• Japan Foodservice Industry Sold on Calrose

    Feb 08, 2017
    Over the past half year, the Japanese foodservice industry has rediscovered U.S. Calrose rice and initiated steps to evaluate its use in traditional Japanese cuisine. Last fall a sample of Calrose as vinegar-seasoned rice for sushi was tested and found to be readily acceptable for use in sushi sold in supermarkets, convenience stores and in rotating sushi bars, called Kaitenzushi.
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  • The Time to Think Irrigation Strategies is Now

    Feb 07, 2017
    The current drumbeat for rice irrigation is: “take time to measure and evaluate inputs, including water, because the money spent to hold and move that water can decrease significantly with management upgrades.” Irrigation strategy can be measured in droplets and dollars, and because producers have more options than ever before, determining how to water rice is more complicated today than it’s ever been. Fortunately, a lot of information is available to help farmers make that decision.
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  • Food for Thought: U.S. Rice Meets Foodservice Trends on Campus

    Feb 06, 2017
    College students aren’t just hungry for knowledge, they’re also just hungry according to Datassential, a foodservice research firm, that reports College & University (C&U) operators spent $7.2 billion on purchases from distributors and made sales of $17.9 billion in 2016. This upward trend is expected to continue into 2017 and to help U.S. rice capitalize on the potential opportunity in this market, USA Rice is targeting C&U foodservice providers through a new e-newsletter campaign.
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  • Mark Your Calendar: Rice Industry Meetings Scheduled Next Week

    Feb 03, 2017
    Louisiana and Southeast Arkansas rice industry stakeholders will receive the latest information on issues impacting the industry in series of meetings scheduled next week.
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  • Mexico May Move Forward with Viet Nam Trade Deal

    Feb 02, 2017
    According to press reports, the government of Mexico may move forward with bi-lateral trade deals with many of the countries that participated in the now defunct Trans Pacific Partnership, including Viet Nam.
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  • Pruitt Through Committee Following Rule Suspension

    Feb 02, 2017
    Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the EPA has been advanced out of committee to the full Senate for consideration.
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  • Amidst Senate Drama, Trump EPA Designee Remains in Limbo

    Feb 01, 2017
    As decorum breaks down in the Capitol over President Trump's designees and nominees for cabinet, sub-cabinet posts, and now the Supreme Court, his pick for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, was once again, put on hold.
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  • USA Rice Market Research Focuses on El Salvador

    Jan 31, 2017
    USA Rice, ASALBAR (El Salvador Association of Rice Millers), and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service representatives in San Salvador met earlier this month to discuss the results of USA Rice market research into consumer behavior and preferences in El Salvador.
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  • USA Rice, How Tweet It Is!

    Jan 30, 2017
    Rice became a trending topic in Canada during a recent Twitter event that generated more than 3 million impressions.
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  • USA Rice on the Road in Mississippi and Arkansas

    Jan 27, 2017
    As the 2017 planting season approaches, rice state meetings are in full swing and USA Rice is on the road listening to growers and sharing planned activities and success stories.
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