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31
May
2017
Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series: Recorded presentations now available
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics The first two recordings of many more yet to come in the Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series are now available. U.S. Rice Supplies Expected to Tighten in 2017/18; U.S. Prices Projected Higher, May 25, 2017 Presenter: Nathan Childs, agricultural economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service.  This webinar focused on USDA’s […]

22
May
2017
Register now for the May 25 rice webinar
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, Department of Ag Economics and Agribusiness  On May 25 at 2 pm (CST), we will be hosting a webinar that may be of interest to rice producers and agribusiness industry personnel.  This webinar will focus on USDA’s projections for the 2017/18 U.S. and global rice markets. The main themes: A 10-percent […]

19
May
2017
Row Crop Scouting School Scheduled for June 1 in McGehee, AR
Author: Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist

By Nick Seiter, Extension Entomologist A pest scouting school focusing on insects and diseases in cotton, corn, soybean, rice and grain sorghum will be conducted at Hoot’s Barbecue in McGehee, AR on June 1, 2017. The program will start at 8:30 AM. Identification of insects and their damage will be covered, along with scouting techniques […]

05
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-5-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 5, 2017  No. 2017-07                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress If it wasn’t for bad luck I guess we’d have no luck at all.  Initial estimates of rice lost due to flooding in northern Arkansas now exceed 150,000 acres.  Additional “acres affected” pushes the […]

03
May
2017
Market price considerations for week of May 1 and the impact of the May 7th French presidential runoff
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas System Market price considerations for week of May 1 The French presidential runoff scheduled for May 7 continues to be one of the main events for the world financial and commodity markets. A win by popular vote leader Marie Le […]

02
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-2-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 2, 2017  No. 2017-06                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress This sucks.  I don’t believe in sugarcoating.  The rainfall predictors did a pretty good job this time around with rainfall amounts in northeast Arkansas totaling 6-8” just from Saturday night’s event alone.  It’s no […]

08
Mar
2017
Cotton Market Teleconference – March 10, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

Ag Market Network Teleconference: The next Ag Market Network Teleconference will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:30 a.m CDT.  A panel of cotton experts will discuss global cotton production, crop conditions, domestic demand, exports, and government policy. The teleconference number is 1-712-775-7085 and the code to enter is 969119 to listen by […]

19
Jan
2017
2017 Soil Fertility Clinic slated for February 15 in Jonesboro
Author: Leo Espinoza, Associate Professor & Extension Soil Scientist

By Leo Espinoza, Extension Soil Scientist The Arkansas Plant Food Association in collaboration with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Arkansas State University would like to invite you to attend the 2017 Soil Fertility Clinic to be held at the Cooper Alumni Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro on […]

09
Nov
2016
Reviewing the 2016 Arkansas Rice Season
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Planting and Progress The 2016 rice season began extremely early as producers started planting as early as March 7th.  From there, a surprising number finished planting by April 1 and many more in the early part of April – in Figure 1, Week 15 is equivalent to April 15th.  For historical perspective, planting progress trailed […]

24
Sep
2016
Harvest Aids & Downed Rice
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Harvest aids are tools to help us harvest rice faster and more efficiently. Any tool can be misused. My favorite example is a hammer: it’s great when it hits the nail, not so great when it hits your thumb. Same with harvest aids. Sodium chlorate does an excellent job of desiccating rice foliage for ease […]