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18
Sep
2017
Gulf Urea and DAP Prices Up for the Week Ending Sept. 15
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Granular urea prices in the NOLA (New Orleans) region have moved higher following Hurricane Harvey.  Wholesale urea prices at the Gulf averaged $224/ton for the week ending September 15; an increase of $26/ton over the past two weeks.  Gulf urea prices are now $64 above the early July low of $160—which was the lowest level […]

18
Sep
2017
Arkansas Harvest Progress: September 17, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA Crop Progress Report for September 17, 2017 Mostly open weather conditions last week allowed Arkansas’ grain harvest to advance.  Soybean and rice harvest remains ahead of the five-year average pace. Soybean harvest as of September 17th was reported at 24% complete, up 7 percentage points from last week’s 17%. Today’s estimate compares to 20% […]

13
Sep
2017
Arkansas 2017 Harvested Acreage and Yields (Sept. 1 Forecast)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA-NASS released its monthly Crop Production report on September 12, 2017.  The table below includes information for Arkansas’ 2017 harvested acreage and yield forecasts as of September 1, 2017. In comparison to the August Crop Production report, no changes were made to Arkansas’ 2017 forecast corn, rice and sorghum yields.  However, the state average cotton […]

11
Sep
2017
Arkansas Harvest Progress: September 10, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Crop Progress Report: The USDA-NASS issued their weekly Crop Progress report today.  On favorable weather conditions last week, Arkansas’ soybean and rice harvest moved ahead of the five-year average pace.   Soybean harvest as of September 10th was reported at 17% complete, up 10 percentage points from last week’s 7%. Today’s estimate compares to 12% […]

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 […]

30
Aug
2017
New Farm Bill Topic of Sept. 7 Webinar
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics  Host: Bobby Coats, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service. E-mail: recoats@uark.edu Producer: Mary Poling, Coordinator for Interactive Communications, University of Arkansas System Division of Ag, Cooperative Extension Service, E-mail: mpoling@uaex.edu Title: Will it be a 2017 […]

10
Aug
2017
Whole farm analysis with crop enterprise budgets – August 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Whole farm budget analysis is an extended application of crop enterprise budget methodology. Crop enterprise budgets with per acre costs and returns are expanded to a whole farm analysis by applying county-level aggregate yield data to represent a case study farm. Results for the case study farm with 2,800 acres […]

17
Jul
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops – July 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Large ending 2016-2017 market year stocks become beginning stocks for the 2017 market year, and current 2017 crop price forecasts reflect abundant supplies that impact prices. Although long-grain rice ending stocks-to-use for the 2017 market year are projected low by historical measures, large carry-over supply from the previous market year […]

06
Jul
2017
Costs and Net Returns Trends for Arkansas Field Crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Recent years of low crop prices have been partially offset by reduced production costs. Net returns present two distinct eras: One period is ‘years subsequent to 2006’ with the other period being ‘years prior to 2006’. After favorable net returns during 2011-2013, low commodity prices are reducing net returns to […]

13
Jun
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops June 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Large ending 2016-2017 market year stocks become beginning stocks for the 2017 market year, and 2017 crop price forecasts reflect abundant supplies that impact prices. Projected increases in livestock and poultry products for 2017 and 2018 will marginally reduce supplies as feed inputs increase and create support for prices, but […]