26 episodes

During each episode, your hosts Michael and Lesley will explore the world of U.S.-grown rice through the eyes of the people who know it best – farmers, millers, researchers, marketers, exporters and end-users.

Whether it’s amazing achievements in sustainability and conservation, exciting promotional strategies, or innovative technology, we’ll get deep into the weeds to tell the story of U.S. rice. Whether you’re a seasoned ag industry professional or just looking to learn more about the rice in your pantry, The Rice Stuff has something for everyone.

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During each episode, your hosts Michael and Lesley will explore the world of U.S.-grown rice through the eyes of the people who know it best – farmers, millers, researchers, marketers, exporters and end-users.

Whether it’s amazing achievements in sustainability and conservation, exciting promotional strategies, or innovative technology, we’ll get deep into the weeds to tell the story of U.S. rice. Whether you’re a seasoned ag industry professional or just looking to learn more about the rice in your pantry, The Rice Stuff has something for everyone.

    All About Soil Health: Cover Crops, Precision Planting, and Making it Work

    All About Soil Health: Cover Crops, Precision Planting, and Making it Work

    Soil health is a critical part of a successful farm – whether you are talking crop health or farm economics, the dirt beneath your feet holds the key. Arkansas rice farmer Adam Chappell joins Lydia Holmes to talk about how a pigweed problem led him to become a cover crop convert. He shares his thoughts on, and vast experience with, organic matter, precision planting, cereal rye, revenue per acre, and finding a way to make it all work. All that plus, Marvel movies and interesting ways to eat watermelon.
    Hosted by:
    Lydia Holmes, Lesley Dixon and Michael Klein

    • 33 min
    Rice State Ag Officials Round Table

    Rice State Ag Officials Round Table

    Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward and Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Dr. Mike Strain join the podcast to talk about infrastructure, counterterrorism, the Farm Bill, WOTUS, climate change, Dicamba, the problem with uncertainty in agriculture, what keeps them up at night, and more. They also talked about the movies that best represent their respective states, and Michael and Lesley talked about their favorite TV shows and movies from their states as well.
    Hosted by:
    Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon

    • 48 min
    Row Rice, Furrow Irrigation, and AWD

    Row Rice, Furrow Irrigation, and AWD

    Water efficiency is vital for farmers’ bottom lines, the planet, and the rice industry’s social license to operate. While not available to all growers, row rice offers many advantages. Dr. Steve Linscombe welcomes Dr. Jason Bond of Mississippi State University and Louisiana farmer Jason Waller to share some of their expertise on furrow irrigation and AWD that are a part of row rice systems. Somehow Michael and Lesley tie in tomato paste efficiency and the reversal of the Chicago river.
    Hosted by:
    Dr. Steve Linscombe, Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon

    • 39 min
    The Beerisode - Drinking Rice

    The Beerisode - Drinking Rice

    Anheuser-Busch is the #1 user of sustainably grown U.S. rice. They use rice in Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra, and even in new Bud Light Seltzers. Hellbender Brewing Co. brewmaster Ben Evans joins the podcast to talk about brewing craft beer with rice, including the Louisiana purple rice beer he made last year. USA Rice’s Cameron Jacobs also stops by and the gang discuss future projects, Louisiana’s Crying Eagle lager made with local rice, and in the name of science and journalism, sample them all.
    Hosted by:
    Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon

    • 35 min
    The Consequences of Maximum Residue Limits

    The Consequences of Maximum Residue Limits

    The European Union has announced a complete ban on propiconazole to go into effect in September 2021. Michael and Lesley examine the decision to arbitrarily remove this tool from the farmer’s toolbox. USA Rice’s International Trade Vice President Peter Bachmann discusses the motivations; then University of Arkansas’ Dr. Jarrod Hardke, California Rice Commission’s Roberta Firoved, & USA Rice’s Dr. Steve Linscombe talk the science behind crop protectants, MRLs, and the unintended consequences of regulation.
    Hosted by:
    Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon

    • 44 min
    Mental Health Awareness and Rural Communities

    Mental Health Awareness and Rural Communities

    Farmers and people in rural communities operate under tremendous stress that may feel unbearable. Michael & Lesley talk with experts about stress, anxiety, depression, and preventing suicide. Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Shimi Kang; the Stigma Free Society’s Andrea Paquette; Dr. Archie Mason of Agri-Health Network; and Arkansas rice farmer Mike Sullivan share their expertise & experience.
    More help at:
    Agri Health Network
    Stigma Free Society
    Rural Mental Wellness
    Mental Wealth w/ Dr. Shimi Kang on YouTube
    Hosted by:
    Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

NiceRiceGuy ,

Top shelf

Thoroughly enjoyed E2: Had always thought of rice as water-intensive. Good to know the industry and technology are advancing other, less-water-use intensive. Plus, processing / milling efforts.

Looking forward to more discussions of biodiversity.

Very helpful to us rice aficionados! More sustainability coverage!

sdubyah ,

Great work!

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Card player 2 ,

Funny, and informative!

Enjoyed listening to the stories and the information. A nice change of pace!

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