Rice Planting Estimates Close To Initial Guesses Mar 30, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Ready to Get the Show on the Road. Is the Weather? Mar 15, 2019

🕔Mar 15, 2019We’re Having a… Heatwave? “Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, make you want to move your dancing feet.” Wait a few minutes and Arkansas weather will change. That wasn’t […]

Arkansas Rice: Rain, Rinse, Repeat Mar 11, 2019

🕔Mar 11, 2019“Long as I remember the rain been coming down, clouds of mystery pouring confusion on the ground, good men through the ages trying to find the sun, and I wonder, […]

Arkansas Rice: Acreage Debate Rages, Weather Uncooperative Mar 1, 2019

🕔Mar 1, 2019Where Do We Go From Here? “Some like this, some like that, some don’t know, where it’s at.”  We’re now just two weeks away from when the first rice fields usually go in the ground […]

Arkansas: Crop Insurance Sales Closing Date – Feb. 28 Feb 26, 2019

🕔Feb 26, 2019The crop insurance Sales Closing Date for spring planted crops in Arkansas is February 28, 2019. The USDA-Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced the 2019 crop year projected prices for […]

Arkansas Production 2018: Soy Declined 7%, Peanuts Dropped 25% Feb 12, 2019

🕔Feb 12, 2019Even if the fall of 2018 marked the “harvest that never ended,” Arkansas growers managed to pull enough rice from the land to mark a 30 percent increase over 2017’s […]

Arkansas Growers’ Biggest Concern for 2019? Money. Feb 8, 2019

🕔Feb 8, 2019Informal surveys of Arkansas growers’ top concerns at the beginning of each planting season typically yield a variety of answers, from the best use of available acreage to marketing strategies […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Cold Unlikely to Speed Harvest; Seed Quality Looks Low Nov 16, 2018

🕔Nov 16, 2018With approximately one-fifth of Arkansas soybean still left to harvest, producers were struck this week with a cold snap that neither sped nor hindered progress; it just made things slightly […]

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