Tag Archives: Equipment/Technology

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Cooking contest in Japan increases reach of U.S. rice This summer, USA Rice conducted the highly-competitive U.S. Medium-Grain Rice Chef Menu Contest. One of the contestants, Mr. Masato Gokita of the Kiwa Corporation, created a dish called “Moussaka style of round eggplant gratin with U.S. Medium- Grain” that impressed judges enough to take second place. The experience of’working with U.S. ... Read More »

USRPA update

Producer organization continues to focus on viable export markets. By Dwight Roberts President and Chief Executive Officer, USRPA The old saying, “There are no two years alike,” rarely fails to be true, and 2013 is certainly shaping up to be another unique version. Record cold spring weather, frozen Farm Bill progress and China: What next? With one in five of ... 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 »

Rice Market & Technology Convention set for May

A record crowd is expected from throughout the Western Hemisphere BY DWIGHT ROBERTS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER USRPA With the largest buyers of U.S. rice in the region already confirmed to participate, the 2013 edition of the Rice Market & Technology Convention is shaping up to be a major success. Set for May 28-30, 2013, at the Hilton Miami ... Read More »

Teamwork & Streamlining

Careful planning and an experienced staff are keys to success BY CARROLL SMITH EDITOR Sam and Jim Whitaker grew up farming with their mother and father, then took over the operation when their father retired. All total, this past year marked the brothers’ 19th crop. They farm thousands of acres of rice, soybeans, cotton and corn in southeast Arkansas. “Twenty ... Read More »

Heart Belongs To The Land

Arkansas farmer strives to grow good quality seed rice BY CARROLL SMITH EDITOR Mark Wimpy, who farms just south of Jonesboro, Ark., raised his first seed rice in the mid-1980s. Today, he is still a seed rice producer for Cache River Valley Seed, LLC and considers raising quality seed as his greatest achievement as a farmer. In 2011, Wimpy was ... 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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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 »

iPhones and Androids and apps, oh my!

By Carroll Smith Editor From telegraphs to text messages and rotary dials to keypads, when it comes to phones, we’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy. Cell phones not only have revolutionized the way we communicate but also how we live our lives and do our jobs via cell phone applications, or apps, as they’ve been dubbed by all the cool ... Read More »

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Valley Irrigation Adds Tire Pressure System Valley Irrigation is now offering the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) as part of its control technology product line. TPMS is not only the first product in the mechanized irrigation market to monitor tire pressure on center pivot irrigation equipment, but also is a proud recipient of a 2012 World Ag Expo Top 10 ... Read More »