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USDA Assistance Sustains Louisiana Crawfish Producers Impacted by Extreme Conditions in 2023

⋅ BY KANE WEBB ⋅ Last fall, exceptional heat and drought hit southwest Louisiana, threatening the region’s crawfish crop. It soon became evident that things were...

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Increasing Efficiencies in Rice

Growing a Sustainable Crop for the Bottom Line ⋅ BY CASSIDY NEMEC ⋅ EDITOR Jeff Rutledge owns and operates a farm in Newport, Arkansas, located between and along the White River and Black River. Rutledge has an...

Features

Cultivating California Rice

⋅ BY CASSIDY NEMEC ⋅ EDITOR John Cecil is a fourth-generation rice grower in Willows, California. His great grandfather bought some land there back in the...

A Quick Look at the 2024 Rice Market

⋅ BY RYAN LOY ⋅ University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Following two consecutive years of decline (see Figure 1), United States rice production increased to...

New Weed in California Rice: White Water Fire

⋅ BY WHITNEY BRIM-DEFOREST ⋅ University of California Cooperative Extension White water fire (Bergia capensis) was found in September 2023, by the Butte County Agricultural Commissioner’s...

Market Update

Rice market update for the week ending Oct. 15, 2021

• By Scott Stiles • The focal point for the rice market this week was the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s monthly WASDE report released on...

Specialist Speaking

Disease Management in California

Disease Management in California There are four main diseases that affect rice in California: blast, stem rot, smut, and aggregate sheath spot. I listed them...

From The Editor

Walking in Between

There’s a song I listen to every now and then with the lyrics “life is not the mountaintops; it’s the walking in between.” I...

Room for Uncertainty

USA Rice Update

A Taste of India’s Trade Distortion

The U.S. rice industry generates roughly $34 billion toward the U.S. economy, but exports account for more than 50% of the rice produced and...

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