• Skyrocketing Support for RCPP in Missouri

    Nov 30, 2015
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project, Sustaining the Future of Rice, recently received further affirmation of its popularity among growers when the November 20 EQIP application deadline for Louisiana and Missouri saw more than 260 applications submitted across 63,800 acres for Missouri alone!
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  • 2015 USA Rice Outlook Issue of Whole Grain is On the Presses

    Nov 25, 2015
    The special December double issue of USA Rice’s award-winning publication, Whole Grain, is burning up presses in Georgia and should be in subscribers’ mailboxes soon.
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  • Domestic Usage Report: Per Capita Rice Consumption Increases in 2014

    Nov 24, 2015
    According to USA Rice’s annual U.S. Rice Domestic Usage Report, which tracks shipments and consumption of U.S. milled rice from August 2013 to July 2014, U.S. rice mills shipped 9.78 billion pounds of rice to domestic and export markets. American consumption of rice increased to 26 pounds per capita, a one-pound increase compared to last year, with growth contributed by increases in both imported and domestically grown rice.
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  • USA Rice Publishes Student Chef Cookbook in Mexico

    Nov 24, 2015
    This month, USA Rice released a special edition cookbook featuring student chefs who have participated in USA Rice competitions. The deluxe full-color "Future Chefs Cooking with Rice" cookbook is in a magazine format and includes 43 recipes using U.S.-grown rice as the main ingredient. Along with restaurant-quality recipes of contemporary Mexican cuisine, international dishes, desserts, and more avant-garde cuisine, there is an information section that includes rice cooking techniques, rice varieties, nutritional information, creative plating and molding, informative graphics, and invitations to USA Rice’s Spanish language websites and social media.
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  • U.S. Rice Makes HealthCents for the Holidays

    Nov 23, 2015
    To encourage shoppers to cook with rice this holiday season, USA Rice is partnering with retail dietitians at Redner’s, a mid-Atlantic grocery chain of 45 stores located across Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland.
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  • USDA to Collect Final 2015 Crop Production and Crop Stocks Data

    Nov 23, 2015
    As the 2015 growing season comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide on the December Agricultural Survey to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseed they store on their farms. At the same time, NASS will survey grain facility operators to determine year-end off-farm grain and oilseed stocks.
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  • Cook-Off Caps USA Rice-led GBI in Ghana

    Nov 20, 2015
    The second U.S Food Products Cook-off involving local talent was held here yesterday with the theme: “U.S. Foods – Great in Quality, Great in Taste.”
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  • U.S. Rice Impresses Chef at Food & Hotel Food Show in China

    Nov 20, 2015
    Last week, USA Rice participated in the Food and Hotel China 2015 international exhibition here.
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  • USA Rice Attends Annual Trade Workshop

    Nov 19, 2015
    The U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council (USAEDC) held its annual workshop here earlier this week where over 70 commodity trade associations/stage regional trade groups and nearly a dozen marketing/research companies met to hear the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) updates and current agricultural, economic, and political trends.
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  • USA Rice Travels with USDA on Trade Mission to Africa

    Nov 18, 2015
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is conducting a week-long Agribusiness Trade Mission to Sub-Saharan Africa here, setting up meetings with local entities interested in establishing trade relations with U.S. companies. The U.S. delegation, led by USDA Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden and including USA Rice and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward, is the largest ever to visit West Africa.
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