From the Field Editor’s Blog

Weather never ceases to amaze!

The realization that we were probably going to be in for a cold and crazy winter started for me as Lia Guthrie (our publisher) and I had to “make a run for it” in leaving the USA Rice Outlook Conference in early December. We hurriedly packed the car, made sure we had all of our supplies, which included blankets, water, ... Read More »

Make plans to attend summer field day

Summer has finally arrived, and many rice field days have been scheduled to showcase the latest information in all areas of rice production. Go to the Rice Farming home page and look under “Events” to see where and when they are being held this year. The men and women involved in the preparations to make sure everything runs smoothly have ... Read More »

It’s Showtime!

For more than 60 years, folks throughout the South have made the trip to Memphis, Tenn., to take part in the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show. In less than a week, they will once again pack up the family and head this way to see the latest in agricultural equipment, products and services and hear commodity updates and other ag-related ... Read More »

Nominations open for rice awards

Since 1992, Rice Farming magazine, the USA Rice Federation and an industry sponsor, which, today, is Horizon Ag, have honored rice producers and rice industry leaders for their innovation, leadership, management, marketing strategies and involvement in the U.S. rice industry. The Rice Award categories include Rice Farmer of the Year, Rice Industry award and Rice Lifetime Achievement award. Nominations are ... Read More »

Promote US Rice and go for the gold

In a recent press release, the USA Rice Federation is encouraging high school seniors throughout rice country to invest some of their vacation time in planning an innovative promotion activity for September Rice Month. The rice promotion not only promotes awareness of U.S. rice in your community but also may mean that you will win some significant scholarship money to ... Read More »

The Oil Spill: Bird Habitats

The BP oil spill has been at the top of the news for months now as the company continues its efforts to stop the flow and clean up the oily mess that is drifting onto our Southern shores. I witnessed some of the damage myself last week during a trip to the Gulf Coast. The massive oil spill has touched ... Read More »