California Rice: Overall Off to a Good Start

🕔Jun 8, 2018I looked at the USDA planting progress for rice in 2018. What the data show is that 50% of the crop was planted by May 14. That is 5 days […]

Rice: Planting Season Wrapping Up, Most Crops Emerged

🕔May 21, 2018Texas Planting season in the Texas Gulf coast is finally wrapping up with only a hand full of fields remaining to be planted. The fields that were planted in the […]

Rice: Planting Wrapping Up, Emergence Still Behind in Delta

🕔May 14, 2018Texas The Texas Gulf Coast rice crop is pushing 98% planted with 97% emerged at this time, with most of the acres left to plant being organic. A majority of […]

Rice: Finally Got Some Warm Days, Slow Emergence

🕔May 8, 2018Texas The Texas Gulf Coast rice crop is pushing 97% planted with 95% emerged at this time, with a majority of the acres left to plant being organic. There have […]

Arkansas Rice: Planting Finally Makes Good Progress, Emergence Is Another Story

🕔May 7, 2018Crop Progress “Get busy flushing, or get busy dying…” So maybe that’s not the exact line from Shawshank Redemption, but it would have been if they were growing rice right […]

Arkansas Rice: Northeast Planting Steams Ahead, Elsewhere Sputtering Along

🕔Apr 16, 2018Crop Progress What a long strange trip it is once again.  When we get to a normal year, someone let me know – I’d like to see that.  Last week’s […]

Arkansas Rice: Planting Feels Slow but Still on Pace; Cold Temps Shouldn’t Be a Problem

🕔Apr 6, 2018Crop Progress Another week, a little more planting progress.  So, Fig. 1 is a cleaned up version from last week that better shows where we are relative to previous years.  […]

Louisiana Rice: Planting on Schedule Thanks to Recent Dry Weather

🕔Apr 6, 2018Recent stretches of dry weather have allowed Louisiana rice farmers to get in the field and plant their 2018 crop on schedule. “In the last two weeks, we’ve made tremendous […]

Rice Planting: Louisiana and Texas Close to Wrap Up

🕔Apr 2, 2018March 30, 2018 Report Texas Derrol Grymes With extended dry conditions in the Texas Gulf Coast for the past several weeks, we are pushing 75% of our rice acres planted […]

Rice Planting: Texans Start Early; Weather Issues Hinder Progress Elsewhere

🕔Mar 23, 2018Texas Derrol Grymes Rice planting in Texas got off to an early start this year with some fields planted the first week of March. Growers west of Houston have slowed […]

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