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USDA: Rough rice in storage increased while stored milled rice decreased

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The amount of rough rice stored on and off the farm increased by 16 percent in December 2018 compared to the same month in 2017, according to the recently released U.S. Department of Agriculture rice stocks report. At the same time, the amount of milled rice in storage decreased 41 percent as of December 2018 compared to December 2017. The total ... Read More »

FSA plans to reopen offices, add services during shutdown

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All Farm Service Agency offices nationwide will reopen shortly to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the government shutdown. The announcement by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Purdue came after select FSA offices provided limited hours of service Jan. 17, 18 and 22. Those offices as well as others nationwide will be open beginning Jan. 24, but not ... Read More »

USDA seeks Louisiana growers with hog damage for drone study

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Dwight LeBlanc, Louisiana Wildlife Services state director based in Port Allen, is seeking Louisiana rice producers who have had feral hog damage to their crop to participate in a study. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services is conducting feral swine control projects across the United States, including Louisiana. One of the goals is to quantify damage to various resources and ... Read More »