JONESBORO, Ark. – Acreage in the nation’s top rice growing state is expected to be at its lowest point since 1989, while corn acres in Arkansas are expected to overtake cotton acres for the first time since 1940, Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said Friday.
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JONESBORO, Ark. – The eyes of the commodity markets were on drought-plagued South American corn and soy in advance of Friday’s monthly Supply-Demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
SOUTH AMERICAN SOY — South American soybean production declines with drought and high temps. (University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture chart by Scott Stiles.)
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JONESBORO, Ark. – 2012 Corn and cotton acreage in Arkansas may converge on the 600,000-acre mark, but from different directions, according to Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
CONVERGENCE — Cotton and corn acres in Arkansas head toward convergence on this chart of acreage for both
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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
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JONESBORO, Ark. – USDA on Friday slashed its forecast cotton yield for Arkansas to 938 pounds per acre, down sharply from its November estimate of 996 pounds per acre.
SANDBLASTED — Wind-driven sand scoured many acres of cotton back in June 2011. (University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture photo by Dave Freeze)
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