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Rice Market: Tension Between Russia, Turkey Could Benefit U.S.

Rice Market: Tension Between Russia, Turkey Could Benefit U.S.

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Mar 29, 2017

USA Rice maintains a robust program and trade servicing program in Turkey to ensure U.S.-grown rice maintains a strong presence and identity in the market. As a result, Turkey is a top ten destination for U.S.-grown rice and exports have

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USDA Announces Loan Rates for Wheat, Feed Grains, Oilseeds, Rice, Pulse Crops

USDA Announces Loan Rates for Wheat, Feed Grains, Oilseeds, Rice, Pulse Crops

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 29, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2017 marketing assistance loan rates by county for wheat, corn, grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans and each “other oilseed” (canola, crambe, flaxseed, mustard seed, rapeseed, safflower, sesame seed and

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Arkansas: Online Database Helps Diagnose Herbicide Injury to Plants

Arkansas: Online Database Helps Diagnose Herbicide Injury to Plants

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Agriculture professionals and homeowners now have an online reference if they suspect their plants have sustained injury from herbicides. The new Herbicide Injury Database contains more than 1,000 images collected across two decades showing and cross-referencing herbicides and the types

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Texas Field Reports: Windy Conditions Drying Soils; Planting Speeds Along

Texas Field Reports: Windy Conditions Drying Soils; Planting Speeds Along

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 28, 2017

AgriLife Extension district reporters compiled the following summaries: CENTRAL: The district was starting to dry out due to warm weather, high winds and limited amounts of rain. Summer grasses were growing, and wheat and oats were heading out. Also, weeds

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Mississippi Rice: Growers Tout Benefits of New Growing System

Mississippi Rice: Growers Tout Benefits of New Growing System

👤By Bonnie Coblentz, MSU Extension Service 🕔Mar 28, 2017

Alternating wet and dry production is a radical new way to grow rice, and some Mississippi producers are finding the idea not only seems feasible in theory, but also works well in practice. Jason Krutz is an irrigation specialist with

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Rice: New Strain Could Help Farmers Predetermine Harvest Time

Rice: New Strain Could Help Farmers Predetermine Harvest Time

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 27, 2017

A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists. This new strain could one day allow

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Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work, Recharge Soils

Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work, Recharge Soils

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 26, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents “We are catching up on ground moisture with recent rains. Calving in full swing with warmer temperatures. Fruit loss was severe due

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Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Put Hamper on Corn Planting

Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Put Hamper on Corn Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 26, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents “Field conditions have allowed for some corn to be planted this week. Many areas are still wet. A great deal of sweet

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Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Winding Down, Rice Chugging Along

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Winding Down, Rice Chugging Along

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 26, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Corn planting is complete. Earlier planted corn is up and looking good. Rain the end on last week will be helpful.” Carol

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Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Limits on payments by farm commodity programs have been a contentious issue in recent farm bills. Several types of limits now exist, including a 10% cap on the payment per base acre by ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage). This 10% cap

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