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18
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 11-15, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

Some weakness was indicated in the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market as price fell 2 cents over the weekend break to a Monday opening statewide average of $9.83. Price then dropped hard on Tuesday losing 19 cents before stabilizing with a 4 cent band for the remainder of the week. The Friday closing statewide average […]

11
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 4-8, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 10 cent gain of the weekend prior to this past trading week put the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market at a Monday opening statewide average of $9.87. Price continued higher on Tuesday and flirted with the $10.00 level before entering a decline that persisted through the remaining trading days. The late week decline left […]

04
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for April 27-May 1, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The weekend prior to this past trading week saw the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market gain 4 cents to produce a Monday opening statewide average of $9.81. Price rose through the first half of the week and flirted with the $10.00 level reaching a peak daily average of $9.97 on Wednesday. The promising opening was […]

28
Apr
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for April 20-24, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 9 cent weekend gain in the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market pushed the Monday opening statewide average to $9.85. The promising opening quickly faded as price stayed within a 9 cent range for the remainder of the week, finishing on Friday at a statewide average of $9.77, just a single penny above the previous […]

23
Apr
2015
Whole Farm Budgets for Planning
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

The Whole Farm Budgets program is available for combined production of cotton, corn, soybeans, rice, sorghum, wheat and peanuts as a single farm unit. Worksheets in the interactive Excel file are available for users to select acreage, expected yield and price, as well as share of revenue for each crop. Financial results for combined crop […]

20
Apr
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for April 13-17, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 2 cents over the past weekend and opened on Monday with a statewide average of $9.56. The opening was a full 30 cents under the previous week opening price. Market price gained strength each trading day of the week, reaching a weekly high at the Friday $9.76 statewide […]

13
Apr
2015
Arkansas 2015 Planting Progress
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

Summary: Today’s weekly Crop Progress and Condition report from the Arkansas NASS field office continues to reveal the slower-than-average 2015 planting pace. Excess precipitation, mainly in the northeastern counties of the state, is slowing overall planting progress. Corn planting is 51% complete as of April 12, compared to a five-year average pace of 58%. Rice […]

13
Apr
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for April 6-10, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 3 cents over the extended Easter weekend and opened on Monday with a statewide average of $9.86. Price weakened steadily most trading days, reaching a weekly low with the Friday $9.58 statewide average (Figure 1). High individual daily market quote of the past week was $10.04 on Monday […]

07
Apr
2015
Arkansas 2015 Planting Progress
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

Summary: Yesterday’s weekly Crop Progress and Condition report from the Arkansas NASS field office confirmed this spring’s slower-than-average planting pace. Corn planting is 27% complete as of April 5, compared to 24% last year and a five-year average pace of 43%. Rice planting is 6% complete, compared to 7% last year and a 13% five-year […]

06
Apr
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for March 30-April 3, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 1 cent weekend gain posted by the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market turned into a solid rally that extended through most of the abbreviated pre-Easter trading week. Price opened on Monday with a $9.75 statewide average. The good start continued through Wednesday as price rose each trading day before suffering a partial correction on […]