• Arkansas Rice Expo - Home Grown, World Famous

    Aug 04, 2017
    The University of Arkansas held its annual rice expo and field day here today, and USA Rice staff joined several hundred rice farmers and industry members to highlight research, discuss industry issues, and to celebrate everything rice just before harvest begins in the area.
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Arkansas Rice Farmers Manage for Ducks and Rice

    Mar 22, 2017
    Mike Sullivan, who farms with his son, Ryan, in northeast Arkansas, is one of the rice producers working with USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited through the Rice Stewardship Partnership.
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  • USA Rice Presents to Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board

    Mar 13, 2017
    USA Rice staff Betsy Ward, Michael Klein, and Hugh Maginnis presented the annual USA Rice Council report to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board (ARRPB) here last week.
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  • Mark Your Calendar: Rice Industry Meetings Scheduled Next Week

    Feb 03, 2017
    Louisiana and Southeast Arkansas rice industry stakeholders will receive the latest information on issues impacting the industry in series of meetings scheduled next week.
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  • USA Rice on the Road in Mississippi and Arkansas

    Jan 27, 2017
    As the 2017 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.
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  • Taiwan Group Caps Week in U.S. with Cross-State Visit to Arkansas

    Nov 08, 2016
    As previously reported in the USA Rice Daily, a team from the Taiwan government and the Taiwan Rice Millers’ Association traveled to U.S. rice country last week in preparation for upcoming rice import tenders. Following a stop in the Sacramento, California area, the delegation was in Arkansas on Thursday and Friday for visits in Jonesboro with Poinsett Rice & Grain and Windmill Rice followed by visits to the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) Field Office in Stuttgart as well as Riceland Foods, Inc., Producers’ Rice Mill, and the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center.
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