• Little Rock Chef Proudly Supports U.S.-Grown Rice

    Dec 23, 2015
    LITTLE ROCK, AR -- U.S.-grown rice has a keen supporter in Little Rock chef Brian Deloney, an enthusiastic participant in the USA Rice Federation's restaurant promotion at the 2014 USA Rice Outlook Conference held here earlier this month. Deloney is the owner of Maddie's Place, a Little Rock restaurant that features inventive variations of Southern-style comfort food with a distinctive Creole influence.
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  • Agriculture Committee Assignments for 114th Congress Announced

    Dec 18, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC -- This week, Senate and House Majority leadership announced assignments to the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture.
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  • Omnibus Spending Bill Approved: Congress Cool with COOL Repeal

    Dec 18, 2015
    Earlier today, the Senate approved a package of legislation composed of the FY 2016 Omnibus spending bill and tax extenders bill following independent passage by each bill in the House.
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  • Tax Extenders Package Provides Permanent Credits for Agriculture

    Dec 18, 2015
    Yesterday, the House of Representatives easily passed legislation that would extend or make permanent a series of federal tax credits. The Senate passed a bill combining the tax extender legislation with the FY 2016 Omnibus spending legislation this morning.
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  • USA Rice Christmas Billboards Connect with Consumers in Ghana

    Dec 18, 2015
    Rice always plays an important part in the daily diet here, but mid-November through mid-January is the peak sales season for rice thanks to family reunions, social events and parties, and feasts centered around the Christmas holiday and featuring rice dishes.
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  • USDA Further Restricts Farm Program Eligibility

    Dec 16, 2015
    Yesterday, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) finalized and published regulations that seek to define "active personal management" that will further limit its farm program payments to managers that are "actively engaged in farming."
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  • 2016/18 Leadership Development Program Class Announced

    Dec 15, 2015
    Members of the 2016/18 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced last Friday during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2015 USA Rice Outlook Conference.
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  • USA Rice Announces Conservation Achievement Award

    Dec 14, 2015
    USA Rice presented the sixth annual USA Rice Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award to Kevin Norton, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) state conservationist for Louisiana. Leo LaGrande, chairman of the USA Rice Farmers’ Conservation Committee, presented the award to Norton during the annual Rice Awards luncheon held here last Friday, during the 2015 USA Rice Outlook Conference.
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  • Rice Scholarship Winner Promotes Health, Budget Benefits of Rice

    Dec 14, 2015
    At last Friday’s USA Rice Outlook Conference Awards Luncheon, Haven McElhanon of Forrest City, Arkansas, took home the 2015 USA Rice Federation National Rice Month Scholarship, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences. As the grand prize winner, she received a $4,000 scholarship and a trip here to attend the conference.
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  • 2015 Rice Award Winners Recognized at Annual Awards Luncheon

    Dec 11, 2015
    Winners of the 2015 Rice Awards were announced today at a luncheon in their honor. Awards are presented in the categories of farmer, industry and lifetime achievement. This year’s winners are Jerry Hoskyn, farmer of the year, Keith Fontenot, rice industry award winner and Jimmy Hoppe, rice lifetime achievement award winner.
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