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California's Deeping Drought Shrinks Rice Harvest

posted on October 31, 2014 at 2:56 PM

California's deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that's bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers. Full Story

Ousted Thai PM Indicted Over Rice Subsidy Scheme

posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:03 AM

The government lost billions of dollars on the rice subsidy plan, which also cost Thailand its position as the world's leading rice exporter as the artificially high prices forced the government to stockpile the commodity. Full Story

Thailand: China Cancels Rice Deal Amid Graft Probe

posted on February 7, 2014 at 4:04 PM

A Chinese state company, Pei Ta Huang, terminated a contract to buy 1.2 million tons of rice out of concern it would run into problems due to an investigation by Thailand's National Anti-Corruption Commission. Full Story

IMF calls on Thailand to end costly rice subsidies

posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:55 PM

The International Monetary Fund called on Thailand to drop its multibillion dollar subsidies for rice growers, saying the program is undermining confidence in the country's finances. Full Story

FDA-Arsenic in Rice

posted on September 6, 2013 at 3:20 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn't worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case. The agency released a study Friday of arsenic in 1,300 samples... Full Story

New Rice Contamination Reported In China

posted on May 24, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Government inspectors discovered that 44.4 percent of rice and rice products tested this year in the southern city of Guangzhou in Guangdong province showed high levels of cadmium. Full Story

Farm Bill Marches Out of Committee

posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Farm Bill Marches Out of Committee
The Agricultural Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 is similar to legislation written last year that passed the Senate 327 days before this hearing, but later died without any House floor debate. Full Story

South Korea Suspends Bidding for US Rice Imports

posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM

The FDA found no evidence in its preliminary study that the rice is unsafe Full Story

Japan Farmers Plant, Pray For Radiation-Free Rice

posted on June 1, 2012 at 10:45 AM

FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Last year's crop sits in storage, deemed unsafe to eat, but Toraaki Ogata is back at his rice paddies, driving his tractor trailing neat rows of seedlings. He's living up to his family's proud, six-generation history... Full Story

Farmers Tell House Committee How to Shape 2012 Farm Bill

posted on May 17, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Farmers Tell House Committee How to Shape 2012 Farm Bill
Farmers traveled to Washington this week to help shape the House version of the 2012 Farm Bill Full Story

Texas Rice Farmers Won't Get Water for Irrigation

posted on March 2, 2012 at 1:18 PM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Thousands of Texas rice farmers won't get water for irrigation this year because lakes and rivers remain low after more than a year of drought. The Lower Colorado River Authority said Friday it won't release water from two... Full Story

Farmers Furious After Iraq Stops Buying US Rice

posted on February 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM

DAYTON, Texas (AP) -- The talk of the day among Ray Stoesser and other rice farmers is Iraq's decision not to buy U.S. rice, a stinging move that adds to a stressful year punctuated by everything from drought to unusual heat. Stoesser and other... Full Story

Rice Production Another Drought Casualty

posted on February 22, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Five generations of Ronald Gertson's family have tilled the claylike soil of southeast Texas to grow rice, confident that no matter how fickle Mother Nature was, there would be one constant: water to irrigate their crop. Full Story

Water Proposal Could Devastate Texas Rice Industry

posted on September 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - About 170 farmers in a South Texasrice-producing region could lose their main source of water nextyear under an emergency drought measure approved by the LowerColorado River Authority. A last-minute compromise Wednesday... Full Story

Tai Rice Subsidy Scheme to Push up World Prices

posted on September 9, 2011 at 2:46 PM

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's plan to pay its rice growers far above market rates is expected to push up prices for the staple that feeds almost half the world's people as rice importing nations look to other countries for tightened supplies. A new... Full Story
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