Rice Market Update: Farmers Focused on New Crop Planting Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
The cash market across the Delta was quiet as growers were consumed with planting. According to the USDA, Texas’ planting progress is a little slow this year but is still […]

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve Observations for April – Beige Book Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2021 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the […]

Biden Budget Proposal Includes 16% USDA Funding Increase Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
Budget: General Background and USDA Los Angeles Times writer David Lauter reported last week that, “President Biden, saying the U.S. has ‘significantly underinvested in core public services,’ will ask Congress for a […]

Arkansas: Corn, Rice Planting Progress Stronger Than 2020, Still Behind Average Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
Corn and rice growers were off to a strong start, planting 24 percent and 13 percent of total planned acreage, respectively. While the numbers were still well behind the five-year […]

Arkansas: Rice Research, Extension Center Receives $2Mln Donation Apr 16, 2021

🕔Apr 16, 2021
The new Northeast Rice Research and Extension Center in Poinsett County is getting a $2 million boost from Greenway Equipment. Greenway executives John Conner, Jr., Chairman; Marshall Stewart, Chief Executive Officer; Steve […]

Selling Carbon Credits – What Questions Should Farmers Ask? Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
Agricultural carbon markets exist through privately and publicly owned companies with aim to reduce carbon emissions through trade of carbon units sequestered at the farm level. The sale of carbon […]

Projected 2020 Price Loss Coverage Benefits – April Update Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
USDA’s Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program is a commodity support program that makes deficiency payments when the marketing year average price for a covered commodity falls below a statutory reference […]

Arkansas Rice: Fungicide Seed Treatments – To Apply or Not Apply Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
It is often important to ask why and when it is required to use a fungicide seed treatment for rice.  Your field history is a big factor in your decision. […]

Is Your Sprayer Calibrated and Ready for Spring? Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
As the weather turns warmer and the days grow longer, many of us are thinking about getting equipment like sprayers ready for the spring. Beyond making sure the machine is […]

DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Prices Expected to Rise with Spring Demand Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
The following is a breakdown of wholesale prices and trends of the various fertilizers in March and first two weeks of April 2021. AMMONIA Domestic: Fertilizer application in the Southern […]

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