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Industry News April 2015

Michael Danna Dies at 54 Michael Danna, director of public relations for the Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation and host of the organization’s long-running agricultural television program “This Week in Louisiana Agriculture” died March 6, 2015, in Baton Rouge. He was 54. In June 1985, Mike became the editor of “The Louisiana Farm Bureau News,” the official publication of the Louisiana ... Read More »

Industry News for Feb. 2015

New Clearfield Variety Offers Improved Quality Horizon Ag announces the launch of a new, high-yielding semi-dwarf Clearfield variety with significant improvements to cooking quality. Developed by Mississippi State University, the new CL163 is an example of the efforts made by Horizon Ag and its university partners to improve not only yield potential and production practices, but also the quality of ... Read More »

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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 »

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Winner, Winner! Cannon Cummings, son of Marc and Ashley Cummings, was the proud winner of a $25 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift certificate at the 2014 RiceTec Field Day in Harrisburg, Ark. Congratulations, Cannon! Marc is a rice consultant in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. Louisiana Rice Promotion and Research Board In August, the USA Rice Federation reported that Governor ... Read More »

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2014 Arkansas Rice Expo Recipe Contest Ingenious with ingredients? The 2014 Arkansas Rice Expo Recipe Contest is your chance to show off your culinary cunning. “Sweet or savory, sticky or fragrant, rice is the perfect canvas to showcase your kitchen talents, whether you’re an A-lister with appetizers or dexterous with desserts,” says Keith Cleek, Phillips County Extension agent with the ... Read More »

Rice Scientists Recognized

Rice Scientists Recognized Two LSU AgCenter scientists were honored at the 2014 35th Rice Technical Working Group’s meeting held Feb. 18- 21 in New Orleans. Johnny Saichuk, LSU AgCenter rice specialist, received the Distinguished Rice Research and Education Award, and Mike Stout was one of seven entomologists from rice-growing states to be recognized with the Distinguished Rice Research and Education ... Read More »

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Horizon Ag Names New General Manager Highly regarded Mississippi rice agronomist, Dr. Tim Walker, will become the new general manager of Horizon Ag. Walker brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in rice research and agronomy to the company. He most recently served as Extension rice specialist for Mississippi State University (MSU), working from the Delta Research and Extension Center ... Read More »

Impact of Increase in Rice Acreage and Supplies

When examining the current market situation for rice, there seem to be two different sets of supply and demand fundamentals whether considering shortterm market movement or longer-term, new crop price prospects. In the short term, the supply and demand conditions suggest relatively tight supplies. Despite experiencing record yields in 2013, many in the market suggest that much, if not most, ... Read More »

Two New Clearfield Varieties Released

Two New Clearfield Varieties Released LSU AgCenter has announced the release of two new Clearfield rice varieties, an improved Jazzman and a medium grain, according to Steve Linscombe, rice breeder and director of the Rice Research Station. Both will be available for seed production this year and commercial production in 2015. Clearfield rice varieties can tolerate herbicides that kill red ... Read More »

Family Legacy

California brothers represent four generations of rice with the fifth generation not far behind By Carroll Smith Editor Criss Jami, an American poet, essayist and existentialist philosopher quotes, “Unlike wealth, there is an infinite value in legacy.” And a family legacy in the form of a life-giving grain such as rice, is the epitome of immeasurable worth. “I’m a fourth ... Read More »