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 […]

Arkansas’ Soybean, Corn, Cotton, Rice Acreage Increases in 2018

🕔Jun 29, 2018The nation’s No. 1 rice producer added even more acres this year, and its soybean growers planted the most acres since 1997, according to the Arkansas numbers from Friday’s Acreage […]

Arkansas Cotton: As Acres Rebound, So Do Gin Numbers

🕔Jun 19, 2018The number of active cotton gins in Arkansas rose to 33 in 2017, paralleling an increase in cotton acres, according to statistics from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. “With a […]

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 […]

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