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After tough 2020, 2021 contract prices promise brighter for Arkansas corn

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• By Ryan McGeeney • As with many of the state’s commodities, Arkansas corn, wheat and other feed grains took 2020 on the chin. Arkansas corn saw a significant drop off in acreage, falling from growers’ stated planting intentions of 800,000 acres to 620,000 acres planted. Jason Kelley, Extension wheat and feed grains agronomist for the University of Arkansas System ... Read More »

Mississippi corn posts solid harvest despite struggling start

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A soggy planting season dissuaded some Mississippi producers from planting corn this year, but those who stuck with the crop have mostly been rewarded with a solid harvest. Initial planting forecasts at the end of February called for more than 700,000 acres of corn in the state. That figure was scaled back to 550,000 acres a few months later as ... Read More »

Louisiana farmers rushed to harvest crops ahead of Hurricane Laura

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• By Bruce Schultz • North Louisiana farmers were rushing to get their corn crop out of the field before Hurricane Laura hit Aug. 27, and so far, the crop looked good. Laura also has the potential to inflict serious damage to the state’s soybean crop. Keith Collins, Louisiana State University AgCenter agent in Richland, Franklin and Ouachita parishes, said ... Read More »

Hurricane Laura may affect early Arkansas harvest efforts

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• By Ryan McGeeney • High winds and heavy rainfall from what forecasters expect will be a major hurricane — Hurricane Laura — will likely sweep through most of Arkansas by Friday, just as harvest nears for several major crops across the state. Laura is predicted to push into Arkansas before turning northeastward toward Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee. The National ... Read More »