"As we enter what appears to be a new era in international trade, the U.S. rice farmer must ask himself, 'Would I still be in business if there were no rough rice exports?'" -- Dwight Roberts, President and CEO, US Rice Producers Association....More
For a lot of years I preached economic thresholds — trying to spend only enough on weed control to make an optimum yield.
I thought it was a good idea at the time, and while it is a great principle for insects and diseases, it is a bad idea for weed control. With the rapid spread of herbicide resistance, you must strive for 100 percent control if you are into farming for the long haul....More
U.S. and Chinese officials appear to have reached an agreement on a phytosanitary protocol for the shipment of American-grown milled rice into Chinese ports, according to a statement by the USA Rice Federation....More
We can safely say PPO resistance will be more widespread this spring and in a higher proportion of the population in fields where it was confirmed in 2015. -- Larry Steckel, Tennessee Extension Weed Specialist....More
Lower oil prices are leading to reduced fuel costs for farmers, but they are also playing a role in lower commodity prices, according to a speaker at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference....More