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02
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 29-July 3, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market had an explosive week fueled by the Tuesday USDA crop reports.  Old crop price had remained virtually steady over the previous weekend in anticipation of the report releases with a $10.07 statewide Monday average.  The market surged up 54 cents on Tuesday.  Despite an expected […]

02
Jul
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for July 2, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

Rainfall amounts were scattered again this week on the verification fields. Weed control is the biggest priority in the north, while irrigation is still a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Stinkbug numbers are increasing in the southern part of the state, while disease pressure is not an issue this week. […]

01
Jul
2015
Disease update for corn, grain sorghum, and soybeans
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

The following is an update on the diseases we are seeing around the state at this point in the crop year and general thoughts on disease management. Dr. Jason Kelley and Dr. Travis Faske also contributed information for this update. Frogeye leaf spot on soybean. Frogeye was found in Armor DK 4744 Monday at Rohwer […]

29
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean markets for June 22-26, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market surged up 18 cents over the past weekend and gave promise to open the past week of trading. The Monday statewide average price was $9.95 and the market held most of the gain before a mild decline on Wednesday to $9.87. Price then surged again on Thursday to a […]

26
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update for June 26, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R5 growth stages. Rainfall amounts were all over the board it ranged from 2.15” to 0.1”. Weed control is the biggest priority in the north, while irrigation is still a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Insect and disease pressure […]

23
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 15-19, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 4 cents over the weekend and opened the past week of trading on Monday at a statewide average price of $9.42, a decline of 5 cents from the previous trading week.  Old crop price proceeded to take a steady, upward climb that extended through Thursday before weakening slightly […]

22
Jun
2015
Arkansas farms stressed by low prices
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Capital intensive agriculture is characterized by large dollar values for expenses and returns, but the returns for the investment as determined by the return on assets is only moderate. Without payments from PLC and ARC during periods of commodity prices significantly less than equilibrium prices, farm failures would have ripple effects leading to failures of […]

19
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Weekly Update for June 19, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

We got three more fields in the north and one more in the south planted this week. The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R4 growth stages. Irrigation has become a priority on fields in the southern part of the state. Insect and disease pressure are not an issue at this […]

12
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 8-11, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 7 cent weekend gain provided optimism for the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market to open the past week of trading. The Monday opening statewide average price stood at $9.47, an improvement of 15 cents from the previous trading week. Old crop price built on the weekend gain on Tuesday before weakening slightly through to […]

12
Jun
2015
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for June 12, 2015
Author: Chris Grimes, Program Associate - Soybean/Wheat Verification Coordinator

General The northern half of the state has made great strides in getting soybeans planted this week. We were able to get three verification fields planted and hopefully the remainder will be planted over the weekend or early next week. The verification fields that have been planted vary from VE to R3 growth stages. Irrigation […]