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27
Sep
2019
Sales Closing Date September 30 for Wheat Crop Insurance
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

As a reminder, the crop insurance sales closing date for winter wheat in Arkansas is Monday, September 30th. The projected price approved for the Yield Protection and Revenue Protection plans was $4.86 per bushel. Link to full RMA memorandum: https://www.rma.usda.gov/en/Policy-and-Procedure/Bulletins-and-Memos/2019/PM-19-053 Producers are urged to contact their crop insurance provider to learn more about the insurance […]

24
Sep
2019
National Cotton Council Farm Bill Webinars
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The NCC’s 2018 farm bill educational webinar schedule/instructions are below and the NCC’s webinar powerpoint presentation can be downloaded. The webinar schedule: Thursday, September 19, 8:00 am Monday, September 23, 8:00 am Wednesday, September 25, 8:00 am Thursday, September 26, 10:00 am All times are Central. All webinars will cover the same information on Seed […]

20
Sep
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for Sept. 16-20, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The old crop cash soybean market suffered a generally lower trend for the past week after posting a modest gain over the weekend (Figure 1).  Price during the past week opened on Monday at $8.58 and moved lower for three of the remaining trading days.  The closing statewide average on Friday was […]

20
Sep
2019
Arkansas corn market report for Sept. 16-20, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market had a fairly steady week.  A weekend gain of 5 cents allowed the market to open this past Monday at $3.58, an improvement of 22 cents over the previous week opening day price.  The market stayed within a 2 cent span for most […]

20
Sep
2019
FREE Soybean Nematode Samples for Arkansas Producers
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

Amanda Greer, Diagnostician, Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory: If you have fields that are: Currently in soybeans Will be soybeans next year In longer cropping rotations that included soybeans in the last 3 years Cover crops in rotation with soybean These may be sent in to the Arkansas Nematode Diagnostic Lab for FREE this year thanks […]

19
Sep
2019
Winter Cover Crop Planting Considerations
Author: Trenton Roberts, Associate Professor, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

This season’s weather has been very cooperative for summer cash crop harvest, but unfortunately there were also many fields that were not planted and remained fallow for most of the summer. With harvest in full swing it is time to start considering winter cover crop establishment. Now is the prime window for cover crop establishment […]

19
Sep
2019
2020 Wheat Crop Insurance Projected Price
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced earlier this week the 2020 crop year projected price for soft red winter wheat.  The projected price approved for the Yield Protection, Area Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, Area Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion and Area Revenue Protection – Harvest Price Exclusion plans was $4.86 per bushel. […]

17
Sep
2019
Arkansas Corn Market Report for Sept. 9-13, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist This Arkansas Corn Cash Market Report was not published last week as USDA-NASS only published one report in that week.  The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market opened on the past Monday at $3.36, a decline of 13 cents from the August 30 price to end that week.  […]

17
Sep
2019
Arkansas Soybean Market Report for Sept. 9-13, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist This Soybean Notes market report was not published last week as USDA-NASS only published one report in that week.  Price during the past week opened on Monday at $8.17 and, despite a Wednesday correction, held an upward trend throughout the week (Figure 1).  The closing statewide average on Friday was […]

16
Sep
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – Sept. 13, 2019
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Just a few fields remain that have not had irrigation terminated. Fields are maturing rapidly and harvest should begin soon. Stink bugs continue to be an issue as another field had to be treated this week. This will be the last update until all […]