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06
Mar
2015
Additional Farm Bill webinar and workshops added in March
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Fast Facts: * Four additional in-person workshops have been added to the March calendar * Workshops in Jonesboro, Forrest City and Wynne * One additional webinar added March 5 LITTLE ROCK  — University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture experts will be delivering four additional decision aid workshops, as well as an additional online webinar, […]

26
Feb
2015
Cotton base acreage in the 2014 Farm Bill
Author: Archie Flanders, Ph.D., Associate Professor - Agricultural Economics

Cotton is no longer a covered commodity eligible for enrollment in programs contained in the 2014 Farm Bill. Existing 2013 cotton base acreage is now generic base acreage. Generic base acreage is allocated annually to each covered crop planted. This is a departure from previous farm bills in which established base acreage was fixed. Generic […]

08
Jan
2015
Six Farm Bill webinars scheduled during January
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The first in a series of Farm Bill webinars that will extend through March, each covering a different facet of law and its effects on farming in Arkansas, have been scheduled through the month of January. The webinars will be hosted by experts from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Farm […]

11
Nov
2014
November Supply / Demand Highlights
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

Link to slide set:  Nov 2014 USDA WASDE Summary: The USDA World Ag Outlook Board released its monthly Supply/Demand estimates yesterday, November 10. Corn: This months’ corn estimates contained the only surprises for traders.  Pre-report guesses leaned toward higher corn production.  However, the USDA reduced the national average corn yield by .8 bushels to 173.4 […]

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 […]

31
Mar
2014
USDA Prospective Plantings report
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

The USDA released its March Prospective Plantings report today at 11:00 CDT.  This report provides the results of the first NASS survey of U.S. farmers planting intentions for 2014. Corn: U.S. farmers intend to plant 3.7 million acres less corn in 2014 with total planted acreage estimated at 91.69 million acres versus 95.37 million in […]

20
Feb
2014
2014 Price and Acreage Projections
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

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 […]

17
Feb
2014
Attention Arkansas soybean producers: Sustainability assessment due by March 10, 2014 for a chance to win free seed!
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

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 […]

27
Jan
2014
2014 Agribusiness Conference
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist - Risk Management

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. David Kohl will discuss Global Agriculture Trends and the issues […]

09
Aug
2013
Smartphone apps and web applications available from the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

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 […]