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posted on Jan 28, 2013

The 19th annual Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference will be held Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in the ASU Fowler and Convocation Centers in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  On-site registration begins at 8:00 AM in the Fowler Center.  Lunch will be served in the Convocation Center at Noon.  Afternoon sessions end at 3:45 PM.

posted on Jan 15, 2013

The UA Cooperative Extension Service recently released their 2013 crop enterprise budgets.  The budgets show the returns before land, management, and overhead expenses are accounted.  Corn, Soybeans, Rice, Sorghum, and Cotton are in order from most to least profitable according to the 2013 budgets.

posted on Jan 7, 2013

On Thursday, November 29, 2012 Glaub Farm Management auctioned 220 +/- acres in Jackson County, AR that was located 1 mile east of Amagon, AR.  The auction attracted bidders from 3 states and sold for $3,150 per deeded acre.

posted on Dec 13, 2012

The American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisers held their annual meeting and AgroNomics - Vision 2012 on October 29 - November 2, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The conference had many outstanding speakers on a range of farmland topics.

Some of the key speakers were Steve Elmore, Michael Swanson, Mike Walsten, and Mark Dotzour, and an entertaining finale by Lowell Catlett.

posted on Nov 5, 2012

Denver, Colorado – October 10, 2012 - Jeffrey Hignight with Glaub Farm Management of Jonesboro, AR has recently been awarded the Accredited Farm Manager (A.F.M.) designation from the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA).

posted on Oct 8, 2012

Farm Journal has a web site and annual report on succession planning.  The site and report provides valuable information that can be a conversation starter for families in order to jumpstart a difficult subject most families probably avoid discussing.

posted on Sep 17, 2012

The University of Illinois on their farmdoc website released an article on farm machinery capital invested over time using the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) Association details.  The Illinois FBFM is a cooperative educational-service program to assist farmers with management decision-making.

posted on Sep 5, 2012

On August 3, the USDA released data pertaining to farmland values in the US.  Overall, the report indicated US Farmland values increased 11%.  Arkansas Irrigated and Non-irrigated cropland increased 12.2% and 11.4%, respectively on average.  Mississippi Irrigated and Non-irrigated cropland increased 3.1% and 2.1%, respectively on average.  Missouri Irrigated and Non-irrigated cropland increased 11.4% and 13.8%, respectively on average.

posted on Aug 28, 2012

In the last few years, marketing options with commercial grain elevators have become severely limited.  We recently received a letter from one commercial grain elevator regarding marketing options at harvest.  This particular elevator stated that they no longer offer a storage program and all grain delivered would be applied to a contract or sold daily.

posted on Jul 9, 2012

Mark Twain is attributed with the quote, “Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over.”  As the drought persists many farms in the Delta with surface irrigation are watching the reservoirs and tail-water-recovery systems go dry.  As I write, parts of the Delta have received small scattered showers but not enough to eliminate the drought.

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