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8
Mar
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for March 4-8, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market rose 3 cents over the weekend prior to the past trading week and added 2 more cents on Tuesday, but eventually turned lower through the remainder of the week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.77, a loss of […]

8
Mar
2019
2019 Soybean Variety Selection (Part 1): Tools to Assist with Soybean Variety Selection
Author: Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist - Soybeans

Jeremy Ross, Extension Agronomist/Professor – Soybean With the problems that many soybean producers experienced during the 2018 growing season, many are trying to put 2018 behind them and hoping that 2019 will be much better.  The first challenge that soybean producers face before the growing season can even start is selecting soybean varieties that will obtain […]

8
Mar
2019
2018 Soybean Research Verification Program Summary Now Available
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators The 2018 growing season was the thirty fourth year for the Soybean Research Verification Program (SRVP). The SRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, county Extension agents, Extension specialists, and researchers. The SRVP is an on-farm demonstration of all the research-based recommendations required to grow soybeans […]

4
Mar
2019
Arkansas corn market report for Feb. 25-March 1, 2019 and February monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market resumed daily market reports after a somewhat irregular previous week.  The market lost 5 cents from the previous Friday closing price for the second straight weekend.  Price slipped lower through much of the week before rallying slightly in Friday trading (Figure 1).  The market […]

4
Mar
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for Feb. 25-March 1, 2019 and Feb. monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market rose 4 cents over the weekend prior to the past trading week, but gradually lost all of its gains to finish lower for the week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.82, a positive margin of 13 cents above […]

1
Mar
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 3-1-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tom Barber, & Scott Stiles March 1, 2019 No. 2019-02 www.uaex.edu/rice Where Do We Go From Here? “Some like this, some like that, some don’t know, where it’s at.”  We’re now just two weeks away from when the first rice fields usually go in the ground each year.  More rain is forecast this weekend (less than previous estimates) followed by several days […]

27
Feb
2019
Feb. 28 Webinar: Climate Change, CO2 and Food Security Challenges and Solutions
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist Join in Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. CST to hear from Dr. Lewis H. Ziska, Plant Physiologist with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland and USDA/ARS’s Globally Recognized “Climate Change and Food Security Expert” for this webinar presentation.  He will focus on the following topics: Energy, climate and water have been an integral part of […]

25
Feb
2019
February 28 is Sales Closing Date for Crop Insurance
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The crop insurance Sales Closing Date for spring planted crops in Arkansas is February 28, 2019. The USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced the 2019 crop year projected prices for Yield Protection, Area Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, Area Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion, and Area Revenue Protection with the Harvest Price Exclusion […]

25
Feb
2019
Arkansas corn market for Feb. 18-22, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Market information was limited for the Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market as USDA-AMS observed Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday and no report was published on Friday. The market lost 5 cents over the extended weekend from the previous Friday closing price.  Midweek daily gains lifted price to its previous […]

25
Feb
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for Feb. 18-22, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Market information was limited for both Arkansas soybean markets as USDA-AMS observed Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday and no report was published on Friday.  The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market fell 7 cents over the extended weekend prior to the past trading week, but steadied itself on Wednesday before moving higher […]