• Growers: Don’t Use Our Data Against Us

    Mar 31, 2016
    Mississippi rice grower Noble Guedon represented the rice industry today at a meeting hosted by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) focused on the use of electronic farm data. Specifically under discussion is the proprietary nature and use of data collected by global positioning systems and other harvest and input monitoring systems used in modern day farming equipment.
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  • Carbon Credit Program Targets Rice Growers

    Mar 31, 2016
    A new program is getting underway here that provides an opportunity for rice growers to participate in a voluntary carbon credit market if they practice Alternate Wetting and Drying (also referred to as Intermittent Flooding), or anticipate implementing Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) in 2016.
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  • Overall 2016 Rice Acreage Anticipated To Rise

    Mar 31, 2016
    Area planted for rice in 2016 is expected to total 3.06 million acres, 450,000 more than 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Prospective Plantings report released today. Planted acreage is forecast higher for all six major rice-producing states. Mississippi is expected to have the largest percentage increase of 47 percent from 150,000 to 220,000 acres followed by Texas at 42 percent from 133,000 to 189,000 acres.
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  • Amidst GMO Labeling Confusion, Rice Giant Gets Certified

    Mar 30, 2016
    A Vermont law, passed two years ago, requires all genetically engineered food sold in the state to be labeled by July 1, 2016. Last week, Congress failed to pass a measure that would have created a voluntary national standard for labeling — and also would have preempted Vermont's law.
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  • Fareway Dietitians Think Rice for “CentsAble” Health

    Mar 29, 2016
    From February through April, USA Rice is partnering with retail dietitians at Fareway, a Midwest grocery chain with more than 100 stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Nebraska, to inform shoppers of the many benefits of U.S.-grown rice. The three month promotion kicked-off in February with a U.S. rice feature in the store magazine and also includes website and social media placements.
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  • Rice Leadership Class Session One: The Gulf Coast

    Mar 28, 2016
    Traditionally the Rice Leadership Development program’s first session occurs in the spring and begins with a tour through rice-producing areas of the Gulf Coast. Stops in Texas and Louisiana include examination of rice production, milling, marketing, research, and other aspects of the U.S. rice industry.
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  • Bloggers Think Rice 1.5 Million Times for National Nutrition Month

    Mar 25, 2016
    In honor of March National Nutrition Month, USA Rice hosted a two-week campaign with the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network to spread the U.S. rice message and share delicious rice recipes with people across the country.
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  • USA Rice Promotions Tailor-Made in Mexico

    Mar 24, 2016
    This month, USA Rice conducted two promotions here, one large and one small, with the shared goal of increasing awareness and use of U.S.-grown rice.
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  • Accurate Rough Rice Price Reporting Critical to the Industry

    Mar 23, 2016
    Many in the rice industry are in the process of completing the National Agriculture Statistic Service's (NASS) monthly Rough Rice price questionnaire for March 2016.
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  • Agriculture Tops the Trends at Culinary Conference

    Mar 23, 2016
    WASHINGTON, DC -- This weekend, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) held its annual conference to facilitate an exchange of information, knowledge, and inspiration within the professional food community. In attendance were hundreds of culinary professionals including, chefs, food media, culinary school instructors, food writers, marketers, nutritionists, and academics.
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