• 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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  • 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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  • Texas Rice Festival Celebrates Harvest

    Oct 14, 2016
    There was something for everyone who attended the 47th annual Texas Rice Festival here late last month as the four-day event offers a myriad of activities including: educational booths, carnival rides, parades, pageants, craft shows, cooking contests, music performances, local food, and much more.
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  • Rice Reigns in Eagle Lake

    Jun 29, 2016
    Yesterday, hundreds of Texas rice farmers gathered here for several meetings that led up to the 42nd Annual Rice Field Day hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension at the David R. Wintermann Rice Research Station.
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  • Texas Now Accepting National Rice RCPP EQIP Applications

    Mar 01, 2016
    The USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited (DU) conservation and sustainability project, Sustaining the Future of Rice, takes a big step forward today with the announcement that the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has begun accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications for the project.
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  • USA Rice Continues to Push for Open Trade with Cuba

    Feb 10, 2016
    The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba celebrated their one-year anniversary here today with a renewed call for action to lift the embargo between the United States and Cuba, and to ease the way for trade for U.S. agricultural products.
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  • Field Day Features USA Rice Presentations

    Jul 02, 2015
    USA Rice staff Betsy Ward and Ben Mosely addressed Texas farmers at the dinner and program following the Eagle Lake Rice Field Day this week.
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