Siebenmorgen Recognized With Friend Of The Farmer Award
Terry Siebenmorgen, University Professor of Food Science and
director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Rice Processing Program, is the recipient of the Riceland Foods 2012
Friend of the Farmer award.
Siebenmorgen has worked in the field of rice research throughout
his almost 30-year career, with an emphasis on issues related to how
the growing environment, drying and storage, as well as processing
and transporting affect rice quality.
Danny Kennedy, Riceland CEO, said Siebenmorgen’s work, and
that of his associates, has expanded the understanding of rice, which
has benefitted everyone in the rice industry, including farmers, millers,
marketers and food manufacturers who use rice in the production of
their products. In the past, this award has been presented to a governor,
U.S. senators and congressmen, as well as to CEOs of national
restaurant chains and international food manufacturers.
New Weed Control Planning Tool
Created by BASF with input from farmers, the Advanced Weed
Control tool combines maps and simple prompts to help farmers
evaluate BASF weed control solutions based on their geography,
weed pressure and crop. The tool currently provides information for
rice, corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton and will be expanding into new
crops in the future. This information is enhanced with informational
videos from local agronomists and weed scientists to develop a comprehensive,
sustainable weed control program. You can access the new
site at advancedweedcontrol.basf.us.
Propane Farm Incentive Program Announced
The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announces the
release of the Propane Farm Incentive Program, a nationwide research
and demonstration initiative in which farmers can receive more than
$4,000 toward the purchase of new propane-fueled irrigation engines.
Farmers who participate in the program will receive a $400 incentive
per liter of engine displacement, up to 10.3 liters or $4,120, toward the
purchase of a new propane-fueled irrigation engine. Qualifying equipment
must be new, original propane-fueled engines and equipment that
have obtained the proper U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
and/or California Air Resources Board Certification. Submit an
online application at http://agpropane.com./incentive/. For more
information about the PERC program or to see a list of eligible equipment,
please visit www.agpropane.com.