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 […]

Soybeans: Current Market, Poor Quality Impacting Producers

🕔Oct 24, 2018In the article posted last week discussing the soybean quality problem being seen by producers in Arkansas (Poor Soybean Seed Quality Seen for a Second Year), several factors were discussed […]

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 […]

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