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20
May
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for May 16-20, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 5 cent weekend loss for the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market was regained and more on Monday as price rose 13 cents.  The market then proceeded to trade within an 8 cent range for the remainder of the week and ultimately closed on Friday at $10.54, an overall […]

20
May
2016
New record in peanut acres planted in Arkansas
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist Planting of the 2016 peanut crop in Arkansas has progressed much earlier than previous seasons with over 90% of peanut acres having been planted to date.  By comparison, in mid-May last year only 50 to 60% of the acres were reported to be planted.  Early estimates indicate 22,500 acres were planted […]

20
May
2016
Market news available for risk management
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist Managing profitability during low prices has been a concern while planning for the 2016 production year. Recent rallies in crop prices have added a second concern to avoid locking in prices before increases reach a peak. The possibility of “leaving money on the table” with crops already planted is especially […]

17
May
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for May 9-13, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past short week of trading saw the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market lose 9 cents over the weekend to an opening Monday price of $10.06, but the Tuesday USDA report forecast of lower stocks sent price soaring on Tuesday followed by two days of gentle correction.  The market […]

16
May
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – May 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

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 […]

09
May
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for May 2-6, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 17 cent gain over the weekend put the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market opening on Monday at $10.29, but price dropped on Tuesday and stabilized Wednesday before falling sharply again on Thursday.  The market finally saw an upturn on Friday to end the week at $10.15, an overall […]

02
May
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for April 25-29, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market enjoyed a 13 cent gain over the weekend, showed continued strength into midweek trading, and firmly held onto the gains to end the week.  The market opened on Monday at $9.90 and posted gains almost every day enroute to the Friday closing mark […]

22
Apr
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for April 18-22, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market had a week of substantial gains before suffering a major Friday correction.  A 3 cent weekend decline to start the past week of trading was quickly put in the rear view mirror as the market posted daily gains of 29, 25, and 10 […]

18
Apr
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for April 11-15, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading in the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market began with a 12 cent weekend gain and basically moved higher throughout the whole week.  The market opened on Monday with a $9.21 statewide average and gained 8 to 18 cents each day with the exception of […]

11
Apr
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for April 4-8, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 5 cent weekend loss put the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market price opening the week at a $9.04 statewide average, 2 cents under the average price of the previous Monday.  Price traded within an 8 cent range through most of the week before posting a 12 cent gain […]