Tag Archives: Farm Bill

Arkansas Century Farm Applications Due May 31

The Arkansas Agriculture Department would like to remind potential applicants that it is accepting applications for the 2015 Arkansas Century Farm program. The program recognizes Arkansas’s rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The program is voluntary and places no restrictions on the land. Since the program’s inception ... Read More »

The real meaning of quality

Charles Eames, an American designer who was born a few years into the 20th century and worked in the industrial and graphic design fields, once said, “Eventually, everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” The word “quality” is no stranger to the U.S. rice industry either. For the past ... Read More »

Frozen – not the movie – 54 years ago

In 1961, representing more than half a century gone by, the United States severed all ties with Cuba, and U.S. rice began disappearing from Cuban dinner tables, grocery store shelves and restaurants. Prior to the embargo, Cuba was one of the largest markets for U.S. rice. To remind those who were living during that time and educate those who were ... Read More »

Industry News

MS Farm Bureau Internship Opportunity Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) is offering a summer intern program for students who carry at least 12 credit hours and have a minimum junior classification in an agricultural field of study for the 2015 – 2016 school year. The salary is $2,400, and the purpose of the internship is to give students an opportunity ... Read More »

Deciphering the Farm Bill

Now that the 2014 Farm Bill is finally law, it’s time to break the legislation down and explain what all the options, implications and consequences are for rice farmers. We spent the better part of the last four years working with allies in Congress to ensure the interests of rice farmers were represented, and while the bill the President signed ... Read More »

Fiscal issues and the Farm Bill

Resolving budget matters may be favorable for new Farm Bill. BY LINDA RAUN CHAIRMAN, USA RICE PRODUCERS’ GROUP USA RICE FEDERATION All eyes are on sequestration – automatic across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to kick-in March 1, and the expiration of the Continuing Resolution that keeps Uncle Sam going until March 27. With half the cuts in defense and the other ... Read More »