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25
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for August 18-22, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past week of trading in old crop cash soybeans showed promise with a 6 cent gain, but price then moved lower to mid-week before making a weak recovery to end the week.  The Monday statewide average was $10.89 and represented the highest daily average price of the entire week.  Price fell to a weekly […]

18
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for August 11-15, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 12 cent weekend decline led to daily declines through Wednesday in old crop cash soybeans before price stabilized for the remaining days of trading.  The Monday statewide average was $11.16 and price fell to a weekly low of $10.80 on Wednesday.  The stabilizing of market price led to a Friday statewide average of $10.83, […]

11
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Aug. 4-8, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past trading week in old crop cash soybeans opened with the market not well tested.  Average price indicated a 68 cent weekend decline to the $10.96 Monday statewide average.  The market declined further on Tuesday before posting gains on each of the remaining three trading days.  The Friday statewide average was $11.26, a $1.38 […]

04
Aug
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for July 28 – August 1, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past week of trading in old crop cash soybeans began with great promise as the market gained 17 cents to open with a Monday statewide average of $12.80.  But the market then suffered small but steady losses on each trading day of the week, finishing on Friday with a statewide average of only $12.64, […]

18
Jul
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 7-18-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 18, 2014                              No. 2014-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress Record-setting low temperatures are the story of the week.  Records were set both for nighttime lows and daytime highs.  Combined with more rain and flash flood warnings it hardly feels like the middle of July in […]

18
Jul
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for July 14-18, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The old crop cash soybean market declined for the third straight week losing 7 cents over the weekend to a statewide average of $12.64 and continuing with losses almost every day of the trading week (Figure 1).  A one cent gain on Wednesday represented the only day without a decline.  Market price ended the week […]

11
Jul
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for July 7-11, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The old crop cash soybean market continued its second week of decline.  A 6 cent loss over the weekend put the past Monday statewide average at $13.48, 44 cents under the previous Monday.  Market price fell each trading day of the past week and entered the sub-$13.00 level for only the second day this year.  […]

04
Jul
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for June 30 – July 4, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The old crop cash soybean market fell 35 cents over the weekend break to a Monday statewide average of $13.92.  Market price seemed to have stabilized on Tuesday, but then moved sharply lower on both Wednesday and Thursday.  The market ended the shortened trading week on Thursday for the 4th of July holiday with a […]

29
Jun
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for June 23-27, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The old crop cash soybean market gained 8 cents over the weekend break to post a Monday statewide average of $14.19.  Market price moved gradually lower to midweek before enjoying a strong gain on Thursday.  A small portion of that gain was surrendered on Friday as trading ended with a closing statewide average of $14.27, […]

26
Jun
2014
Rice blast alert: Disease has been reported in Arkansas
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Blast is one of the devastating diseases of rice. The blast pathogen is air, seed, or residue-borne. Seed and air-borne pathogens can easily move long distances. Air-borne spores usually infect young leaves. Spores from young leaves may infect collars, nodes, and panicles of rice. Sometimes when the first emerged leaves dry and die back, blast […]