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07
Nov
2017
Nov. 16 Webinar: Gene Editing Technology & New Opportunities for Plant Breeding
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics Webinar Date and Time: November 16, 2017, 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) Description: This webinar will provide an overview of new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR/Cas9 and their potential impact on the future of rice and plant breeding.  Gene editing offers greater precision and speed compared to […]

31
Oct
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Final Update – October 27, 2017
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators All fields are harvested and yields are calculated. Program fields in the south had a yield average of 196 bushels/acre while those in the north averaged 176 bushels/acre for a combined yield average of 186 bushels/acre. This is a 20 bushel increase over the […]

31
Oct
2017
Rice market webinar recording now available
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics The recording of the Oct. 26, 2017 webinar U.S. Rice Market Faces Tighter Supplies and Higher Prices in 2017/18 with Nathan Childs, Agricultural Economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service, is now available.  Childs explains the reasons behind and implications of the expected decline in U.S. rice supplies in 2017/18 […]

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
The rice disease management mantra: Match the field to the variety
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

By Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Pathologist Knowing rice cultivar responses to diseases ahead of planting along with knowing your field history is advantageous when it comes to managing rice diseases. It is important to match your field history with the variety of your choice. For instance, planting blast susceptible varieties in historically blast prone fields […]

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 […]

23
Oct
2017
Oct. 26 Webinar: U.S. Rice Market Faces Tighter Supplies and Higher Prices in 2017/18
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics Join us for the next Food and Agribusiness Webinar on Thursday, October 26 at 3 p.m. during which Nathan Childs will explain the reasons behind and implications of the expected decline in U.S. rice supplies in 2017/18 on prices, trade, and use. In addition, major factors driving the global […]

16
Oct
2017
Rice Decisions for 2018
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist As we wrap up harvest it’s already time to make planting decisions for 2018.  It’s turned out to be a great year for rice yields and prices have improved so there is a lot more optimism right now than this time last year. Based on multiple years of advanced […]

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 […]