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7
Jan
2019
Arkansas corn cash market yearly summary for 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service is providing intermittent daily reports during the current government budget shutdown.  This report summarizes the 2018 annual price reports for the Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn crop.  Weekly average prices and movements are shown in Figure 1. The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn […]

7
Jan
2019
Making Cotton Variety Selections for 2019
Author: Bill Robertson, Cotton Agronomist

By Bill Robertson, Extension Cotton Agronomist Many producers are in the process of booking seed for next year.  There are several new varieties in new technologies that are worthy of a look. Variety selection is perhaps the most important decision a producer makes.  Once planted, no amount of worry, work, or money can make up […]

2
Jan
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for December 24-28, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market lost 10 cents over the extended Christmas Eve-Christmas Day weekend and remained at that level until recovering its losses on the last day of trading for the week (Figure 1).  The market opened the short week on Wednesday at a statewide average of $8.38 […]

25
Dec
2018
Arkansas corn market report for December 17-21, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market lost 1 cent over the past weekend and never gained strength, even suffering a late week decline.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.85 and remained within 1 cent of that level until a Thursday 7 cent loss.  […]

25
Dec
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for December 17-21, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market gained the 7 cents over the weekend and built on the gain for one additional day before entering a decline that extended through the end of the past week (Figure 1).  Opening price on Monday was at a statewide average of $8.62 per bushel, […]

17
Dec
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for Dec. 10-14, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market lost 7 cents over the weekend, but then posted solid gains through midweek before entering a downward slide that surrendered all of the gains and more by the end of the week (Figure 1).  Opening price on Monday was at a statewide average of […]

17
Dec
2018
Arkansas corn market report for December 10-14, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market lost 1 cent over the past weekend, but then proceeded to post modest gains throughout the trading week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.81 and added 1 to 3 cents on each succeeding day.  The market closed […]

12
Dec
2018
2018 Farm Bill Summary and Highlights
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics, Agricultural Economist   Key rice provisions courtesy of the USA Rice Federation’s Jamison A. Cruce, Manager, Government Affairs follows: Maintenance and Enhancement of the Price Loss Coverage Program Reference Price: $14/cwt. for long- and medium-grain with an increase to Temperate Japonica’s reference price (124% of $14/cwt.) Payment Yield: One-time, […]

7
Dec
2018
Arkansas corn market report for December 3-7, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market gained 4 cents over the past weekend and then proceeded to post gains throughout the trading week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.70 and added 5 cents on Tuesday, 2 cents on Thursday, and 5 more cents […]

7
Dec
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for December 3-7, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market surged ahead strongly over the weekend with a 16 cent gain over the prior week’s Friday closing price.  The opening price on Monday was a statewide average of $8.61 per bushel, an improvement of 46 cents from the prior Monday opening statewide average.  Price […]