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23
May
2017
What to expect from the markets this week, May 22, 2017
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics Market “Near Term” Snap Shot 10-year Treasury Yield: Slightly bullish – lower yield S&P 500: Likely consolidates for a period before moving higher Global Equities: Some consolidating gains; others near term bullish; any significant corrective activity in the S&P 500 will spill-over into many global equities U.S. Dollar: Sideways […]

22
May
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for May 15-19, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 13 cent weekend gain in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market was held through midweek before price moved sharply lower on Thursday.  The losses were partially regained in Friday trading, price finished lower compared to the previous week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average […]

22
May
2017
Register now for the May 25 rice webinar
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, Department of Ag Economics and Agribusiness  On May 25 at 2 pm (CST), we will be hosting a webinar that may be of interest to rice producers and agribusiness industry personnel.  This webinar will focus on USDA’s projections for the 2017/18 U.S. and global rice markets. The main themes: A 10-percent […]

12
May
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for May 8-12, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 4 cent weekend loss in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market was quickly offset by a week of generally higher prices before the gains were completely wiped out in Friday trading to end the week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.48 and moved higher, […]

11
May
2017
Market Outlook with Supply and Demand for Field Crops – May 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The May 2017 WASDE report for the supply and demand situation of field crops includes the first price forecasts for 2017 crops. Large ending 2016 market year stocks become beginning stocks for the 2017 market year, and 2017 crop price forecasts reflect abundant supplies that impact prices. Projected increases in […]

08
May
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for May 1-5, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist An 11 cent weekend gain in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market carried price to a higher level that was fully maintained through the close of trading on Friday.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.43 and moved higher each day through Thursday before leveling off […]

03
May
2017
Market price considerations for week of May 1 and the impact of the May 7th French presidential runoff
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas System Market price considerations for week of May 1 The French presidential runoff scheduled for May 7 continues to be one of the main events for the world financial and commodity markets. A win by popular vote leader Marie Le […]

03
May
2017
Rice: Global geopolitical uncertainties weigh heavy on prices
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Bobby Coats, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas System As “Global Geopolitical Uncertainties” intensify, global exporters, especially rice exporters, find themselves facing a historically, post-World War II, unpredictable global business environment, due to economic, social and political change. After years of embracing the globalization model, businesses are […]

01
May
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for April 24-28, 2017 and monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 10 cent weekend gain in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market quickly evaporated as price fell by 6 and 9 cents over the first two trading days before stabilizing the close the week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $9.46, the highest daily average since […]

28
Apr
2017
Crop Price Conditions – April 28, 2017
Author: Archie Flanders, Extension Economist

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Beginnings of the fourth consecutive year of unfavorable commodity prices bring the question of conditions necessary for improved prices and the outlook for these conditions. Although accurate forecasting of commodity prices is an impossible challenge, field crop prices establish characteristics that provide insights for expectations that potentially impact market conditions. […]