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9
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 […]

6
Oct
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 2-6, 2017
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 New Crop Soybean Market became the No. 1 Yellow Soybeans Cash market this past week as USDA transitioned into a new crop market year.  Price opened the week at $8.97, a decline of 36 cents over the weekend.  This loss and a much smaller 5 cent drop […]

6
Oct
2017
Cotton termination: Heat unit accumulation as of Oct. 6, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]

5
Oct
2017
2018 Soybeans: Variety and Herbicide Technology Considerations
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

By Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist With the recommendation from the Arkansas State Plant Board on an application ban on all dicamba products from April 16 through October 31 in the row crop production areas of Arkansas, selecting soybean varieties and what herbicide technology to plant in 2018 has become more complicated.  To make matters […]

3
Oct
2017
Cotton termination: Heat unit accumulation as of Oct. 2, 2017
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Amanda Free, Cotton Research Verification Sustainability Coordinator; and Bill Robertson, Cotton Extension Agronomist Identifying the last effective boll population is essential for making end-of-season management decisions. Cutout is reached when nodes above white flower (NAWF) counts drop below five or when the probability of accumulating sufficient heat units to mature a flower remain in the season. […]

2
Oct
2017
Arkansas Harvest Update (as of October 1, 2017)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Another week of above normal temperatures and dry conditions allowed harvest to continue at a  rapid pace.  Arkansas’ soybean harvest as of October 1st was reported at 47% complete, up 12 percentage points from previous week’s 35%.  This compares to 41% harvested last year and the five-year average of 38% harvested.  Arkansas is projected to […]

2
Oct
2017
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 25-29, 2017 and monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 25 cent price decline over the weekend was followed by a 23 cent drop on Monday and the Arkansas 2016 Soybean Cash Market moved generally lower throughout the past trading week.  Monday opening statewide average market price was $9.57, 8 cents below the previous week opening day mark.  Price eventually fell to a Friday […]

2
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
Residue Burning in Field Crops
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Trent Roberts, Soil Fertility Specialist and Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Benefits of Residue Burning Crop residue burning is an inexpensive and effective method to remove excessive residue to facilitate timely planting and to control pests and weeds.  Mechanical residue management, such as disking and tilling, to achieve soil incorporation of residues is another […]

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 […]