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27
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for February 23-27, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market posted a modest 2 cent weekend gain and then trended higher for the remainder of the trading week. The market opened on Monday with a $10.14 statewide average. Despite a Wednesday correction, the market had gains on four trading days of the week and finished on Friday with a […]

26
Feb
2015
Cotton base acreage in the 2014 Farm Bill
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Cotton is no longer a covered commodity eligible for enrollment in programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Existing 2013 cotton base acreage is now generic base acreage. Generic base acreage is allocated annually to each covered crop planted. This is a departure from previous farm bills in which established base acreage was fixed. Generic […]

24
Feb
2015
Upcoming deadlines for 2014 Farm Bill considerations
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Producers and land owners have upcoming decisions to select among alternative risk management programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Land owners have until February 27 to schedule an appointment with the county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office for reallocating base acreage and updating payment yields. Deadline for program enrollment with FSA in Price Loss […]

23
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for February 16-20, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The Presidents’ Day holiday provided a long weekend adjustment period prior to the past trading week. The market took advantage of the period to get a 17 cent price increase and open on Tuesday with a $10.19 statewide average. The market lost 12 of those cents on Tuesday and had price fluctuations over the remainder […]

13
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for February 9-13, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 5 cent weekend gain for the 2014 crop AR cash soybeans market put the Monday statewide average at $9.89. The market dropped 9 cents on Tuesday, but then gained a momentum that carried it higher each remaining trading day of the week to a closing statewide average on Friday of $10.02, an overall 18 […]

09
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for February 2-6, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 crop AR cash soybeans market lost 6 cents over the weekend before entering into a week of inconsistent trading. The statewide average on Monday was $9.67 to open the week of trading. Market price regained all of its weekend loss and more with a 26 cent gain on Tuesday. The market followed that […]

02
Feb
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for January 26-30, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 crop AR cash soybeans market rallied over the weekend, but then moved steadily lower throughout each day of the week. Trading began on Monday with a statewide average of $9.94, a weekend gain of 11 cents over the Friday closing mark. The market gave back all of the weekend gain and more with […]

26
Jan
2015
Arkansas soybean market reports for January 19-23, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 crop AR cash soybeans market had another short trading week due to the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. Trading began on Tuesday with a statewide average of $9.92 after having lost 11 cents over the extended weekend. Price held mostly steady through midweek before going into a decline to a Friday closing […]

13
Jan
2015
Arkansas soybean market reports for Jan. 5-9. 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The first full trading week in the new year of 2014 crop AR cash soybeans began with a 40 cent weekend gain and opened on Monday with a statewide average of $10.51. Price then traded within a narrow, 12 cent price range throughout the week to a Friday closing level of $10.59, a 48 cent […]

09
Jan
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 1-9-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

January 9, 2015                           No. 2015-1 Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Winter Meeting Season Cold enough for everyone right now?  With the current cold here, winter precipitation is supposed to be on the way.  Makes it difficult to work in the shop, much less do anything in the field. With that in mind – county […]