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20
Sep
2017
2018 Wheat Budgets Available
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The University of Arkansas’ 2018 wheat budgets are available.  A pdf or “hard copy” version can be downloaded at this link:    Crop Production Budgets for Farm Planning  See page 38 for a detailed wheat budget. An Excel spreadsheet version of the wheat budget is also available:   2017-18 Wheat budget As production costs and commodity prices […]

19
Sep
2017
USDA Crop Report Summary (released Sept. 12)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA released its’ monthly World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates on September 12th.   A summary of monthly changes to U.S. production, yields and ending stocks for soybeans, corn, long-grain rice and cotton can be found at this link:  USDA Sept 2017 WASDE Soybeans: Production was projected at a record 4.431 million bushels, up 50 million […]

18
Sep
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 11-15, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading in the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market was somewhat disjointed as no state daily grain report was published on Thursday.  A 2 cent loss over the weekend led the market at a $9.60 statewide average market price on Monday to open the past week of […]

15
Sep
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 9-15-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles September 15, 2017  No. 2017-26                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “They come a-runnin’ for me, I said this is the end…”  This will be the final weekly update for the season.  Additional updates will be posted throughout the fall and spring as […]

13
Sep
2017
Arkansas 2017 Harvested Acreage and Yields (Sept. 1 Forecast)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA-NASS released its monthly Crop Production report on September 12, 2017.  The table below includes information for Arkansas’ 2017 harvested acreage and yield forecasts as of September 1, 2017. In comparison to the August Crop Production report, no changes were made to Arkansas’ 2017 forecast corn, rice and sorghum yields.  However, the state average cotton […]

11
Sep
2017
Arkansas Harvest Progress: September 10, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Crop Progress Report: The USDA-NASS issued their weekly Crop Progress report today.  On favorable weather conditions last week, Arkansas’ soybean and rice harvest moved ahead of the five-year average pace.   Soybean harvest as of September 10th was reported at 17% complete, up 10 percentage points from last week’s 7%. Today’s estimate compares to 12% […]

08
Sep
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 9-8-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles September 8, 2017  No. 2017-25                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress It’s not THAT the wind is blowing, it’s WHAT the wind is blowing.  Wind may lean rice, but wind carrying rain is really what gets it down.  All things considered, it’s surprising […]

08
Sep
2017
Cotton Market Teleconference September 13
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The monthly Ag Market Network Teleconference will be on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:30 a.m CDT.  Discussion will focus on the September 12 USDA supply/demand and Crop Production reports as well as recent hurricane impacts on 2017 U.S. production. The teleconference number is 1-712-775-7085 and the access code is 969119 to listen by phone. […]

08
Sep
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 4-8, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 16 cent gain over the extended Labor Day weekend put the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market at a $9.68 statewide average market price on Tuesday to open the past week of trading, 23 cents over the previous week opening average.  The market rose 2 cents on Wednesday before entering […]

06
Sep
2017
USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rate for Peanuts
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On August 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rate for peanuts.  In Arkansas, 99% of peanut base acres are enrolled in Price Loss Coverage.  Arkansas producers harvested 23,000 acres of peanuts in 2016.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments […]