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12
Nov
2014
Rice Research Verification Program Update – November 12, 2014
Author: Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Coordinator

The following table is the final yield information for the Rice Research Verification Program. We would like to thank the County Agents and Cooperators for participating in this year’s program. A wet, cool spring resulted in a late planted crop. Delays in planting combined with irregular cool periods during key stages of plant development led […]

11
Nov
2014
Nov. 19 webinar will provide background and status of GMO labeling laws
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

The use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, and whether food labels should note their presence in products, has become a center of a heated debate among consumers, the food industry and lawmakers. “This is a controversial topic that has big implications for the food system,” said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law […]

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 […]

10
Nov
2014
Arkansas soybean market report for Nov. 3-7, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The outlook appeared troublesome for the 2014 crop AR cash soybean market this past week as a 15 cent weekend decline that placed the Monday statewide average at $10.37 continued through Tuesday trading to a $10.20 average. But the market regained energy each remaining day of the week and regained almost all of the weekend […]

5
Nov
2014
U of A specialists to present at 18th annual MidAmerica Farmer Grower conferences
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

On January 14-16, 2015, the Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge, LA will be the center of ag production information and innovation. Featuring over 100 researchers and producers as guest speakers, the conferences are the coordinated effort of seven mid-south universities and sponsored by Cotton Incorporated, the US Rice Producers Association, the United Soybean Board and MidAmerica […]

3
Nov
2014
Arkansas soybean market report for Oct. 27-31, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The 2014 crop AR cash soybean market surged upward 29 cents over last weekend and then followed an upward trend throughout the past week of trading. The market opened the week with a statewide average of $10.16 on Monday. Price then remained steady on Tuesday before climbing sharply to a weekly high of $10.52 on […]

31
Oct
2014
Arkansas Rice Update 10-31-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

October 31, 2014                       No. 2014-30 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Trent Roberts, & Scott Stiles Harvest Summary The end is near or is it here?  Harvested acreage numbers on Monday were 95% so we’re right there.  Overall a difficult year that most are glad to see in the rearview mirror.  There’s not a lot of time […]

30
Oct
2014
Arkansas Corn and Grain Sorghum Final Weekly Update 2014
Author: Kevin Lawson, Program Associate - Corn & Grain Sorghum Verification

Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification – Kevin Lawson (Corn & GS Verification Coordinator) I would like to thank everyone that helped me with these updates this year. Wes Kirkpatrick, Kevin Norton, Brent Griffin, Michael Paskewitz, Branon Thiesse, Herb Ginn, Hank Chaney and Kevin VanPelt were the County Agents that contributed every week and were […]

28
Oct
2014
Plan Early for Rice Disease Management
Author: Yeshi Wamishe, Extension Rice Plant Pathologist

Diseases are limiting factors for crop production.  No field is free of diseases.  It is hard to predict the weather conditions of the coming season.  The way we manage our rice fields plays a major role in our disease situations.  If weather conditions are favorable for disease and our field management is somehow inadequate, the […]

24
Oct
2014
Arkansas soybean market report – Oct. 20-24, 2014
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

A 7 cent weekend drop in the 2014 crop AR cash soybean market was quickly overcome as the market saw a 20 cent improvement from Monday to Tuesday, held steady on Wednesday, and surged again up 30 cents on Thursday before suffering an 18 cent downward correction on Friday. The market opened the week with […]