• U.S. Rice Headed to Africa in Advance of Global Hunger Crisis

    Mar 09, 2017
    Yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized the purchase of 28,120 MT of Number 2 or better long grain milled rice headed to Conakry, Guinea, as part of the Food For Progress (FFPr) program. FFPr relies on the monetization or barter of a commodity, to fund local agricultural value chain efforts conducted in country by Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) to help develop a profitable ag sector which in turn helps local economic development.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Mar 09, 2017
    The U.S. 2016/17 rice supply and demand estimates are unchanged this month. The all rice marketing year average price is also unchanged with the midpoint of the range at $10.50 per cwt. Medium-and short-grain prices are raised slightly.
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  • USA Rice Foodservice Activities in Mexico Influence Next Generation of Chefs

    Mar 08, 2017
    Puerto Vallarta is a major player on the gastronomic stage, hosting international gourmet festivals attended by award winning chefs from around the world. The vibrant culinary scene is known for its world-class restaurants and the extraordinary cuisine, and earlier this month, USA Rice conducted three foodservice seminars and student chef competitions here.
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  • USA Rice Exhibit A Crowd Pleaser at Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

    Mar 07, 2017
    Thousands of attendees to the 65th Annual Mid-south Farm and Gin Show visited the USA Rice booth this past weekend. The annual trade show, known as an American agricultural event, attracts approximately 18,000 visitors over the two-day time frame.
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  • Sebree and Wells Inducted into Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame

    Mar 07, 2017
    Last Friday, at the 29th annual luncheon sponsored by the Arkansas Farm Bureau and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Gary Sebree and the late Dr. Bobby Wells were inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.
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  • On the Front Line at USA Rice

    Mar 06, 2017
    As USA Rice’s new Coordinator, Finance and Administration, Lesley Dixon is the first smiling face you see and mellifluous voice you hear when contacting the Arlington office. She joined USA Rice in an “official” capacity after working as a temp here for several months.
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  • USA Rice Makes Contact at Gulfood Show

    Mar 06, 2017
    Last week, USA Rice participated at the 22nd annual Gulfood Show, the region’s largest and most important trade event of the year where buyers and sellers meet for one-on-one discussions, and vendors showcase the latest products, trends, and industry innovations from more than 5,000 participating companies. The event’s 1.2 million square feet of exhibition space was sold out across all 22 halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre, and an estimated 95,000 visitors from more than 150 countries attended.
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  • USA Rice's New Intern a Natural Fit

    Mar 03, 2017
    As farmers across America prepare for the growing season, USA Rice’s new intern, William Mencer is preparing for a new season of his own as he has recently teamed up with the USA Rice Government Affairs staff here.
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  • Chef Sara Moulton Learns About Conservation and Rice for Upcoming TV Episode

    Mar 03, 2017
    TV celebrity chef Sara Moulton filmed an episode for season six of her series, Sara’s Weeknight Meals, here last week. Her New York-based production team joined up with technical and culinary crews out of Little Rock to take over 5 Oaks Lodge for the episode.
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  • Mexico Opens Rice Market to All Origins at Zero Duty

    Mar 02, 2017
    Yesterday, the Government of Mexico (GOM) officially announced permits of up to 150,000 MT of rice (all types) originating from non-free trade agreement countries, opening the door for Vietnamese milled rice to enter Mexico duty free. The permits will be issued to Mexican companies and be valid through December 31, 2017.
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