Tag Archives: Farm Bill

Industry News

CFBF Endorses LaMalfa For Congress As a state senator, Doug LaMalfa has remained true to his roots as a fourthgeneration rice producer and stood up to protect California’s farmers and ranchers, according to the California Farm Bureau Federation. Citing LaMalfa’s work to protect private property rights and increase the state’s water supply, CFBF has endorsed LaMalfa in his candidacy for ... Read More »

Industry News

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 »

California Update

Western Agricultural And Conservation Groups Form A New Coalition Representatives from agricultural and conservation groups have formed a coalition to advocate for balanced management of resources in the Western United States. Known as the Western Agriculture and Conservation Coalition, the new group will focus initially on advocating for measures in the federal Farm Bill conservation title. Steering committee members include ... Read More »

Farm Bill 2012: What happens next?

Chairman Raun brings industry up-to-date on Farm Bill progress By Linda Raun Chairman USA Rice Producers’ Group USA Rice Federation As I write this piece to offer some clarity on what to expect in this year’s Farm Bill debate, a lot remains unclear. But, if I had to foreshadow what I think may happen, it would go along these lines. ... Read More »

U.S. House establishes congressional Rice Caucus

Bipartisan group has representatives from all rice-growing states By Reece Langley VP Government Affairs USA Rice Federation Representative Rick Crawford (RAR) said it best, “Rice is a unique industry, which faces its own set of challenges and opportunities. With a new Farm Bill being written next year, I wanted to gather together representatives from other rice-producing districts to ensure the ... Read More »

‘Herding cats’ scenario not an option in 2012

By Carroll Smith Editor Many years ago in my first career as a high school teacher, I had the opportunity to direct the senior play at the school where I taught. I was young, enthusiastic and, in my mind, could envision a musical of Broadway proportions that we could easily pull off. When the playbooks came in and auditions began, ... Read More »

Texas Tenacity

Husband and wife duo tackle the tough issues By Carroll Smith Editor Editor’s note: El Campo, Texas, rice producers Linda and L.G. Raun, Jr. recently sat down with Rice Farming magazine to share their expertise on the state and federal levels on farm policy and the local and state levels on water policy. Linda currently serves as the USA Rice ... Read More »