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  • On the march

    On the march

    As Mexican rice borer expands, a collaborative effort is studying new management regimes and control methods. Read More »
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  • Rice Quality Matters: to Horizon Ag

    Rice Quality Matters: to Horizon Ag

    “Horizon Ag continues to be committed to improving rice quality, working with our public breeding partners as well as rice buyers to develop better-quality varieties that bring value not only to the end buyers and end users, but to the farmer as well.” – Tim Walker Since 2011, Horizon Ag has helped drive an industry-wide discussion and effort to improve rice quality grown in the United States. With more than 50 percent of U.S. rice being sold on the export market, improving the quality of U.S.-grown rice is imperative for maintaining and growing our export business, as well as competing domestically with an increasing population of consumers who appreciate rice quality. Horizon Ag continues to be committed to improving rice quality, working with our public breeding partners as well as rice buyers to develop better-quality varieties that bring value not only to the end buyers and end users, but to the farmer as well. Three new high-yielding Clearfield varieties capable of producing the appearance and cooking properties desired by important domestic buyers and export markets are being introduced this season. CL163 is a semi-dwarf line with “Dixiebelle-type” cooking properties, which makes this variety an excellent fit for the domestic parboil ... Read More »
  • Rains bring relief

    Rains bring relief

    For the first time in four years, water is flowing from lakes near Austin, Texas, to rice producers west of Houston. Read More »