Arkansas Rice: Acreage Estimates Still Out Of Sync With Reality

🕔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, 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, 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, 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, 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. […]

Arkansas Cotton Gin Numbers Lower in 2018

🕔May 28, 2019Arkansas’ brief rally in the number active cotton gins has ended, as open gins declined from 33 to 28 between 2017 and 2018, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. […]

Arkansas Rice: Market Facilitation Program — Plenty Of Unknowns

🕔May 27, 2019We are working hard to interpret the second round of Market Facilitation Payments (MFP). Growers have a number of questions about payment limitations and payment rates. As far as we […]

Arkansas Corn Growers – Tough Decisions as Late Planting Period Closes

🕔May 10, 2019To whatever degree any year in the last decade can be said to have been a “normal year” in Arkansas agriculture, one thing is certain: 2019 isn’t one of them. […]

Arkansas Crop Insurance Planting Dates

🕔May 3, 2019In Arkansas all counties are now in the crop insurance “late planting period” for corn. Corn can still be planted during this 15-day window, but the insurance guarantee on those […]

Arkansas Rice: Lousy Soybean Prices May Promote More Late-Planted Corn, Rice

🕔May 3, 2019Chicago rice futures turned higher this week on continued planting delays and forecasts for more rain in the week ahead. Both the July and September CME contracts gained roughly 25 […]

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