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On the march

Mexican rice borer

As Mexican rice borer expands, a collaborative effort is studying new management regimes and control methods. Read More »

‘Mudbug season’

crawfish

Spurred by the growing popularity of Cajun cuisine and depressed rice prices, crawfish production continues to expand in the southern rice belt. Read More »

Bye, Bye Birdies

The EPA recently registered a non-lethal bird-repellent seed treatment for rice. The news traveled swiftly among producers, who have seen firsthand the damage birds can cause to newly seeded rice fields. Read More »

A man of many hats

Charley Mathews Jr. takes a detail-oriented approach to growing rice, dryer operations and industry leadership. By Vicky Boyd Editor For Charley Mathews Jr., growing a high-quality rice crop profitably and efficiently is only part of the equation. The 49-year-old Marysville, Calif., producer says he also feels compelled to repay the industry for time investments made by others before him. “The ... Read More »