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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

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Wheat CBOT May '17 422'6 424'4
Corn CBOT May '17 360'4 358'6
Soybeans CBOT May '17 938'4 941'0
Rice CBOT May '17 10210 10240
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Weather

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Temp 68°/42° 79°/46° 82°/57°
Feels Like 68°/54° 79°/45° 82°/57°
Humidity 34% 51% 55%
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Elevator bids

 
BRUCE OAKLEY COMPANY in NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Apr 3.55 Apr 6 17
Corn Oct 3.65 Apr 6 17
Soybeans Apr 9.25 Apr 6 17
Soybeans Oct 9.25 Apr 6 17
 
BUNGE in SHERRILL, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Apr 3.49 Apr 6 17
Soybeans Oct 9.16 Apr 6 17
 
JBS LIVE PORK LLC in LONDON, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Apr 4.06 Apr 6 17
 
FARMERS SUPPLY in AUBREY, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Apr 3.59 Apr 6 17
Soybeans Oct 9.23 Apr 6 17
Wheat, SRW Jul 4.26 Apr 6 17
 
BRUCE OAKLEY COMPANY-PENDLETON in DUMAS, AR
Commodity Delivery Cash Date
Corn Apr 3.55 Apr 6 17
Corn Oct 3.65 Apr 6 17
Soybeans Apr 9.25 Apr 6 17
Soybeans Oct 9.25 Apr 6 17
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