The two national organizations representing their respective rice industries in the United States and Mexico agree that any renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could have serious consequences for the stable and consistent rice trade that has
South Louisiana and Texas It has been a quiet two weeks since the last report. Things have been moving along well with a lot of rice gone to flood and many farmers are still in the process of establishing floods.
Over the past 25 years, there have been shifts in crops planted in the United States. Overall, acres in feed grain crops decreased while acres in oilseed crops increased. Feed grain crops losing acres were wheat, oats, barley, and sorghum.
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents J. Joe Moore, Sharp County “Producers were spraying pastures for weeds and working cattle. Also, producers began planting melons and cantaloupes during
Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Bruce Garner, West Carroll Parish “Spotty rain last week slowed soybean planting. Sweet potato beds are looking good. Pastures were looking good
With so much rice planted early and much of it emerging, the questions turn to “starter” nitrogen (N) fertilizers. Most often we’re talking about ammonium sulfate (AMS), but sometimes it’s diammonium phosphate (DAP), or a blend of those with urea.
Crop Progress Rice planting progress is likely up around 80-85% this week. This is near record progress behind only 2012. Luckily conditions seem very reminiscent of 2012 which turned out to be a boon for growers when they broke the
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2017 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. * Fifth District- Richmond–
The key to success is often rooted in a solid plan, and experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are encouraging Arkansas rice producers to start that plan with the technology known as Multiple Inlet Rice Irrigation,