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09
Feb
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for February 1-5, 2016
Author: Kim Rowe, Program Associate

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading started uneasily with a 9 cent weekend loss that put the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market opening on Monday at a statewide average of $8.85.  Price recovered somewhat on Tuesday before entering a decline through the remaining trading days to a Friday statewide average […]

03
Feb
2016
Roundup Xtend approval: What does it mean for Arkansas producers?
Author: Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist

By Tom Barber, Extension Weed Scientist Monsanto announced Wednesday that Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean have gained import approval in China. This is long-awaited news for Arkansas producers, as seed for planting this technology has been available for at least a year now. Researchers at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture have been […]

29
Jan
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for January 25-29 and monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 5 cent weekend gain would seem to have primed the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market for a stronger showing this past week, but traded within a 5 cent spread and ended just slightly higher for the week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.91.  […]

25
Jan
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Jan. 18-22, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market had an extended weekend due to the Martin Luther King holiday on the past Monday.  The extra day off allowed a 5 cent improvement over the weekend and the market opened on Tuesday at a statewide average of $8.92.  Price fell sharply by […]

21
Jan
2016
Extension risk management education: new resources available
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Another year of low crop prices is projected to have 2016 revenue less than sufficient to cover production costs. The current financial situation calls for producers to consider all aspects of risk management as profit margins are decreased from normal levels. Input costs for fertilizer and fuel have declined slightly […]

21
Jan
2016
Supply and demand for corn, soybeans, rice, and wheat – January 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist 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 […]

19
Jan
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for Jan. 11-15, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market slipped 4 cents over the past weekend before regaining traction to post a solid gain for the trading week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.69 and posted higher quotes through Thursday before declining slightly on Friday.  The closing […]

11
Jan
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for January 4-8, 2016 and month and year-end summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market traded slightly higher over the first full trading week of 2016.  An 18 cent loss over the extended New Year’s Day weekend was reversed with gains for most of the week.  Trading opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.63 and posted […]

04
Jan
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for December 21-25, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market traded lower for the shortened Christmas holiday week.  A 2 cent weekend loss continued with 6 and 3 cent losses for the remaining days of the week.  Trading opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.97 and eventually fell to a Wednesday […]

20
Dec
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for Dec. 14-18, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market trading gained 3 cents over the weekend and started the past week on Monday at a statewide average of $8.81, 9 cents under the previous Monday average.  Price trended lower through the first part of the week to a Wednesday low of $8.71 before […]