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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 […]

15
Apr
2016
Rice Farming for Profit in 2016
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

After a 2015 season that left many Arkansas rice producers feeling kicked in the gut, 2016 doesn’t look to offer much relief. Rice looks to be the best smelling pig in the pen in terms of penciling out profitability, but margins are tight there as well.  This year we’ll need to make every penny count. […]

01
Apr
2016
Arkansas Rice Update 4-1-16
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke April 1, 2016  No. 2016-04                www.uaex.edu/rice  Crop Outlook / Progress The state now has over 10% of the rice acreage in the ground – a lot of which is under water after the week’s rainfall events.  Percent of rice planted by March […]

18
Mar
2016
Getting Corn Off To A Great Start
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

by Dr. Jason Kelley, Extension Agronomist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture   Corn Planting Status It seems that the weather pattern has been on a roller coaster pattern lately and will likely continue as it always seems to this time of year. Considerable field preparation for planting corn was done in February this year […]

15
Mar
2016
Supply and demand for field crops – March 2016
Author: Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

By Archie Flanders, Agricultural Economist The primary components of market conditions that determine prices for U.S. field crops are the supply and demand situation for each crop and the value of the dollar. Supply and demand conditions are indicated by stocks-to-use ratios which are reported monthly by U.S.D.A. Crop prices attempt to ration supply with […]

22
Feb
2016
Tillage Radish Termination/Burndown Options
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

It is time to start thinking about spring burndown/termination of winter cover crops, especially tillage radish. The past winter was relatively mild compared to normal and the recent warm weather has initiated spring greenup of many winter cover crops, including tillage radish. Typically, early planted tillage radish (planting prior to Oct. 15th) will get large […]

04
Dec
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 12-4-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

December 4, 2015     2015-30 Dr. Jarrod Hardke Crop Overview The most recent production estimates have been released by USDA on Nov. 10, and the results are somewhat puzzling.  Not surprising are the estimates of 1,296,000 acres of rice harvested for Arkansas.  But the estimate of 164 bushels per acre, just 4 bu behind […]

25
Aug
2015
Cover Crops Require Planning for Success. Part 1 in a Series
Author: Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

By Trenton Roberts, Research Assistant Professor, Crops, Soil and Environmental Sciences If you are considering implementing winter cover crops into your crop rotation this fall the single biggest piece of advice that I can give you is to PLAN, PLAN, PLAN. The potential benefits of cover crops can be easily lost if you do not […]

14
Aug
2015
Arkansas Rice Update 8-14-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 14, 2015                         No. 2015-24 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, Scott Stiles, & Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Overview No update last week with the Rice College Training and Rice Expo going on.  Thanks to all who turned out for those events. Rice harvest has begun on a limited basis in the south and central […]

17
Jul
2015
Corn and Grain Sorghum Irrigation Termination
Author: Jason Kelley, Wheat & Feed Grains Extension Agronomist

The end of the irrigation season is in sight for many of our early planted corn and grain sorghum fields. For the most part this year we have had to irrigate less than some years due to abundant rainfall, but recent high temperatures and lack of consistent rainfall makes having adequate soil moisture to maturity […]