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Louisiana farmers hear optimistic rice outlook

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• By Bruce Schultz • Farmers heard about several optimistic developments in the international rice trade at the 2020 meeting of the Louisiana Rice Council and Louisiana Rice Growers Association recently. Betsy Ward, USA Rice CEO, said Brexit has the potential to increase sales to the British market without the restrictions of the European Union. “We’re optimistic we can open ... Read More »

MFP sign-up deadline extended to Dec. 20

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Due to the prolonged and extensive impacts of weather this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline to Dec. 20 for producers to enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage program for the 2020 calendar year. The deadline had been Dec. 13. USDA announced is also continuing to accept applications for the Market Facilitation Program through Dec. 20. ... Read More »