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Tax Reform: Compromise Bill Hits the Floor with a Mixed $1.5 Trillion Bag – DTN

Tax Reform: Compromise Bill Hits the Floor with a Mixed $1.5 Trillion Bag – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The final tax-reform package vaunted by Republican lawmakers and President Donald Trump is expected to be released Friday with several major compromises on tax rates and deductions that will affect farmers and small businesses for years to come.   Lawmakers and

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Weed Control’s Future? Aussie Robotic Sprayers “Swarm” Across Fields – AgFax Weed Solutions

Weed Control’s Future? Aussie Robotic Sprayers “Swarm” Across Fields – AgFax Weed Solutions

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Dec 14, 2017

The company received a significant boost when it entered into a partnership with the Australian subsidiary of Bosch, the German engineering and electronics company. Bosch is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of automotive components.

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Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

Drought Monitor: Fires Ravage California, Snows Blanket South, Southeast

👤Edited by Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor, with Information from Jessica Blunden, NOAA/NCEI 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Summary Conditions were dry and windy across much of the western United States over this past drought week, December 5-12. Wildfires, fueled by strong Santa Ana winds, destroyed hundreds of structures and burned well over 100,000 acres, enhancing the state’s

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Rice: Conservation, Sustainability Awards Given at USA Rice Conference

Rice: Conservation, Sustainability Awards Given at USA Rice Conference

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Dec 14, 2017

At this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference, the rice industry’s growing role in the conservation and sustainability sphere was spotlighted with two different awards, the USA Rice Sustainability Award and the USA Rice Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award.  Jim Whitaker, an

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Rice: 2018/20 Leadership Class Members Announced

Rice: 2018/20 Leadership Class Members Announced

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Members of the 2018/20 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced Monday during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference. The class is comprised of five rice producers and two industry-related professionals selected by a

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Rice: 6th Generation Louisiana Grower Named Rice Farmer of the Year

Rice: 6th Generation Louisiana Grower Named Rice Farmer of the Year

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Christian Richard, a sixth-generation farmer from Vermilion Parish, was honored Dec. 11 as the 2017 Rice Farmer of the Year at the USA Rice Outlook Conference. In addition, former LSU AgCenter rice breeder Xueyan Sha was honored with the Rice

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DTN Fertilizer Trends: Mild Weather Pushes Fall Applications

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Mild Weather Pushes Fall Applications

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Average retail prices for most fertilizers continued to move higher, while the price for two fertilizers moved lower during the first week of December 2017, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. As has been the case for two weeks in

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Global Rough Rice Prices Unchanged from Last Week

Global Rough Rice Prices Unchanged from Last Week

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the following prevailing world market prices of milled and rough rice, adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting marketing loan gain (MLG) and loan deficiency payment (LDP) rates

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Global Markets: Rice – South America Threatens U.S. Paddy Export Dominance

Global Markets: Rice – South America Threatens U.S. Paddy Export Dominance

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

Over 40 percent of U.S. rice exports (product weight basis) are paddy rice, which differs from world market trade as the top Asian exporters almost exclusively ship milled rice. This feature is attributable to two factors: U.S. milled rice prices

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WASDE Rice: Reduced Rough Rice Exports Partially Offset by Higher Milled Trade

WASDE Rice: Reduced Rough Rice Exports Partially Offset by Higher Milled Trade

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 12, 2017

Total 2017/18 U.S. rice supplies are unchanged at 248.9 million cwt. Exports are lowered 1.0 million cwt (all medium- and short-grain) on increased competition from other suppliers in the Mediterranean region. A 2.0-million-cwt reduction in rough rice exports is partially

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