• Arkansas Planting Report: On and Off, and Finally On Again

    May 07, 2018
    Every farmer knows the tried but true saying: “The only thing predictable about the weather, is that it’s unpredictable.” And in Arkansas, that statement is just as true for 2018 as it has been in years past.
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  • Arkansas Rice Leaders, Ag Industry Meet with USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey

    May 02, 2018
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services Bill Northey met with Arkansas government and agriculture leaders here yesterday and then traveled to Stuttgart to meet with producers and rice industry representatives.
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  • 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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  • Arkansas Approves Resolution to Establish Identity for Rice, Protect Consumers

    Mar 21, 2018
    This week, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a resolution to establish a standard of identity for rice using the common understanding of the term “rice.” The resolution outlines measures the State legislature will take to establish a definition of rice that aligns with international standards.
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  • U.S. Rice Industry Stands to Lose from Trump Tariffs

    Mar 19, 2018
    The U.S. rice industry could suffer from retaliatory tariffs in response to proposed steel and aluminum import tariffs, according to a study released last week by economists at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
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  • Partnerships Focus of USA Rice Presentation to Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board

    Mar 01, 2018
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR – USA Rice leverages partnerships to help spread the U.S.-grown rice message around the world, and some of the most valuable were on display as USA Rice staff presented both a review of recent activities and a look ahead to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board (ARRPB) meeting here this week.
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  • Focus on the Farmer

    Feb 26, 2018
    As Nobel Prize winner Ralph Bunche said, “If you want to get an idea across, wrap it up in a person.” Following that lead, USA Rice is introducing a new feature today to bring attention to the folks who help put U.S.-grown rice on America’s plates - and to let them tell the real story of food production in their own words.
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  • Three Rice States in Three Days – Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana

    Feb 22, 2018
    As the 2018 planting season approaches, rice state meetings are in full swing and USA Rice is on the road listening to growers and sharing planned activities and success stories. The jam-packed schedule included stops on Monday at the Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers annual meeting, Tuesday at the Mississippi Rice Council annual meeting and Mississippi Rice Research and Promotion Board meeting, and yesterday at the Central Louisiana Rice Growers meeting and the Louisiana Rice Council and Rice Growers Association annual joint meeting.
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  • Arkansas Rice Farmers Get Annual Industry Report

    Feb 20, 2018
    The Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers held their annual meeting and trade show yesterday here at the First National Bank Arena. During the program, USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward spoke about USA Rice efforts on behalf of the industry, keynote speaker Governor Asa Hutchinson spoke about his support and plans for Arkansas agriculture, and a panel discussed agricultural crop burning.
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  • Ag Secretary Perdue Has a Rice Day in Arkansas

    Jan 23, 2018
    At the end of his day in Arkansas last Friday, Secretary Perdue tweeted, “Always the best way to find out what’s working and what’s not – talk to the producers of American agriculture.”
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