Zimfo Bytes 8/17

Carrie Muehling

Three sponsors will be honored with the Distinguished Service Citation during an onstage ceremony at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo, held in Indianapolis Oct. 24-27. Culver Franchising System of Prairie Du Sac, Wis.; DFA – Dairy Farmers of America of Kansas City, Mo.; and Lincoln Electric/The James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio, will receive the …

FFA, NAFB, Potato, Rice, USDA, Zimfo Bytes

Rice for Today and the Future

Kelly Marshall

Dr. Chrisitan De Guzman, Southeast Missouri State University, spoke to attendees of the Missouri Rice Council Field Day about varieties in the trial plots 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 it is …

Ag Group, AgWired Precision, Audio, Rice

Crop Water Use App Makes Farmers More Efficient

Kelly Marshall

Matthew Rhine from the MU Fisher Delta Research Center presented information about a new app at the recent Missouri Rice Council annual Rice Field Day at the Rice Research Farm in Campbell, Missouri. The Crop Water Use app, available from CropWater.org, is helping growers make the best use of their irrigation systems. “What we’ve done with the development of the …

AgWired Precision, Apps, Audio, Irrigation, Rice

Field Day Highlights Row Rice Advantages

Kelly Marshall

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 …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Rice

Taiwanese Rice Importers Visit Missouri

Kelly Marshall

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 …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Rice

U.S. Rice Production Finding New Markets

Kelly Marshall

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 …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Rice, Trade

Missouri Rice Council Hosts Field Day

Jamie Johansen

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 …

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

U.S. Rice Heading to China

Jamie Johansen

History was made this week when an agreement permitting US rice exports to China was signed during bi-lateral trade meetings held in Washington DC. An inspection of US rice mills and packaging facilities by the Chinese phytosanitary authorities is the next step to take place. The first exports to China will take several months but will provide a boost to …

Audio, Exports, Rice, Trade

FMC Command® 3ME is Tops for Rice Growers

Chuck Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, FMC, Rice, weed management

US Challenges Chinese Quotas for Rice, Wheat, and Corn

Cindy Zimmerman

The Obama Administration has launched a new trade enforcement action against the People’s Republic of China over tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for rice, wheat, and corn. The complaint was filed with the World Trade Organization (WTO) by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). “China’s TRQ policies breach their WTO commitments and limit opportunities for U.S. farmers to export …

Corn, Government, Rice, Trade, Wheat, WTO