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U.S. Rice Offers Cooking Advantage Over Domestic Taiwanese Varieties

U.S. Rice Offers Cooking Advantage Over Domestic Taiwanese Varieties

👤By Jim Guinn, USA Rice 🕔Aug 15, 2017

At a foodservice seminar held in Taichung, Taiwan, last week, researchers presented results showing U.S. rice varieties have a distinct advantage in cooking yield over domestic varieties. When cooked, both U.S. medium and long grain rice had a higher volume/weight

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Rice Outlook: U.S. Crop Forecast Lowered 4.8 Mln Cwt

Rice Outlook: U.S. Crop Forecast Lowered 4.8 Mln Cwt

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

The U.S. 2017/18 U.S. rice crop forecast was lowered 4.8 million cwt to 186.5 million cwt this month. The reduction is based on the first survey-based yield forecast of 2017/18 crop year by NASS. Production in 2017/18 is projected to

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NAFTA: Mexican Shippers Look at Possibility of Changing Courses- DTN

NAFTA: Mexican Shippers Look at Possibility of Changing Courses- DTN

👤By Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Aug 15, 2017

After last week’s brush with Tropical Storm Franklin, talk of NAFTA renegotiations returned to the docks and trading offices in the state of Yucatan on Mexico’s Gulf Coast. Shippers and receivers of U.S. grain there have long relied on tariff-free

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Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Hamper Harvest, Delay Field Work

Louisiana Field Reports: Rains Hamper Harvest, Delay Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Carol Pinnell-Alison, Franklin Parish  “Frequent rains have delayed progress with corn harvest. Yields so far are mixed with some below normal. Soybean

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Arkansas Field Reports: Growers Getting Ready for Corn, Rice Harvest

Arkansas Field Reports: Growers Getting Ready for Corn, Rice Harvest

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 13, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents J. Joe Moore, Sharp County  “Sprayed for fall armyworms in pastures and some hay fields. Melon harvest continued on later plantings. Some

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Arkansas: Whole Farm Analysis with Crop Enterprise Budgets – August 2017

Arkansas: Whole Farm Analysis with Crop Enterprise Budgets – August 2017

👤By Archie Flanders, University of Arkansas Ag Economist 🕔Aug 15, 2017

Whole farm budget analysis is an extended application of crop enterprise budget methodology. Crop enterprise budgets with per acre costs and returns are expanded to a whole farm analysis by applying county-level aggregate yield data to represent a case study

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Arkansas Rice: Rains Put Damper on Harvest, in Field Sprouting a Concern

Arkansas Rice: Rains Put Damper on Harvest, in Field Sprouting a Concern

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas Rice Extension Agronomist 🕔Aug 14, 2017

Crop Progress “I’m no stranger to the rain…”  This is getting out of hand.  While much of the state has missed recent forecast rainy weather, it seems most caught it today (8/11).  Most do not need a reminder but the

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WOTUS: The 1972 Clean Water Act Was the Beginning. So Where Are We Now?

WOTUS: The 1972 Clean Water Act Was the Beginning. So Where Are We Now?

👤By Tiffany Dowell Lashmet 🕔Aug 14, 2017

For years now, agriculture has been closely following the drama surrounding the definition of “Waters of the United States,” commonly referred to as WOTUS.  With a new administration in place, changes have recently occurred in Washington, DC on this issue.

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Arkansas Rice: Ratoon Cropping – Tips For People Who Want To Roll The Dice

Arkansas Rice: Ratoon Cropping – Tips For People Who Want To Roll The Dice

👤From the Arkansas Rice Update 🕔Aug 13, 2017

A viable ratoon crop in Arkansas is generally rare. However, given the early planting this year, some are interested in attempting to produce a ratoon crop of rice. Ratoon production is rarely pursued in research here because the environmental conditions

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Arkansas Rice: How Wet Is It?

Arkansas Rice: How Wet Is It?

👤By Jarrod Hardke, Extension Rice Specialist, University of Arkansas 🕔Aug 13, 2017

While much of the state has missed recent forecast rainy weather, it seems most caught it today. Most do not need a reminder but the current forecast looks reminiscent of what happened in 2016 (Table 1). Far southeast Arkansas in

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