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06
Nov
2017
Arkansas Crop Progress for Week Ending Nov. 5, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For the week ending November 5, USDA reported Arkansas’ soybean harvest to be 94% complete, up from 89% last week.  The 5-year average for the week is 89% harvested.  In October, USDA estimated Arkansas would harvest 3.5 million acres of soybeans with a record state average yield of 51 bushels per acre.  USDA’s Crop Production […]

18
Sep
2017
Arkansas Harvest Progress: September 17, 2017
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA Crop Progress Report for September 17, 2017 Mostly open weather conditions last week allowed Arkansas’ grain harvest to advance.  Soybean and rice harvest remains ahead of the five-year average pace. Soybean harvest as of September 17th was reported at 24% complete, up 7 percentage points from last week’s 17%. Today’s estimate compares to 20% […]

08
Sep
2017
Cotton Market Teleconference September 13
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The monthly Ag Market Network Teleconference will be on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:30 a.m CDT.  Discussion will focus on the September 12 USDA supply/demand and Crop Production reports as well as recent hurricane impacts on 2017 U.S. production. The teleconference number is 1-712-775-7085 and the access code is 969119 to listen by phone. […]

07
Sep
2017
Harvesting Cost Estimates
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

For the week ending September 3, USDA estimated that Arkansas’ corn acreage was 46% harvested. Rice and soybeans were 18% and 7% harvested respectively.  Currently the state’s harvest pace for corn and rice is running 5 percentage points behind the 5-year average. With an active Atlantic hurricane season this year, windows of opportunity to harvest […]

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 […]

18
Aug
2017
August Commodity Market Update
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The accompanying slide set for the August Commodity Market Update can be found at this link:  August 2017 Supply and Demand The complete August 2017 USDA Supply/Demand report can be found at:  World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates   Soybeans, corn, wheat, and cotton prices turned sharply lower last week in response to the August […]

15
Jul
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 7-15-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles July 15, 2017  No. 2017-17                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Some like it hot – for those that do, your time has arrived.  Consistent temperatures in the 90s and bright conditions have the crop looking better every day.  We now have […]

23
Jun
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 6-23-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, & Scott Stiles June 23, 2017  No. 2017-14                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.”  There are hotter topics in “other” crops this week than what’s going on with rice, but we’ll stay on topic here.  […]

09
Jun
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 6-9-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Scott Stiles June 9, 2017  No. 2017-12                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress And just like that, we might make a crop after all.  It’s amazing what a little warm weather and sunshine will do for a rice crop and a farmer’s disposition.  A […]

26
May
2017
Arkansas Rice Update 5-26-17
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke & Dr. Gus Lorenz May 26, 2017  No. 2017-10                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress The end is near – of most planting anyway.  Though I believe some have felt that way throughout the entire month of May.  One field is still submerged from flooding […]