STONEVILLE, MS -- USA Rice staff attended Mississippi State University's Rice Research field day at their Delta Research and Extension Center (DREC) here yesterday and presented an update on rice trade issues and the Trump Administration’s progress on political appointments of importance to the rice industry.
"We always enjoy visiting the Mississippi Delta,” said USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward. “The field tour was topnotch and very informative."
Bobby Golden, DREC associate professor and extension rice agronomist, led the tour and estimated that Mississippi would harvest between 110,000 and 100,000 acres this crop year, and that, at this point, the quality looks good with expectations for average yields.
“Harvest has already begun and will pick up speed if the weather holds,” Golden said. “Weather over the last five days has been excellent for the maturing rice crop and rice flowering during this week may be outstanding in quality and yield.”
Golden added, “We were glad to have USA Rice in the Delta yesterday, and really appreciate the close working relationship we’ve developed to promote Mississippi rice producers and their products.”