• Global Survey Validates USA Rice Programs; Provides Road Map

    Jul 29, 2016
    USA Rice completed its first-ever global evaluation, where a third party assessed the effectiveness, validity, and importance of our international promotion programs.
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  • Impact of “Brexit” on Rice Remains Unclear

    Jul 28, 2016
    Last month, the United Kingdom voted in a nationwide referendum to leave the European Union. Referred to as “Brexit,” this event has cast a shadow of uncertainty across global markets and left many wondering how it will affect U.S. trade interests. The impact of Brexit on U.S. rice exports to both the EU and the UK is unclear at this time, and analysts see scenarios that could grow U.S. rice exports, but also less positive outcomes.
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  • USA Rice Millers’ Association Welcomes New Members

    Jul 27, 2016
    This month the USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA) welcomed a new Mill Member, Martin Rice Company of Bernie, Missouri, and a new associate member, Liberty, Missouri-based Douglas Products.
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  • USA Rice Daily Wins Publishing Award

    Jul 26, 2016
    The 28th Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence have been announced, and the revamped USA Rice daily e-newsletter, USA Rice Daily, has been named a winner in the “most improved” category.
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  • Rice Stewardship Partnership to Submit Three New RCPP Proposals

    Jul 25, 2016
    Earlier this year, the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership jointly submitted three pre-proposals for conservation financial assistance funding through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Last Friday, the Partnership was selected to submit final proposals by September 19 for all three projects spanning the Mid-South and the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • August 1st Deadline for ARC/PLC Enrollment

    Jul 22, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reminding all farmers to enroll their farms in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs before the deadline of August 1 to be eligible for 2016 crop year payments.
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  • Fortified Rice is a Game Changer for Food Aid

    Jul 22, 2016
    Throughout the last year, the global food supply chain has faced unprecedented pressure from challenging weather conditions due to El Niño, the continued outpouring of refugees from Syria and the Middle East, and a steep decline in oil and commodity prices. The demand for not just food, but proper nutrition, continues to grow exponentially. The U.S. is responding to that demand with its agricultural bounty combined with new investment in nutritional science to combat global micronutrient deficiencies, a condition called hidden hunger.
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  • USA Rice and The Rice Foundation Elect New Leadership

    Jul 21, 2016
    New chairmen for USA Rice and The Rice Foundation were elected by their respective Boards of Directors during annual meetings here last week.
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  • National Rice RCPP Project Goes Live in California

    Jul 20, 2016
    Yesterday, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) rolled out the National Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project here, organized and implemented by USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited through their Stewardship Partnership.
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  • Chef Competitions Bring the Heat in Colombia

    Jul 20, 2016
    Last week, more than 130 Colombian chefs participated in the second annual Cocina Viva professional chef competitions here hosted by USA Rice, the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council, and the Kansas Soybean Commission.
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