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Facts & Stats

  • The estimated value of corn and grain sorghum produced in 2015 is $296 million, down more than 20-percent from 2014.  
  • In 2015, Arkansas farmers planted 435,000 acres.
  • The overwhelming majority of Arkansas corn is irrigated using furrow or pivot irrigation. Irrigation allows Arkansas farmers to significantly improve yield and manage the drought risk we face each year.
  • Roughly 70 percent of Arkansas corn will be used in state to feed poultry and other animal operations; the remaining 30 percent will be shipped down the Mississippi river for export.
  • The basic rule is that corn grown more than 35 miles from a river port will be hauled to a feed mill.

Arkansas Corn Records

  • Acres – 1921 at 2.46 million acres (prior to soybeans entering the crop mix)
  • Production – 2013 at 161 million bu
  • Yield – 2013 at 187 bu/acre

Arkansas Corn Facts

  2015 5 Year Average
Acres 435,000 610,000
Production * (bushels) 80,910,000 107,238,000
Yield (bushels/acre) 186 175.8
Price** ($/bu) $3.70 $5.30
Value of Crop $296 Million $567 Million
*  - bushel = 58 lbs
** - 2015 price is a conservative estimate
 
 
 
 

Futures

  Open Last
Wheat CBOT Mar '17 438'2 437'0
Corn CBOT Mar '17 365'6 366'2
Soybeans CBOT Mar '17 1012'2 1015'0
Rice CBOT Mar '17 9450 9370
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Weather

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Partly Cloudy Clear Rain
Temp 69°/48° 54°/34° 59°/31°
Feels Like 69°/42° 54°/26° 59°/26°
Humidity 57% 40% 51%
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Elevator bids

 
BRUCE OAKLEY COMPANY in NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Feb 3.60 Feb 23 17
Soybeans Feb 10.00 Feb 23 17
 
BUNGE in SHERRILL, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Feb 3.69 Feb 23 17
Soybeans Feb 10.08 Feb 23 17
 
JBS LIVE PORK LLC in LONDON, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Feb 4.06 Feb 23 17
Corn Mar 4.06 Feb 23 17
 
FARMERS SUPPLY in AUBREY, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Feb 3.75 Feb 23 17
Corn Mar 3.74 Feb 23 17
 
BRUCE OAKLEY COMPANY-PENDLETON in DUMAS, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Feb 3.60 Feb 23 17
Soybeans Feb 10.00 Feb 23 17
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