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06
Sep
2017
USDA Announces 2016 PLC Payment Rate for Peanuts
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On August 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rate for peanuts.  In Arkansas, 99% of peanut base acres are enrolled in Price Loss Coverage.  Arkansas producers harvested 23,000 acres of peanuts in 2016.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments […]

30
Aug
2017
New Farm Bill Topic of Sept. 7 Webinar
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics  Host: Bobby Coats, Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, University of Arkansas System, Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service. E-mail: recoats@uark.edu Producer: Mary Poling, Coordinator for Interactive Communications, University of Arkansas System Division of Ag, Cooperative Extension Service, E-mail: mpoling@uaex.edu Title: Will it be a 2017 […]

31
May
2017
Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series: Recorded presentations now available
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics The first two recordings of many more yet to come in the Food and Agribusiness Webinar Series are now available. U.S. Rice Supplies Expected to Tighten in 2017/18; U.S. Prices Projected Higher, May 25, 2017 Presenter: Nathan Childs, agricultural economist with USDA’s Economic Research Service.  This webinar focused on USDA’s […]

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, Extension Economist

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, Extension Economist

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 […]