posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:22 PM
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.
posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM
The FDA found no evidence in its preliminary study that the rice is unsafe
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...
posted on May 17, 2012 at 5:32 PM
Farmers traveled to Washington this week to help shape the House version of the 2012 Farm Bill
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
posted on March 25, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Two weeks after the devastating 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear energy disaster struck Japan, the countries of the world continue to assess the impact.
posted on July 30, 2010 at 3:07 PM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The world's biggest rice importer, the Philippines, is now "swimming" in the staple grain because of massive imports by the previous government that drove world prices to record highs and possibly enriched corrupt...
posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark (AP) — A jury says Bayer CropScience must pay a dozen Arkansas farmers $48 million over a genetically altered strain of rice that got into the commercial market.
posted on February 12, 2010 at 1:02 PM
ST LOUIS (AP)--A federal court jury has ordered the German conglomerate Bayer CropScience to pay $1.5 million to farmers in Arkansas and Mississippi whose rice seed was contaminated with a genetically altered strain.
posted on August 21, 2009 at 8:08 PM
Nearly 1,500 rice farmers are suing the German conglomerate Bayer Cropscience and affiliated companies over a genetically engineered strain of rice.
posted on August 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM
BATON ROUGE, La (AP)- Farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals have until Aug.