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Arkansas Soybeans: Will Frigid Temps Decimate Redbanded Stink Bugs?

Arkansas Soybeans: Will Frigid Temps Decimate Redbanded Stink Bugs?

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Jan 10, 2018

As temperatures across Arkansas muddled about at or below freezing much of the last two weeks, one could almost hear entomologists throughout the region raising a glass to the seasonal demise of the redbanded stink bug. While Arkansas growers must

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Arkansas Rice: Early Acreage Predictions for 2018

Arkansas Rice: Early Acreage Predictions for 2018 Updated

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas Extension Rice Specialist 🕔Jan 8, 2018

How Much Rice in 2018? It’s never too early for an acreage prediction, right?  Based on recent questions that’s the case.  So my middle of winter projection for Arkansas rice acres is 1.5 million total. Of that 1.5 million total,

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Arkansas Soybeans: The Butcher Shop Raises Awareness with Cheesecake

Arkansas Soybeans: The Butcher Shop Raises Awareness with Cheesecake

👤From the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board 🕔Jan 5, 2018

Start your 2018 taste buds off right with The Butcher Shop’s take on soybeans. As part of the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board’s Kitchen|Fields Table Tour, January’s featured dish won’t come from The Butcher Shop’s well-seasoned grill, but its oven. Showing

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Arkansas: Crop Production Meeting, Pine Bluff, Feb. 8

Arkansas: Crop Production Meeting, Pine Bluff, Feb. 8

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Jan 5, 2018

Extension agronomists and other experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will provide the latest findings on research into corn, soybeans and rice during the Jefferson County crop production meeting, scheduled for Feb. 8 at the Waterfront

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Webinar: The Evolution of Hybrid Rice, Jan. 11

Webinar: The Evolution of Hybrid Rice, Jan. 11

👤By Bobby Coats, University of Arkansas Professor of Economics 🕔Jan 5, 2018

Topic: The Evolution of Hybrid Rice Date and Time: Jan 11, 2018 7:00 PM in Central Time Description: In this presentation we will chart the evolution of hybrid rice development starting with the fundamental need for more calories in China during

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Arkansas: 24th Annual Agribusiness Conference, Jonesboro, Feb. 14

Arkansas: 24th Annual Agribusiness Conference, Jonesboro, Feb. 14 Updated

👤From a Press Release 🕔Dec 21, 2017

Arkansas State University’s annual Agribusiness Conference, now in its 24th year, continues to provide timely information and agricultural policy education to farmers, agribusiness professionals, students and educators across the Mid-South.  This year’s conference, on Wednesday, Feb. 14, will focus on agricultural

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Arkansas: Grain Prices Took Huge Bite Out of Sorghum, Wheat Acreage, Corn Fared Well

Arkansas: Grain Prices Took Huge Bite Out of Sorghum, Wheat Acreage, Corn Fared Well

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Arkansas grain producers found themselves dealing with fickle market forces in 2017, as grain sorghum and wheat acreage dropped sharply in the state, chiefly due to low commodity prices, while corn acreage and yields hit their fourth-highest totals.  Corn hits

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Arkansas: Cotton Harvest Breaks Records Despite Rocky Start

Arkansas: Cotton Harvest Breaks Records Despite Rocky Start

👤By Fred Miller, University of Arkansas 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Despite a rocky start, the Arkansas cotton harvest appears poised for a record outcome. Overall, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service forecasts Arkansas cotton yields at 1.06 million bales in November, up 220,000 bales from a year earlier. That averages

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Arkansas: Soybeans Set to Break State Yield Records

Arkansas: Soybeans Set to Break State Yield Records

👤By Fred Miller, University of Arkansas 🕔Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 Arkansas soybean harvest will break state yield records if the USDA’s November forecast holds up, said Jeremy Ross, extension soybean agronomist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service forcasts Arkansas’

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Arkansas Rice: ‘Mixed Bag’ Growing Season Finishes with 4th Highest State Yield

Arkansas Rice: ‘Mixed Bag’ Growing Season Finishes with 4th Highest State Yield

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

A growing season of drought, flood and do-overs may still result in the fourth highest state average yield on record for Arkansas’ rice growers, the nation’s top producer of that commodity.  Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist for the University of

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