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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 […]

04
Apr
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for March 28-April 1, 2016 and March month-end summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The extended Easter weekend saw the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market price fall 2 cents and open on Monday at a statewide average price of $9.06, 6 cents above the previous Monday opening average.  Price remained within an 8 cent range throughout the week and closed on Friday at […]

31
Mar
2016
2016 Planting Intentions
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

USDA-NASS released its’ annual March Prospective Plantings report this morning which provides the first survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for the year. For Arkansas, planting intentions generally followed pre-report expectations with rice, corn and cotton acreage higher and grain sorghum sharply lower.  Soybean acreage is projected to decline to the lowest level since […]

29
Mar
2016
Profitable grain sorghum in 2016
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

By Jason Kelley, Wheat and Feed Grains Extension Agronomist, and Gus Lorenz, Nick Seiter, and Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologists Arkansas grain sorghum acreage increased dramatically in 2015 with 440,000 acres harvested, compared to only about 40,000 acres in 2010.  Increased interest in grain sorghum was partially driven by very positive basis levels at local grain […]

28
Mar
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for March 21-25, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 4 cent weekend gain provided minimal strength to the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market and it generally continued through the short trading week into the Easter holiday.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average price of $9.00, 6 cents above the previous Monday opening average.  An […]

21
Mar
2016
Arkansas market report for March 14-18, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A steady weekend market put the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market on track for a rather uneventful week of trading.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average price of $8.94, unchanged from the previous Friday closing average.  Price traded within a six cent range throughout the week […]

15
Mar
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – March 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 […]

14
Mar
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for March 7-11, 2016 and February monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 3 cent weekend gain put the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market on a steady gain pattern that extended through the entire past week.  Trading opened on Monday at a statewide average price of $8.79.  The market posted gains every day to reach a Friday closing statewide average of […]