Arkansas Rice: Another Slow Start? Apr 5, 2022

🕔Apr 5, 2022
I don’t that anyone has sounded particularly excited about getting started planting this year, but here we are.  Officially as of last Monday, Arkansas had 1% of rice acres planted.  […]

Arkansas Rice: The Acreage Debate Continues Mar 25, 2022

🕔Mar 25, 2022
There’s nothing good to say about the rice acreage outlook as of late.  Continued changes in the market related to commodity price competition and input prices still have things in […]

Arkansas Rice: 2021 Acreage Intentions Mar 9, 2021

🕔Mar 9, 2021
Acreage intention surveys for 2021 are currently ongoing, with the Prospective Plantings report due March 31.  At this point, since I get this question daily this time of year, I’ll share my […]

Mississippi: Soybean, Peanut Acreage Exceeds Early Forecasts, Cotton Tumbles Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted. The U.S. Department of Agriculture […]

Arkansas: Rice Planned Acreage Increases, Falls Short of Analysts’ Expectations Apr 1, 2020

🕔Apr 1, 2020
Arkansas growers intend to plant about 1.39 million acres of rice in 2020, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Tuesday. The acreage is a rebound from 2019’s […]

Arkansas Rice: Acreage Debate Rages, Weather Uncooperative Mar 1, 2019

🕔Mar 1, 2019
Where Do We Go From Here? “Some like this, some like that, some don’t know, where it’s at.”  We’re now just two weeks away from when the first rice fields usually go in the ground […]

Arkansas Rice: How Many Acres Will Be Planted in 2019? Jan 11, 2019

🕔Jan 11, 2019
It’s time to get to work on the 2019 season already. As usual, it’s time to start considering where we might go in terms of rice acres for the year. […]

Arkansas: Row Rice Acreage More Than Doubles in 2018 Jul 6, 2018

🕔Jul 6, 2018
In parts of Arkansas, the signature sweeping curves of rice field levees are being replaced by straight rows, a change that can provide significant cost savings for growers. Most of […]

Arkansas Rice: Crops Are Heading – Will Temps Cause Flowering Stress? Jun 29, 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018
Crop Progress “Listen, do you smell something?”  That would be the start of heading in Arkansas rice.  The first fields are just starting to pop heads this week 50% heading […]

Mississippi: Hope Reigns as Farmers Begin 2018 Plantings Mar 29, 2018

🕔Mar 29, 2018
Rains may delay field work, but they don’t dampen farmers’ optimism for 2018. Along with plantings that have already taken place, another sign of the new season is the release […]

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