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The industry has had enough changes for a while

Vicky Boyd

Change is inevitable, they say, and with the start of 2021 comes a number of shifts. Dr. Mo Way, who for 38 years has been at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Beaumont, will retire and ride into the sunset with wife Jeanie in February. The university already has posted a job notice for an assistant professor of rice ... Read More »

Without acreage decreases and demand increases, 2021 prices could soften

offloading rice

• By Kurt Guidry • Tight stocks and favorable demand have helped support rice prices for much of 2020, which saw a large increase in rice acres and the potential for drastically higher production and supply levels. Historically, this type of situation would result in heavy downward pressure on prices. While 2020 prices were lower than levels experienced in 2019, ... Read More »

LSU AgCenter plans winter rice meetings mostly in virtual format

LSU AgCenter

The Louisiana State University AgCenter is planning to shift most of the rice meetings it holds each winter to a virtual format this year. Topics will include rice economics, pest control, fertilization, variety development, soybeans and crawfish. Presentations for Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis parishes and the rest of southwest Louisiana will be online. Videos can be accessed via the internet ... Read More »

New and improved

PVL03 rice

Third Provisia rice variety boasts strong blast resistance, longer kernel. • By Vicky Boyd, Editor • If all goes as planned, Horizon Ag hopes to have enough seed of the new Provisia PVL03 rice variety to plant a very limited number of commercial acres in 2021. Significantly more seed should be available for the 2022 season, said Horizon Ag General ... Read More »

Rice market remains resilient but could face headwinds later in 2021

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• By Kurt M. Guidry • Despite several challenges in 2020, the rice market has been resilient and has remained fairly stable. The first challenge was the large increase in acres in 2020, most of which were in long grain. Total acres harvested this season are estimated at just under 3 million acres, roughly 21% more than in 2019. A ... Read More »

2021 LSU AgCenter Rice Varieties and Management Tips guide

2021 LSU rice varieties guide

The Louisiana State University AgCenter’s 2021 Rice Varieties and Management Tips publication handles information likely to become dated in a short time, such as changes in varieties, pest management products and other recently developed production practices. Projected cost and return information are also very important in management decisions. Additional information can be found in the Crop Enterprise Budgets publication, which ... Read More »

LA Rice Research Board adds funds to AgCenter-endowed super chair

LSU AgCenter

• By Bruce Schultz • The Louisiana Rice Research Board has provided an additional $500,000 earmarked for an endowed super chair in the Louisiana State University AgCenter, bringing the total to $3 million to help fund research. The board approved the allocation at its Nov. 5 meeting. Interest generated by the account may only be used to support research at ... Read More »

Dustin Harrell named resident coordinator of LSU’s Crowley rice station

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• By Bruce Schultz • Dustin Harrell will become the next resident coordinator of the Louisiana State University AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station on Feb. 1, replacing Don Groth, who is retiring at the end of January. Mike Salassi, AgCenter program leader for plant and animal sciences, made the announcement at the Louisiana Rice Research Board meeting Nov. ... Read More »

Louisiana Ag Hall of Distinction seeks nominations for 2021 inductees

Louisiana Hall of Distinction

The Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction is now accepting nominations for its annual induction ceremony, which will be held March 4, 2021, in Baton Rouge. The nomination form can be obtained online at www.louisianaagriculturehallofdistinction.com or through any parish LSU AgCenter office. The deadline for receiving nominations is Dec. 1. The Hall of Distinction is a program of the Louisiana Radio ... Read More »

Farmers, LSU AgCenter assess Hurricane Delta damage

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• By Bruce Schultz • Hurricane Delta cut a similar path through Louisiana as Hurricane Laura, with many crops still in the field affected by the second major storm to hit the state in six weeks. Jeremy Hebert, LSU AgCenter agent in Acadia Parish, said a few farmers had damaged bins. He said some rice fields ready for second-crop harvest ... Read More »