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Farm Growth: How to Evaluate the Options – 6 Criteria

Farm Growth: How to Evaluate the Options – 6 Criteria

👤By Michael Langemeier and Michael Boehlje, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Jan 18, 2018

There are numerous motivations for farms to expand their businesses. Even in today’s environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When exploring these options, it is important to address key questions pertaining to the farm’s strategy. A

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Rice Outlook: Domestic, Residual Use Forecast Boosted; Exports Lowered

Rice Outlook: Domestic, Residual Use Forecast Boosted; Exports Lowered

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 17, 2018

This month, USDA raised its 2017/18 domestic and residual use forecast 5.0 million cwt to 120.0 million cwt based on lower than expected December 1 rice stocks. The export forecast was lowered 3.0 million cwt to 100.0 million cwt, largely

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Ag Law in the Field: How Will Tax Reform Affect Agriculture? – Audio

Ag Law in the Field: How Will Tax Reform Affect Agriculture? – Audio

👤By Tiffany Lashmet, Texas Ag Law 🕔Jan 17, 2018

Kristine Tidgren from the Iowa State Center for Ag Law and Taxation joined me on a recent episode of the Ag Law in the Field Podcast to discuss the ins and outs of the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

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Rice: Mexico Broadens Choice of Rice Suppliers to Diversify Trade Choices

Rice: Mexico Broadens Choice of Rice Suppliers to Diversify Trade Choices

👤By Asiha Grigsby, USA Rice, The Daily 🕔Jan 16, 2018

Amidst tense renegotiations and rhetoric around the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the government of Mexico (GOM) has announced a tariff rate quota (TRQ) for rice of 150,000 metric tons (MT) each for calendar year 2018 and calendar year

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Tell The Real Story of Agriculture, says Former Tyson Foods CEO

Tell The Real Story of Agriculture, says Former Tyson Foods CEO

👤By Haley Apel - IANR Media 🕔Jan 15, 2018

Donnie Smith says it’s time for the agricultural industry to take back the story of food production.   Smith, president and CEO of Tyson Foods from 2009 to 2016, delivered his message to those attending the second Heuermann Lecture of the 2017-18 season at

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AgFax Weekend: Land Values Up or Down – 7 Factors | Fertilizer Budget Tighter?

AgFax Weekend: Land Values Up or Down – 7 Factors | Fertilizer Budget Tighter?

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jan 12, 2018

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Land Values Up or Down – 7 Factors | Fertilizer Budget Tighter? | Anhydrous Price Jumps 12% | and more.

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Rice Market: Overseas Demand Slowed Down

Rice Market: Overseas Demand Slowed Down

👤By Dwight Roberts, USRPA 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The rice industry is beginning to see movement again as events and news from the week are being digested and acted upon by the market. The export sales report released this week showed a dramatic decrease in sales volume (a current

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Rice: Arkansas Farmer Visits Southeast Asia, Views Crop from Field to Barge

Rice: Arkansas Farmer Visits Southeast Asia, Views Crop from Field to Barge

👤By Robert Petter, USA Rice 🕔Jan 12, 2018

My wife, Karen, and I are just back from a vacation, not a business trip, on a Mekong River cruise through Cambodia, plus a week in northern Viet Nam prior to the cruise and a few days in Ho Chi

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Western Rice Belt Conference, Texas Rice Council Annual Meeting, El Campo, Jan. 17

Western Rice Belt Conference, Texas Rice Council Annual Meeting, El Campo, Jan. 17

👤By Kate Harrell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The annual Western Rice Belt Production Conference will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at the El Campo Civic Center.  Registration for the conference will begin at 7:45 a.m., with the main program to begin at 8:10 a.m.  After

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Global Markets: Rice – Bangladesh 2017 Imports at Near Record

Global Markets: Rice – Bangladesh 2017 Imports at Near Record

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 12, 2018

Bangladesh’s smaller rice production in 2017 triggered a surge in rice imports at the end of the year, causing global rice exports to swell. With near-record imports, it became the world’s third largest rice importer in 2017. This is a

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