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22
Jan
2015
Make plans to attend the 2015 soil fertility workshop Feb. 19
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

The Arkansas Plant Food Association, in collaboration with The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture would like to invite you to participate in the 2015 Soil Fertility Workshop. The workshop will be held February 19 at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart.  Topics will include a review of basic concepts, P and K […]

14
Jan
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 1-14-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

January 14, 2015                         No. 2015-2 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Final USDA Numbers As mentioned in the last update, the final USDA reports for 2014 were released this week.  For the 2014 season Arkansas accounts for over 50% of the total U.S. rice acreage and total production.  Only digging through numbers back to 2003, this is the […]

09
Jan
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 1-9-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

January 9, 2015                           No. 2015-1 Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Winter Meeting Season Cold enough for everyone right now?  With the current cold here, winter precipitation is supposed to be on the way.  Makes it difficult to work in the shop, much less do anything in the field. With that in mind – county […]

08
Jan
2015
Six Farm Bill webinars scheduled during January
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The first in a series of Farm Bill webinars that will extend through March, each covering a different facet of law and its effects on farming in Arkansas, have been scheduled through the month of January. The webinars will be hosted by experts from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Farm […]

08
Jan
2015
USDA Reports
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

A number of major USDA reports will be released Monday January 12, 2015. Of particular interest will be the NASS Crop Production Annual which will provide the final U.S. crop production estimates for 2014.   The closely watched monthly World Ag Supply/Demand Estimates will be released as well. Monday, 1/12/2015   Much discussion has been centered […]

04
Dec
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 12-4-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update December 4, 2014 New information is available by following the links below: Rice Information Sheet 173 containing the final results of the Arkansas Rice Performance Trials, Producer Rice Evaluation Program, and DD50 Planting Date studies. Preliminary 2014 Rice Harvest Acreage Summary table (will be finalized after release of final FSA acreage report […]

12
Nov
2014
Rice Research Verification Program Update – November 12, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

The following table is the final yield information for the Rice Research Verification Program. We would like to thank the County Agents and Cooperators for participating in this year’s program. A wet, cool spring resulted in a late planted crop. Delays in planting combined with irregular cool periods during key stages of plant development led […]

11
Nov
2014
Nov. 19 webinar will provide background and status of GMO labeling laws
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and whether food labels should note their presence in products, has become a center of a heated debate among consumers, the food industry and lawmakers. “This is a controversial topic that has big implications for the food system,” said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law […]

11
Nov
2014
November Supply / Demand Highlights
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

Link to slide set:  Nov 2014 USDA WASDE Summary: The USDA World Ag Outlook Board released its monthly Supply/Demand estimates yesterday, November 10. Corn: This months’ corn estimates contained the only surprises for traders.  Pre-report guesses leaned toward higher corn production.  However, the USDA reduced the national average corn yield by .8 bushels to 173.4 […]

05
Nov
2014
U of A specialists to present at 18th annual MidAmerica Farmer Grower conferences
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

On January 14-16, 2015, the Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA will be the center of ag production information and innovation. Featuring over 100 researchers and producers as guest speakers, the conferences are the coordinated effort of seven mid-south universities and sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, the US Rice Producers Association, the United Soybean Board and MidAmerica […]