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May
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for May 7-11, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist A 25 cent weekend loss in the Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market dropped price under the $10.00 level for the first time since February 13.  The market slowly climbed uphill throughout the week, but another serious loss on Friday dropped the statewide average price well under the $10.00 level […]

11
May
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 5-11-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 11, 2018  No. 2018-11                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress Flush’em if you got’em.  It’s hot, and it’s dry.  The current conditions of highs in the upper 80s to low 90s look to continue until some rain chances late next week.  The heat means great […]

11
May
2018
Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Weekly Update – May 11, 2018
Author: Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chuck Capps, Corn and Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Coordinator The Corn Research Verification Program Fields are progressing well this week.  All could use a rain.  Both Grain Sorghum Research Verification Program Fields have emerged and Arkansas County received enough rainfall for pre-emerge herbicide to be activated. River Valley Update– Kevin VanPelt (Conway County) […]

11
May
2018
May 17 Webinar: Keith Coble’s Farm Bill Update
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Dr. Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics Join us on May 17 at 1:30 p.m. CST to hear from Keith Coble, a Giles Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Mississippi State University, speaking on the Farm Bill. Previously, Coble worked at USDA Economic Research Service and studied at Texas […]

11
May
2018
Soybean Research Verification Program Update for May 11, 2018
Author: Chris Elkins, Soybean/Wheat Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Very busy week as 7 more fields were planted. Not much rainfall across the state the past week which has helped in getting several fields planted but is hurting pre-emergence herbicide activity.  A good general 1” rain is much needed. Refer to link below […]

10
May
2018
Rice Research Verification Program Update – May 7, 2018
Author: Ron Baker, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinator

By Ron Baker and Ralph Mazzanti, Rice Research Verification Program Coordinators Sixteen counties have fields enrolled in the 2018 RRVP program.  All fields have been planted except Lincoln and Woodruff counties.  Residual herbicide control has been good where rainfall has been continual.  Growth was slow in April due to cool temperatures.  Growth progress ranges from […]

8
May
2018
Deadline for Ginning Cost Share is Friday May 11
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

As a reminder, Friday May 11 is the deadline for producers to sign up for USDA’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) program.  Producers that certified cotton acres in 2016 should have received a prefilled application(s) by mail from USDA.  CGCS applications can be submitted to your local FSA office either in person, by FAX or […]

7
May
2018
New Row Crop Helpline Now Available!
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

With the help of our IT staff, Extension is happy to announce that we now have a system in place for row crop specialists to post audio reports for growers and consultants.  These reports will be posted by respective specialists on an as-needed basis for corn, cotton, rice, sorghum, soybean, and wheat covering all aspects […]

7
May
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for April 30 – May 4, 2018 and April monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2017 Crop Soybean Cash Market closed the month of April by losing 6 cents over the final weekend followed by a week of highly variable price movements.  The market opened trading on Monday at a statewide average of $10.26, 19 cents above the previous Monday opening price.  The […]

4
May
2018
Arkansas Rice Update 5-4-18
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Arkansas Rice Update Dr. Jarrod Hardke May 4, 2018  No. 2018-10                www.uaex.edu/rice Crop Progress “Get busy flushing, or get busy dying…”  So maybe that’s not the exact line from Shawshank Redemption, but it would have been if they were growing rice right now.  Arkansas weather:  wait and minute and […]