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23
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 24, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Rainfall was pretty sparse over the past week, ranging from zero at most fields to .65” at Drew 2. Stink bugs are at very low levels in those fields setting pods and no bollworms were found during scouting visits. Most fields have now moved into reproductive growth […]

23
Jun
2016
Research lacking to back claims for foliar-applied fertilizers
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Nathan Slaton, Rick Norman, Trent Roberts, Jason Kelley, Jarrod Hardke, Bill Robertson, Jeremy Ross and Leo Espinoza; University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Farmers must ask at least two fundamental questions about every product they are asked to purchase and apply to their crop: What is the frequency of crop response and what […]

20
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 17, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Majority of fields again received rainfall this past week, ranging from zero at Lee and Phillips 1 to 5.6” at Chicot. Excellent growth has been observed over past two weeks in all fields.  Several fields have reached R3, with several more that should be there next week, […]

14
Jun
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – June 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are updated by U.S.D.A. monthly reports. Crop prices attempt to ration supply […]

13
Jun
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for June 6-10, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 10 cent weekend gain in the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market was held into Tuesday and led to a much larger Wednesday gain that the market was able to hold through the end of the past week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday with a statewide average […]

10
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 10, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator The last field (Monroe 2) was planted this past week which brings the total up to 15. All fields again received a good general rain late last week or over the past weekend ranging from .2” at Monroe 1 to 2.1” at Phillips 2. Growing conditions over […]

07
Jun
2016
USDA Announces Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

On June 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program, providing cost share assistance payments to cotton producers to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton. OVERVIEW: The Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) program provides cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers with a share in the 2015 […]

06
Jun
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for May 30-June 3, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market came out of the extended Memorial Day weekend with an 8 cent loss and posted a statewide average of $10.62 on Tuesday.  That represented the fourth straight decline to open weekly trading.  The market proceeded to post strong gains on the next two […]

03
Jun
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 3, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinator Finally, rainfall is the story of the week with all fields receiving good amounts, ranging from 1.25” at Jefferson to 3.4” at Lee.  Those fields that have started flowering are growing rapidly and should canopy soon. Please refer to information in table for field specifics. Soybean Research […]

02
Jun
2016
Increased crop prices create hedging opportunities for risk management
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Recent price increases for soybeans and corn bring opportunities for producers to protect profit margins by hedging in the futures market. Prices trending at levels higher than price levels corresponding to current supply and demand fundamentals give price hedgers potential to lock in down side risk by using futures options. […]