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U.S. rice finds home in American saké

Japan’s saké-making tradition is more than 2,000 years old, but with the growing demand for premium saké combined with the current taste for c...
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Colombia lifts import restrictions on U.S. rough rice

Yesterday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally announced the lifting of all remaining imp...
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Tennessee: Guidance in handling Dicamba claims

If you have been to any agricultural field day, then you have heard mention of dicamba drift. Whether you are a producer or an agribusiness profession...
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Do you need a federal permit to plow your fields? Probably!

Editors Note: AgWatch has been following the Army Corps of Engineers vs. Duarte Nursery for quite a while. We think a huge domino just fell in the fed...
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Arkansas Dicamba Task force Meets August 17

Governor Hutchinson has directed Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward and Plant Board Director Terry Walker to convene and co-chair a task force to revie...
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2018 Farm Bill: What shiny object will be used to distract this time?

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue launched his “Back to Our Roots” farm bill tour at the Wisconsin State Fair on August 3, 2017. At the same t...
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Colombia rice delegation tours Mid-South

More than two dozen Colombian farmers from Fedearroz, the Federation of Colombian Rice Farmers, traveled to Louisiana and Arkansas this week to learn ...
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Rice Foundation Accepting Applications for 2018 Rice Leadership Development Program

The Rice Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 Rice Leadership Development Program.  Rice producers or industry-related professionals bet...
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Lauren Ward named Executive Director of Arkansas Rice Federation

The Arkansas Rice Federation Board announced today that Lauren Waldrip Ward has been selected as the new Executive Director. Originally from Moro, Ark...
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Japan slaps high tariff on U.S. beef

Japan says “Whoa, go slow” on imports of frozen beef from the United States. To safeguard their own beef farmers, Japan raised tariffs on U.S. bee...