“We’re behind – sometimes way behind – in some fields. The Arkansas River Valley has flooded fields and caused problems for planting. The same is true in the southwest corner of the state around the Red River.” -- Jeremy Ross, Arkansas Extension soybean agronomist....More
Crop and livestock experts from the Extension services in Arkansas and Texas will be on the agenda for a July 2 meeting to help provide flood recovery tactics for farmers and ranchers in the Red River basin....More
Eligible producers can now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17 and will end Sept. 30....More
National Grain and Feed Association leaders are urging the federal Surface Transportation Board to issue a proposed rulemaking to establish a new process that agricultural commodity shippers could use to challenge freight rates they believe are unreasonable or unlawful under the Staggers Rail Act of 1980....More
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is expanding its research into conventional or non-GMO soybean varieties as growers eye them as a way to combat escalating production costs and slipping commodity prices.
Jeremy Ross, Extension soybean agronomist for the Division of Agriculture, said his trial plots are being seeded with nine conventional varieties, including four developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s soybean breeder, Pengyin Chen: Ozark, UA5213C, UA5612 and UA5014C....More
The University of Arkansas and USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service are providing information about disaster assistance program and crop insurance to help farmers and ranchers who have been adversely affected by recent heavy rains and flooding....More
Hank Chaney was the first of Arkansas Extension agents and agronomists, and USDA representatives told farmers assembled in Morrilton, Ark., about options for those who have suffered extensive crop loss due to repeated flooding in the state throughout April and May, after an already-wet spring....More
Most of the 2015 Tennessee regular soybean crop, the double-crop soybeans and the soybeans planted behind a failed cotton crop will likely be planted in mid-June to early July. From a weed control standpoint this is a major concern because they will all have to be sprayed in a very short period of time....More
The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board and Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board partnered with Delta Plastics to create a how-to video that helps farmers take the guesswork out of furrow irrigation by demonstrating how to use Pipe Planner....More
By the time they contacted me, this well-intended couple was nearly to the end of their patience. They’d been to attorneys, asked their accountant and talked to the banker, but they couldn’t get any definitive suggestions about where to start planning for succession. They felt like they were running in circles, asking a variety of questions and getting an even bigger range of expert opinions — often about topics completely unrelated to their concerns.
What they really wanted to know was, “Based on our situation:...More
Diversification has been an integral part of Pat Woods’ life and business acumen for decades. A seventh generation farmer in Marshall County, Miss., Woods has expanded his farm and ag-related interests over the years from the Watson community, just south of Byhalia, since 1975....More