Industry News

2 rice producers among Arkansas Farm Family of the Year district winners

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The eight district winners in the 72nd annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program have been selected, representing the diversity of Arkansas agriculture, the state’s largest industry. The district winners will now be judged to determine a state winner, which will be  announced Dec. 6 at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon at the Wyndham Hotel in North ... Read More »

BASF, Nutrien team on scouting app

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BASF and Nutrien Ag Solutions are collaborating on a scouting application that enables growers and agronomists to instantly identify weeds and diseases within their fields. The Xarvio Scouting app is offered within the Nutrien Ag Solutions Customer Portal, according to a news release. “Through our joint efforts, BASF and Nutrien Ag Solutions can help change the industry by providing growers ... Read More »

USDA plans to relocate NIFA, ERS to Kansas City

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture will relocate to the Kansas City region from the Washington, D.C., area. The other areas that had been considered were North Carolina and Indiana. “Following a rigorous site selection process, the Kansas City region provides a win win – maximizing our mission function by putting taxpayer ... Read More »

Canadian ag agency approves FullPage rice system

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Canadian Health Agency’s Feed and Food Divisions have approved the FullPage Rice Cropping Solution from RiceTec and Adama that will allow unrestricted planting of and harvesting of FullPage rice products. The production system represents a new generation of improved imidazolinone — or IMI — herbicide tolerance in rice seed. The two primary FullPage hybrids released for 2020 are RT7321 FP ... Read More »

University of Arkansas receives $292,017 4R research grant

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The University of Arkansas was one of five academic institutions to share nearly $2.7 million in grants to conduct field research and demonstration projects to evaluate and promote 4R Nutrient Stewardship. The concept consists of using the right source of fertilizer, at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place. The Fertilizer Institute’s Foundation for Agronomic ... Read More »

RiceTec teams with genomics-based machine learning firm, Benson Hill

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Benson Hill Biosystems and RiceTec have inked a licensing agreement that will allow RiceTec to use Benson Hill’s proprietary gene editing technologies to develop new rice hybrids. The announcement was made prior to the kick off of the Plant and Animal Genome Conference in Shenzhen, China. “Exploring the integration of Benson Hill’s precision tools and collaborative approach to empowering innovation ... Read More »

Texas NRCS is accepting applications for special rice conservation program

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Rice producers who want to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for a special Conservation Stewardship Program. Led by the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, the Gulf Coast Water and Wetlands Regional Conservation Partnership Program, and the Lower Colorado River Authority, the special stewardship program offers an opportunity to enhance conservation on rice lands in 12 Texas ... Read More »

Texas A&M sets Eagle Lake Rice Field Day for June 25

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The 45th annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day is scheduled for 4 p.m., June 25, at the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station on Farm-to-Market Road 102 just north of Eagle Lake. The field day will offer an opportunity for producers to tour the research station, making stops along the way to hear about insect management, weed management, plant nutrient ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter sets South Farm Field Day, June 12

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This year, the Acadia Parish Louisiana State University AgCenter will again be hosting the Acadia / LSU South Farm Field Day, June 12, beginning at 8:30 a.m. We will have LSU AgCenter rice and soybean specialists give talks regarding rice varieties, agronomics, state update, rice diseases, rice insects, rice herbicides and soybean production. Most presentations, like in years past, will ... Read More »

Horizon Ag sets Louisiana field day for June 25

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The 2019 Horizon Ag Louisiana Field Day, featuring Provisia Rice System variety PVL01; top-performing Clearfield rice varieties like CL153; CLJ01, an aromatic jasmine-type; and promising experimental lines will be held June 25 at Richard Farms near Kaplan, Louisiana. Horizon Ag partnered with BASF and the Louisiana State University AgCenter to bring the Provisia Rice System to market last season, and ... Read More »