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24
Sep
2015
September 30 is Wheat Crop Insurance Deadline
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

The USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced last week the 2016 crop year projected price for Yield Protection, Area Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, Area Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion and Area Revenue Protection – Harvest Price Exclusion plans of insurance. The projected price for 2016 soft red winter wheat was $5.04 per bushel. […]

14
Sep
2015
Supply and demand for corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat – September 2015
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics 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 reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration […]

28
Aug
2015
Updated 2015 Arkansas wheat budget
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics Wheat prices below $5.00/bu. will have Arkansas growers carefully evaluating production costs for potential fall 2015 planting. Continued moderation in fertilizer and diesel prices will offset some of the impact of low commodity prices. An updated interactive wheat budget is available to aid in evaluating costs and returns […]

14
Aug
2015
Supply and demand for corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat – August 2015
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

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 reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with anticipated demand to achieve equilibrium […]

22
Jun
2015
Arkansas farms stressed by low prices
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

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 […]

20
May
2015
True Armyworms Showing Up in Wheat and Pastures
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist

We are getting reports of true armyworms in wheat and pastures this week. We do not recommend treating for armyworms in wheat at this time of year unless they are cutting heads or unless the wheat is still in the milk stage. Once the crop reaches the soft dough stage, armyworms do not cause yield […]

23
Apr
2015
Whole Farm Budgets for Planning
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

The Whole Farm Budgets program is available for combined production of cotton, corn, soybeans, rice, sorghum, wheat and peanuts as a single farm unit. Worksheets in the interactive Excel file are available for users to select acreage, expected yield and price, as well as share of revenue for each crop. Financial results for combined crop […]

23
Apr
2015
Wheat Progress and Disease Update
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

Wheat in Arkansas is progressing rapidly. The April 20th Arkansas Agriculture Statistics Service Crop report indicated that 14% of the crop had headed compared to 4% last year and 37% for the 5-year average. Overall the cool weather this spring has delayed development, but I still feel like we are a few days further along […]

23
Apr
2015
Update on Scab Management for Arkansas Wheat
Author: Terry Spurlock, Extension Plant Pathologist

Fusarium head blight (scab) is a fungal disease of wheat that causes yield loss as well as grain quality issues.  Arkansas has been fortunate in past years that fusarium head blight has not been a widespread problem, although parts of Northeast Arkansas had problems with this disease last year, resulting in low yields and poor […]

23
Apr
2015
Updated mobile app for crop enterprise budgets
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

The mobile app for the 2015 Crop Enterprise Budgets has been updated to the latest iOS version for iPhone and iPad. Users select from among the available budgets and may evaluate costs and returns at alternative prices received and crop yields. The mobile app is flexible for revising per acre costs of production inputs. Combinations […]