• USDA Estimates Rice Acreage Down 17 Percent

    Mar 31, 2017
    Area planted for rice in 2017 is expected to total 2.62 million acres, 524,000 less than in 2016, and back at the level planted in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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  • Arkansas Rice Farmers Manage for Ducks and Rice

    Mar 22, 2017
    Mike Sullivan, who farms with his son, Ryan, in northeast Arkansas, is one of the rice producers working with USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited through the Rice Stewardship Partnership.
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  • USA Rice Presents to Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board

    Mar 13, 2017
    USA Rice staff Betsy Ward, Michael Klein, and Hugh Maginnis presented the annual USA Rice Council report to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board (ARRPB) here last week.
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  • Mark Your Calendar: Rice Industry Meetings Scheduled Next Week

    Feb 03, 2017
    Louisiana and Southeast Arkansas rice industry stakeholders will receive the latest information on issues impacting the industry in series of meetings scheduled next week.
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  • USA Rice on the Road in Mississippi and Arkansas

    Jan 27, 2017
    As the 2017 planting season approaches, rice state meetings are in full swing and USA Rice is on the road listening to growers and sharing planned activities and success stories.
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  • Taiwan Group Caps Week in U.S. with Cross-State Visit to Arkansas

    Nov 08, 2016
    As previously reported in the USA Rice Daily, a team from the Taiwan government and the Taiwan Rice Millers’ Association traveled to U.S. rice country last week in preparation for upcoming rice import tenders. Following a stop in the Sacramento, California area, the delegation was in Arkansas on Thursday and Friday for visits in Jonesboro with Poinsett Rice & Grain and Windmill Rice followed by visits to the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) Field Office in Stuttgart as well as Riceland Foods, Inc., Producers’ Rice Mill, and the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center.
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  • Arkansas Rice Industry Donates More Than 115,000 Pounds of Rice to Arkansas Rice Depot

    Sep 29, 2016
    In honor of National Rice Month, the Arkansas rice industry donated 117,000 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Food Bank today. The donation will provide more than 1 million servings to help feed hungry families across the state.
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  • 2016-17 Miss Arkansas Rice Announced

    Aug 29, 2016
    Craighead County 16-year old Madison Gibson was named Miss Arkansas Rice at the state contest last Saturday. She is the daughter of Scott and Karie Gibson of Jonesboro.
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  • Field Report: Arkansas

    Aug 24, 2016
    Growers across Arkansas and Louisiana are reeling after weeklong rains have caused flooding and created a delay for many farmers preparing for harvest. At Florenden Farms in northeast Arkansas, Ryan Sullivan reported that over the course of a week, Mississippi County received more than 7.5 inches of steady rainfall.
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  • 2016 Arkansas Rice Expo Celebrates Largest Production Year on Record

    Aug 11, 2016
    Against the backdrop of reports of rice harvest in various pockets of the state, more than 1,000 people came out for Wednesday's Arkansas Rice Expo to celebrate the rice industry and the beginning of the 2016 rice harvest. Arkansas is expected to produce more than fifty percent of the rice grown in the United States for the second consecutive year and have the largest production year on record.
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