Arkansas Rice: Waiting Game Continue, Will There Be More Soybeans? May 7, 2021

🕔May 7, 2021
While the majority of the state stood still for another week, our planting progress did update to 63% (Fig. 1).  This seems to mostly be a catchup on progress from […]

Arkansas Rice: Rain Delays Return Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
Following a week of tremendous progress, we’ve had a week of mostly standing still.  Monday’s planting progress report came in at 44% (Fig. 1) which was a nice jump but […]

Rice Market Update: Prices Unaffected by Weak Long-Grain Export Demand Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
According to the USDA, rice planted in Arkansas was at 44% complete as of April 25th, which is about 12% behind the normal pace. The other delta states are generally behind […]

Arkansas Rice: Planting Finally Takes Off Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
The week everyone has been waiting on finally arrived.  The rain event last Friday (4/16) mostly fizzled out and the majority of the Delta has been able to get up […]

Arkansas Rice: Reduced Chance of Rain May Speed Planting Apr 19, 2021

🕔Apr 19, 2021
Fingers are crossed as today’s (4-15) rain chances and amounts seem to be dwindling.  Monday’s planting progress report had us at 13% planted.  A nice jump that’s behind the 5-year average (23%) […]

California Rice: The Heat Is On – Literally Jun 24, 2020

🕔Jun 24, 2020
California rice growers are watching their thermometers as much as they are observing their rice fields these days.  Daily high temperatures are forecasted to be well above 100 degrees through […]

Arkansas Rice: Time to Get to Flood Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
As of Tuesday, we reportedly hit 85% planting progress. Scattered rains continued around the state this week keeping  things interesting. As one consultant put it, “I waited out one rain […]

Louisiana Rice: Crop Off to Good Start, Prices Up May 7, 2020

🕔May 7, 2020
Rice prices have rebounded, and the Louisiana 2020 crop is off to a good start. LSU AgCenter economist Michael Deliberto said there are several reasons why the economic outlook for […]

Texas Rice: Crop Is Late and Getting Later Aug 26, 2019

🕔Aug 26, 2019
When you talk with Texas rice farmers they almost all say the same thing about the 2019 crop – it got started late and never caught up. Linda & L.G […]

Arkansas Rice: Still a Long Way to Go Jul 12, 2019

🕔Jul 12, 2019
Tropical Storm Barry is on its way north and it’s bringing rain. Because we needed something else to worry about in 2019. Some of the predictions have started to reduce […]

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