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 […]

Arkansas Corn: 3 Options After Crop Insurance “Final Plant Date”

🕔Apr 30, 2019For counties in northeast Arkansas, May 1 is the crop insurance “Final Planting Date” for corn. The map below indicates the “Final Planting Dates” for individual counties in Arkansas. After […]

Fertilizer: Gulf Urea Prices Sharply Higher Last Week

🕔Apr 30, 2019The announcement of large urea purchases by India and news that U.S. sanctions on Iran would go into effect May 1, sent Gulf (New Orleans/NOLA) urea prices higher last week. […]

Trade Aid: May 1 Last Day to Certify Production Evidence

🕔Apr 23, 2019The Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy, hog, shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries producers who have been directly impacted by […]

Arkansas Rice: Long-Grain Sales On Positive Trend

🕔Mar 30, 2019The eye-catching item in Thursday’s Export Sales report was a large sale of 140,770 MT of medium-grain rough rice to Mexico. Thus far in the 2018/19 marketing year medium-grain export […]

Rice Planting Estimates Close To Initial Guesses

🕔Mar 30, 2019USDA issued its Prospective Plantings report on Friday (March 29). The survey for the report was taken during the first two weeks of March. New crop rice futures have moved […]

Arkansas: Cotton Acres to Jump in 2019; Soybeans, Rice, Peanuts Decline

🕔Mar 29, 2019The expected large increases in corn and cotton acres in Arkansas in Friday’s Prospective Plantings report are the bright spots overlaying the uncertainty surrounding trade talks between the U.S. and […]

Arkansas Rice: Will Acres Actually Change This Year?

🕔Mar 22, 2019The May contract is retesting the January 11 high of $11.08 this week. Keep in mind the May contract posted a key reversal down on January 11 when it last […]

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