Arkansas Rice: Harvest Heads Toward Finish, Growers Enjoy High Market Prices Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019The “store and hold” strategy employed by many rice growers in 2018 has finally paid off, as rice prices rallied in 2019, hinging largely on record prevented planting acreage and […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Remains Positive; False Smut Concerns Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019Yield conversations remain more positive than negative. Always a good sign the deeper we move into harvest. The weather continues to hold and it appears the latest disturbance in the […]

Arkansas: Soy Acres Lowest in 5 Decades; Cotton Continues Expansion Aug 13, 2019

🕔Aug 13, 2019Arkansas’ soybean acreage has dropped to its lowest point since 1960, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service crops resurvey figures released Monday. When NASS released its June 30 acreage […]

Ag Roundtable: Farmers Need to Diversify; Reduce Reliance on China Jul 29, 2019

🕔Jul 29, 2019An agricultural roundtable on Monday presented two key takeaways for farmers: find ways to reduce their reliance on China as a market, and don’t count on Market Facilitation Program payments […]

Arkansas: Farmer Roundtable Discussion, Lonoke, July 29 Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting a roundtable discussion and economic overview for crop and livestock producers on July 29 at the Lonoke Extension Center. “Constant […]

Arkansas Rice: Acreage Estimates Still Out Of Sync With Reality Jun 30, 2019

🕔Jun 30, 2019USDA released its June acreage report this week and, given the weather challenges over the spring, the findings for rice were a surprise for many. On one hand it wasn’t […]

Arkansas Cotton, Soybeans Up for Recount Following Acreage Report Jun 28, 2019

🕔Jun 28, 2019The strangeness of Arkansas’ rain-soaked planting season sloshed over into Friday’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Acreage report, with the agency saying it would be collecting additional information on the state’s […]

Arkansas Rice: More Real-Time Numbers Filter Into USDA Reports Jun 15, 2019

🕔Jun 15, 2019The big news this week came from USDA’s supply/demand report released on Tuesday. Judging by the muted reaction, CBOT rice futures had been “pricing-in” the June WASDE for the last […]

Arkansas Rice: When To Stop Planting And What To Do After That Jun 1, 2019

🕔Jun 1, 2019Next week’s forecast for rain appears to be hoisting the white flag for the 2019 rice planting season. The forecast shows some rain starting on Tuesday and continuing through Saturday, […]

Arkansas: Crop Insurance Considerations Entering Late Planting Period May 31, 2019

🕔May 31, 2019The final days of the late planting period are quickly approaching for some crops, leaving farmers looking for prevented planting options. The late planting period final date varies by crop. […]

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