• Missouri Weather Update

    May 04, 2017
    Missouri rice country has not been spared by the storm system ravaging the mid-south. In the past week, this area of the state has received between 6 and 10 inches of rainfall on top of already saturated soil conditions. Floodways and ditches are at capacity or over, and a fair amount of water coming south from the Ozarks has also helped overwhelm the lake and tributary capacities.
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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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  • Delta Research Center – Problem Solving for More Than One Hundred Years

    May 03, 2017
    The Delta Research and Extension Center (DREC), located here in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, is a component of Mississippi State University’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine focusing the majority of its attention on research and extension activities in rice, cotton, corn, soybeans, and catfish production.
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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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  • Once an International Aid Recipient, South Korea Becomes Rice Donor

    May 01, 2017
    For the first time in history, South Korean rice will be sent to Southeast Asian developing countries through an international food aid program. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, it is the first time any of the government-run rice stockpile will have been donated to a third country through an international framework.
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  • Week of Meetings Reinforces Relationship Between U.S. and Mexican Rice Industries

    Apr 28, 2017
    A delegation of U.S. rice industry leaders has wrapped up a series of successful meetings here with all segments of the Mexican rice industry against the backdrop of heightened tension and uncertainty for the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a treaty both industries adamantly support.
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  • Inspection Issues are Major Concern at U.S.-Taiwan Rice Sectors Annual Technical Meeting

    Apr 27, 2017
    Representatives from the U.S. and Taiwan rice industries met for two days last week to discuss a range of technical issues influencing rice trade. Taiwan’s government imports rice to meet the island’s commitment to the World Trade Organization, which includes annual purchases from the United States of 64,634 metric tons (brown basis).
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  • USA Rice, Mexican Rice Council: Leave NAFTA Alone!

    Apr 27, 2017
    The two national organizations representing their respective rice industries in the United States and Mexico agree that any renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could have serious consequences for the stable and consistent rice trade that has created jobs and benefitted consumers and farmers on both sides of the border.
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  • USA Rice Reaches 6 Million Turkish Consumers Thanks to Blogger Events

    Apr 26, 2017
    Turkey is a high priority market for exports sales and a good prospect for promoting increased consumption of U.S. rice due to the young, westernized population readily accepting of imported products, a concentration of buyers, a well-developed media, and a tradition of rice consumption. As with many countries around the world, reaching these younger consumers is best accomplished via social media, an inexpensive and convenient way to gain media coverage that plays out in sales over the long term.
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  • USDA FAS: USA Rice Programs in Jordan a Success

    Apr 25, 2017
    According to the most recent Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) Report on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, consumer programs aimed at promoting U.S.-grown rice here are successful based on the market dominance and price of the U.S. commodity.
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