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16
Oct
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 9-13, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 New Crop Soybean Market lost 2 cents over the extended Columbus Day holiday weekend before starting a climb that saw price improvement every trading day of the week.  Price opened on Tuesday at $9.25 and posted gains of 6 to 28 cents on each day.  The Friday […]

06
Oct
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 2-6, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 New Crop Soybean Market became the No. 1 Yellow Soybeans Cash market this past week as USDA transitioned into a new crop market year.  Price opened the week at $8.97, a decline of 36 cents over the weekend.  This loss and a much smaller 5 cent drop […]

02
Oct
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 25-29, 2017 and monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 25 cent price decline over the weekend was followed by a 23 cent drop on Monday and the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market moved generally lower throughout the past trading week.  Monday opening statewide average market price was $9.57, 8 cents below the previous week opening day mark.  Price eventually fell to a Friday […]

25
Sep
2017
Rice Research Verification Program Update – September 22, 2017
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

By Ralph Mazzanti and Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators South Arkansas:  Eight of nine fields have been harvested in the southern part of the state.   The yields are listed below with most being good to excellent.  Excessive rains early, herbicide injury and a thin stand impacted the Desha County yield.  The Clark County […]

25
Sep
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 18-22, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist An early price decline over the weekend and Tuesday of the past week was quickly overcome by the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market with a strong upward trend to end the week.  The Monday opening statewide average market price of $9.65 was 4 cents under the previous Friday closing price.  […]

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 […]