The 2013 crop budgets are available in two (2) formats, pdf and Excel, at the links below.
Over the past month, new crop (2013) rice futures have gained about 35 cents per hundredweight. The September 2013 CME rough rice contract has traded
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A one-day workshop is planned for November 27, 2012 at the Arkansas Farm Bureau Headquarters at 10720 Kanis Road in Little Rock to discuss the market potential of non-GMO soybeans. Participants will learn about a Soybean Promotion Board-funded market research project to examine the emerging market. Discussions will focus on enhancing participant understanding of the size
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As harvest of spring-planted crops wraps up and winter wheat planting plows on, it’s soil sampling season. Jackson County’s Randy Chlapecka takes us through the process:
The 2012 WRVP wheat crop is in very good condition thus far and is making good progress overall. We still have two fields yet to be planted. Fields are being evaluated for stand density, and we are scouting closely for emerged ryegrass. No fertility problems have been noted in any of the fields.
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This time of year you might find yourself in the shop rather than in the fields.
One of the most common activities in the shop is—you guessed it—welding. What a great time to refresh our mindset on basic welding safety.
Wear boots and the proper protective clothing; always use approved welding gloves. Don’t look
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A free conference to assist farmers with understanding agricultural labor issues will be held November 16, 2012 at the Cooperative Extension Service headquarters (LRSO), 2301 S. University Ave., Little Rock. In order to ensure available seating and materials, pre-registration is requested. Register online or fill out the Farm Labor Conference Registration Form and return by fax to 501-671-2215.
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Most fields involved in the Wheat Research Verification Program have been planted. The remaining fields will be planted very soon. Please refer to the table below for the progress of each WRVP field.
To learn more about the Research Verification Program in Arkansas, visit www.uaex.edu.
The Arkansas Research Verification Programs represent a public exhibition
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Wheat weed control is getting more expensive. The occurrence of ALS-resistant ryegrass in Arkansas wheat fields has created problems for some wheat producers. ALS herbicides for wheat include: Finesse, Finesse G&B, Osprey and PowerFlex. These are all good ryegrass herbicides unless you have resistance. Since most of the ryegrass in the state is already
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The UA 2012 Crop Budgets can be accessed at the link below.
A pdf file which includes budgets for all major row crops is available as well as an Excel (interactive) version of each crop budget.
An update of the Excel wheat budget was recently posted at this link:
AG1272 – Revised 2012
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The USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced earlier this week the 2013 crop year projected price for soft red winter wheat. The projected price approved for the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, and Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion plans was $8.57 per bushel.
Link to full RMA memorandum:
The wheat crop insurance sales
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