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USA Rice: EPA to Propose Repeal of WOTUS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday that they plan to rescind the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule of 2015 and ...
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Syngenta statement on the jury verdict in the Viptera state-wide, federal class-action trial in Kansas City, Kansas

We are disappointed with today’s verdict because it will only serve to deny American farmers access to future technologies even when they are fully ...
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Arkansas rice farmers win again!: U.S. paddy rice allowed unhindered into Colombia

On June 6, 2017, the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) published “Official Resolution #6705 of 2017” which removed a previous resolut...
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Ag Chairman Conaway discusses new farm bill

Arkansans were treated to a preview of what is sure to be a difficult fight to get a new farm bill passed when Representative Rick Crawford (R-Ar 1) h...
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Opinion: Rural America and the need for speed

Most of us who live or have lived in rural America understand that the pace is usually a little slower and the cost of living is much less expensive t...
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USA Rice: Iraq Extends Agreement on U.S. Rice

USA Rice orchestrated a coordinated effort with U.S. State Department and Embassy officials here to ensure the extension of the U.S.-Iraq Memorandum o...
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Selecting the Best Business Structure for Your Farm

When it comes to your farm or ranch, nobody knows the operation like you. You know how many acres you’re operating, and you have inventories on ...
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U.S., China Finalize Details to Send U.S. Beef to China

As part of the U.S.-China 100-Day Action plan announced on May 11, 2017 by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Secretary of the Treasury Steven...
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FBN Launches Online Grain Trading Tool to Replace “Outdated and Painful” Crop Marketing Practices

Farmers Business Network (FBN) has added another service to its platform called FBN Crop Marketing, an online tool for farmers to market and sell thei...
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Evaluation shows cotton research and promotion program to be beneficial

The 1996 Farm Bill requires the Cotton Research & Promotion Program (the Program) conduct an independent, third-party evaluation of the Program’...