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

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The past week of trading began with a modest 2 cent weekend gain that put the Monday opening price at $10.91, but the market moved lower each trading day to a Friday closing statewide average of $10.20, a 69 cent overall decline from the previous Friday closing price (Figure 1).  […]

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

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The first full July week of trading began well enough with a 6 cent weekend gain that put the Monday opening price at $11.05  followed by two days of increases that carried market price to a weekly high of $11.32.  But the Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market fell sharply […]

13
Jul
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – July 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 updated by U.S.D.A. monthly reports. Crop prices attempt to ration supply […]

08
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for July 4-8, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The July 4th calendar with both Friday and Monday off created an unusual four day weekend between trading days for Arkansas soybean markets.  The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market opened on Tuesday of the past week at a statewide average price of $11.28, a 44 cent decline from the […]

05
Jul
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for June 27 – July 1, 2016 and June market summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The shortened pre-July 4th trading week began with a strong 32 cent weekend gain and generally continued on that trend through the Thursday early close (Figure 1). The Arkansas 2015 soybean crop cash market opened on Monday at a statewide average price of $11.28, 5 cents under the previous Monday […]

30
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-30-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz June 30, 2016  No. 2016-16                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Heading has begun on a limited basis and we’ll be picking up speed over the next couple of weeks.  There’s light at the end of the tunnel.  But every now […]

30
Jun
2016
U.S. 2016 Crop Acreage
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

USDA-NASS released its June Acreage report this morning.  The full report can be found at this link:  http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/MannUsda/viewDocumentInfo.do?documentID=1000 Pre-report expectations were for lower U.S. corn and higher soybean acres than shown in the March 31 Prospective Plantings report.  The average trade guess for corn was 92.9 million acres.  The June 30 Acreage report revealed total […]

30
Jun
2016
Arkansas soybean market report for June 13-24, 2016
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The 2015 Old Crop Soybean Cash Market price lost 9 cents over the weekend preceding this two week period as old beans experienced two distinct downward movements (Figure 2).  Old beans opened on Monday, June 13, at a statewide average of $11.56.  Price fell sharply through most of the first […]

18
Jun
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 6-18-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe June 18, 2016  No. 2016-14                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “It’s not so much the heat that’ll get you, but the humidity.”  It may get old hearing it said, but it doesn’t make it any less true.  On […]

14
Jun
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – June 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 updated by U.S.D.A. monthly reports. Crop prices attempt to ration supply […]