• 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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  • In Memory: Dr. Joseph Musick

    Mar 02, 2017
    Dr. Joseph A. Musick, Jr., aged 80 of Monticello, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017. In 1985 he was named director of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Ag Center Rice Research Station and retired in 2003 as Professor and Resident Coordinator Emeritus.
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  • Colombia to Remove Import Restrictions on U.S. Rough Rice

    Mar 01, 2017
    The Colombian government informed the United States in early February that it has begun the process of removing existing restrictions on the import of U.S. paddy rice. USA Rice was informed of this positive news by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently.
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  • WOTUS Down the Drain in New Trump Executive Order

    Mar 01, 2017
    On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the Obama administration's "Waters of the United States" rule (WOTUS), "paving the way for elimination" of the rule.
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  • Rice Industry to Congress: “Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril”

    Feb 28, 2017
    This morning, the House Committee on Agriculture’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to solicit feedback from rural America on conservation policy ahead of constructing the 2018 Farm Bill. USA Rice was invited to provide a witness to testify and Timothy Gertson, Texas rice farmer, graduate of the Rice Leadership Program, and member of the USA Rice Federation and USA Rice Farmers Board of Directors was tapped to represent the industry.
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