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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 […]

10
Oct
2017
Cotton Marketing Teleconference October 13
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The monthly Ag Market Network Teleconference will be on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:30 a.m CDT. The panel discussion will focus on the cotton aspects of the October 12 USDA supply/demand and Crop Production reports. The teleconference number is 1-712-775-7085 and the access code is 969119 to listen by phone. During the program you […]

27
Sep
2017
Free Webinar Oct. 5: The Agricultural Policy and Market Outlook: What Now?
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics New Webinar: The Agricultural Policy and Market Outlook: What now? (60 minutes) Date and Time: Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)  Connect with Computer, IPad or Smartphone by Internet or Dial-in and Listen by Phone Host: Bobby Coats, Professor in the Department of […]

08
Sep
2017
Cotton Market Teleconference September 13
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The monthly Ag Market Network Teleconference will be on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:30 a.m CDT.  Discussion will focus on the September 12 USDA supply/demand and Crop Production reports as well as recent hurricane impacts on 2017 U.S. production. The teleconference number is 1-712-775-7085 and the access code is 969119 to listen by phone. […]

06
Sep
2017
USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rate for Peanuts
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On August 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rate for peanuts.  In Arkansas, 99% of peanut base acres are enrolled in Price Loss Coverage.  Arkansas producers harvested 23,000 acres of peanuts in 2016.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments […]

30
Aug
2017
New Farm Bill Topic of Sept. 7 Webinar
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics  Host: Bobby Coats, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service. E-mail: recoats@uark.edu Producer: Mary Poling, Coordinator for Interactive Communications, University of Arkansas System Division of Ag, Cooperative Extension Service, E-mail: mpoling@uaex.edu Title: Will it be a 2017 […]

01
Aug
2017
Rice webinar recordings now available
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, University of Arkansas In case you missed the most recent webinar on July 27, the recordings of the two segments are now available to view on YouTube. Segment 1 recording:  https://youtu.be/A0wtzvmY0OM Topic: U.S. Rice Supplies Expected to Tighten in 2017/18; U.S. Prices Projected Higher (45 minutes) Presenter: Dr. Nathan Childs, Agricultural […]

21
Jul
2017
2017 Rice College Registration Deadline is July 26
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

2017 Rice College To register visit: http://bit.ly/2szn660 Last day to register is July 26 – no on-site registration will be allowed the day of the event. Location:  University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Rice Research & Extension Center, 2900 Hwy. 130 E., Stuttgart, AR 72160 Date:  August 3, 2017 Time:  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Highlights: Crop […]

12
Jul
2017
Find those hidden enemies: Free nematode sampling offer for Arkansas soybean producers
Author: Terry Kirkpatrick, Professor - Plant Pathology

By Katie Sullivan, Nematode Diagnostician The Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board, in partnership with the Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory, is offering a “no cost” opportunity for county agents, consultants, and growers to survey their Arkansas soybean fields this summer and fall for nematodes. The Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory is accepting soil samples for nematode assay from […]

29
Jun
2017
What to expect at the 2017 Arkansas Rice Expo – Aug. 4
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

By Mary Hightower, Director of Communications Services The 2017 Rice Expo is slated for August 4 at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart, AR. So what can you expect from the Expo this year?  New tools for soil fertility, new technologies for weed control and live cooking demonstrations are on the agenda. “The seventh annual […]