The University of Arkanssa says it will use a five million dollar grant to help close an information gap between rice farmers and scientists who research the crop. University officials say that as technology advances, it has gotten harder for farmers to stay abreast of developments in the laboratory. The four-year grant will be used to map rice DNA and use the information to improve rice yields and fight rice disease. Researchers will study rice genomics, or ways to produce a more sturdy rice seed for farmers. Officials say the work that emerges from the gran will help traditional breeders.