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05
Dec
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016 and November monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The extended Thanksgiving weekend proved to be a blessing for the 2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market as price rose 20 cents from the Wednesday, pre-Thanksgiving closing statewide average.  The market opened on the past Monday at $10.37, but then entered into a daily decline that extended all the way […]

01
Dec
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 21-25, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A robust 27 cent weekend gain provided the 2016 Arkansas soybean cash market with price strength that extended throughout the past short week of trading prior to the Thanksgiving holiday.  The market opened on Monday at a $10.04 statewide average, 39 cents above the previous week opening.  Gains of 8 […]

21
Nov
2016
Arkanas soybean market report for Nov. 14-18, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Most of a 14 cent weekend loss in the New Crop Soybean Cash Market was gradually recovered over the past trading week such that the market closed on Friday with just a 2 cent overall loss (Figure 1).  Trading opened Monday by posting a statewide average of $9.65.  Price rose […]

17
Nov
2016
November supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The November report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in low commodity prices. Supplies have historical cycles above and below equilibrium, and currently low crop prices are following corresponding trends of markets with excess supply. Preliminary analysis for Cooperative Extension Service […]

14
Nov
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 7-11, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading was shortened by the Friday Veterans Day holiday.  Trading began the week with an 11 cent gain over the weekend that launched the market to a Monday statewide average of $9.75, 10 cents under the previous Monday average.  Price moved up and down within a […]

02
Nov
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 24-28, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Soybean trading experienced the third short information week in a row as no USDA report was published on Friday, October 28.  2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market quotes opened the week on Monday at $9.81, an 8 cent improvement from the previous Friday closing level and 18 cents above the […]

24
Oct
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 17-21, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Soybean trading experienced another short week as the market was closed on Monday, October 17.  2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market quotes opened the short week on Tuesday at $9.63, an 11 cent improvement from the previous Friday closing level.  Price strengthened further on Wednesday and lost much of its gains […]

20
Oct
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 10-20-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles Oct. 20, 2016  No. 2016-28                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Unfortunately only negative yield reports continued to flow in over the past month.  The take home message is hybrids were 0-20 bu/acre below expectation and similar to 2015, while varieties were […]

19
Oct
2016
October supply and demand for field crops
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The October report for the supply and demand situation of field crops maintains market fundamentals that are resulting in low commodity prices. Supplies have historical cycles above and below equilibrium, and currently low crop prices are following corresponding trends of markets with excess supply. Revised USDA October data for peanuts […]

14
Oct
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 10-14, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week was shortened by the Columbus Day holiday on Monday.  2016 New Crop Soybean Cash Market quotes opened the week 2 cents lower compared to the previous Friday closing level.  Price weakened on Wednesday, but then rebounded to finish the week at $9.52, a 5 cent improvement from […]