Volume 17, Issue 34

August 27, 2020 In This Issue: Hurricane Laura: Damage Assessment On-Going in South Louisiana as Storm Enters Arkansas, Missouri USRPA Addresses Key Rice Markets in Virtual Event with Chinese Rice Buyers Washington DC Update Still Many Unknowns in the World Rice Market

Texas Rice Update

Dr. Mo Way, Kate Crumley and Dr. David Kerns Just want to alert you rice farmers and crop consultants to be on the look out for an aphid…English grain aphid. As you probably know, aphids have piercing-sucking mouthparts, like a rice stink bug. But aphids suck up plant juices from Read more…

Major rice buyers of U.S. long-grain rice from Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama along with affiliated U.S. industry members, all tuned in to USRPA’s virtual conference yesterday. The presentations focused on the current status of the on-going rice harvest, the short and Read more…

Heroes Vs. Heals

The Senate recessed today until September. This week was originally scheduled as the first week of the Senate’s August recess, but Majority Leader McConnell had kept the Senate in session in order to allow more time for negotiation on the fifth COVID response. The House had recessed earlier and is not scheduled Read more…