• 2017 Ag Census a Chance to Count New Farms and Farmers

    Apr 18, 2017
    Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census of Agriculture is designed to be a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Apr 11, 2017
    U.S. rice ending stocks for 2016/17 are lowered 3 million cwt on increased exports; at 49.1 million cwt, these would still be the largest all rice ending stocks since 1986/87. The 3-million-cwt export increase is all rough rice, which is record large at 46 million cwt, but split with 2 million for long-grain and 1 million for medium- and short-grain.
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  • Farm Bill Opinions a Mixed Bag at Event

    Apr 03, 2017
    While most of Washington’s agriculture organizations and their memberships throughout rural America are optimistic about farm policy, the future of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the outlook of a strong safety net in the 2018 Farm Bill, recent gatherings here indicate that a resistance effort is brewing.
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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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  • It’s a ‘Sonny’ Day for the USDA: Perdue Quells Ag’s Nerves in Confirmation Hearing

    Mar 23, 2017
    This morning the agriculture industry anxiously watched as former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue was questioned for more than two hours by Members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry seeking his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Mar 09, 2017
    The U.S. 2016/17 rice supply and demand estimates are unchanged this month. The all rice marketing year average price is also unchanged with the midpoint of the range at $10.50 per cwt. Medium-and short-grain prices are raised slightly.
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  • USDA Outlook Forum Projects Lower Rice Plantings, Higher PLC Payments in 2017

    Feb 24, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kicked off their two-day annual Agricultural Outlook Forum here yesterday with highlights from industry experts and keynotes from House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Iowa’s Governor, Terry Branstad.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Feb 09, 2017
    U.S. 2016/17 rice exports are lowered 2 million cwt to 110 million. Long-grain milled exports account for the entire reduction and reflect the sales and shipment pace to date. U.S. ending stocks are raised by an equal amount and are the highest since 1985/86. The 2016/17 all rice season-average farm price range is raised $0.10 per cwt at the midpoint to $10.50. The long-grain, and the Other States medium- and short-grain season-average prices are both increased.
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  • Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to Head Trump’s USDA

    Jan 19, 2017
    Yesterday, President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team officially announced the nomination of former Georgia Governor George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
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  • Rice, Ducks, and Friends Awarded $15 Million in 2017 RCPP Funding

    Dec 21, 2016
    USA Rice, through its USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, was awarded funding for two projects bringing $15 million to the Mid-South and Gulf Coast’s rice-growing regions.
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