Arkansas Cotton: Ginning Season Goes into Extra Innings Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
For the second straight year, Arkansas’ “ginning season” may go into extra innings. Despite the wet weather delays, growers had good reason to be optimistic about their 2019 crop, both […]

Arkansas Rice: Better Days Ahead in 2020 Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
While 2019 was doom and gloom for rice producers, 2020 may be the year of the rebound for the state’s largest agricultural export, with total rice acreage expected to increase […]

Arkansas: As Difficult Harvest Draws to a Close, Economists Look on Bright Side Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
From soybeans to rice, corn to peanuts, 2019 has been a challenging year for many, if not most, Arkansas growers. Continuous intermittent rains postponed winter fieldwork or outright made it […]

Rice Outlook Conference Honors Farmers, Discusses Challenges Dec 12, 2019

🕔Dec 12, 2019
Rice farmers, researchers and industry representatives from rice-growing states, including Louisiana, met in Little Rock, Arkansas, Dec. 8-10 for the annual Rice Outlook Conference and Trade Show. Louisiana farmer Jason […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Heads Toward Finish, Growers Enjoy High Market Prices Oct 1, 2019

🕔Oct 1, 2019
The “store and hold” strategy employed by many rice growers in 2018 has finally paid off, as rice prices rallied in 2019, hinging largely on record prevented planting acreage and […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Remains Positive; False Smut Concerns Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019
Yield conversations remain more positive than negative. Always a good sign the deeper we move into harvest. The weather continues to hold and it appears the latest disturbance in the […]

Arkansas: Soy Acres Lowest in 5 Decades; Cotton Continues Expansion Aug 13, 2019

🕔Aug 13, 2019
Arkansas’ soybean acreage has dropped to its lowest point since 1960, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service crops resurvey figures released Monday. When NASS released its June 30 acreage […]

Ag Roundtable: Farmers Need to Diversify; Reduce Reliance on China Jul 29, 2019

🕔Jul 29, 2019
An agricultural roundtable on Monday presented two key takeaways for farmers: find ways to reduce their reliance on China as a market, and don’t count on Market Facilitation Program payments […]

Arkansas: Farmer Roundtable Discussion, Lonoke, July 29 Jul 24, 2019

🕔Jul 24, 2019
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is hosting a roundtable discussion and economic overview for crop and livestock producers on July 29 at the Lonoke Extension Center. “Constant […]

Arkansas Rice: Acreage Estimates Still Out Of Sync With Reality Jun 30, 2019

🕔Jun 30, 2019
USDA 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 […]

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