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Prospective Plantings report: Ark cotton, rice acres down

GETTING READY — A spray buggy runs ahead of the planter to get a pre-emerge herbicide down as corn planting season begins in Chicot County, Arkansas. (U of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture photo by Gus Wilson.)

Arkansas’ cotton acres were expected to plummet, and rice acres to shrink slightly in 2013, but winter

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No surprises in Feb USDA supply/demand report

JONESBORO, Ark. – Corn, rice and cotton were all trading lower by lunch Thursday on the heels of the morning’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from the Agriculture Department.

“Although corn ending stocks were not reduced as much as some analysts anticipated, the current levels are still historically tight and will offer price support

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