Tag Archives: milling

#stillfarming

Vicky Boyd

Several groups have taken to social media using the hashtag #stillfarming to let consumers know that agriculture is one of 16 essential business structures and that farmers continue to grow food during the coronavirus pandemic. As some farmers I know have joked, they’ve been social distancing alone in their tractor cabs for years, so self-isolating is nothing new. All joking ... Read More »

Arkansas scientists investigate effects of high night temperatures on rice quality

rice growth chambers

Arkansas scientists are working to develop rice varieties that are tolerant of Arkansas’ frequent high nighttime air temperatures, a condition that can significantly reduce yields and post-harvest quality. Paul Counce, a University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture professor and rice physiologist, is leading the high nighttime air temperature rice research in the division’s Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. “We began ... Read More »

Industry Alliance Meeting highlights research on AWD, grain bin monitors

ken korth

Rice, already a staple grain for billions around the planet, could become an even more important food source with additional nutrients. Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Rice Processing Program presented this and other hopeful insights based upon their academic research at the annual Industry Alliance Meeting. The 2019 event was organized and hosted by the ... Read More »

UA rice processing expert among 5 named to Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame

Dr. Terry Siebenmorgen

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame plans to induct five individuals whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state’s largest business sector. The newest class includes retired University of Arkansas educator Dr. L.B. (Bernie) Daniels of Fayetteville; Ed Fryar of Rogers, the founder of Ozark Mountain Poultry; UA professor Dr. Donna Graham of Fayetteville; UA distinguished professor Dr. ... Read More »

Parent company closes Colusa, California, sweet rice mill

pgp sweet rice

Woodland, California-based PGP International plans to shut down operations at its sweet rice milling facility in Colusa, California, by the end of August after all open commitments have been met. The decision to close the Riverbend Mill, which parent company ABF Ingredients acquired in 2007, came after several months of review and will affect 16 employees, according to a news ... Read More »

James Rice Farms opens new mill

Prairie Ronde

James Rice Farms has opened a new rice mill in Prairie Ronde, La. A partnership between Beth James and Rolando Sanchez, it processes the branded Prairie Ronde Rice, named after the area in which it is grown. Read More »