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Rice: Korea Reducing Production and Excess Stocks

Rice: Korea Reducing Production and Excess Stocks

👤By Jim Guinn, USA Rice 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Due to higher than normal yield for the past few years and the resulting oversupply and price pressure, the Korean government is attempting to reach a balance between rice supply and demand by 2018. The plan entails seeking a gradual

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California: Looking for Weed Control Options Beyond Herbicides

California: Looking for Weed Control Options Beyond Herbicides

👤By Steven Fennimore, University of California Cooperative Extension 🕔Feb 22, 2017

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) hosted a 4 hour listening session at the Tulare UCCE office conference room on Feb. 15. In attendance were growers, consultants, ag industry personnel and university extension personnel. The WSSA is hosting 7

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Louisiana: Herbicide Resistance – Mitigating, Managing Resistant Weeds

Louisiana: Herbicide Resistance – Mitigating, Managing Resistant Weeds

👤By Daniel Stephenson and Josh Copes, Louisiana State University 🕔Feb 20, 2017

Louisiana growers across the state must deal with glyphosate resistant palmer pigweed, waterhemp, Italian ryegrass, and Johnsongrass. Although not officially documented, resistant horseweed is also a concern for northern parishes.

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AgFax Weekend: Weed Advice – We got plenty.

AgFax Weekend: Weed Advice – We got plenty.

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Feb 17, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – Weed Advice – We got plenty; Ag Economists Expect Shortfalls, 2017; and more.

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Rice Update: Good Week for Export Sales

Rice Update: Good Week for Export Sales

👤From The Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The rice World Market Price was left unchanged this week, with the on-farm value of long grain rough at $8.59 per cwt and medium/short grain at $9.01. USDA’s net export sales postings were a very good and very welcome 120,700

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Mississippi Rice: Researcher Utilizes Small Plots to Verify AWD

Mississippi Rice: Researcher Utilizes Small Plots to Verify AWD

👤By Jason Krutz and Dan Roach, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 17, 2017

In addition to the large scale on farm rice studies, MSU research has utilized controlled small plot research to verify the use of AWD in rice.

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USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

USDA Farm and Land Survey: 8,000 Fewer Farms 2016 vs. 2015

👤From USDA: National Agricultural Statistics Service 🕔Feb 17, 2017

The number of farms in the United States for 2016 is estimated at 2.06 million, down 8,000 farms from 2015. Total land in farms, at 911 million acres, decreased 1 million acres from 2015. The average farm size for 2016 is 442 acres,

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Farm Business Stress: Organizations and Some States Offer Counseling Hot Lines – DTN

Farm Business Stress: Organizations and Some States Offer Counseling Hot Lines – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado was talking about the struggles of health care in rural Colorado last week when he noted he had met in January with the director of the Colorado Department of Agriculture, who told the senator that

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Drought Outlook: California Drought Coverage Lowest Since Jan. 2012

Drought Outlook: California Drought Coverage Lowest Since Jan. 2012

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information by Brad Pugh, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Based on the anomalously wet winter, additional heavy precipitation likely during the remainder of February, and a relatively wet climatology through March, continued improvement or removal of drought is forecast across most of central and southern California. However, long-term hydrological

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Drought Monitor: More Wetness for the West While Southeast Remains Dry

Drought Monitor: More Wetness for the West While Southeast Remains Dry

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Wed Editor, with Information by Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Summary During this U.S. Drought Monitor week, storms continued to impact the west, including parts of California, bringing more heavy precipitation to much of the region, as snow packs continued to increase and reservoirs continued to fill. Fortunately a respite

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