Texas Rice: Early Planting Is Key to Success Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Rice planting is progressing rapidly in the Texas rice production belt.  Some producers even finished up very early this year. L.G. Raun, who farms near El Campo, planted his entire […]

Louisiana Rice: First Reported Case Of Apple Snail Damage In Rice Apr 2, 2020

🕔Apr 2, 2020
An invasive species of snails has wiped out a 50-acre field of rice, the first time the pest has been known to do that in Louisiana. LSU AgCenter entomologist Blake […]

Rice: More Rice Acres For 2020, USDA Projects Apr 2, 2020

🕔Apr 2, 2020
Cash prices were relatively unchanged across the board this week as cash rice supplies continue to dwindle and growers turn their attention to groundwork and planting. For all intents and […]

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 […]

Rough Rice Stocks Down 17% – USDA Mar 31, 2020

🕔Mar 31, 2020
Rough rice stocks in all positions on March 1, 2020, totaled 86.1 million hundredweight (cwt), down 17 percent from the total on March 1, 2019. Stocks held on farms totaled […]

Rice: Considering Water Seeding? Tips, Tradeoffs Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
From Horizon Ag: Press Release Rice farmers in the Upper Delta (Arkansas, Mississippi and Missouri) are getting anxious because of the extremely wet conditions this season, especially with 2019 having […]

Rice: 2019 U.S Imports Projected at Record High for 3rd Consecutive Year Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
Although rice is not considered a staple food in the United States, Americans are turning to the global rice market more than ever, with imports now accounting for about 1 […]

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 […]

Louisiana: Crawfish Farmers Urged Not to Drain Ponds Yet Despite Drop in Sales Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
Crawfish producer Allen McLain’s business has dropped dramatically because of the coronavirus’ impact on the restaurant business. “We’re struggling. It’s not looking good,” said McLain, of Abbeville. A big portion […]

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