• USA Rice Meetings with the Trump Administration

    Feb 17, 2017
    While much of the action at this week’s USA Rice Government Affairs Conference took place on Capitol Hill, attendees also participated in a dozen meetings with Trump Administration officials around the city to share priorities and hear updates.
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  • USA Rice Stormed the Hill

    Feb 16, 2017
    More than 140 rice farmers, merchants, and millers participated in USA Rice’s annual Government Affairs Conference here this week to share policy positions and priorities with Members of Congress, their staffs, and Trump Administration officials.
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  • What’s Good for Rice is Good for Ducks and It’s All Good to Eat

    Feb 16, 2017
    The annual Ducks Unlimited-USA Rice Congressional Luncheon took place here yesterday, with more than 200 USA Rice Government Affairs Conference attendees and Congressional staff and Members mixing and talking rice and politics.
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  • USA Rice Members to State Department: “Keep Pressure on Middle East”

    Feb 15, 2017
    Yesterday, USA Rice members met key Iraq policymakers at the State Department to get an update on the Iraqi rice tendering process under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. and Iraq. Members reminded officials of the priority the industry places on Iraq as a future market.
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  • 2017 USA Rice Government Affairs Conference Opens with a Bang

    Feb 14, 2017
    The USA Rice Government Affairs Conference opened here with a General Session this morning with encouraging remarks from House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS).
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  • New Ad Series Encourages Foodservice Audience to 'Rediscover Rice'

    Feb 13, 2017
    This January, USA Rice launched its new foodservice marketing campaign to reach chefs and foodservice professionals as they read up on trends and search for new menu ideas. Both print and digital ads will appear regularly throughout the year in two leading foodservice publications, Restaurant Business and Flavor & the Menu.
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  • Rice Gets Full Coverage at Southwest Ag Issues Summit

    Feb 10, 2017
    Earlier this week, USA Rice participated at the Southwest Ag Issues Summit, hosted by the Southwest Council of Agribusiness and the Texas Ag Forum, where farm policy leaders from across the country with an interest in Texas agriculture came together to discuss the 2014 Farm Bill, the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill, and the ever-changing landscape of Texas and national politics.
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  • USA Rice, CEO Ag Council Ask Trump to Value Ag Appropriately

    Feb 09, 2017
    USA Rice joined 15 other agriculture industry organizations to send a strong letter to President Trump to remind him and his team of both the challenges the sector faces and the value it offers.
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  • USA Rice and Ag Groups: Don’t Forget About Asia

    Feb 09, 2017
    USA Rice joined scores of farm organizations and agricultural companies earlier this week in a letter to President Trump encouraging the administration to seek deeper economic ties with countries of the Asia Pacific region. The letter follows the withdrawal in January, at the President’s direction, of the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Feb 09, 2017
    U.S. 2016/17 rice exports are lowered 2 million cwt to 110 million. Long-grain milled exports account for the entire reduction and reflect the sales and shipment pace to date. U.S. ending stocks are raised by an equal amount and are the highest since 1985/86. The 2016/17 all rice season-average farm price range is raised $0.10 per cwt at the midpoint to $10.50. The long-grain, and the Other States medium- and short-grain season-average prices are both increased.
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