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USA Rice: Industry to Remain Vigilant as Trump Administration Makes NAFTA Renegotiation Official

The Trump Administration today formally notified the U.S. Congress of its intent to enter into negotiations with Mexico and Canada to “modernize...
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Arkansas agriculture flood damage estimate widens to $175 million

As floodwater from late April’s inundation spread southward through Arkansas, its destructive reach expanded to 977,800 acres of farmland and the do...
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USDA Chief Perdue Meets with USA Rice

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with a delegation from USA Rice today in a wide-ranging discussion of industry priorities including trade, f...
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RiceTec Joins Field to Market

RiceTec has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture as an associate member. As a leading multi-stakeholder initiative, Field ...
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Meet Secretary Sonny Perdue – new man at the helm of USDA!

Sonny Perdue was confirmed as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture just over two weeks ago, but he’s already had dozens of USDA meetings, traveled to K...
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USDA rice planting estimates sharply down

U.S. 2017/18 all rice production is forecast at 201 million cwt, down 23.1 million from the previous year, all on a large reduction in long grain acre...
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Already flooded, Arkansas farmers awaiting impact of ‘big water’

The view Monday morning through Bill Robertson’s windshield wasn’t good.   As Robertson, extension cotton agronomist for the University of Ar...
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RiceTec employees garner nearly 100 hours during National Volunteer Week

RiceTec employees set a hefty goal of accumulating 1,000 volunteer hours for the year and kicked-off the effort by participating in multiple events du...
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Monsanto’s NEMASTRIKE Technology approved by EPA

Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that the U.S. EPA issued registration for tioxazafen, which is branded as NemaStrikeTM Technology. This a...
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Bankers’ Views On Farm Credit Conditions

In our recent meetings with farm groups, one topic that regularly came up was farm operating loans. Nearly everyone had a story to tell. Some knew of ...