The USDA kicked off its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum today. The program this morning included the “Outlook for U.S. Agriculture in 2014″ Below is a summary of projections for U.S. planted acreage and average producer prices for the 2014/15 crop year.
Corn: 92 million acres, down from 95.4 million in 2013. Season average price: $3.90/bu
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The attached file includes the 2014 crop year projected prices approved for the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, and Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion policies available in Arkansas.
The projected prices are covered by the February 28 sales closing date, unless otherwise indicated, and are applicable for the crops, types, practices, and states indicated.
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Arkansas State University will hold its 20th annual Agribusiness Conference on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Registration will begin in the Fowler Center at 7:45 a.m. with the morning General Session starting at 8:20 a.m.
The morning general session features four speakers and a panel discussion.
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Cotton Incorporated is hosting a Cotton Price Risk Management Seminar at The Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN, on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..
The main topics covered in the seminar include:
Why are options on cotton futures critical to
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The University of Arkansas 2014 Crop Budgets are now available on-line. Users have the option of accessing the budgets in one of two (2) formats; pdf or Microsoft Excel.
The budgets can be found at the link below.
Based on current commodity prices and cost of production, Arkansas growers would be expected to
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This fall there are two key economic issues to consider in wheat production: lower grain prices and fertilizer costs.
A year ago, July ’13 wheat futures traded at $8.67. Today, July ’14 wheat trades at $7.04. The decline in wheat prices over the past year equates to about $98 per acre on an average 60
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May 30, 2013 No. 2013-10
Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, and Scott Stiles
Notice that the title has changed from “planting progress” to “crop progress”? It’s about time. No, all of the rice is not in the ground yet, but we’re getting very close. The progress report on Tuesday placed us at
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GETTING READY — A spray buggy runs ahead of the planter to get a pre-emerge herbicide down as corn planting season begins in Chicot County, Arkansas. (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Gus Wilson.)
Arkansas’ cotton acres were expected to plummet, and rice acres to shrink slightly in 2013, but winter
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The USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced last Friday (2/15) the 2013 crop year projected prices for corn, grain sorghum, cotton, rice and soybeans.
The projected prices approved for the Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, and Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion plans were $5.82 per bushel for corn, $5.70/bu. grain sorghum, $13.05/bu. soybeans, $15.70/cwt rice, and
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The “projected price” discovery period for spring planted crops runs from January 15 to February 14, 2013.
An average of daily settlement prices from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) are used to derive the “projected price” for the various crop insurance products.
The final average price for the discovery period will
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