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Louisiana Field Reports: Continued Wet, Cloudy Conditions

Louisiana Field Reports: Continued Wet, Cloudy Conditions

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 18, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Richard Letlow, Morehouse Parish “Timely rains and temperatures in the upper 80’s and lower 90’s have made for some above average to

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Louisiana Rice: Harvest Decisions And A Potential Storm

Louisiana Rice: Harvest Decisions And A Potential Storm

👤By Dustin Harrell and Michael Deliberto, Louisiana State University 🕔Jun 19, 2017

The weather in southwest Louisiana has improved over the past week. It is amazing what a few days of sunshine can do for the rice crop. Unfortunately, it looks like more rain incoming to the area this week. There is

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Louisiana Rice: Rainy Summer Conducive for Disease, Scout Your Fields

Louisiana Rice: Rainy Summer Conducive for Disease, Scout Your Fields

👤By Olivia McClure, LSU AgCenter 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Recent wet weather has been conducive to disease problems in Louisiana rice, and frequent rains are hampering plants’ recovery from issues that normally are not considered serious. Farmers heard the news at a field day held June 14 at the

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Arkansas Rice: Planting Still Ongoing; Preparing for Mid-Season N Applications

Arkansas Rice: Planting Still Ongoing; Preparing for Mid-Season N Applications

👤By Jarrod Hardke, Yeshi Wamishe, Scott Stiles, University of Arkansas 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Crop Progress “Like the jitterbug it plum evaded me.”  Not sure why rice prices keep climbing like they are, or why rice is still being planted, but here we are on May 47th…  Maybe the kids will dress up as

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Arkansas Rice: Scout for Sheath Blight as Crop Approaches Reproductive Stage

Arkansas Rice: Scout for Sheath Blight as Crop Approaches Reproductive Stage

👤By Yeshi Wamishe, University of Arkansas 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Scouting for sheath blight rice disease is recommended starting at the green ring developmental stage. Automatic application of fungicides is highly discouraged due to the potential of fungicide resistance development and nonprofitabiliy if applied in the absence or when sheath

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USDA Re-Organization: Perdue Appoints 4 to New Leadership Rolls

USDA Re-Organization: Perdue Appoints 4 to New Leadership Rolls

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 18, 2017

The USDA reorganization is officially rolling with recent Ag Sec. Sonny Perdue’s appointment of  4 individuals who will be in leadership rolls during the process.   In accordance with a directive in the 2014 Farm Bill, USDA created a new Under Secretary

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Ag Task Force: Perdue Talks About Future Plans, Limited Details – DTN

Ag Task Force: Perdue Talks About Future Plans, Limited Details – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jun 17, 2017

How complicated is the path toward prosperity in rural America? Pretty darn complex, if the staffing of President Donald Trump’s new Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force is any indication.   The 25-person task force contains members from 23 different

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AgFax Weekend 6-19 Weeds, Drift, Everybody’s Talkin’

AgFax Weekend 6-19 Weeds, Drift, Everybody’s Talkin’

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Jun 16, 2017

This week’s AgFax Weekend – Weeds, Drift, Everybody’s Talkin’; Nitrogen in Corn Hybrids – Not Your Daddy’s Method; and more.

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Rice Update: New Rice Crop Acreage a Big Question Mark​

Rice Update: New Rice Crop Acreage a Big Question Mark​

👤From The Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Jun 16, 2017

Weather has become less of a concern in rice country as the conditions across the U.S. rice growing region have improved significantly since the last report.  From a grower’s perspective, marketing conditions have made notable inroads as well.  Much has

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Cuba: Trump Changes Course; Impact on Agriculture is Unclear

Cuba: Trump Changes Course; Impact on Agriculture is Unclear

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Jun 16, 2017

For months USA Rice has been warning that some of President Trump’s key economic advisors are decidedly anti-Cuba and could influence the otherwise pro-trade President to take an anti-trade stance with regard to the Island. Those forces may have carried

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