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29
Oct
2018
Nov. 1 Webinar: New Technologies for Rice Breeding with a Focus on CRISPR Gene Editing
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist Join us Thursday, November 1 at 3:00 p.m. CST for our next Food and Agribusiness Webinar with Dr. Michael Thomson, Professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M.  This webinar will provide an overview of molecular breeding technologies for rice improvement, including next-generation sequencing, marker-assisted breeding, […]

29
Oct
2018
Arkansas corn market report for Oct. 22-26, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market gained 3 cents over the weekend and then struggled to hold it through the remainder of the week.  AMS did not publish a report on Thursday, but resumed on Friday to end the week.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.61, a […]

29
Oct
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for October 22-26, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market had a rather disjointed pattern this past week as no report was published by AMS on Thursday.  The overall trend for the week was lower after the market gained 2 cents over the weekend and opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.04 […]

26
Oct
2018
Preliminary 2018 Arkansas Rice Cultivar Testing Yield Reports
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

By Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist Below is the link to the 2018 Arkansas Rice Cultivar Testing Preliminary Yield Reports.  These results are preliminary and subject to change prior to final publication.  As planting decisions are already being made for the 2019 season, these are made available to assist with that process.  Final results will […]

24
Oct
2018
Current Soybean Market and Poor Soybean Quality Impacting Producers
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

  Scott Stiles, Extension Economist and Jeremy Ross, Extension Soybean Agronomist October 24, 2018   In the article posted last week discussing the soybean quality problem being seen by producers in Arkansas (Poor Soybean Seed Quality Seen for a Second Year), several factors were discussed that could be contributing to the poor quality soybean seed […]

24
Oct
2018
Enrollment Deadline December 7 for Generic Base Acres
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Producers with generic base acres have until Dec. 7, 2018, to allocate generic base acres, update yields, make a program election for seed cotton base acres and enroll farms that formerly contained generic base acres.   The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (BBA) authorizes seed cotton as a covered commodity under the The Agriculture Risk […]

24
Oct
2018
Reminder: Sign Up for USDA Market Facilitation Program (MFP)
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).  USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will administer MFP to provide payments to corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, and wheat producers. An announcement about further payments will be made in the coming months (possibly early December), if warranted.   The sign-up period for […]

22
Oct
2018
Arkansas corn market report for October 15-19, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market remained basically unchanged over the weekend prior to this past trading week and opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.66, an improvement of 7 cents over the previous Monday opening average.  From Monday, price trended slightly lower each day […]

22
Oct
2018
Arkansas soybean market report for October 15-19, 2018
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market began the past week with much anticipation as price rose 23 cents over the weekend.  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.34 per bushel, a 29 cent margin above the opening average of the previous week.  But price fell 6 […]

18
Oct
2018
Avoiding Cold Injury in Peanut
Author: Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist

By Travis Faske, Extension Plant Pathologist During the 2017 cropping season there were reports of freeze injury on peanut in Arkansas. Those that were injured were dug a day or two before morning temperatures dipped a few hours below freezing (27 to 31°F).  After a few days kernels with freeze injury could be detected.  Those […]