• USDA Estimates Rice Acreage Down 17 Percent

    Mar 31, 2017
    Area planted for rice in 2017 is expected to total 2.62 million acres, 524,000 less than in 2016, and back at the level planted in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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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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  • California Rice Research and Industry on Display

    Sep 06, 2016
    The University of California Rice Experiment Station held its annual field day here last week and USA Rice was on hand to participate. President and CEO Betsy Ward and Vice President of Government Affairs Ben Mosely toured the grower-funded research plots and heard from the University’s researchers who are working to further improve upon California’s high quality/high yielding varieties.
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  • In Memory: Wendell Lundberg

    Jun 17, 2016
    USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of Wendell J. Lundberg, who died on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Enloe Hospital in Chico, CA. He was 85 years old.
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  • Field Report: California

    May 27, 2016
    Yesterday, Louisiana rice farmers and USA Rice members Eric Unkel and Jeffrey Sylvester spent the day here visiting their Members of Congress and participating in the White House briefing on “Business Opportunities in Cuba.”Like many rice growers in northern California and across the mid-South, Michael Bosworth has spent the last couple weeks flooding his rice fields and finishing up planting.
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  • California Calrose Wins “World’s Best Rice”

    Nov 03, 2015
    Last week, hundreds of delegates from more than 30 countries gathered here for the 7th Annual TRT World Rice Conference, where it was announced that California Calrose rice was the recipient of the highly-coveted “World’s Best Rice” award.
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  • USA Rice Continues Rice Industry Visits, Participates in Annual Field Day

    Aug 27, 2015
    Yesterday, USA Rice Chairman Dow Brantley continued his California rice industry visit at the California Rice Experiment Station's annual field day held here. Brantley and USA Rice President and CEO Betsy Ward provided educational resources for attendees on behalf of USA Rice and visited the wide range of rice test plots throughout the station.
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  • California Rice Industry Hosts USA Rice Leaders

    Aug 26, 2015
    This week, USA Rice Chairman Dow Brantley traveled to California to meet with members of the rice industry and attend the annual California Rice Experiment Station Field Day in Biggs.
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  • California Rice Commission Secures State-Specific RCPP Funding

    Jan 14, 2015
    In a separate conservation proposal, the California Rice Commission (CRC) received an RCPP grant of $7 million. This program will support many of the same practices offered by the highly successful Waterbird Habitat Enhancement Program and efforts to develop a viable nesting cover crop system for idled ricelands.
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