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Horizon Ag, BASF team with Rabo AgriFinance on 0% financing

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Horizon Ag and BASF have partnered to offer rice farmers zero percent APR financing through Rabo AgriFinance for Clearfield  and Provisia  varieties and certain BASF crop protection purchases for the 2019 season. The Rabo AgriFinance program is in addition to a previously announced zero percent APR program on Horizon Ag varieties and BASF crop protection products through the multi-use account ... Read More »

Louisiana Ag Consultants plan chock-full ag technology conference

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The Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association has filled its Agricultural Technology and Management Conference, Feb. 11-13, to the brim with a broad array of general session topics and break-out sessions for consultants, applicators and growers. General session topics range from bollworm resistance to emerging technologies and the “Roundup verdict.” Break-out sessions are planned for multi-crops, cotton, rice and sugar cane. Download ... Read More »

Missouri releases first variety, a semi-dwarf medium grain

MM17 rice

Researchers in Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Agriculture along with the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council have released for the 2019 season a new rice variety bred for southeast Missouri. Called MM17, it is a semi-dwarf, mid-season, medium-grain variety with excellent yield potential. It was developed by pedigree selection in Southeast’s Rice Research Greenhouse in Malden, Missouri, and ... Read More »

Isbells named Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

Chris and Judy Isbell

Chris and Judy Isbell of Humnoke, Arkansas, were named the 2018 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year at the recent Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual convention. They will now compete with 10 southeastern state winners in the 2019 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program in Moultrie, Georgia, in October 2019. The Isbells say they are humbled to receive ... Read More »

California rice growers to vote on commission referendum

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In early February, growers and handlers will receive a ballot from the California Department of Food and Agriculture for the California Rice Commission referendum. Recipients are asked to take a moment to fill it out and return it. Every five years, the commission is required to go to both growers and handlers and reaffirm that the industry wishes to continue ... Read More »

2019 Variety/Hybrid Roster

Review these proven and new releases for the upcoming season By watching the numbers tick off your yield monitor during harvest or counting the number of trailers coming out of your fields, you likely were beginning to consider what varieties to plant in 2019. What ones did well in particular fields and what ones weren’t up to expectations? These easy-to-use ... Read More »

LACA annual February ag tech conference features improved format

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The Louisiana Agricultural Technology & Management Conference sponsored by the Louisiana Agricultural Consultants Association will be held Feb. 11-13, 2019, at Paragon Casino Resort in Marksville, Louisiana. Jay Mahaffey will be featured in the pre-conference symposium on Monday morning, Feb. 11, talking about good agronomics and decision making in grain crops and cotton. Attendance in this symposium will be limited, ... Read More »

California’s Lundberg Family Farms recognized for conservation efforts

lundberg Family farms

Lundberg Family Farms of Richvale, California, was selected as the recipient of the 2018 California Leopold Conservation Award. It is presented annually by the Sand County Foundation, Sustainable Conservation and the California Farm Bureau Federation. Named in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the award was created by the Sand County Foundation to recognize exceptional farmers, ranchers and foresters. It ... Read More »

CO2 fumigant receives 2(ee) for burrowing rodents

Eliminator IGI fumigation system

IGI Carbon Dioxide, which previously had been registered for fumigating pests of stored grain, recently received a Section 2(ee) recommendation for burrowing rodents. It is used with the Eliminator application probe designed specifically to treat pests in underground burrows and tunnels. “The door is now open for pest control operators to add burrowing rodent control to their list of available ... Read More »