• In Memory: Mark Rose

    Feb 27, 2017
    Last week, long-time USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) employee and friend to USA Rice, Mark Rose, passed away unexpectedly. Rose spent 31 years as a public servant, working first for his alma mater, The Ohio State University in research and agricultural leadership development before heading to NRCS.
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  • Congressional Staff Awards Recognize Extra Efforts on Behalf of U.S. Rice

    Feb 27, 2017
    At the Government Affairs Conference earlier this month, USA Rice continued its tradition of recognizing Congressional staff that go above and beyond their duties to support the U.S. rice industry. The 2017 recipients of the USA Rice Outstanding Congressional Staff Award are Ted Verrill and Carlisle Clarke.
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  • USDA Outlook Forum Projects Lower Rice Plantings, Higher PLC Payments in 2017

    Feb 24, 2017
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) kicked off their two-day annual Agricultural Outlook Forum here yesterday with highlights from industry experts and keynotes from House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Iowa’s Governor, Terry Branstad.
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  • WMP Subcommittee Closes Out Government Affairs Conference

    Feb 24, 2017
    USA Rice’s World Market Price Subcommittee met on February 16, marking the unofficial last meeting of the 2017 Government Affairs Conference. “We meet in Washington, DC three times a year, and our February session benefits from several previous days of meetings with congressional and administration officials,” said Subcommittee Chairman Keith Glover of Producers’ Rice Mill in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
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  • USA Rice and Redner’s Markets: HealthCents

    Feb 23, 2017
    USA Rice is participating in the HealthCents program at Redner’s Markets, a supermarket chain with 64 stores throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland, to promote U.S.-grown rice during March’s National Nutrition Month.
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  • Korea Policy to Decrease Rice Plantings and Dispose of Excess Stocks

    Feb 22, 2017
    Due to higher than normal yield for the past few years and the resulting oversupply and price pressure, the Korean government is attempting to reach a balance between rice supply and demand by 2018. The plan entails seeking a gradual reduction in harvested area and promoting expanded rice consumption.
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  • Foodservice Audience Gets the Read on Rice

    Feb 21, 2017
    This past fall, USA Rice participated in the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) conference that brings together foodservice publications, publicists, and manufacturers to discuss and share ideas for the upcoming calendar year.
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  • USA Rice Meetings with the Trump Administration

    Feb 17, 2017
    While much of the action at this week’s USA Rice Government Affairs Conference took place on Capitol Hill, attendees also participated in a dozen meetings with Trump Administration officials around the city to share priorities and hear updates.
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  • USA Rice Stormed the Hill

    Feb 16, 2017
    More than 140 rice farmers, merchants, and millers participated in USA Rice’s annual Government Affairs Conference here this week to share policy positions and priorities with Members of Congress, their staffs, and Trump Administration officials.
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  • What’s Good for Rice is Good for Ducks and It’s All Good to Eat

    Feb 16, 2017
    The annual Ducks Unlimited-USA Rice Congressional Luncheon took place here yesterday, with more than 200 USA Rice Government Affairs Conference attendees and Congressional staff and Members mixing and talking rice and politics.
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