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05
Dec
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016 and November monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The extended Thanksgiving weekend proved to be a blessing for the 2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market as price rose 20 cents from the Wednesday, pre-Thanksgiving closing statewide average.  The market opened on the past Monday at $10.37, but then entered into a daily decline that extended all the way […]

01
Dec
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 21-25, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A robust 27 cent weekend gain provided the 2016 Arkansas soybean cash market with price strength that extended throughout the past short week of trading prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.  The market opened on Monday at a $10.04 statewide average, 39 cents above the previous week opening.  Gains of 8 […]

21
Nov
2016
Arkanas soybean market report for Nov. 14-18, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Most of a 14 cent weekend loss in the New Crop Soybean Cash Market was gradually recovered over the past trading week such that the market closed on Friday with just a 2 cent overall loss (Figure 1).  Trading opened Monday by posting a statewide average of $9.65.  Price rose […]

14
Nov
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 7-11, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading was shortened by the Friday Veterans Day holiday.  Trading began the week with an 11 cent gain over the weekend that launched the market to a Monday statewide average of $9.75, 10 cents under the previous Monday average.  Price moved up and down within a […]

02
Nov
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 24-28, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Soybean trading experienced the third short information week in a row as no USDA report was published on Friday, October 28.  2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market quotes opened the week on Monday at $9.81, an 8 cent improvement from the previous Friday closing level and 18 cents above the […]

24
Oct
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 17-21, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Soybean trading experienced another short week as the market was closed on Monday, October 17.  2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market quotes opened the short week on Tuesday at $9.63, an 11 cent improvement from the previous Friday closing level.  Price strengthened further on Wednesday and lost much of its gains […]

14
Oct
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 10-14, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week was shortened by the Columbus Day holiday on Monday.  2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market quotes opened the week 2 cents lower compared to the previous Friday closing level.  Price weakened on Wednesday, but then rebounded to finish the week at $9.52, a 5 cent improvement from […]

07
Oct
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 3-7, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week marked the end of the old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean cash market reporting.  USDA is now listing Fall 2016 crop quotes as the Cash Market prices and should begin reporting Fall 2017 crop booking prices in the near future.  Monday trading was difficult to interpret as the […]

30
Sep
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 26-30, 2016 and monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The old crop (2015) Arkansas soybean market fell 11 cents over the weekend and held steady early in the week before moving lower toward the end of the week (Figure 1).  Trading opened on Monday at $9.61, a 30 cent decline from the previous Monday open.  A 2 cent gain […]

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 […]