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29
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean markets for June 22-26, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market surged up 18 cents over the past weekend and gave promise to open the past week of trading. The Monday statewide average price was $9.95 and the market held most of the gain before a mild decline on Wednesday to $9.87. Price then surged again on Thursday to a […]

26
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-26-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 26, 2015                             No. 2015-18 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress It’s been a long, hot week for much of the state with little rainfall since last weekend.  That is expected to change tonight with heavy thunderstorms on the way for the eastern half of Arkansas.  Those […]

23
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 15-19, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost 4 cents over the weekend and opened the past week of trading on Monday at a statewide average price of $9.42, a decline of 5 cents from the previous trading week.  Old crop price proceeded to take a steady, upward climb that extended through Thursday before weakening slightly […]

22
Jun
2015
Arkansas farms stressed by low prices
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Assistant Professor - Agricultural Economics

Capital intensive agriculture is characterized by large dollar values for expenses and returns, but the returns for the investment as determined by the return on assets is only moderate. Without payments from PLC and ARC during periods of commodity prices significantly less than equilibrium prices, farm failures would have ripple effects leading to failures of […]

19
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-19-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 19, 2015                             No. 2015-17 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Much needed rain has hit a large part of eastern Arkansas over the last two days.  However, southeastern Arkansas is still hoping for some irrigation-saving rain.  The extended forecast is calling for highs in the low-to-mid 90s and lows […]

19
Jun
2015
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Weekly Update – June 19, 2015
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Update – Dr. Jason Kelley (Wheat and Feed Grains Specialist) Most producers in the delta have been irrigating corn this week.  Most fields in south Arkansas have had at least one watering, while parts of central and northeast Arkansas were getting the first irrigation and some are still getting ready to […]

13
Jun
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 6-13-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

June 13, 2015                             No. 2015-16 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles Crop Progress Difficult to believe, but we already need a rain again in many places.  Between trying to get rice flooded and beans planted, moisture is running out quickly with the warm temperatures and breezy conditions.  For much […]

12
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 8-11, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 7 cent weekend gain provided optimism for the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market to open the past week of trading. The Monday opening statewide average price stood at $9.47, an improvement of 15 cents from the previous trading week. Old crop price built on the weekend gain on Tuesday before weakening slightly through to […]

05
Jun
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for June 1-5, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 12 cent weekend loss dropped the 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market to a Monday opening statewide average price of $9.32, an identical beginning to the previous trading week. Old crop price then trended only slightly higher through the remaining trading days before settling at a Friday closing statewide average of $9.40, a 4 cent […]

29
May
2015
Arkansas soybean market report for May 25-29, 2015
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 Arkansas Cash Soybean market lost one cent over the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend break to a Tuesday opening statewide average of $9.32. New crop price then climbed generally higher throughout the remaining trading days to a Friday closing statewide average of $9.44, an 11 cent improvement from the previous Friday closing price […]