Arkansas Rice: Ready to Get the Show on the Road. Is the Weather?

🕔Mar 15, 2019We’re Having a… Heatwave? “Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, make you want to move your dancing feet.” Wait a few minutes and Arkansas weather will change. That wasn’t […]

Arkansas Rice: Rain, Rinse, Repeat

🕔Mar 11, 2019“Long as I remember the rain been coming down, clouds of mystery pouring confusion on the ground, good men through the ages trying to find the sun, and I wonder, […]

Arkansas Rice: Acreage Debate Rages, Weather Uncooperative

🕔Mar 1, 2019Where 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: Crop Insurance Sales Closing Date – Feb. 28

🕔Feb 26, 2019The crop insurance Sales Closing Date for spring planted crops in Arkansas is February 28, 2019. The USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced the 2019 crop year projected prices for […]

Arkansas Production 2018: Soy Declined 7%, Peanuts Dropped 25%

🕔Feb 12, 2019Even if the fall of 2018 marked the “harvest that never ended,” Arkansas growers managed to pull enough rice from the land to mark a 30 percent increase over 2017’s […]

Arkansas Growers’ Biggest Concern for 2019? Money.

🕔Feb 8, 2019Informal surveys of Arkansas growers’ top concerns at the beginning of each planting season typically yield a variety of answers, from the best use of available acreage to marketing strategies […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Cold Unlikely to Speed Harvest; Seed Quality Looks Low

🕔Nov 16, 2018With approximately one-fifth of Arkansas soybean still left to harvest, producers were struck this week with a cold snap that neither sped nor hindered progress; it just made things slightly […]

Rice: 2017 PLC Payment Rates Announced

🕔Nov 1, 2018The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced today the 2017 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for long-grain and medium-grain rice.   The Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka 2014 Farm Bill) […]

Trade Aid: Reminder – Sign Up for USDA Market Facilitation Program

🕔Oct 24, 2018Producers of certain commodities can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP).  USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will administer MFP to provide payments to corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, […]

Cotton: Farm Programs – Generic Base Acre Enrollment Deadline Dec. 7

🕔Oct 24, 2018Producers with generic base acres have until Dec. 7, 2018, to allocate generic base acres, update yields, make a program election for seed cotton base acres and enroll farms that […]

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