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28
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-28-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 28, 2015                         No. 2015-26 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, & Scott Stiles Crop Overview The old saying goes if you don’t have anything nice to say then don’t say anything at all.  I do wish there were nicer things to say right now, but hopefully better days are on the horizon. To echo […]

28
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for August 24-28, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 15 cents over the weekend and opened on Monday at a statewide average price of $8.83.  Price slowly recovered through the week, overcoming even a Wednesday correction that dropped the market to an $8.74 average.  The market closed on Friday at $8.98, unchanged […]

28
Aug
2015
Updated 2015 Arkansas wheat budget
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

By Archie Flanders, Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics Wheat prices below $5.00/bu. will have Arkansas growers carefully evaluating production costs for potential fall 2015 planting. Continued moderation in fertilizer and diesel prices will offset some of the impact of low commodity prices. An updated interactive wheat budget is available to aid in evaluating costs and returns […]

24
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for August 17-21, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market gained 1 cent over the weekend to open on Monday at a statewide average price of $9.17.  Price declined over the next two days to a statewide average of $8.99 on Wednesday.  The quote was especially significant as the first daily statewide average under […]

21
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-21-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 21, 2015                         No. 2015-25 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Overview Harvest continues to pick up speed in the southern half of the state.  Unfortunately yield reports have yet to pick up along with it.  The general consensus seems to be that yield numbers are running in […]

14
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-14-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 14, 2015                         No. 2015-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Overview No update last week with the Rice College Training and Rice Expo going on.  Thanks to all who turned out for those events. Rice harvest has begun on a limited basis in the south and central […]

14
Aug
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – August 14, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Corn and grain sorghum harvest is progressing and more will be starting harvest this coming week with anticipated dry weather.  Corn yields have been variable so far, but in general are good.  Harvest has been primarily in south Arkansas but will […]

14
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for August 10-14, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market crashed sharply during the past week, most likely in response to various USDA reports projecting more acres and higher yields. The market started with promise gaining 32 cents over the weekend and opened on Monday with a statewide average price of $9.92. Price then […]

14
Aug
2015
Supply and demand for corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat – August 2015
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with anticipated demand to achieve equilibrium […]

07
Aug
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for August 3-7, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 10 cents over the end of July weekend and opened August with a statewide average price on Monday of $9.37. Trading for the week began with solid gains through Wednesday, suffered a Thursday correction, and regained its correction losses and more on Friday […]