is moderate at best, […]

07
Sep
2017
Harvesting Cost Estimates
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For the week ending September 3, USDA estimated that Arkansas’ corn acreage was 46% harvested. Rice and soybeans were 18% and 7% harvested respectively.  Currently the state’s harvest pace for corn and rice is running 5 percentage points behind the 5-year average. With an active Atlantic hurricane season this year, windows of opportunity to harvest […]

06
Sep
2017
USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rate for Peanuts
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On August 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rate for peanuts.  In Arkansas, 99% of peanut base acres are enrolled in Price Loss Coverage.  Arkansas producers harvested 23,000 acres of peanuts in 2016.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments […]

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 […]

15
Feb
2017
February supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The February 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. […]

19
Jan
2017
2017 Soil Fertility Clinic slated for February 15 in Jonesboro
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

By Leo Espinoza, Extension Soil Scientist The Arkansas Plant Food Association in collaboration with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Arkansas State University would like to invite you to attend the 2017 Soil Fertility Clinic to be held at the Cooper Alumni Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on […]

19
Oct
2016
October supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The October report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in low commodity prices. Supplies have historical cycles above and below equilibrium, and currently low crop prices are following corresponding trends of markets with excess supply. Revised USDA October data for peanuts […]

12
Sep
2016
September Arkansas crop yield forecasts
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Reported September field crop yield forecasts by the National Agricultural Statistics Service reflect August flooding in many Arkansas regions. September yields are only reported as state averages. Thus, September state level forecasts mask the severity of flood impacts in some counties. The NASS report indicates that yields for corn, grain […]