Arkansas: Rice Planned Acreage Increases, Falls Short of Analysts’ Expectations Apr 1, 2020

🕔Apr 1, 2020
Arkansas growers intend to plant about 1.39 million acres of rice in 2020, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released Tuesday. The acreage is a rebound from 2019’s […]

Arkansas: Tornado Adds Insult But Only Minor Injuries in Jonesboro Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
With so much bad news surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19 and the lasting destruction it will do to our communities, this virus just saved hundreds of lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas, […]

Arkansas Rice: Use the DD50 Management Program to Stay Ahead in 2020 Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Each year I’m surprised at the number of producers not currently using the DD50 Rice Management Program on their farms.  This program is designed to take much of the guesswork […]

Arkansas Rice: Management Tips to Reduce Seedling Diseases Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Despite the Covid-19 crisis, our mission remains unchanged and that is to serve Arkansas and its community. As rain continues to delay planting and cool temperatures persist, seedling diseases could […]

Arkansas: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Excessive Rains Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated two Arkansas counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent two recent disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Rice Futures Hold Up Pretty Well By Comparison Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
The May futures contract has rallied about 50 cents off of Monday’s low of $13.15. There have been a number of news stories this week regarding potential reductions in grain […]

Arkansas Rice: Formulating A Burndown Plan Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
We have received numerous calls and texts lately with questions about burndown herbicides and plant-back intervals. Although there is not much we can do about the rain (it will eventually […]

Arkansas Rice: Crop Insurance Coverage for Furrow-Irrigated Fields – 7 Requirements Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Arkansas Rice: Crop Insurance Coverage for Furrow-Irrigated Fields – 7 Requirements Furrow-irrigated rice (FIR) or row rice is now an insurable practice. However, there are a few requirements in order […]

Arkansas Rice: Planting Stalls In Rain, Shades Of 2019? Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Everyone seems to be getting their fill of alone time and family time with the current state of things. We hope to get growers into their isolation pods, I mean […]

Arkansas Rice: Farmers Waiting on Weather to Plant Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
Planting reports from Arkansas rice country indicate wet conditions are prevailing over warmer temperatures across the state. According to Jennifer James who farms rice in northeast Arkansas, “We had about […]

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