• Upcoming Rice Industry Meetings Scheduled in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana

    Jan 23, 2017
    Rice industry stakeholders will receive the latest information on opportunities and challenges in major markets at several meetings scheduled next week throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
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  • Talking Up Rice Trade on Capitol Hill

    Jan 20, 2017
    USA Rice joined several commodity groups in visits earlier this week to the Senate Agriculture and Finance Committees to emphasize the importance of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the economic health of rice producers and millers, and U.S. agriculture overall.
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  • Agriculture Abuzz Over EPA Pollinator Efforts

    Jan 19, 2017
    On the heels of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing the Rusty Patch Bumblebee as an endangered species, EPA released several documents late last week on the risks to bees from pesticide use. The first document is a non-binding policy statement outlining new recommended labeling statements for mitigation of acute risks to bees from pesticide products. Pesticide registrants can voluntarily adopt the new labeling statements, but EPA cannot compel compliance.
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  • Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to Head Trump’s USDA

    Jan 19, 2017
    Yesterday, President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team officially announced the nomination of former Georgia Governor George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
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  • Western Rice Belt Production Conference and Texas Rice Council Welcome USA Rice

    Jan 18, 2017
    More than 200 Texas rice producers packed the Civic Center here today for the annual Western Rice Belt Production Conference and Texas Rice Council Meetings to hear research and association updates.
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  • Rice Featured at North Louisiana Ag Expo for 35th Consecutive Year

    Jan 17, 2017
    Nearly 11,000 people attended the 35th annual North Louisiana AgExpo here on January 13-14. Visitors to the Louisiana Rice Council (LARC) booth received sample bags of Louisiana-grown rice, provided by the Louisiana Rice Growers Association, for correctly answering questions about rice. Attendees also enjoyed a cup of red beans and rice, courtesy of the Northeast Louisiana Rice Growers Association, and USA Rice staff distributed recipe brochures, nutrition information, and rice-facts sheets.
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  • Rice and More than 100 Others Go “On the Record” for Ag Trade with Cuba

    Jan 13, 2017
    Yesterday, USA Rice, along with more than 100 state and national agriculture-related organizations and agribusinesses sent a letter to President-elect Trump and his team asking his administration to prioritize the removal of private financing and trade barriers for agricultural commodities and equipment.
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  • USA Rice Holds International Planning Conference

    Jan 13, 2017
    Leadership from within USA Rice's International Promotion Committee, as well as the USA Rice Council and USA Rice staff, gathered here this week to review international programs and priorities for the rice industry over the coming year.
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  • House Ag Committee Fully Stocked, Adds 11 New Members

    Jan 12, 2017
    In 1820, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture consisted of seven Members of Congress solely representing the East Coast. Today, the powerful Committee consists of 46 Members with representation spreading across rural America, our cities, and even the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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  • Dietitians are Valued Voice for Rice with Consumers

    Jan 11, 2017
    U.S. shoppers consider their primary grocery store an ally in their health goals, and look to in-store retail dietitians to help navigate the grocery aisles to make healthier choices when it comes to food.
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