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23
Sep
2020
Reminder: Update PLC Yields by September 30
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Farm owners have a one-time opportunity to update PLC yields of covered commodities on a farm, regardless of Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program election.  Some of the major covered commodities include corn, grain sorghum, oats, soybeans, peanuts, rice, seed cotton, and wheat. The deadline to request a PLC yield update […]

23
Sep
2020
Reminder: Wheat Crop Insurance Sales Closing Date is September 30
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Arkansas producers that the final day to purchase federal crop insurance for wheat is September 30. Current policyholders and uninsured growers who wish to buy a policy for the 2021 crop year must make all decisions on crop insurance coverage by the sales closing date for that crop. […]

23
Sep
2020
Cotton Field Day Goes Live Online Oct. 1
Author: Arkansas Row Crops

By U of A System Division of Agriculture Scientists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture will present the latest in Arkansas cotton research during an online field day Oct. 1. The online field day is free, but registration is required to connect. Register for the Cotton Field Day Online now! The full […]

23
Sep
2020
Final 2020 Bollworm Trap Catches
Author: Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator

By Glenn Studebaker, Extension Entomologist/IPM Coordinator The final bollworm pheromone trap catches by county for 2020 are reported in the PDF below. For specific trap locations contact your local County Extension Agent. “This work is supported by the Crop Protection and Pest Management Program [grant no. 2017-70006-27279/project accession no. 1013890] from the USDA National Institute […]

23
Sep
2020
Arkansas Corn Market Report for September 14 – 18, 2020
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jason Kelley, Professor and Extension Agronomist – Wheat and Feed Grain The Arkansas No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market gained 3 cents over the weekend and gave it right back on Tuesday.  Price then trended higher each remaining trading day to reach a weekly average level not seen since […]

23
Sep
2020
Arkansas Soybean Market Report for September 14 – 18, 2020
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist and Jeremy Ross, Professor and Extension Agronomist – Soybeans The 2019 crop soybean market posted a solid 7 cent gain over the weekend, but gave 9 cents back on Tuesday before posting double digit gains each remaining trading day to reach a new weekly average high for 2020 (Figure 1).  […]

18
Sep
2020
Arkansas Rice Update 9-18-20
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Tommy Butts, & Scott Stiles The 26th Arkansas Rice Update of 2020 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%209-18-20.pdf It includes information on progress, rice weed survey, and rice markets. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row Crops blog (http://arkansas-crops.com).

18
Sep
2020
CFAP2 Producer Webinar – Thursday, September 24
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

USDA’s Farm Service Agency is offering a webinar on Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 on Thursday, September 24 at 2:00 PM Central. Learn about expanded eligibility for certain commodities (such as rice, peanuts and wheat), new payment categories including a sales-based approach to specialty crops and other specific commodities, and information on how to apply. Register […]

18
Sep
2020
Soybean Research Verification Update for September 18, 2020
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Rainfall was again spotty across the state with several locations receiving none to 3.1”at Drew. Big majority of fields have now had irrigation terminated and drying down for harvest. However, we still have a couple of fields that are not quite finished. Refer to […]

18
Sep
2020
Second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Begins September 21
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

September 18, 2020 – President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) will begin September 21st and run through […]