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15
Feb
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for February 11-15, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market fell 10 cents over the weekend prior to the past trading week, but resurged 13 cents higher on Tuesday.  The gain was held steady until losing it all on Thursday.  A 5 cent gain on Friday failed to lift the market to its previous […]

15
Feb
2019
Arkansas Corn Market Report for February 11-15, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market lost 2 cents over the weekend from the previous Friday closing price.  The market moved higher to midweek before suffering a Thursday decline that held steady on Friday (Figure 1).  Trading opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.82, down […]

12
Feb
2019
Webinar Recording Available: A First Look at the Farm Bill
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics Missed the webinar on “A First Look at the Farm Bill”? No worries. Watch the recording of this seminar which focused on the provisions of the new Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. Specific provision of interest to row crop farmers were examined. View the video presentation […]

12
Feb
2019
Feb. 21 Webinar: Global Economy, Trade and Mother Nature Driving Agriculture Markets
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

Join us Thursday, February 21 at 3 p.m. CST to hear from Terry Barr, a nationally recognized economist and senior director for CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division. He will be speaking trade and other factors’ influence on the global economy. Agriculture and rural America will face significant challenges in 2019-20 as the U.S. and global economies […]

12
Feb
2019
Reminder: Feb. 14 is Deadline for Market Facilitation Program
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Producers have until Thursday February 14, 2019, to sign up for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP). Producers can apply without proof of yield but must certify 2018 production by May 1, 2019. Producers of corn, cotton, dairy, hogs, shelled almonds, sorghum, soybeans, fresh sweet cherries and wheat should apply at their local Farm Service Agency […]

8
Feb
2019
Arkansas corn market report for February 4-8, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market gained 3 cents over the weekend from the previous Friday closing price.  Market movement through the remainder of the week stayed within an overall 6 cent range (Figure 1).  Trading opened on Monday at a statewide average of $3.88, up 5 cents from […]

8
Feb
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for February 4-8, 2019
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market rose 3 cents over the weekend prior to the past trading week and continued to build through midweek before declining back to its Monday level to end the week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.81, 5 cents under […]

4
Feb
2019
Arkansas soybean market report for January 28 – February 1, 2019 and January monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market lost 1 cent over the weekend prior to the past trading week, moved lower, and saw a significant decline on Friday to end the week (Figure 1).  The market opened on Monday at a statewide average of $8.86.  Price movements through the week took […]

4
Feb
2019
Arkansas corn market report for January 28 – February 1, 2019 and January monthly summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist The Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market gained 1 cent over the weekend from the previous Friday closing price.  Market movement through the remainder of the week stayed within a 4 cent range.  No report was published by USDA-AMS on Thursday (Figure 1).  Trading opened on Monday at […]

29
Jan
2019
Webinar Recording Now Available: Market Outlook Under the 2018 Farm Bill
Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics

By Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist Dr. Patrick Westhoff led a webinar presentation on January 24, 2019 in which he discussed the market outlook under the new farm bill.  Final approval of the 2018 farm bill removed one source of uncertainty for the farm sector, but trade issues and “normal” supply and demand uncertainties remain. Westhoff […]