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The Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board has worked since its inception to invest available funds in effective and efficient research and promotion programs. The Board voted at their meetings on March 2 and April 2, 2013, to approve a domestic and international promotion program conducted by the USA Rice Council. The Board also allocated $25,000 to the Arkansas Foundation for Agriculture.

The research program is conducted by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. The following projects were funded for the 2012 crop year.

 

ARKANSAS RICE RESEARCH AND PROMOTION BOARD
RESEARCH PROJECT ALLOCATIONS FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013

CHECKOFF FUNDED PROJECTS

ECOSYSTEMS

White River Ecosystem $404,494
Mississippi Delta Ecosystem $391,972
Grand Prairie Ecosystem $364,034
   
  Subtotal $1,160,500

BREEDING AND PHYSIOLOGY

Breeding and Evaluation for Improved Rice Varieties $340,000
Development of Superior Medium-Grain and Long Grain Rice Varieties for Arkansas and the Mid-South

$300,000

Development of Aromatic Rice Varieties

$19,000

Examination of Resistance Stability to Rice Blast Disease

$45,000

Quality Analysis for Rice Breeding and Genetics

 $148,000

Arkansas Rice Performance Trials

$78,000
Race Identification, Genetic Characterization, and Screening for Resistance $24,000

Determining Fundamental Causes of Rice Grain Quality and Head Rice Yields in
Response to Increased Nighttime Air Temperatures

$29,000
Rice Breeding Program Pathology Tech Suport $118,000
Development of Practical Diagnostic Methods for Monitoring Rice Bacterial Panicle Blight Disease and Evaluate Rice Germplasm for Resistance $57,000
 
 
  Subtotal $1,158,000

VERIFICATION

Rice Research and Verification Program $185,000
   
  Subtotal $185,000

POST HARVEST

Integrated Pest Management Programs for On-Farm Rice Storage $25,000
   
Unraveling Milled Rice Appearance and Quality Traits of Importance to Key Export Markets $40,000
   
  Subtotal $65,000

ECONOMICS

Analysis for the Next Farm Bill, Changes to the 2008 Food, Conservation and Energy Act $16,000
   
Rice Enterprise Budgets and Production Economic Analysis $10,000
   
  Subtotal $26,000
   
TOTAL CHECKOFF FUNDING $2,594,500

TRQ FUNDED PROJECTS

BREEDING AND PHYSIOLOGY

Market-Assisted Selection for Advanced Rice Breeding and Genetics

$164,000

   
Breeding and Evaluation for Hybrid Rice Adapted to Southern USA $175,000
 
 Subtotal $339,000

GENOMICS

Functional Gene Markers for Rice Grain Quality Under High Nighttime Temperature $80,000
   
  Subtotal $80,000

ENVIRONMENT

Development of Best Management Practices and Early Detection Protocols to Assess Grain Arsenic Concentrations in Arkansas Rice $68,000
   
  Subtotal $68,000

POST HARVEST

Novel Ultrasonic and Enzymatic Processing of Rice Flour and Rice Bran to Lower Toxic Inorganic Arsenic Levels in Rice Based Ingredients and Products $40,000
   
  Subtotal $40,000

 

Total of TRQ funded Projects $527,000
   
Total of Checkoff and TRQ funded Projects $3,121,5005


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