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6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
On Wednesday, July 1, farmers can get an up-to-date analysis of the acreage numbers by logging on at 2 p.m. for a Webinar - Analysis of USDA's Acreage and Stocks Reports - which will be hosted by the University of Arkansas Extension Service.

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6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
Corn planted area for all purposes in 2015 is estimated at 88.9 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. Soybean acreage is forecast up 2 percent, while all wheat acreage is down 1 percent with cotton acreage down 18 percent. Read more details from the full report at the link below.

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5/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
Mother Nature may deserve most of the credit, but management decisions by some "boots on the ground" also contributed to Mississippi's record yields in cotton, soybeans, corn and rice in 2014. Read more on the yields from this AgFax.com story.

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5/27/2015 12:00:00 AM
Overlapping storm events and near-historic river levels in western Arkansas may mean total crop losses for producers in Sebastian and surrounding counties, experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture said this week. Read more on crop losses as a result of the storm from this news release.

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5/22/2015 12:00:00 AM
Heavy rains are causing problems for some Louisiana soybean and corn farmers, especially in the north part of the state where a storm system brought as much as 10 inches of rain in some areas in the past week, but sugarcane and rice are not as affected by the weather, according to LSU AgCenter experts.

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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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