• Prevented Planting Update Good for Rice

    Nov 23, 2016
    Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced changes to the agency’s prevented planting rules.
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  • HUGE - Special to the USA Rice Daily by Jeff Harrison

    Nov 09, 2016
    When the dust began to settle last night, ahem, this morning, it was Trump whose electoral college votes soared to near the 300 mark. Moreover, the Democrats managed to defeat just one Republican senator (Illinois) while hanging onto what many believed was the only Democratic-held seat in real contention (Nevada).
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  • Voting Opens for FSA County Committee Elections

    Nov 03, 2016
    USDA announced today that beginning next Monday, November 7, eligible U.S. farmers will be mailed ballots for the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Committee.
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  • Senate Appropriations Staff Prioritize Rice Abroad

    Nov 02, 2016
    While Members of Congress have spent much of the last three months in their home states in advance of the fall elections, their staff have held down the fort on the agricultural front in Washington and, in some cases, abroad. Several Senate Appropriations Committee staff members recently took rice-centric trips to Africa and Cuba representing the Committee and its chairman, Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS).
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  • PLC Payment Rates for 2015 Rice Crop Announced

    Nov 01, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) has published the 2015/2016 Market Year Average (MYA) price for long grain and Southern medium/short grain rice varieties.
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