Tag Archives: Quality & Yield

Unity and leadership are the keys to success

Inclusion of all and respect for all create strength in the field By Jackie Loewer Chairman USA Rice Federation The U.S. rice industry is no stranger to challenges or threats, but we have a proven way forward that’s built on unity, inclusion, leadership and plain old hard work. Every season brings its usual challenges of weather, input costs and the ... Read More »

Maintain the ‘Gold Standard’ reputation of U.S. long-grain

USA Rice members aim to secure marketability and competitiveness By Robert Cummings Chief Operating Officer USA Rice Federation USA Rice Federation members took on a new multi-year challenge in February 2011 to bolster the marketability and competitiveness of U.S. long-grain rice in domestic and international markets. The Rice Marketability and Competitiveness Task Force aims to secure the future marketability of ... Read More »

Specialists Speaking

Make wise variety decisions DR. NATHAN BUEHRING MISSISSIPPI nathanb@ext.msstate.edu With continued rising production costs and market volatility at an alltime high, rice producers have to be as productive as possible, and there is no room to come up short in terms of production. In this article, I would like to highlight some of the new cultivars that are available in ... Read More »

Louisiana & Texas Release Long-Grain Varieties

University breeders introduce four new conventional lines By Carroll Smith Editor The names of three of the four new conventional varieties coming out of the rice breeding programs at LSU AgCenter and Texas A&M are tied to rivers that are familiar irrigation sources for area rice producers – Mermentau, Colorado and Antonio. The fourth variety, an aromatic called Della-2 is ... Read More »