Rice for Today and the Future

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, Audio, Rice

Dr. Chrisitan De Guzman spoke to attendees of the Missouri Rice Council Rice Field Day about varieties in the trial plots at Southeast Missouri State University, answering their questions about his research. “I believe they are looking for which varieties are most suitable to them because most of our resourceful research here- they try to evaluate it and see if … Read More

Field Day Highlights Row Rice Advantages

AgWired Precision, Audio, Rice

Row rice made quite an impact at the recent Missouri Rice Council Rice Field Day in Campbell, Missouri. Dr. Michael Aide, an agronomy and social scientist at Southeast Missouri State University says row rice is on the rise in terms of market acceptance, but it’s still not well known, even amongst attendees at the event. “Row rice is a concept … Read More

Taiwanese Rice Importers Visit Missouri

AgWired Precision, Audio, Rice

No one traveled father for the Missouri Rice Council annual Rice Field Day in Campbell, Missouri than Taiwanese Rice Importer, Chris Lee.  Forty years ago his father began a rice business in Taiwan and today Lee and his brothers have taken that business global by importing rice from around the world.  Last week they were in the U.S. to learn more … Read More

U.S. Rice Production Finding New Markets

AgWired Precision, Audio, Rice, trade

Greg Yielding of the U.S. Rice Producers Association says rice is looking good this year. He brought an outlook message to attendees of the recent Missouri Rice Council Field Day and says growers with good crops need to be deciding now if they’ll sell or wait at harvest time. Indicators point to a pretty tight market, he says. Whatever farmers … Read More

Missouri Rice Council Hosts Field Day

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, Audio, Markets, Research, Rice

The Missouri Rice Council hosted their annual Rice Field Day August 24, at the Rice Research Farm in Campbell, Missouri. Research personnel from Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO) and the University of Missouri Fisher Delta Research Center were on hand to provide area farmers a chance to see and learn about recent developments in rice research and other agricultural related … Read More

BASF Introduces Provisia Rice System

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, BASF, Rice, Weed control

BASF’s Provisia Rice System will offer growers post-emergent control of a variety of weeds, including acetolactate synthase (ALS) resistant grasses, weedy rice, and red rice. The new system has received EPA approval for the 2018 growing system. “The Provisia Rice System provides growers with a much-needed technology,” said Nick Fassler, Manager, Technical Marketing, BASF. “This system helps achieve more rotational … Read More

FMC Command® 3ME is #1 for Rice Growers

Cindy ZimmermanAudio, Farm & Gin Show, FMC, Rice, Weed control

Command® 3ME herbicide remains the South’s number one preemergence solution for protecting rice production from annual grasses despite recent entries into the market, according to FMC tech service rep Don Johnson in Mississippi. “We’ve been on the marketplace for rice growers in the Delta region for 16 years now,” said Johnson during an interview at the 2017 Farm and Gin … Read More

Surprising Crop Report from USDA

Cindy ZimmermanAFBF, Corn, Cotton, Markets, Planting, Rice, Soybeans, USDA, wheat

The 2016 Prospective Plantings report out today from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) shows farmers expect to plant more corn and less soybeans this year. U.S. corn growers expect to plant 93.6 million acres to corn this year, the first increase in corn planted acreage since 2012 and, if realized, will be the third largest corn acreage since 1944. … Read More

New Cuba Ag Exports Act Opens Trade Options

John DavisRice

A new piece of legislation will open up trade possibilities for U.S. agricultural exports to Cuba. H.R. 3687, the Cuba Agricultural Exports Act, was introduced by House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Mike Conaway, along with Representatives Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Ted Poe (R-TX). It repeals financing restrictions, allowing U.S. banks to offer credit in Cuba in connection with exports of U.S. … Read More

USA Rice Federation at 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

Taylor TruckeyAudio, Rice, trade

The USA Rice Federation is the commodity association that represents all industry aspects (growers, millers, merchants) of the rice industry; they have members in all 6 major rice producing states. While at the 2015 Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Randy Jemison, Director of Louisiana Field Operations for USA Rice Federation, spoke with Chuck Zimmerman about their role in supporting rice … Read More