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Hybrid Rice Update

By Brian Otis, Ph. D. RiceTec Hybrid rice is changing the way rice is grown in America for the better. Hybrids gained an initial foothold in the U.S. market in 2003 and have achieved an average market growth of almost 40 percent per year over the past 10 years. Hybrid rice was quickly embraced by growers for its significant gain ... Read More »

Market Update

By Kurt Guidry LSU AgCenter After not having a supply and demand report from the USDA in October due to the government shutdown, the November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was highly anticipated by many of the commodity markets. For rice, the biggest changes made to the supply and demand situation were an increase in expected 2013 production ... Read More »

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In Memory: Robert M. Bor As published in the May 7 edition of USA Rice Daily, The USA Rice Federation mourns the passing of Robert M. Bor, 90, of Silver Spring, Md., who was general counsel for the USA Rice Federation at the time of its formation in 1994. A practicing lawyer for 55 years, Bob Bor served in the ... Read More »

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First Session Completed The 2013-15 Rice Leadership Development Program class participated in its first session March 11-15, with a look at rice production and marketing programs in the Gulf Coast states of Texas and Louisiana. In Texas, the group met with USA Rice Federation staff and also visited Anheuser- Busch, the largest domestic user of rice; Creed Rice Inc., where ... Read More »

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California IPM Information The third edition of Integrated Pest Management for Rice is now available. The publication’s informative color photographs of pests and their damage, line drawings, tables and figures are valuable aids in the diagnosis and treatment of common rice pests. New in this edition, readers will find information on: Exotic pests in rice; detecting, confirming and managing herbicide ... Read More »

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Will Rice Prices Increase? Rice prices are likely to improve with the expectation that China will buy American rice and the Brazilian crop will be off this year, a rice marketing consultant said on Jan. 31 at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference. U.S. rice acreage will drop this year but not by much because the price will ... Read More »

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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 ... Read More »

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Meredith Williams named Miss Arkansas Rice 2012-13 This past August, Meredith Williams, 18, daughter of Bill and Ruth Williams of White County, was named 2012-13 Miss Arkansas Rice. Bailey Dillinger of St. Francis County was first runner-up and second runner-up was Bailey Davis of Craighead County. Representatives from seven counties participated in the state contest after winning their respective county ... Read More »

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CFBF Endorses LaMalfa For Congress As a state senator, Doug LaMalfa has remained true to his roots as a fourthgeneration rice producer and stood up to protect California’s farmers and ranchers, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation. Citing LaMalfa’s work to protect private property rights and increase the state’s water supply, CFBF has endorsed LaMalfa in his candidacy for ... Read More »

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Glyphosate-Resistant Ryegrass In Mississippi The severity of the glyphosate-resistant (GR) Italian ryegrass problem in Mississippi has varied from year to year, says Jason Bond, Mississippi State University Research/Extension weed scientist. “This year has been the worst year since the initial confirmation in 2005, and GR Italian ryegrass is spreading,” Bond says. “In the spring of 2011, there were 13 counties ... Read More »