• 2016-17 Miss Arkansas Rice Announced

    Aug 29, 2016
    Craighead County 16-year old Madison Gibson was named Miss Arkansas Rice at the state contest last Saturday. She is the daughter of Scott and Karie Gibson of Jonesboro.
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  • Field Report: Arkansas

    Aug 24, 2016
    Growers across Arkansas and Louisiana are reeling after weeklong rains have caused flooding and created a delay for many farmers preparing for harvest. At Florenden Farms in northeast Arkansas, Ryan Sullivan reported that over the course of a week, Mississippi County received more than 7.5 inches of steady rainfall.
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  • 2016 Arkansas Rice Expo Celebrates Largest Production Year on Record

    Aug 11, 2016
    Against the backdrop of reports of rice harvest in various pockets of the state, more than 1,000 people came out for Wednesday's Arkansas Rice Expo to celebrate the rice industry and the beginning of the 2016 rice harvest. Arkansas is expected to produce more than fifty percent of the rice grown in the United States for the second consecutive year and have the largest production year on record.
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  • New State of the Art University of Arkansas Foundation Seed Facility Opens Doors

    Aug 10, 2016
    It was standing room only here yesterday at the dedication of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s new Foundation Seed Facility.
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  • Rice Farmers Push the Natural State’s GDP to the Top

    Aug 01, 2016
    Last week, the Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that Arkansas led the United States in economic growth for the first quarter of 2016, largely due to farming.
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  • USA Rice Participates in ASU Agribusiness Conference

    Feb 12, 2016
    Arkansas State University held the 22nd annual Agribusiness Conference here earlier this week with the support of USA Rice and several industry members.
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  • USA Rice Continues to Push for Open Trade with Cuba

    Feb 10, 2016
    The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba celebrated their one-year anniversary here today with a renewed call for action to lift the embargo between the United States and Cuba, and to ease the way for trade for U.S. agricultural products.
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  • Rice Leadership Class Member Wins Top Honor in Arkansas

    Dec 10, 2015
    In acknowledgement of the high caliber of people chosen to participate in the Rice Leadership Development program, another member has won a Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award: Derek Haigwood in Arkansas.
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  • In Arkansas and Mississippi, EQIP Aplenty

    Nov 06, 2015
    USA Rice along with Ducks Unlimited and more than 40 other partners are celebrating their most recent milestone as part of the Sustaining the Future of Rice project and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of two programs utilized by the project, collected a total of 334 applications when the sign-up period closed last month in Arkansas and Mississippi.
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  • Arkansas Industry Celebrates National Rice Month with Donation to Arkansas Rice Depot

    Sep 22, 2015
    Arkansas is the number one rice-producing state in the nation and celebrates that fact in a big way each September in honor of National Rice Month. On Monday, Governor Asa Hutchinson presided over a signing ceremony at the State Capitol officially proclaiming September as Rice Month. To mark the occasion, the Arkansas rice industry donated 110,100 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Rice Depot providing 1.1 million servings of rice for hungry Arkansas families.
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