• Louisiana Lawmakers Hear Importance of the Rice Industry

    Oct 07, 2016
    Members of the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development Committees met this week at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station to learn about the Louisiana rice industry.
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  • USA Rice Networks at Food & Beverage Trade Show

    Oct 06, 2016
    Last week, USA Rice participated in the 20th Annual Americas Food and Beverage Show and Conference here - Florida’s most important international food and beverage show - that boasted 500 exhibitors and attracted 10,000 attendees and buyers from more than 63 countries. Buyers, suppliers, and industry experts came together at this high-energy event, focusing on the commercial exchange between the Americas and the Caribbean.
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  • Following Pesticide Violations, Rice Imports from Viet Nam Down

    Oct 05, 2016
    Viet Nam, one of the largest producers and exporters of rice in the world, and one that comes under frequent suspicion of violating World Trade Organization (WTO) obligations, is under new scrutiny for violating U.S. food safety regulations. Between January and August of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected 95 shipping containers of jasmine rice and rice products from Viet Nam citing illegal pesticide residue in all but one of the cases.
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  • USA Rice Featured in Taste of America 2016 in Tokyo

    Oct 04, 2016
    USA Rice is participating in “Taste of America 2016” (TOA), a food event here conducted by the U.S Embassy’s Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) that highlights American food culture. This is the sixth such event this year where participating restaurants introduce special menus using U.S. food ingredients.
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  • #ThinkRice Social Media Contest Wraps Up

    Oct 03, 2016
    During the month of September, rice growers and millers posted their best rice images on various social media channels with the hashtag #ThinkRice as part of a special National Rice Month contest hosted by USA Rice. After reviewing the many captivating videos and pictures submitted by members across rice country, USA Rice has selected Michael Bosworth as the contest winner.
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  • 2016 Louisiana Rice Farmer of the Year Announced

    Oct 03, 2016
    The International Rice Festival named Donald A. Leonards the 2016 Farmer of the Year. Leonards, a fourth generation farmer, was born and raised on a rice farm just north of Crowley and will be recognized during this year’s festival here, October 20-23.
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  • Congress Passes Last-Minute Continuing Resolution through December

    Sep 30, 2016
    This week both chambers of Congress worked out a deal and passed a continuing resolution that will fund the federal government through December 9 and avoid a government shutdown on October 1. President Obama supported the continuing resolution negotiated by Congress and signed it into law.
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  • Arkansas Rice Industry Donates More Than 115,000 Pounds of Rice to Arkansas Rice Depot

    Sep 29, 2016
    In honor of National Rice Month, the Arkansas rice industry donated 117,000 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Food Bank today. The donation will provide more than 1 million servings to help feed hungry families across the state.
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  • Rice District Members Educate Congress on U.S. Rice Industry

    Sep 29, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC – This month, rice industry champions, Representatives Ralph Abraham (R-LA) and Rick Crawford (R-AR), and Senator John Boozman (R-AR) gave one-minute speeches on the floor of the House in recognition of National Rice Month.
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  • Louisiana Rice Industry Provides Rice for Displaced Flood Victims

    Sep 28, 2016
    Despite suffering major damage during the recent floods, the Louisiana rice industry came together yesterday to provide much needed rice to feed citizens who were also impacted by the deluge.
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