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11
May
2018
May 17 Webinar: Keith Coble’s Farm Bill Update
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Dr. Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics Join us on May 17 at 1:30 p.m. CST to hear from Keith Coble, a Giles Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Mississippi State University, speaking on the Farm Bill. Previously, Coble worked at USDA Economic Research Service and studied at Texas […]

08
May
2018
Deadline for Ginning Cost Share is Friday May 11
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

As a reminder, Friday May 11 is the deadline for producers to sign up for USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program.  Producers that certified cotton acres in 2016 should have received a prefilled application(s) by mail from USDA.  CGCS applications can be submitted to your local FSA office either in person, by FAX or […]

05
Feb
2018
Feb. 8 Webinar: How do changing global weather patterns impact commodity market outlook considerations?
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics and Agricultural Economist The Rice Trader Jeremy Zwinger and Commodities Expert Shawn Hackett provide their unique collective insight into changing global weather patterns and its impact on commodity market outlook considerations Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) Time:  10:00 – 11:00 AM CST Title: […]

31
Oct
2017
USDA Announces 2016 Rice PLC Payment Rates
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On October 30, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for Long Grain and Medium Grain Rice.  The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments for covered commodities enrolled in PLC when the Marketing Year Average price is below the statutory Reference Price.  […]

09
Oct
2017
USDA Posts 2016 ARC-CO Payment Spreadsheet Online
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) has released 2016 county yields and national marketing year average prices for corn, soybeans, wheat and grain sorghum for calculating Agricultural Risk Coverage – County Coverage (ARC-CO) payments. Payment information is available at this link on the USDA FSA’s website:  2014 – 2016 ARC-County Yields, Revenue and Payment Rates […]

02
Oct
2017
USDA Announces 2016 PLC Rates for Corn, Sorghum and Soybeans
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

On September 28, 2017 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2016 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for corn, grain sorghum and soybeans.  The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) provides payments for covered commodities enrolled in PLC when the Marketing Year Average price is below the statutory Reference Price.  The […]

27
Sep
2017
Free Webinar Oct. 5: The Agricultural Policy and Market Outlook: What Now?
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics New Webinar: The Agricultural Policy and Market Outlook: What now? (60 minutes) Date and Time: Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)  Connect with Computer, IPad or Smartphone by Internet or Dial-in and Listen by Phone Host: Bobby Coats, Professor in the Department of […]

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 […]