Tagged: rice

Reception Getaway: The History of the Bride & Groom’s Great Escape

by Megan Ledbetter 8/17/2017 4:29 am

Why is the reception departure so eventful? Why do we throw stuff at them? We’ll tell you. It actually all started with wheat.* The Romans used to throw wheat at newlyweds as a wish for fertility upon the new couple, but the practice transitioned to rice when it became the symbol for fertility.

Harvest of Arkansas Early-Planted Rice Getting Started

by Associated Press 9/3/2013 7:37 am

rkansas rice growers who were able to get their crop planted early have begun to harvest. Agriculture officials say that early yield numbers look strong, with 200 bushels-per-acre being common.

Cooler Weather Slowing Arkansas Rice Development

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 8/14/2013 4:45 pm

A year ago, Arkansas rice farmers were bringing in a record harvest after planting early and then weathering a costly drought. This year, growers got a late start and temperatures have been so cool that rice plants are taking longer to mature.

Arkansas Farmers Harvest Record Soybean, Corn, Rice Crops

by Jan Cottingham 11/9/2012 4:27 pm

Despite summer's punishing drought, Arkansas farmers produced record crops of soybean and bumper crops of corn, rice and cotton, according to figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Rice Field Management Critical to Duck Densities

by Trey Reid 9/7/2012 12:00 am

Food isn’t a duck’s only attraction to rice. Flooded rice fields serve as surrogate wetlands on a landscape that has lost the vast majority of its natural wetland habitat, providing a place for ducks to rest and conserve energy in addition to myriad other life-cycle needs.

Early Rice Crop Looks Good, Bodes Well for Waterfowl Habitat

by Lance Turner 8/19/2010 3:17 pm

Early Rice Crop Looks Good, Bodes Well for Waterfowl Habitat