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Rice: New Strain Could Help Farmers Predetermine Harvest Time

Rice: New Strain Could Help Farmers Predetermine Harvest Time

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 27, 2017

A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists. This new strain could one day allow

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Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work, Recharge Soils

Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Slow Field Work, Recharge Soils

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 26, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents “We are catching up on ground moisture with recent rains. Calving in full swing with warmer temperatures. Fruit loss was severe due

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Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Put Hamper on Corn Planting

Mississippi Field Reports: Rains Put Hamper on Corn Planting

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 26, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents “Field conditions have allowed for some corn to be planted this week. Many areas are still wet. A great deal of sweet

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Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Winding Down, Rice Chugging Along

Louisiana Field Reports: Corn Planting Winding Down, Rice Chugging Along

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending March 26, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents “Corn planting is complete. Earlier planted corn is up and looking good. Rain the end on last week will be helpful.” Carol

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Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

Per Acre Payment Caps – Don’t Expect Them to Go Away

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Limits on payments by farm commodity programs have been a contentious issue in recent farm bills. Several types of limits now exist, including a 10% cap on the payment per base acre by ARC (Agriculture Risk Coverage). This 10% cap

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Arkansas Rice: Managing Furrow-Irrigated Fields

Arkansas Rice: Managing Furrow-Irrigated Fields

👤By Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 27, 2017

There have been many questions about furrow-irrigated rice (row rice / upland rice) since last season.  In 2016 there were an estimated 40,000-50,000 acres of furrow-irrigated rice in Arkansas.  Despite a decline in total rice acres for 2017, it is

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Arkansas Rice: 2017 Season Is a Go – Plan Weed Control and Zinc Applications

Arkansas Rice: 2017 Season Is a Go – Plan Weed Control and Zinc Applications

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Bob Scott, University of Arkansas 🕔Mar 27, 2017

Rice season 2017 is a go for Arkansas.  The first confirmed rice in the ground happened in south Arkansas on 3/18.  Many more have gotten underway this week up and down the state.  Fingers crossed for a better year than

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Farm to Table Rice Mill Opens in Louisiana

Farm to Table Rice Mill Opens in Louisiana

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 27, 2017

James Rice Farms announced today (3/27) the opening of their new rice mill in Prairie Ronde, Louisiana. A partnership between Beth James and Rolando Sanchez, the mill produces a new brand of rice, Prairie Ronde Rice and opened its doors

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Rice Update: Farmers Planting Less, Soybeans More Promising in the Delta

Rice Update: Farmers Planting Less, Soybeans More Promising in the Delta

👤From The Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Mar 27, 2017

The rice market has been predominately static since the previous report with very little news to incorporate. The domestic cash markets are virtually unchanged from the previous month, although Texas saw some minor price appreciation as a result of active

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U.S. Rice Deliveries to Mexico Up Over 30% in 2017

U.S. Rice Deliveries to Mexico Up Over 30% in 2017

👤By Marvin Lehrer, USA Rice 🕔Mar 24, 2017

According to official Mexican government data, total U.S. rice deliveries (non-converted) to Mexico were up a staggering 31.4 percent in the first two-months of 2017 compared with the same period the previous year.  That’s 148,016 MT, and of significant note,

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