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Webinars scheduled for annual state outlook and research reports

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• By Lesley Dixon • In lieu of in-person meetings at the now-canceled 2020 USA Rice Outlook Conference, the annual state outlook and research reports will be held live via webinar.  The bedrock of the Outlook Conference and the culmination of a year in the rice industry, these reports provide updates, research and analysis from land grant universities in all ... Read More »

Terry Siebenmorgen leaves global legacy in rice industry innovation

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• By Mary Hightower • Terry Siebenmorgen was known around the globe for his work in rice processing, but closer to home, he was treasured by co-workers and friends alike for his optimism, unflinching support and kindness. Siebenmorgen passed away Sunday following a battle with cancer. He was 63. He is survived by his wife, Patty, sons Justin and Ryan, ... Read More »

2021 LSU AgCenter Rice Varieties and Management Tips guide

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The Louisiana State University AgCenter’s 2021 Rice Varieties and Management Tips publication handles information likely to become dated in a short time, such as changes in varieties, pest management products and other recently developed production practices. Projected cost and return information are also very important in management decisions. Additional information can be found in the Crop Enterprise Budgets publication, which ... Read More »

Horizon Ag, BASF again team on 0% APR financial programs

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Once again, Horizon Ag and BASF, in association with John Deere Financial and Rabo AgriFinance, are offering rice farmers two 0% APR financial programs for seed and crop protection products for the 2021 season. “Having the ability to secure 0% financing for seed and herbicide products is not just a good deal for farmers who need the financing for that ... Read More »

Kellogg’s grant to Nature Conservancy helps fund irrigation timers

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As part of Kellogg’s Better Days commitment to support 1 million farmers by the end of 2030, the company is collaborating with The Nature Conservancy to provide efficient water irrigation resources to Arkansas rice farmers. Thanks to a $165,000 grant from Kellogg, The Nature Conservancy installed irrigation timers on 30 farms to manage water use on approximately 15,000 acres of ... Read More »

Arkansas Crop Protection Conference moves online Dec. 1-2

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An annual conference offering expert insights into managing weed, insect and disease pests in Arkansas crops is moving online. The Arkansas Crop Protection Conference is scheduled for Dec. 1-2 and will feature 22 presentations geared toward growers, consultants and other industry representatives. For crop consultants, the conference carries six continuing education credits. There’s no cost to attend, and participants must ... Read More »

LA Rice Research Board adds funds to AgCenter-endowed super chair

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• By Bruce Schultz • The Louisiana Rice Research Board has provided an additional $500,000 earmarked for an endowed super chair in the Louisiana State University AgCenter, bringing the total to $3 million to help fund research. The board approved the allocation at its Nov. 5 meeting. Interest generated by the account may only be used to support research at ... Read More »

UArk makes available 2021 crop enterprise budgets

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Arkansas farmers planning for next year’s crops can now access most of the 2021 enterprise budgets developed by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. Budgets are available for corn, peanuts, rice, sorghum, soybeans and wheat. The cotton budget has been delayed pending available seed pricing. Final updates are expected by Dec. 1. Breana Watkins, agricultural economics program associate ... Read More »

UCCE plans half-day pest management webinar, Dec. 9

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University of California Cooperative Extension will hold a half-day educational webinar, Dec. 9, covering Sacramento Valley pest management. Among the topics are an update on rice weeds by Whitney Brim-Deforest and an update on rice pest management by Luis Espino. The meeting will run from 8 a.m.m-noon Pacific Standard Time. The cost is $25, and Califoria Department of Pesticide Regulation ... Read More »

Dustin Harrell named resident coordinator of LSU’s Crowley rice station

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• By Bruce Schultz • Dustin Harrell will become the next resident coordinator of the Louisiana State University AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station on Feb. 1, replacing Don Groth, who is retiring at the end of January. Mike Salassi, AgCenter program leader for plant and animal sciences, made the announcement at the Louisiana Rice Research Board meeting Nov. ... Read More »