From the Field Editor’s Blog

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 »