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26
Sep
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 19-23, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market held steady over the weekend to begin the past week of trading and rose sharply on Tuesday before entering a decline that extended through the remaining days of trading.  The Monday opening price was $9.91 and rose to $10.11 on Tuesday, the first […]

24
Sep
2016
Harvest Aids & Downed Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Harvest aids are tools to help us harvest rice faster and more efficiently. Any tool can be misused. My favorite example is a hammer: it’s great when it hits the nail, not so great when it hits your thumb. Same with harvest aids. Sodium chlorate does an excellent job of desiccating rice foliage for ease […]

22
Sep
2016
Making wheat profitable in 2016
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Agronomist Can I make wheat profitable in 2016 seems to be the question weighing on producers minds who are considering growing wheat this year.  I do believe wheat can be profitable, but with any crop, yields need to be good and expenses kept to a minimum, which is […]

16
Sep
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 9-16-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Sept. 16, 2016  No. 2016-27                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The problems continue with reductions in yield around the state.  However, there are bright spots: yields east of the ridge seem to be holding up pretty well and yield declines don’t […]

16
Sep
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 12-16, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 16 cent weekend decline sent the old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market into a down trend that extended into midweek.  The Monday opening price was $9.89 as the market returned to its post-Labor Day opening level.  Price eventually fell to $9.67 on Wednesday before regaining all of its in-week […]

16
Sep
2016
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for Sept. 16, 2016
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Irrigation terminated on all fields except Lee County which may need one more to finish it off.  Three more fields were harvested this past week. Drew 1, non-irrigated, had respectable yield. Both irrigated fields had very good yields. This will be the last update […]

15
Sep
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – September 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

 By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The September report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in low commodity prices. Supplies have historical cycles above and below equilibrium, and prices have corresponding trends. Current supplies with low prices will cycle to lower supply levels with favorable prices. Projected […]

12
Sep
2016
September Arkansas crop yield forecasts
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Reported September field crop yield forecasts by the National Agricultural Statistics Service reflect August flooding in many Arkansas regions. September yields are only reported as state averages. Thus, September state level forecasts mask the severity of flood impacts in some counties. The NASS report indicates that yields for corn, grain […]

09
Sep
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 9-9-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Sept. 9, 2016  No. 2016-26                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The rollercoaster ride continues.  For many, yields continue to be variable.  Much of our results seem to still be related to planting date and ultimately when the rice we planted was […]

09
Sep
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 5-9, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Labor Day extended weekend added 4 cents to old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market prices and gave hope for a week of possible gains.  The Tuesday opening price of $9.89 was followed by a 14 cent rise on Wednesday that reinforced the gains possibility before the market went flat […]