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15
Dec
2014
Arkansas soybean market reports for Dec. 8-12, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 crop AR cash soybean market began the past week of trading with an 8 cent weekend gain to open on Monday with a statewide average of $10.54. Price added 6 more cents on Tuesday before encountering a Wednesday correction that ate away all of the weekend and early week gains. Price climbed higher […]

08
Dec
2014
Arkansas soybean market reports for Dec. 1-5, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 crop AR cash soybean market began its first full week of post-Thanksgiving trading with a 25 cent weekend loss, opening on Monday with a statewide average of $10.32.  Price fell further on Tuesday before stabilizing on Wednesday into a full recovery that eventually regained all of the midweek losses and part of the […]

02
Dec
2014
Arkansas soybean market reports – Nov. 24-28, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The shortened Thanksgiving week of trading for the 2014 crop AR cash soybean market began with a 4 cent weekend loss, recovered nicely on Tuesday, and then closed with a comfortable weekly gain on Wednesday. The Monday statewide average was $10.44 and a 17 cent Tuesday gain took the market to its short week high. […]

21
Nov
2014
Arkansas soybean market reports – Nov. 21, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A week of trading for the 2014 crop AR cash soybean market that began with a 13 cent weekend rise showed how price trend can turn around quickly. The Monday statewide average was $10.47, up 13 cents from the previous Friday daily closing average. The strength quickly disappeared as the market moved steadily lower to […]

21
Nov
2014
New publications for soybean producers
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

Two new (updated) publications are now available to soybean producers.  A fact sheet on Metribuzin tolerance and a variety cross-reference guide are linked within this post and also under the publications tab of this blog. Metribuzin Tolerance Testing of Soybean Varieties – 2014 Metribuzin (Sencor, Canopy, etc.) is a PSII inhibitor (Group 5) herbicide that […]

18
Nov
2014
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 10-14, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past week of trading for the 2014 crop AR cash soybean market began with an 8 cent weekend decline that placed the Monday statewide average at $10.39. After trading was suspended on Tuesday for the Veterans Day holiday, Wednesday and Thursday took the market price to a high of $10.66. A major correction on […]

11
Nov
2014
Nov. 19 webinar will provide background and status of GMO labeling laws
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and whether food labels should note their presence in products, has become a center of a heated debate among consumers, the food industry and lawmakers. “This is a controversial topic that has big implications for the food system,” said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law […]

11
Nov
2014
November Supply / Demand Highlights
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

Link to slide set:  Nov 2014 USDA WASDE Summary: The USDA World Ag Outlook Board released its monthly Supply/Demand estimates yesterday, November 10. Corn: This months’ corn estimates contained the only surprises for traders.  Pre-report guesses leaned toward higher corn production.  However, the USDA reduced the national average corn yield by .8 bushels to 173.4 […]

10
Nov
2014
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 3-7, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The outlook appeared troublesome for the 2014 crop AR cash soybean market this past week as a 15 cent weekend decline that placed the Monday statewide average at $10.37 continued through Tuesday trading to a $10.20 average. But the market regained energy each remaining day of the week and regained almost all of the weekend […]

03
Nov
2014
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 27-31, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 crop AR cash soybean market surged upward 29 cents over last weekend and then followed an upward trend throughout the past week of trading. The market opened the week with a statewide average of $10.16 on Monday. Price then remained steady on Tuesday before climbing sharply to a weekly high of $10.52 on […]