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Arkansas Rice Update 4-18-14

April 18, 2014                              No. 2014-6 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress

Rain, rain, go away. I think we’re all getting a little tired of it these days. As sure as we complain about it now, we’ll be wishing for it again in a month. Never more than

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Arkansas Rice Update 4-12-14

April 12, 2014                              No. 2014-5 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Planting Progress

The race is on this weekend.  It’s time to see how much rice we can get in the ground before the next round of rain hits.  With all the activity getting cranked up today I’ll be very surprised if we haven’t doubled

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U.S. Crop Progress

USDA – NASS released its first U.S. Crop Progress report for 2014 this afternoon.  It included planting progress, as of April 6, for cotton, sorghum, and rice.  Winter wheat condition ratings were included as well.

Overall, U.S. sorghum and rice planting are lagging the 5-year average pace in all states, while

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Arkansas Crop Progress as of April 7

Rains and cool temperatures continue to slow planting progress and crop development. Today’s Crop Progress report released by the Arkansas NASS office indicated that only “2.8 days were suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 6, 2014”.  Planting progress for corn, rice, grain sorghum and soybeans is at or near that of 2013

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Arkansas Rice Update 4-4-14

April 4, 2014                                 No. 2014-4 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Rick Norman, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress

I’m guessing around 5% of rice is in the ground to date.  Most of it is isolated in places that have lucked into dry conditions.  A number of fields went in early this week ahead of

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2014 Commodity Calendar

The link below includes a monthly listing of release dates for key USDA reports such as:  Crop Progress, Export Sales, Crop Production, Supply/Demand (WASDE), Acreage, and Grain Stocks.

2014 Commodity Calendar

The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin release of its’ weekly U.S. Crop Progress reports on Monday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m.

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USDA Prospective Plantings report

The USDA released its March Prospective Plantings report today at 11:00 CDT.  This report provides the results of the first NASS survey of U.S. farmers planting intentions for 2014.


USDA Prospective Plantings report

2014 Price and Acreage Projections

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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2014 Crop Insurance Projected Prices

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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2014 Agribusiness Conference

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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