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5/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
Weather and declining prices are putting a dent in the expected total of rice and corn acres planted, said Scott Stiles, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Read more on planting estimates from this news release.

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5/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
After weeks of lagging well behind the state's five-year average in planting progress, Arkansas growers have finally pulled within a few percentage points of historic averages, according to a crop progress and condition report published May 4 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read more on progress from this Delta Farm Press article.

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4/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Decreased commodity prices led to decreased 2014 net returns for all Arkansas field crops. Excellent yields in 2014 supported net returns from the effects of lower crop prices. Read more on net returns for Arkansas field crops from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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3/31/2015 12:00:00 AM
USDA's March 31 Prospective Plantings report projects higher acres for soybeans this year and lower plantings of wheat, cotton and corn. Meanwhile, U.S. sorghum acres could soar 11 percent to 7.9 million acres in 2015, the agency says. Read a brief overview of projections from this Delta Farm Press article.

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3/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
Before making burndown applications, decide which crops will be planted to make sure the re-plant intervals following herbicide applications will match up well with the intended crop. Read more on options available from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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3/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
USDA made minor changes to 2014-15 crop estimates in early March. This Delta Farm Press article highlights from the report, World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

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3/13/2015 12:00:00 AM
Lower input prices will ease some of the financial stress due to lower 2015 crop prices. Decreased prices for fertilizer and diesel fuel will offer support of net returns for all crops, but especially for crops requiring nitrogen and energy as relatively large components of total inputs. Check out revised crop budgets from this Arkansas Row Crops article.

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2/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
In January and February, U.S. cotton exports exceeded 400,000 bales for several consecutive weeks, pushing USDA to revise its annual estimate. The agency's February World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates also reduced U.S. ending stocks for corn and soybeans. Read more on exports and stocks from this Delta Farm Press article.

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1/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Arkansas growers set or tied state records for yields in six crops in 2014, exceeding the national average in per-acre yield in four categories. Read more on state yields from this news release.

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1/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
According to USDA's January Crop Production estimate, the 2014-15 U.S. corn crop is still a record, at 14.2 billion bushels, even though it's down 1 percent from the agency's November forecast. It's 3 percent higher than the 2013 crop. Read highlights of corn, soybeans, cotton, rice and sorghum from this Delta Farm Press article.

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