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23
May
2017
What to expect from the markets this week, May 22, 2017
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics Market “Near Term” Snap Shot 10-year Treasury Yield: Slightly bullish – lower yield S&P 500: Likely consolidates for a period before moving higher Global Equities: Some consolidating gains; others near term bullish; any significant corrective activity in the S&P 500 will spill-over into many global equities U.S. Dollar: Sideways […]

22
May
2017
Register now for the May 25 rice webinar
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, Department of Ag Economics and Agribusiness  On May 25 at 2 pm (CST), we will be hosting a webinar that may be of interest to rice producers and agribusiness industry personnel.  This webinar will focus on USDA’s projections for the 2017/18 U.S. and global rice markets. The main themes: A 10-percent […]

19
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-19-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 19, 2017  No. 2017-09                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The Arkansas rice crop was considered 95% planted as of Monday.  There are still a few acres out there to be planted the first time, but many are currently working on replant decisions related […]

02
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-2-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 2, 2017  No. 2017-06                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress This sucks.  I don’t believe in sugarcoating.  The rainfall predictors did a pretty good job this time around with rainfall amounts in northeast Arkansas totaling 6-8” just from Saturday night’s event alone.  It’s no […]

01
Mar
2017
Applicators: Required online training for applying Enlist Duo, Engenia, and Xtendimax herbicides now available
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By Ples Spradley, Extension Pesticide Assessment Specialist The new, required online training program for all agricultural applicators that need to apply Enlist Duo, Engenia, or Xtendimax herbicides to Enlist or Xtend crops is up and running. You can currently access it by going to: http://courses.uaex.edu  You will have to create a courses.uaex.edu account if you have […]

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 […]

07
Jun
2016
USDA Announces Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

On June 6, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) launched the Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program, providing cost share assistance payments to cotton producers to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton. OVERVIEW: The Cotton Ginning Cost-Share (CGCS) program provides cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers with a share in the 2015 […]

12
May
2016
EPA posting a 15-day comment period on Section 18 for Transform on cotton
Author: Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist

By Gus Lorenz, Extension Entomologist The Section 18 for the use of Transform (sulfoxaflor) use in cotton in the states of AR, MS and TN will have a 15 day comment period ending May 20, 2016. The link to post a comment is: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/05/05/2016-10584/emergency-exemptions-applications-sulfoxaflor?utm_campaign=pi+subscription+mailing+list&utm_medium=email&utm_source=federalregister.gov I know everyone is busy this time of year and it’s […]

26
Apr
2016
Policy change by the European Union to affect Arkansas peanut production
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Associate Professor/Extension Plant Pathologist A recent policy change by the European Union will affect the use of propiconazole and phosphorus acid/phosphite fungicides in peanut.  This change is NOT based on fungicide safety concern as these fungicides remain labeled for use in the US, but rather in the sale of peanuts treated with […]

24
Sep
2015
September 30 is Wheat Crop Insurance Deadline
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

The USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced last week the 2016 crop year projected price for Yield Protection, Area Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, Area Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion and Area Revenue Protection – Harvest Price Exclusion plans of insurance. The projected price for 2016 soft red winter wheat was $5.04 per bushel. […]