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03
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 27-31, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 30 cent weekend decline in the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market put the opening a statewide average price on this past Monday at $9.68. The trading week began with only three markets providing quotes, but three additional markets were added for the last two trading days. The market reacted […]

27
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 20-24, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market fell 15 cents over the weekend and opened this past Monday with a statewide average price of $10.07. Only three markets continued to provide quotes in Arkansas after Monday: Wynne, Old Town/Elaine, and Stuttgart. The market initially moved higher early in the week before […]

20
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 13-17, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market held steady over the weekend and opened this past Monday with a statewide average price of $10.45. Only four markets are providing quotes in Arkansas with the Wynne market rejoining Old Town/Elaine, Little Rock, and Stuttgart. The market moved lower each trading day of the past […]

18
Jul
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – July 17, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum are progressing rapidly to maturity with recent warm temperatures. Most of the early planted corn in south Arkansas is likely being irrigated for the last time this week or early next week. Later planted corn and corn […]

10
Jul
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for July 6-10, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market still seemed uncertain about the USDA crop reports of the previous week. Old crop price for Arkansas is very uncertain since at most three markets are now providing price quotes. The limited number of reporting markets hit on Thursday of the previous week and continued through […]

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 […]