Fertilizer: Urea Prices at Gulf Continue Higher

🕔Oct 9, 2018Urea prices at New Orleans (NOLA) continue to rise, finishing last week at an average price of $316 per ton.  Barge urea prices have now increased for ten (10) straight […]

Arkansas: Winter Wheat – Combination of Factors May Boos Acres

🕔Sep 20, 2018Higher contract prices may add winter wheat acres in Arkansas, for which harvested acres had dropped its lowest level in six decades. According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Arkansas […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Weak Basis Levels and Storage Considerations

🕔Sep 11, 2018A number of questions have been asked in regard to the extremely weak soybean basis. The table below includes an example of  current soybean basis for a Mississippi river terminal […]

Wheat: USDA Announces 2017 PLC Payment Rates

🕔Aug 31, 2018On August 29, 2018 the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2017 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rate for wheat.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) […]

Arkansas Rice: Too Much Heat, Too Little Water – Disease Questions

🕔Jul 17, 2018Crop Progress “Hey hey, my my, rock n’ roll will never die.”  It’s Friday the 13th and there’s bad news to report – go figure.  Mainly we’re talking about heat […]

Arkansas’ Soybean, Corn, Cotton, Rice Acreage Increases in 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018The nation’s No. 1 rice producer added even more acres this year, and its soybean growers planted the most acres since 1997, according to the Arkansas numbers from Friday’s Acreage […]

Arkansas Cotton: As Acres Rebound, So Do Gin Numbers

🕔Jun 19, 2018The number of active cotton gins in Arkansas rose to 33 in 2017, paralleling an increase in cotton acres, according to statistics from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. “With a […]

Arkansas Rice: Northeast Planting Steams Ahead, Elsewhere Sputtering Along

🕔Apr 16, 2018Crop Progress What a long strange trip it is once again.  When we get to a normal year, someone let me know – I’d like to see that.  Last week’s […]

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

🕔Dec 15, 2017Arkansas 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 […]

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

🕔Dec 15, 2017A 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 […]

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