• Ag Secretary Perdue Gets First-Hand Look at Arkansas Flood Damage

    May 08, 2017
    Newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation, including Senator John Boozman and Congressmen French Hill, Steve Womack, and Rick Crawford toured the devastation around northeast Arkansas from the air yesterday.
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  • USA Rice’s Whole Grain Announces 2017 Advertising Specials

    May 05, 2017
    USA Rice’s award-winning newspaper, Whole Grain, has just released special advertising rates for the remaining 2017 issues. Advertisers who purchase a half page or larger ad for the Summer Issue, will receive 50 percent off to place the ad in the Fall Issue.
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  • Louisiana Weather Update

    May 05, 2017
    Wet weather is the theme in the midsouth this week and Louisiana is no exception. The northern part of the state dodged the bullet this time, but a lot of rice, and other crops - soybeans and crawfish - have been impacted in central and south Louisiana. The hardest hit areas seem to be in Avoyelles, Evangeline, and St. Landry parishes. However, the excess water there will move south so it is too early to determine what the extent of damage will be in any given area.
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  • Changes to School Lunch Program Present Opportunity for Rice

    May 04, 2017
    This week, new Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue signed a proclamation to give America’s schools more flexibility to make food choices that are both healthful and appealing to students. The rice industry, already a major player in school lunch nutrition programs, can benefit thanks to high nutritional and taste standards.
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  • Missouri Weather Update

    May 04, 2017
    Missouri rice country has not been spared by the storm system ravaging the mid-south. In the past week, this area of the state has received between 6 and 10 inches of rainfall on top of already saturated soil conditions. Floodways and ditches are at capacity or over, and a fair amount of water coming south from the Ozarks has also helped overwhelm the lake and tributary capacities.
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  • Arkansas Weather Update

    May 03, 2017
    Jarrod Hardke, an Extension rice agronomist with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, reports on flood conditions, the viability of submerged rice, and next steps for replanting and the provisos of crop insurance.
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  • Delta Research Center – Problem Solving for More Than One Hundred Years

    May 03, 2017
    The Delta Research and Extension Center (DREC), located here in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, is a component of Mississippi State University’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine focusing the majority of its attention on research and extension activities in rice, cotton, corn, soybeans, and catfish production.
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  • Storms Bring Disaster to Arkansas Rice Country

    May 02, 2017
    The storms that started Saturday night overflowed rain gauges up and down the Arkansas Delta, and forecasts show another rain event coming through tomorrow to add to the area’s already swollen waterways.
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  • Once an International Aid Recipient, South Korea Becomes Rice Donor

    May 01, 2017
    For the first time in history, South Korean rice will be sent to Southeast Asian developing countries through an international food aid program. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, it is the first time any of the government-run rice stockpile will have been donated to a third country through an international framework.
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  • Week of Meetings Reinforces Relationship Between U.S. and Mexican Rice Industries

    Apr 28, 2017
    A delegation of U.S. rice industry leaders has wrapped up a series of successful meetings here with all segments of the Mexican rice industry against the backdrop of heightened tension and uncertainty for the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a treaty both industries adamantly support.
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