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U.S. rice headed to China? Maybe…

China’s Customs Office delivered American rice producers an early New Year’s present on December 27, 2018 when they announced the country was fina...
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Finding and keeping good farm labor

Good help is hard to find. Most of us have heard this before, but for farm and ranch managers and their employers, it’s not just a saying. So if you...
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National Cotton Council: NCC strongly supports 2018 Farm Bill

The National Cotton Council (NCC) strongly supports the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 released today and urges Congress to quickly pass the meas...
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USA Rice: USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue Names New NRCS Chief

Monday, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Matthew Lohr to serve as Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). ...
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USA Rice: Farm Bill conclusion in sight

The “Four Principals” of the Farm Bill Conference Committee – House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Ranking Member Coll...
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Field performance of selected soybean varieties in a Southern Root-Knot Nematode infested field, 2018

The southern root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) is the most important yield-limiting plant-pathogenic nematode that affects soybean production...
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Milk wars: Controversy over plant-based ‘milk’ explained in Ag Law Center white paper

Although debate and conflict have surrounded the term “milk” since 1997, there have been recent strides in the dairy industry’s conflict regardi...
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U.S. rice sale to Iraq is a shot in the arm

Following closely on the heels of a 30,000 MT award in August (see USA Rice Daily, August 22, 2018), Iraq has just announced another purchase of 90,00...
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U.S. Rice in new Japanese trade talks

Last week President Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Abe issued a joint statement announcing that the two nations intend to enter negotiations o...
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Senator Boozman advocates for Arkansas farmers in Farm Bill Conference Committee meetings

 U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) —a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry— delivered remarks during the first...