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USA Rice Federation Daily, 3-18
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Lincoln Announces $4.5 Billion Nutrition Legislation (Read More)

Diesel and gas prices up for fourth straight week
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Diesel average price increases 2 cents a gallon nationally (Read More)

K. Good Farm Policy 3-18
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Budget; Climate; Biofuels; Ag Econ; Food Safety; and Animal Ag (Read More)

Texas: What is rain harvesting?
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Course scheduled, Kerrville, April 12-13 (Read More)

K. Good's Farm Policy, 3-17
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Budget; Climate; Ag Economy; Trade; Biofuels; and Crop Insurance (Read More)

K. Good's Farm Policy, 3-16
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Climate; Trade; Ag Economy; Corn Production (Read More)

Rice Advocate, 3-12
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Rice farmers speak out against current U.S. policy toward Cuba (Read More)

K.Good's Farm Policy News, 3-12
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Trade; Climate; Ag Competition; Animal Ag (Read More)

K.Good's Farm Policy News, 3-11
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Jobs Bill; Insurance- SURE; Competition; Climate; and Trade (Read More)

Hurricanes: AccuWeather Calls For More Active 2010 Season
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Expect a 2010 hurricane season more like the one in 2008 than 2009. (Read More)

Diesel, gasoline prices up yet another week, 86 cents above year-ago price
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Average U.S. diesel price running 86 cents a gallon above same period a year ago. (Read More)

K.Good's Farm Policy News, 3-10
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FAPRI; Biofuels; Disaster Payment; Climate Change; Farm Bill; Trade. (Read More)

Fight That Urge To Plant Into Vegetation - AMS Ag Report, E-Central Louisiana
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How does the lineup of rice herbicides really compare to other crops? (Read More)

Rice Advocate, 3-5
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Cuban Trade and Travel, H.R. 4645 (Read More)

Bayer Cuts Ignite Price
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Also ramps up production. (Read More)

Arkansas: Rice Research News,3-3
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"Roy J" is new high-yield and lodge resistant variety (Read More)

Diesel prices up 3 cents a gallon, 3-3
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Gas prices also continue to increase (Read More)

Rice Advocate, 2-26
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Producers Applaud Introduction of Cuba Trade and Travel Bill (Read More)

East-Central Louisiana 2010 Burndown And Planting Lags
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Ruts remain a major issue for rice farmers (Read More)

Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT), 2-8
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The Death (for the moment) of the Federal Estate Tax. (Read More)

Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation (CALT), 2-9
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Top Ten Agricultural Law Developments of 2009 (Read More)

Mississippi Field Notes (Central Miss.), 2-8
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Make sure your planting seed are good.| (Read More)

Texas Rice, Winter 2009
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Cold Tolerance at Germination and Seedling Stages in Rice. (Read More)

Rice Industry Fears Job Losses, Economic Fall-Out from Ag Budget, 2-3
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Farmers Applaud Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Other Ag Leaders for Opposing Plan (Read More)

EXCEL: The Louisiana: Projected 2010 Rice Farm Cash Flow Model
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A Rice Production Farm Income and Expense Producer Decision Tool (Read More)

MANUAL: The Louisiana: Projected 2010 Rice Farm Cash Flow Model
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PDF file with instructions for using the Excel spread sheet planner (Read More)

Louisiana: Rice Research Station News, 1-29
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Two New Clearfield Varieties for 2010; Scout for Blast Early in the Season; White Tip Nematode; Comparison of Cruiser and Dermacor Seed Treatments; Blackbird Baiting Program. (Read More)

Diesel prices drop for second week in a row
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National average down 4 cents, less in Gulf states and California (Read More)

Liberty-Link Traits Not Found In 2009 U.S. Rice Crop
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Contamination cost sales, disrupted trade (Read More)

Louisiana: Projected 2010 Rice Farm Cash Flow Model, 1-25
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A Rice Production Farm Income and Expense Producer Decision Tool. (Read More)

Soybeans still in the field? Look at them as a cover crop.|
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Mississippi Field Notes (Central Miss.), 1-24 (Read More)

Tractor sales will remain weak in 2010, says association
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Lower commodity and farm income numbers continue to depress buying enthusiasm (Read More)

10 Questions And Answers About Liberty-Link Soybeans
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Overview from Georgia about where they fit with Roundup resistance in Palmer pigweed (Read More)

Rice Advocate, 1-15
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USDA Proposes Cuts to Crop Insurance in SRA Negotiations. (Read More)

No Liberty-Link Traits Found In 2009 U.S. Rice Crop, Report Says

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From a press release

CROWLEY, LOUISIANA, January 26, 2009 — The USA Rice Federation today released the results of voluntary testing of the 2009 rice crop for the presence of the genetically-engineered Liberty Link (LL) trait.

All of the results were negative, indicating continued success of the U.S. rice industry’s Seed Plan to remove the LL601 trait from the commercial long-grain supply.

While only long-grain rice produced in the mid-South was affected by LL601, California’s 2009 rice crop — comprised of nearly 100-percent short- and medium-grain varieties — also tested negative. (Results of the California testing are available via the California Rice Commission.

“We are extremely pleased with the 2009 test results,” USA Rice President and CEO Betsy Ward said. “These results show the industry’s commitment to producing rice that meets consumer demand and regulatory requirements.”

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the presence of the LL601 trait in the commercial long-grain U.S. rice supply on Aug. 18, 2006. At the same time, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that there were no human or animal health threats connected with the LL601 trait, and the trait was deregulated by USDA in November of that year.

Substantial trade disruption resulted, especially in long-grain markets like the European Union. Exports of U.S. rice were either stopped or testing requirements were placed on U.S.-grown rice by regulators in many important import markets.

Voluntary testing of each rice crop at harvest began in 2006 as part of the Seed Plan. This testing complements mandatory testing of seed before each planting season in rice states via an industry-wide effort to remove as much as possible the LL601 trait.

Ward will present the test results, which are available on the USA Rice Web site, during this week’s joint meetings of the Louisiana Rice Growers Association and the Louisiana Rice Council as well as the joint Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Producers’ Group meetings.