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Rice Update: Free for All for Old Crop Based on Local Supply & Demand

Rice Update: Free for All for Old Crop Based on Local Supply & Demand

👤From The Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Apr 28, 2017

The past week has been very interesting in the rice market for many reasons.  While many indications suggest some firming or strengthening in the market, a few indicators have suggested quite the opposite effect.  The domestic cash market has firmed

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Arkansas Rice: Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average; Growers Hope to Avoid Rainfall Woes

Arkansas Rice: Planting Surges Ahead of 5-Year Average; Growers Hope to Avoid Rainfall Woes

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 28, 2017

Even in the best of years, the need for “just enough, not too much” rainfall is a tough tightrope to walk for row crop farmers throughout Arkansas and beyond. But in this year, with profit margins for rice already thin

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Rice Market: Week of Meetings Reinforces Relationship Between U.S., Mexican Industries

Rice Market: Week of Meetings Reinforces Relationship Between U.S., Mexican Industries

👤By Hugh Maginnis, USA Rice 🕔Apr 28, 2017

A delegation of U.S. rice industry leaders has wrapped up a series of successful meetings in Mexico City with all segments of the Mexican rice industry against the backdrop of heightened tension and uncertainty for the future of the North

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Rice: Rains Might Trim Acres Off Final Delta Planting – AgFax

Rice: Rains Might Trim Acres Off Final Delta Planting – AgFax

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Apr 27, 2017

With recent slippage in rice prices, some growers in the Delta states may throw in the towel and plant soybeans once they can move into the field again.

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USA Rice, Mexican Rice Council: Leave NAFTA Alone!

USA Rice, Mexican Rice Council: Leave NAFTA Alone!

👤By Hugh Maginnis, USA Rice 🕔Apr 27, 2017

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

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Rice: Planting Nearly Finished Through Midsouth – Horizon Ag News

Rice: Planting Nearly Finished Through Midsouth – Horizon Ag News

👤From Horizon Ag 🕔Apr 27, 2017

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.

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How Have U.S. Crop Acres Changed Over the Passed 25 Years?

How Have U.S. Crop Acres Changed Over the Passed 25 Years?

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 25, 2017

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.

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Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Delay Field Work

Arkansas Field Reports: Rains Delay Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

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

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Louisiana Field Reports: Scattered Showers Slow Planting, Some Areas Very Dry

Louisiana Field Reports: Scattered Showers Slow Planting, Some Areas Very Dry

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

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

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Arkansas Rice: 7 Considerations for Using Starter N Fertilizers

Arkansas Rice: 7 Considerations for Using Starter N Fertilizers

👤By Jarrod Hardke and Trent Roberts, University of Arkansas 🕔Apr 24, 2017

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.

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