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03
Apr
2018
April 12 Webinar: The Challenges of Writing the Next Farm Bill and Ongoing Trade Issues​
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agriculture Economist and Professor of Economics The next Food and Agribusiness Webinar will be on Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m.  Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) director Pat Westhoff will discuss the economic, trade and biofuels considerations, crop and livestock market outlook, and other issues that congressional leadership and members […]

27
Mar
2018
March 29 Webinar: USDA-NASS 2018 Planting Intentions Report
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics Join us on Thursday, March 29 at 4 p.m. CST as Eugene Young and Jarrod Hardke discuss and answer your questions related to USDA’s March 29, 2018 Planting Intentions Report and grain stocks on hand. Eugene Young, Regional Director for the USDA-NASS Delta Regional Office discusses […]

12
Mar
2018
March 15 webinar: International Rice Outlook 2017-2027
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics This week’s webinar will feature Dr. Alvaro Durand-Morat, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas.  He will give an overview of the International Rice Outlook for the next ten years. The International Rice Outlook developed by the Arkansas Global […]

20
Feb
2018
Feb. 27 webinar: Using social media to tell the rice industry’s story
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist  Please join us for the upcoming Food and Agribusiness Series webinar on February 27 at 3 p.m. CST.  Vicky Boyd of One Grower Publishing will detail her adventures of telling the rice industry’s story through social media and will provide tips for meaningful interaction on social platforms. Presenter:  Vicky Boyd, […]

22
Jan
2018
Jan. 25 webinar: A partner for Clearfield rice
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

  By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics Joining me for our next University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, Food and Agribusiness Webinar is the General Manager of Horizon Ag Dr. Tim Walker. Dr. Tim Walker, General Manager of Horizon Ag: Future Driven, Farmer Focused Webinar: Thursday, January 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. […]

17
Jan
2018
Jan. 18 webinar: Farm bill activity and December 2017 baseline projects
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Dr. Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics Webinar Title:  Farm Bill Activity and December 2017 Baseline Projects of Economic Viability for Crop, Dairy, and Beef Cattle for the Next Five Years Webinar Date and Time: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) The presenter for the upcoming webinar is Professor […]

05
Jan
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 1-5-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke January 5, 2018  No. 2018-01                www.uaex.edu/rice How Much Rice in 2018? It’s never too early for an acreage prediction, right?  Based on recent questions that’s the case.  So my middle of winter projection for Arkansas rice acres is 1.5 million total. Of that […]

06
Nov
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress for Week Ending Nov. 5, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For the week ending November 5, USDA reported Arkansas’ soybean harvest to be 94% complete, up from 89% last week.  The 5-year average for the week is 89% harvested.  In October, USDA estimated Arkansas would harvest 3.5 million acres of soybeans with a record state average yield of 51 bushels per acre.  USDA’s Crop Production […]

31
Oct
2017
USDA Announces 2016 Rice PLC Payment Rates
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On October 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for Long Grain and Medium Grain Rice.  The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments for covered commodities enrolled in PLC when the Marketing Year Average price is below the statutory Reference Price.  […]

11
Oct
2017
Pre-Report Estimates for October 12th USDA Supply/Demand Report
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA will release its monthly WASDE (supply/demand report) and Crop Production reports on Thursday October 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Central time. The following comments summarize private analysts’ pre-report expectations for tomorrow’s USDA reports. Soybeans: Ahead of the October 12th USDA supply/demand report, industry analysts’ project the U.S. soybean yield to be near the USDA’s […]