• 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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  • 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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