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16
Sep
2019
Soybean Research Verification Program Update – Sept. 13, 2019
Author: Chad Norton, Soybean/Wheat Verification Program Coordinator

By Chad Norton and Chris Elkins, Soybean Research Verification Program Coordinators Just a few fields remain that have not had irrigation terminated. Fields are maturing rapidly and harvest should begin soon. Stink bugs continue to be an issue as another field had to be treated this week. This will be the last update until all […]

13
Sep
2019
Managing Your Row Crop Residue Burn
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

With harvest getting into full swing, so is the need to manage crop residue after harvest.  A number of organizations have recently come together to develop the Arkansas Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines for Row Crop Burning found here:  https://www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/arkansas-voluntary-smoke-management-guidelines. Check out the PDF there for a better understanding of all aspects of burning.  At the […]

13
Sep
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 9-13-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke, Dr. Yeshi Wamishe, and Scott Stiles The 28th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%209-13-19.pdf It includes information on harvest progress, preliminary planting date yields, false smut concerns, and rice market update. This information will also be posted to the Extension rice page (http://uaex.edu/rice) and the Arkansas Row Crops blog […]

9
Sep
2019
2018 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Payment Rates Announced for Wheat, Barley, Oats, and Peanuts
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

The Agricultural Act of 2014 provides for payments for covered commodities enrolled in PLC when the marketing year average price is below the reference price. The 2018 marketing year average price for wheat, barley, oats, and peanuts was announced on August 30, 2019. PLC payments under the 2014 Farm Bill are subject to 6.8% sequestration. […]

9
Sep
2019
USDA Opens 2019 Enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs
Author: Scott Stiles, Extension Economist

Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs  for the 2019 crop year. Interested producers must sign up for either program by March 15, 2020.  The 2018 Farm Bill allows producers with an interest in a farm to elect coverage in crop-by-crop ARC-County or PLC, or […]

6
Sep
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 9-6-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Dr. Jarrod Hardke The 27th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here:https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%209-6-19.pdf It includes information on harvest progress, preliminary planting date yields, and estimating harvest loss . 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).

3
Sep
2019
Arkansas Corn Market Report for August 26-30, 2019 and August Monthly Summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist USDA-NASS did not publish a Monday report in the past week and the Arkansas 2018 No. 2 Yellow Corn Cash Market lost 3 cents over the extended weekend period.  Trading then remained mainly steady with only a Wednesday gain that was immediately returned on Thursday (Figure 1).  Price opened on Tuesday at […]

3
Sep
2019
Wheat Sales Closing Date is September 30 for Crop Insurance
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 2020 crop year must make all decisions on crop insurance coverage by the sales closing date for that crop. […]

3
Sep
2019
Arkansas Soybean Market Report for August 26-30, 2019 and August Monthly Summary
Author: Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist

By Bob Stark, Agricultural Economist USDA-NASS did not publish a Monday report and the first price quote for the Arkansas 2018 Crop Soybean Market on Tuesday put the market 4 cents above its previous Friday closing price. Statewide average on Tuesday was $8.37, 3 cents under the first trading day price of the previous week. […]

31
Aug
2019
Arkansas Rice Update 8-31-19
Author: Jarrod Hardke, Rice Extension Agronomist

Drs. Jarrod Hardke, Nick Bateman, & Yeshi Wamishe The 26th Arkansas Rice Update of 2019 is available here: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/crops-commercial-horticulture/rice/Arkansas%20Rice%20Update%208-31-19.pdf It includes information on harvest progress, preliminary data, rice stink bugs, and narrow brown leaf spot. 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).