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24
Oct
2014
Arkansas soybean market report – Oct. 20-24, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 7 cent weekend drop in the 2014 crop AR cash soybean market was quickly overcome as the market saw a 20 cent improvement from Monday to Tuesday, held steady on Wednesday, and surged again up 30 cents on Thursday before suffering an 18 cent downward correction on Friday. The market opened the week with […]

24
Oct
2014
Farm Bill workshops for crop producers
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

October 22, 2014  FSA, Division of Ag offer dozen-plus Farm Bill workshops for crop producers Fast Facts More than a dozen Farm Bill workshops planned across Arkansas Learn to use web-based decision tools Includes discussion of Yield Update, Base Reallocation, ARC, PLC, and SCO LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas crop producers will have more than a […]

17
Oct
2014
Arkansas soybean market report – Oct. 17, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

This week was shortened by the Columbus Day holiday on Monday. The extended weekend gave the market a longer period to react and it responded with a 52 cent gain on the 2014 crop. The market posted a statewide average of $9.69 on Tuesday. Price then proceeded to fluctuate within a 14 cent band before […]

10
Oct
2014
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 6-10, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

This week marked the first full week of quotes for cash market soybeans that were previously labeled No. 1 Yellow Soybeans New Crop, represented the 2014 crop, and have now become the No. 1 Yellow Soybeans Cash prices. Price surged 32 cents higher over the weekend preceding this past week of trading. The market posted […]

06
Oct
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices for Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

This week marked the transition of quotes for cash market soybeans. Quotes on the old 2013 crop and labeled No. 1 Yellow Soybeans Cash ended on Tuesday. The final 2013 crop statewide daily average on that day was $9.05, the lowest such average since AMS began publishing 2013 quotes on December 16, 2013. The late […]

30
Sep
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 9-30-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 30, 2014                   No. 2014-29 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Overall, yield reports seem to be improving.  Some areas are extremely excited over this crop, with yield levels not seen before.  Others have yields they would just as soon not see again.  Sometimes these areas are not too far apart. Average yields […]

29
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Sept. 22-26, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 20 cent weekend decline in the old crop cash soybean market was a signal of things to come as trading posted a Monday opening average of $9.57 and moved steadily lower through each trading day. Low point of the week was the daily average of $9.06 on Friday, a 71 cent loss from the […]

24
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Sept. 15-19, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The past week of old crop cash soybean trading in September opened promisingly with an 8 cent weekend gain to a Monday opening average of $10.27. But the market then established a lower trend that was shown most trading days of the week, finally reaching the daily low of the week at $9.77 on Friday, […]

15
Sep
2014
Soybean cash market and forward booking prices in Arkansas for Sept. 8-12, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The first full week of old crop cash soybean trading in September began with a 7 cent weekend loss leaving the market with an opening average of $10.36 on Monday. The market then followed a generally lower path through the week before stabilizing on Friday to a closing statewide average of $10.19, a 24 cent […]

12
Sep
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 9-12-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 12, 2014                   No. 2014-27 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Crop Progress “You are not alone.”  That’s probably my most repeated phrase lately.  Meaning you’re not alone in your yields being lower than expected.  It’s been a common theme lately and a lot of calls are to confirm that people didn’t do something wrong […]