The past trading week started with caution as market price fell 11 cents over the weekend to open at a statewide average of $14.23 on Monday. Market price then proceeded to post steady gains each day to a Friday closing statewide average of $14.69 (Figure 1). The close left the market 35 cents above the
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A 16 cent weekend gain pushed the 2013 soybean cash market above the $14.00 level to open the past week at a Monday statewide average of $14.09. Market price posted steady gains most of the week with only a Thursday “correction” that was fully recovered on Friday to a closing statewide average of $14.34 (Figure
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The past week of trading was shortened by the Monday observance of Presidents’ Day. 2013 soybean crop market gained 24 cents over the extended weekend break and opened on this past Tuesday at $13.83. Price initially dipped slightly lower before gaining steam to a Friday closing statewide average of $13.93 (Figure 1). The close left
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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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The 2013 soybean crop market lost 6 cents over the weekend break and opened on this past Monday at $13.45. Price moved slightly higher through the week in a very erratic manner before closing Friday with a statewide average of $13.59 (Figure 1). The close left the market a net 8 cents above the prior
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The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture in cooperation with The National Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture (NISA) is conducting an on-line assessment of the sustainability of the Arkansas soybean industry. The National Sustainable Soybean Initiative (NSSI) is working toward streamlining sustainability for soybean growers by creating a coordinated national framework for assessing sustainability and communicating
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The 2013 soybean crop market gained 7 cents over the weekend break and opened on this past Monday at $13.16. Price rose every trading day and closed on Friday with a statewide average of $13.51 (Figure 1). The close left the market 42 cents above the prior Friday average. All fourteen regular markets are submitting
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The markets quotes discussed in this weekly report represent a change in reporting as per the AMS market descriptions. Cash prices are for the 2013 soybean crop. Prior January quotes were mistakenly described as continuing 2012 crop cash quotes when AMS had actually switched to the 2013 crop in January. The immediate past week began
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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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