Missouri Rice: Planting Hampered by Wet Conditions Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Sporadic sunny skies after three months of steady rain have made planting a mixed bag in rice country in and around Missouri. On Blake Gerard’s operation in nearby Cairo, Illinois, […]

Rice: Coronavirus Upends World Trade Projections Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
The rice trade is no stranger to drama during any given year when you look at the impacts of extreme weather, geopolitics, or price fluctuation, however 2020 is proving to […]

Louisiana Crawfish Farmers Take a Hit from COVID-19 Apr 7, 2020

🕔Apr 7, 2020
Spring in Louisiana is supposed to be a lively, bustling time. It’s planting season for rice farmers, Mardis Gras for tourists, and crawfish boils for the locals. But the COVID-19 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

USA Rice Helps Resolve Issues with Costa Rican Testing Protocols Feb 14, 2020

🕔Feb 14, 2020
Costa Rica has been a longtime loyal buyer of U.S. rice, primarily in rough form, importing an annual average of 80,000 tons over the last five years. While U.S. exporters […]

New WOTUS Rule Announced Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to replace the Obama-Era Waters of […]

Rice: U.S. Exports Up in 2019, Likely to Increase Again in 2020 Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
Trade policy in 2019 felt like a roller coaster, but the numbers show that U.S. rice exports coasted to an increase over 2018 sales. While 2019 census data is one […]

USA Rice Video Contest – A Sup-RICE-Ing Winner Dec 19, 2019

🕔Dec 19, 2019
Rice is one of Mississippi’s top exports, a driving force in the region’s economy and the backbone of its culinary culture and history. Kyle Voong, a senior at Brandon High […]

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