• One-Day Summit Brings Farm Bill into Focus

    Mar 21, 2017
    The Farm Bill Summit, hosted by Agri-Pulse, at the National Press Club yesterday provided insight on the conversations developing around the next Farm Bill. The summit consisted of several panel discussions on topics ranging from “Conservation: What Works, What Doesn’t in Farm Policy” to “How The Farm Bill Can Help Bring the Next Generation Back to the Farm Through Investments in Infrastructure, Research, and Rural Development.”
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  • Facebook Contest Encourages Shoppers to Share Favorite U.S.-Grown Rice Recipes

    Mar 20, 2017
    This month, as part of USA Rice’s partnership with Redner’s Markets, the company shined a spotlight on U.S.-grown rice by launching a Facebook contest asking shoppers to share their favorite rice recipes for a chance to win. The winner was announced last Saturday, and will receive a rice cooker and Redner’s gift card, courtesy of USA Rice, for her Mexican Rice Bowl recipe submission.
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  • USA Rice Engaged in Productive Trade Conversation with Trump Administration

    Mar 17, 2017
    USA Rice and other farm groups met on Wednesday at the White House with Trump Administration officials that make up the National Economic Council to discuss the importance of continued growth of agriculture exports and trade policy concerns.
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  • Fortified Rice Study Clears Way for More Rice in Food Aid as Administration Looks to Eliminate Humanitarian Programs

    Mar 17, 2017
    Last week the World Food Programme (WFP) released a much-anticipated study on rice fortification that should pave the way for greater use of fortified rice in U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and WFP food assistance programs. The study demonstrated that rinse-resistant coated fortified rice and extruded fortified rice perform the same in terms of taste and impact on malnutrition.
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  • Ag Groups Request Additional Resources Ahead of 2018 Farm Bill

    Mar 16, 2017
    USA Rice joined 16 other agriculture groups in a letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Committees on Budget and Appropriations yesterday to express their concerns over budget cuts to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the need for more resources to help farmers throughout America.
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  • Lighthizer Survives Confirmation Hearing, Reiterates Importance of Agriculture for U.S. Trade

    Mar 15, 2017
    Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Finance held the confirmation hearing for Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s nominee to the position of U.S. Trade Representative.
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  • Regional Conservation Partnership Program: What’s New for Rice

    Mar 14, 2017
    Interview with Josh Hankins, USA Rice Stewardship Partnership Coordinator
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  • USA Rice Presents to Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board

    Mar 13, 2017
    USA Rice staff Betsy Ward, Michael Klein, and Hugh Maginnis presented the annual USA Rice Council report to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board (ARRPB) here last week.
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  • California Rice Country: In the Board Room and On the Farm

    Mar 13, 2017
    Last week USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward visited California rice country to attend the March Board of Directors meeting of the California Rice Commission (CRC). “The CRC is a key member of USA Rice and supports our programs both financially and with the active members who populate our boards and committees,” said Ward. “It was great to speak to the CRC Board about developments in Washington and to thank them for all their support for USA Rice.”
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  • U.S. Medium Grain Rice Featured at FOODEX in Japan

    Mar 10, 2017
    USA Rice hit the ground running on Tuesday, the first day of FOODEX 2017, the largest annual food and beverage tradeshow in Asia, with a taste-testing activity featuring U.S. medium grain rice. The cold menu dish, "U.S. Medium Grain Rice Salad Sushi Style," was well received by the more than 500 trade visitors who stopped by the U. S. Embassy Agriculture Trade Office (ATO) booth for a sampling, and will be one of the recipes included in a promotion highlighting new usages of U.S. medium grain rice for this market.
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