To no surprise planting progress in the state continues to lag the normal pace for this point in April. The link below provides a visual summary of Arkansas and U.S. planting progress to date. Information on wheat condition ratings and crop development are also included.
4-21-2014 Arkansas and US Crop Progress
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The abbreviated past week of trading began with a surge that carried through midweek before suffering a “correction” on Thursday that surrendered some of the gains (Figure 1). Price rose 13 cents over the weekend to a Monday statewide average of $14.76 and climbed through the $15.00 price ceiling to a $15.17 peak on Wednesday
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April 18, 2014 No. 2014-6 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Dr. Bob Scott, and Scott Stiles Planting Progress
Rain, rain, go away. I think we’re all getting a little tired of it these days. As sure as we complain about it now, we’ll be wishing for it again in a month. Never more than
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The past week of trading was literally a “hump” week as the market lost 12 cents over the weekend to a Monday statewide average of $14.66 and climbed to a $14.96 peak on Wednesday before giving back all of the gains a Friday closing average of $14.63 (Figure 1). The closing statewide average represented a
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April 12, 2014 No. 2014-5 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Planting Progress
The race is on this weekend. It’s time to see how much rice we can get in the ground before the next round of rain hits. With all the activity getting cranked up today I’ll be very surprised if we haven’t doubled
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USDA – NASS released its first U.S. Crop Progress report for 2014 this afternoon. It included planting progress, as of April 6, for cotton, sorghum, and rice. Winter wheat condition ratings were included as well.
Overall, U.S. sorghum and rice planting are lagging the 5-year average pace in all states, while
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Rains and cool temperatures continue to slow planting progress and crop development. Today’s Crop Progress report released by the Arkansas NASS office indicated that only “2.8 days were suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, April 6, 2014”. Planting progress for corn, rice, grain sorghum and soybeans is at or near that of 2013
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A 27 cent weekend gain to a $14.74 average on Monday followed by an increase of another 20 cents on Tuesday seemed to set the stage for a strong week in the 2013 Crop Soybean Cash Market, but price quickly fell back 24 cents on Wednesday before stabilizing to end the week (Figure 1). The
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The link below includes a monthly listing of release dates for key USDA reports such as: Crop Progress, Export Sales, Crop Production, Supply/Demand (WASDE), Acreage, and Grain Stocks.
2014 Commodity Calendar
The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will begin release of its’ weekly U.S. Crop Progress reports on Monday, April 7 at 3:00 p.m.
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The USDA released its March Prospective Plantings report today at 11:00 CDT. This report provides the results of the first NASS survey of U.S. farmers planting intentions for 2014.
USDA Prospective Plantings report