• USA Rice Delegation Meets with Mexican Rice Council, Kicking Off Week of Meetings

    Apr 24, 2017
    Amidst heightened rhetoric from the White House about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a USA Rice delegation of growers, millers, merchants, and exporters is meeting with officials and customers here to reassure them of the U.S. industry’s commitment to the number-one market for U.S.-grown rice in the world.
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  • Return We Will to Old Brazil

    Apr 21, 2017
    Earlier this month at the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF 11) session, USA Rice staff had the opportunity to peruse markets in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood here to see what they are stocking and what consumers are buying.
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  • USA Rice Releases Survey on New Programming at 2017 Outlook Conference

    Apr 21, 2017
    Already the premier rice event in North America, the USA Rice Outlook Conference is working on expanding offerings for attendees in 2017. USA Rice is exploring adding programming that would provide participants Continuing Education Units (CEUs). A just-released survey to members, including past and prospective attendees, will help gauge interest in specific topics.
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  • USA Rice Carves Out a Niche in Korea with New Products

    Apr 20, 2017
    In the latest of a slew of new food and snack products that use U.S.-grown rice is a new convenience package of “Army Stew,” a Korean-style spicy soup containing kimchi, sausage, ham, rice cakes, and ramen noodles. The rice cakes are produced using rice flour originating from U.S. rice. Many snacks and food items containing rice flour have emerged on the market here within the last year.
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  • USA Rice Newsletter in Mexico Gets a Tech Update

    Apr 19, 2017
    Last month, the USA Rice NotiArroz newsletter was revamped to be completely interactive and up-to-date with current electronic trends. The new format allows the newsletter to be shared with a link that opens into the online “flipbook” format.
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  • Louisiana Congressman Meets with Local Rice Millers

    Apr 19, 2017
    On Monday, Congressman Clay Higgins and his in-state staff met with the CEO's of three southwest Louisiana rice mills and USA Rice staff while he was in the district. Congressman Higgins said the goal of the meeting was "to listen and learn more about the Louisiana rice industry."
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  • 2017 Ag Census a Chance to Count New Farms and Farmers

    Apr 18, 2017
    Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census of Agriculture is designed to be a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them.
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  • 2017 Rice Awards Application Open

    Apr 18, 2017
    USA Rice, in conjunction with Horizon Ag and Rice Farming magazine, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Rice Awards to recognize rice leaders who exemplify dedication, determination, and innovation to the industry.
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  • U.S. Rice Makes an Impression at FABEX

    Apr 17, 2017
    Last week, USA Rice participated in FABEX, the World Food and Beverage Great Expo, introducing new menu ideas using U.S. medium grain rice. FABEX is a trade exhibition targeting foodservice and deli operators, and more than 77,000 traders visited during this year’s three-day show.
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  • GAO Report Confirms USAID Using Cash More Than Commodities; More Flexibility Likely Unnecessary

    Apr 14, 2017
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan agency known as the “supreme auditor” for the federal government, released a report evaluating food aid oversight and implementation.
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