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 […]

Fertilizer: Gulf Urea and DAP Prices Continue Lower

🕔Oct 10, 2017In the week ending October 6, average Urea and DAP prices in the New Orleans region (NOLA) finished lower for the second consecutive week. Urea After a three-week run-up in […]

Fertilizer: Gulf Urea and DAP Price Continue Higher

🕔Sep 26, 2017Urea Prices In the week ending September 22, Gulf urea prices continued to move higher. Prices in NOLA (New Orleans) increased $22 to an average $246 per ton. In the […]

Arkansas Rice: Over Half the Crop Harvested; Estimating Harvest Losses

🕔Sep 15, 2017Crop Progress “They come a-runnin’ for me, I said this is the end…”  This will be the final weekly update for the season.  Additional updates will be posted throughout the […]

Arkansas Rice: How Much of the Crop Is Down? What Can Be Done About It?

🕔Sep 1, 2017Crop Progress Rarely are Extension specialists at a loss for words – you know it’s true.  After seeing the forecasts for rain and wind reduced all week long as Hurricane […]

Arkansas Rice: Market Reacts To Hurricane Harvey

🕔Aug 26, 2017While most of the grain market discussion this week focused on Corn Belt crop tour results, our attention turned to the Gulf of Mexico. The rice trade is closely watching […]

Arkansas Rice: Heat Speeds Up Development; Rice Stink Bug Reminders

🕔Jul 17, 2017Crop Progress Some like it hot – for those that do, your time has arrived.  Consistent temperatures in the 90s and bright conditions have the crop looking better every day.  […]

Arkansas: Wheat Production Looking Stronger in 2017

🕔Jul 14, 2017Arkansas wheat production is experiencing a slight uptick from its long-term low, according to a July 12 crop production report from the U.S Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service […]

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