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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 […]

11
Oct
2017
Webinar recording available: Farm bill, policy, tax reform, trade, market outlook
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Agricultural Economics For Delta Farm Press Pat Westhoff provided the participants in the Oct. 5 University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s, Food and Agribusiness Webinar a powerful “Outlook Discussion on Farm Bill, Policy, Tax Reform, Trade and Market Outlook.” Westhoff is director of Missouri FAPRI — Food and Agricultural Policy […]

10
Oct
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress (week ending October 8, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

From the USDA October 10, 2017 Crop Progress Report for Arkansas.  The full report can be downloaded at this link: Arkansas NASS Crop Progress Oct. 10, 2017 Another week of above normal temperatures and dry conditions allowed harvest to advance quickly for the week ending October 8th.  Weather stations around eastern Arkansas recorded average temperatures […]

09
Oct
2017
Gulf Urea and DAP Price Update
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

In the week ending October 6, average Urea and DAP prices in the New Orleans region (NOLA) finished lower for the second consecutive week. Urea After a three-week run-up in September that pushed prices $48/ton higher, Gulf urea prices have turned lower over the past two weeks, giving back $20/ton. Last week, NOLA granular urea […]

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 […]

02
Oct
2017
Arkansas Harvest Update (as of October 1, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Another week of above normal temperatures and dry conditions allowed harvest to continue at a  rapid pace.  Arkansas’ soybean harvest as of October 1st was reported at 47% complete, up 12 percentage points from previous week’s 35%.  This compares to 41% harvested last year and the five-year average of 38% harvested.  Arkansas is projected to […]

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 […]

27
Sep
2017
Free Webinar Oct. 5: The Agricultural Policy and Market Outlook: What Now?
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics New Webinar: The Agricultural Policy and Market Outlook: What now? (60 minutes) Date and Time: Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)  Connect with Computer, IPad or Smartphone by Internet or Dial-in and Listen by Phone Host: Bobby Coats, Professor in the Department of […]

26
Sep
2017
Gulf Urea and DAP Price Continue Higher
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Urea Prices In the week ending September 22nd, Gulf urea prices continued to move higher. Prices in NOLA (New Orleans) increased $22 to an average $246 per ton. In the past three weeks, NOLA granular urea prices have gained $48 per ton or 24%.  Compared to last year, Gulf urea prices are currently $63 per […]