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U.S. 2016 Crop Acreage
Author: Scott Stiles, Instructor-Economics

USDA-NASS released its June Acreage report this morning.  The full report can be found at this link: Pre-report expectations were for lower U.S. corn and higher soybean acres than shown in the March 31 Prospective Plantings report.  The average trade guess for corn was 92.9 million acres.  The June 30 Acreage report revealed total […]

Arkansas Rice Update 7-2-15
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

July 2, 2015                                No. 2015-19 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles Crop Progress Continued favorable weather conditions over the past week look to give way to a rainy 4th of July weekend.  Must of the state is expected to receive heavy to scattered showers Friday through Monday.  This will hopefully give some […]

Arkansas Rice Update 9-12-14
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 12, 2014                   No. 2014-27 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Scott Stiles Crop Progress “You are not alone.”  That’s probably my most repeated phrase lately.  Meaning you’re not alone in your yields being lower than expected.  It’s been a common theme lately and a lot of calls are to confirm that people didn’t do something wrong […]

Arkansas Rice Update 9-20-13
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

September 20, 2013                    No. 2013-26 Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress This will be the final weekly rice update of the year.  Additional updates may be published if the need arises. Rainfall across the state today will mark the first slowdown of rice harvest this year.  The stage of harvest is variable […]

Arkansas Rice Update 8-30-13
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

August 30, 2013                          No. 2013-23 Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Gus Lorenz, and Dr. Yeshi Wamishe Crop Progress Harvest is starting to get going in the central part of the state.  For the most part it’s isolated to early-planted fields.  Yield reports continue to be very positive – almost all have been over 200 bu/acre dry.  […]

Prospective Plantings report: Ark cotton, rice acres down
Author: Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture

Arkansas’ cotton acres were expected to plummet, and rice acres to shrink slightly in 2013, but winter wheat and corn would expand, according to the “Prospective Plantings” report issued Thursday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The report indicated what producers’ intentions for their farmland were when they were asked in early March.  “Given the […]