LAFAYETTE, La. — Farmers are gearing up for the annual rice harvest, but low prices might make it difficult to turn a profit on this year’s crop.
It’s a stark contrast from last year, when rice farmers were enjoying record yields and strong market prices.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — German conglomerate Bayer CropScience should pay a dozen Arkansas farmers nearly $50 million for allowing a genetically altered strain of rice to escape into the commercial market, damaging rice prices in 2006, a jury ruled Thursday.
LONOKE, Ark. — Bayer CropScience knew that if an experimental strain of its genetically modified rice got into the commercial market it would be disastrous, a lawyer for a dozen Arkansas rice farmers said Wednesday as a civil trial on the issue got under way.
Buying local supports sustainability
A few weeks ago I attended the 31st annual conference of the International Association of Culinary Professionals in Denver. This year’s theme was “Pioneering a Sustainable World.”
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