• USDA Estimates Rice Acreage Up 9 Percent, Less than Expected

    Mar 29, 2018
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service's Prospective Plantings report released today, acreage will be higher, but not by very much.
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  • U.S. Rice Brings Unique Flavor to Texas Saké

    Jan 18, 2018
    Texas, with its rough and tumble reputation, might be the last place you’d expect to find a saké brewery. But here in the state’s capital, the Texas Saké Company has staked a claim as the state’s first and only saké brewery. And even more impressive than their ‘lone star’ status, is the fact that they’re using Calrose rice when brewing up the iconic beverage.
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  • Ag Leadership Tours Texas Rice Country Post Harvey

    Sep 22, 2017
    Yesterday morning two Blackhawk helicopters landed in the field outside Rice Belt Warehouse and deposited Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway who were on an inspection tour surveying damage to crops and equipment as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
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  • Harvey’s Impact: Texas Update

    Aug 29, 2017
    The rain gauge here, about 15 miles east of Winnie and about 15 miles southwest of Beaumont, is almost at three feet. Roads everywhere in our area are flooded and it’s still raining, although Harvey is slowly going east and hammering Louisiana.
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  • Hurricane Harvey Taking Aim at Rice Fields

    Aug 25, 2017
    All eyes are nervously on Hurricane Harvey that is growing in intensity in the Gulf of Mexico and could make landfall in Texas later tonight or tomorrow morning, but the timing of the storm may spare much of the rice crop in the area – too late to catch conventional, and too early to catch the ratoon crop.
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  • USDA Estimates Rice Acreage Down 17 Percent

    Mar 31, 2017
    Area planted for rice in 2017 is expected to total 2.62 million acres, 524,000 less than in 2016, and back at the level planted in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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  • Western Rice Belt Production Conference and Texas Rice Council Welcome USA Rice

    Jan 18, 2017
    More than 200 Texas rice producers packed the Civic Center here today for the annual Western Rice Belt Production Conference and Texas Rice Council Meetings to hear research and association updates.
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  • Texas Rice Festival Celebrates Harvest

    Oct 14, 2016
    There was something for everyone who attended the 47th annual Texas Rice Festival here late last month as the four-day event offers a myriad of activities including: educational booths, carnival rides, parades, pageants, craft shows, cooking contests, music performances, local food, and much more.
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  • Rice Reigns in Eagle Lake

    Jun 29, 2016
    Yesterday, hundreds of Texas rice farmers gathered here for several meetings that led up to the 42nd Annual Rice Field Day hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension at the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station.
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  • Texas Now Accepting National Rice RCPP EQIP Applications

    Mar 01, 2016
    The USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited (DU) conservation and sustainability project, Sustaining the Future of Rice, takes a big step forward today with the announcement that the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has begun accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications for the project.
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