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Arkansas : Joint Ag Committee discusses fake rice, begins drafting resolution

Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified on behalf of the Arkansas rice industry before the Joint Senate and House Co...
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Cotton Research and Promotion Program Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees Honored

Cotton Incorporated inducted the 2017 class of the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame. The event took place in St. Petersburg, FL, as part of...
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Louisiana : LSU AgCenter retools international programs

The LSU AgCenter is retooling how it does international outreach, putting a greater focus on endeavors that aim to improve the Louisiana agriculture i...
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Rice : International Rice Leadership Class travels to Nicaragua and Colombia

Earlier this month, the 2017 International Rice Leadership Class visited several rice production operations, processing facilities, and public and pri...
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Tennessee : Tyson to build new plant create 1,500 jobs

Tyson Foods, Inc. has accepted the invitation of city, county and state leaders to build a new chicken production complex in the City of Humboldt, whi...
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Arkansas : Senator Boozman Calls on Commerce Secretary for analysis of NAFTA changes

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) led a bipartisan letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking the administration to conduct a robust economic anal...
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USA Rice: NAFTA withdrawal notice would cause ‘immediate’ harm

Last week, a coalition of more than 80 major food and agricultural industry groups, including USA Rice, responded to President Trump’s threat to...
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USDA announces enrollment period for safety net coverage in 2018

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that starting November 1, 2017, farmers with base acres enrolled in the Agriculture Ri...
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U.S. rice production, consumption and exports projected to decline in coming year

While global rice production and trade are shifting slightly, the 2017-2018 U.S. rice market will likely see declines in production, consumption, expo...
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BREAKING : Monsanto files circuit court complaint in Arkansas over Dicamba

This afternoon, Monsanto filed a complaint in Pulaski County Circuit Court in response to the Arkansas Plant Board’s rejection of our petition to ha...