The USDA kicked off its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum today. The program this morning included the “Outlook for U.S. Agriculture in 2014″ Below is a summary of projections for U.S. planted acreage and average producer prices for the 2014/15 crop year.
Corn: 92 million acres, down from 95.4 million in 2013. Season average price: $3.90/bu
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The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture in cooperation with The National Initiative for Sustainable Agriculture (NISA) is conducting an on-line assessment of the sustainability of the Arkansas soybean industry. The National Sustainable Soybean Initiative (NSSI) is working toward streamlining sustainability for soybean growers by creating a coordinated national framework for assessing sustainability and communicating
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Arkansas State University will hold its 20th annual Agribusiness Conference on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Registration will begin in the Fowler Center at 7:45 a.m. with the morning General Session starting at 8:20 a.m.
The morning general session features four speakers and a panel discussion.
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Recently, the apps that are currently available or are in development were unveiled at the Rice Expo in Stuttgart. The following is an overview of each app and its function:
Corn Advisor – Created in collaboration with Jason Kelley, extension wheat and feed grains agronomist and Extension Soil Scientist Leo Espinoza, this a 24/7, pocket
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August 2nd promises to be an action-packed day filled with activities and information for the entire family at the 2013 Arkansas Rice Expo at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart. The expo will kick off at 8:00 a.m. with registration and exhibits. Field tours by U of A Division of Agriculture specialists begin at 8:30
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Growers and crop consultants across the Cotton Belt now have a new and freely accessible resource to “focus on” this year. Focus on Cotton, a crop management resource that features monthly webcasts from noted experts in the cotton industry, is now online and available for viewing on the Plant Management Network’s Focus on Cotton home
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The “projected price” discovery period for spring planted crops runs from January 15 to February 14, 2013.
An average of daily settlement prices from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) are used to derive the “projected price” for the various crop insurance products.
The final average price for the discovery period will
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As a reminder, the 2013 monthly release time of the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report will be changing to 11:00 a.m. Central Time beginning January 11, 2013.
Other key reports that will be released tomorrow include:
Quarterly Grain Stocks Crop Production (final 2012 U.S. production) Winter Wheat Plantings
Monday, December 17, is the last day discounted room rates will be offered by the Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk hotels in San Antonio, Texas. Those are the headquarter hotels for the 2013 Beltwide Cotton Conferences, set for January 7-10.
The National Cotton Council urges cotton industry members, university and USDA researchers, Extension personnel, consultants, equipment and service
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A free conference to assist farmers with understanding agricultural labor issues will be held November 16, 2012 at the Cooperative Extension Service headquarters (LRSO), 2301 S. University Ave., Little Rock. In order to ensure available seating and materials, pre-registration is requested. Register online or fill out the Farm Labor Conference Registration Form and return by fax to 501-671-2215.
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