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08
Sep
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 4-8, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 16 cent gain over the extended Labor Day weekend put the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market at a $9.68 statewide average market price on Tuesday to open the past week of trading, 23 cents over the previous week opening average.  The market rose 2 cents on Wednesday before entering […]

07
Sep
2017
Harvesting Cost Estimates
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For the week ending September 3, USDA estimated that Arkansas’ corn acreage was 46% harvested. Rice and soybeans were 18% and 7% harvested respectively.  Currently the state’s harvest pace for corn and rice is running 5 percentage points behind the 5-year average. With an active Atlantic hurricane season this year, windows of opportunity to harvest […]

06
Sep
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2017 and August monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market lost 4 cents over the weekend and opened this past Monday at a $9.45 statewide average market price, 1 cent under the previous Monday opening average.  The market fell 2 to 3 cents per day through Wednesday before rallying to regain all of its […]

28
Aug
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for August 21-25, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market came off an extended weekend with a 5 cent gain and opened on Monday at a $9.44 statewide average market price.  The gain was generally held through the week with only a modest price increase.  Price peaked on Thursday at $9.52 before ending the […]

18
Aug
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for August 14-18, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market suffered an 8 cent weekend loss that continued through Tuesday before the market turned around and finished strong over the final two trading days to end the short week.  The weekend loss placed the Monday opening statewide average at $9.40, a 31 cent fall […]

14
Aug
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for August 7-11, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 14 cent weekend gain in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market was held through most of the week before a sharp decline on Thursday in response to the USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report sharply lower market price.  The market stabilized to end the week.  Trading […]

08
Aug
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for July 31-August 4 and July monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week saw the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market fall 6 cents over the weekend and another 35 cents on Tuesday before entering into a midweek fluctuation of more than 10 cents each day.  The market finally stabilized to end the week.  Trading opened on Monday at a statewide […]

28
Jul
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for July 24-28, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market fell 12 cents over the weekend and lost another 16 cents on Tuesday before regaining momentum and posting daily gains through Friday (Figure 1).  The weekend decline placed the Monday statewide average at $9.91 to open the week, still 15 cents above the previous […]

24
Jul
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for July 17-21, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market overcame a weekend decline to post solid daily gains before receding slightly on Friday (Figure 1).  A 4 cent weekend decline was fully recovered on the first trading day and price continued to climb each day, eventually reaching a weekly high statewide average of […]

17
Jul
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for July 10-14, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The first full week of July trading in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market had a 23 cent weekend gain to a Monday statewide average of $10.07.  The opening day average was 48 cents above the Wednesday opening day of the previous short holiday week.  Price moved higher on Tuesday […]