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02
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 29-July 3, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market had an explosive week fueled by the Tuesday USDA crop reports.  Old crop price had remained virtually steady over the previous weekend in anticipation of the report releases with a $10.07 statewide Monday average.  The market surged up 54 cents on Tuesday.  Despite an expected […]

29
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean markets for June 22-26, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market surged up 18 cents over the past weekend and gave promise to open the past week of trading. The Monday statewide average price was $9.95 and the market held most of the gain before a mild decline on Wednesday to $9.87. Price then surged again on Thursday to a […]

23
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 15-19, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 4 cents over the weekend and opened the past week of trading on Monday at a statewide average price of $9.42, a decline of 5 cents from the previous trading week.  Old crop price proceeded to take a steady, upward climb that extended through Thursday before weakening slightly […]

22
Jun
2015
Arkansas farms stressed by low prices
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Capital intensive agriculture is characterized by large dollar values for expenses and returns, but the returns for the investment as determined by the return on assets is only moderate. Without payments from PLC and ARC during periods of commodity prices significantly less than equilibrium prices, farm failures would have ripple effects leading to failures of […]

12
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 8-11, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 7 cent weekend gain provided optimism for the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market to open the past week of trading. The Monday opening statewide average price stood at $9.47, an improvement of 15 cents from the previous trading week. Old crop price built on the weekend gain on Tuesday before weakening slightly through to […]

05
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 1-5, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 12 cent weekend loss dropped the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market to a Monday opening statewide average price of $9.32, an identical beginning to the previous trading week. Old crop price then trended only slightly higher through the remaining trading days before settling at a Friday closing statewide average of $9.40, a 4 cent […]

29
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 25-29, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost one cent over the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend break to a Tuesday opening statewide average of $9.32. New crop price then climbed generally higher throughout the remaining trading days to a Friday closing statewide average of $9.44, an 11 cent improvement from the previous Friday closing price […]

23
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 18-22, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market moved one cent higher over the weekend break to a Monday opening statewide average of $9.64. New crop price then had a steady daily decline throughout the trading week to a Friday closing statewide average of $9.33, a decline of 30 cents from the previous Friday closing price (Figure […]

18
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 11-15, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

Some weakness was indicated in the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market as price fell 2 cents over the weekend break to a Monday opening statewide average of $9.83. Price then dropped hard on Tuesday losing 19 cents before stabilizing with a 4 cent band for the remainder of the week. The Friday closing statewide average […]

11
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 4-8, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 10 cent gain of the weekend prior to this past trading week put the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market at a Monday opening statewide average of $9.87. Price continued higher on Tuesday and flirted with the $10.00 level before entering a decline that persisted through the remaining trading days. The late week decline left […]