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22
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 18-22, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading began with a modest 2 cent weekend gain that put the Monday opening price at $10.91, but the market moved lower each trading day to a Friday closing statewide average of $10.20, a 69 cent overall decline from the previous Friday closing price (Figure 1).  […]

18
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 11-15, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The first full July week of trading began well enough with a 6 cent weekend gain that put the Monday opening price at $11.05  followed by two days of increases that carried market price to a weekly high of $11.32.  But the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market fell sharply […]

13
Jul
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – July 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are updated by U.S.D.A. monthly reports. Crop prices attempt to ration supply […]

08
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 4-8, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The July 4th calendar with both Friday and Monday off created an unusual four day weekend between trading days for Arkansas soybean markets.  The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market opened on Tuesday of the past week at a statewide average price of $11.28, a 44 cent decline from the […]

05
Jul
2016
Soybean and corn price ratio
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Marketing opportunities for soybeans and corn should be evaluated with relative crop prices in conjunction with the prevailing supply and demand situation. Soybeans and corn are complementary ingredients for poultry and hog feed, but are competing crops in other consumptive uses. The ratio of soybean price to corn price is […]

05
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for June 27 – July 1, 2016 and June market summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The shortened pre-July 4th trading week began with a strong 32 cent weekend gain and generally continued on that trend through the Thursday early close (Figure 1). The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market opened on Monday at a statewide average price of $11.28, 5 cents under the previous Monday […]

30
Jun
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for June 13-24, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2015 Old Crop Soybean Cash Market price lost 9 cents over the weekend preceding this two week period as old beans experienced two distinct downward movements (Figure 2).  Old beans opened on Monday, June 13, at a statewide average of $11.56.  Price fell sharply through most of the first […]

14
Jun
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – June 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are updated by U.S.D.A. monthly reports. Crop prices attempt to ration supply […]

13
Jun
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for June 6-10, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 10 cent weekend gain in the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market was held into Tuesday and led to a much larger Wednesday gain that the market was able to hold through the end of the past week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday with a statewide average […]

07
Jun
2016
USDA Announces Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

On June 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program, providing cost share assistance payments to cotton producers to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton. OVERVIEW: The Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) program provides cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers with a share in the 2015 […]