Arkansas Cotton: Favorable Weather Boosts Planting; Dec. Contracts at 11-Year High May 18, 2022

🕔May 18, 2022
A much-needed stretch of sunny days has enabled Arkansas’ cotton farmers to get more than half of their planting done as December futures prices hit highest their highest level in […]

Rice Market: Positive Response to WASDE Report May 17, 2022

🕔May 17, 2022
Trading last week was focused on Thursday’s supply/demand report from USDA.  The rice market’s reaction to the May WASDE was favorable as new crop futures closed 10 ½ cents higher […]

Rice Market: Prices Lower Ahead of Next Week’s WASDE May 7, 2022

🕔May 7, 2022
Some remarkable headway in Monday’s Crop Progress and a favorable weather outlook offered resistance to rice futures this week.  Traders may also be stepping aside ahead of next week’s May 12 WASDE.  […]

Rice Market: Largely Focused on Midsouth Weather, Production May 2, 2022

🕔May 2, 2022
Rice futures put in another good week with new highs in the September contract.  Trading Thursday touched $17.29 with a close at $17.24.  This is the highest trading for the […]

Arkansas Corn: What Are Yield Expectations of May Planted Crops? Apr 27, 2022

🕔Apr 27, 2022
Across much of Arkansas, rainfall in March and April has delayed corn planting.  Driving across the state some areas have a fair amount of corn that was planted in a […]

Arkansas Corn: Crop Insurance Planting Dates Apr 27, 2022

🕔Apr 27, 2022
Lingering cold weather and frequent rains have delayed corn planting in Arkansas.  As of April 24, USDA-NASS estimated that 35% of Arkansas’ intended corn acres had been planted.  This lags […]

Rice Market: New Crop Supported by Slow Planting Apr 23, 2022

🕔Apr 23, 2022
It has been an interesting week for the September contract.  The week’s 96-cent trading range was captured in Tuesday’s wild session, which included a new contract high of $17 and […]

Arkansas Rice: Prevented Planting Decisions Apr 20, 2022

🕔Apr 20, 2022
With heavy rainfall this week and more expected over the weekend, discussions surrounding running into prevented planting have started to pick up.  While for rice we still have until May […]

Rice Market: Acreage Projected Down 3% Apr 5, 2022

🕔Apr 5, 2022
The key focal point for the crop markets last week was the March 31 Prospective Plantings.  Ahead of the report, the average trade estimate for U.S. rice acres was 2.465 […]

Arkansas Rice: The Acreage Debate Continues Mar 25, 2022

🕔Mar 25, 2022
There’s nothing good to say about the rice acreage outlook as of late.  Continued changes in the market related to commodity price competition and input prices still have things in […]

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