• 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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  • 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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  • Rice Field Day in Stoneville Draws a Crowd

    Jul 19, 2016
    Today, the Delta Research and Extension Center (DREC) held their annual Rice Producer Field Day here to review this year's latest rice research, followed by the Mississippi Farm Bureau's (MFBF) Summer Rice Meeting in the Capps Center.
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  • Field Report: Mississippi

    Jul 11, 2016
    Growers in the area were presumably celebrating slightly more than the average American over the Fourth of July weekend due to a much-needed rain following a 25 day long dry spell. Nat McKnight, a grower and member of the 2015-2017 Rice Leadership Development Class, reports that his rice, corn, and soybean crops are thriving, especially after the recent wet weather.
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  • Mississippi Rice Council Meets

    Feb 12, 2016
    USA Rice President and CEO Betsy Ward discussed trade prospects in key export markets at the Mississippi Rice Council Annual Meeting on Thursday.
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  • In Arkansas and Mississippi, EQIP Aplenty

    Nov 06, 2015
    USA Rice along with Ducks Unlimited and more than 40 other partners are celebrating their most recent milestone as part of the Sustaining the Future of Rice project and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of two programs utilized by the project, collected a total of 334 applications when the sign-up period closed last month in Arkansas and Mississippi.
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  • Mississippi Rice Farmer Named White House ‘Champion of Change’

    Oct 27, 2015
    Yesterday, Buddy Allen, a rice farmer from Tunica, Mississippi, was lauded as a ‘Champion of Change in Sustainable Agriculture’ at a ceremony at the White House. Allen was one of twelve champions across all of agriculture recognized for taking steps to improve the sustainability of their operations, and educating others to do the same.
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  • Rice is at the Center of Plate at Mississippi Lunch

    Sep 22, 2015
    Tasting Luncheon here in honor of National Rice Month (NRM). More than 300 rice dishes, prepared by community members and local restaurants, were donated for the lunch, and people from across Mississippi joined the festivities to support local agriculture and visit a variety of educational exhibits. Added to the activities this year was a rice recipe cook-off won by a dish called Spicy Rice Bites.
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  • USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Begin RCPP Project Implementation

    Aug 07, 2015
    On August 10, USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited (DU) will officially kick off implementation of their Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) joint project, “Sustaining the Future of Rice”, that was announced in January 2015.
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  • Senator Wicker Addresses 80th Annual Delta Council Meeting

    Jun 01, 2015
    CLEVELAND, MS -- Roger Wicker, U.S. Senator for Mississippi delivered the keynote address at the 80th Annual Delta Council meeting here on May 29. Wicker praised the Delta Council for the broad scope of their activities and the impact the organization has had in the region, and reaffirmed his commitment to Mississippi's agriculture industry which is deeply rooted in the Delta.
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