• Child wearing Santa hat sits at a table writing on a tablet, Christmas lights in the background China Policy Changes Announced Again

    Aug 14, 2019

    In this era of fast-paced trade policy actions, the Trump Administration and the U.S. Trade Representative recently announced a new round of tariffs on Chinese products due to take effect September 1, 2019. The 10 percent tariff, if imposed, includes rough rice, which joins brown, milled, parboiled, and broken rice which are currently subject to a 25 percent tariff imposed in May. Full story
  • Lots of people gathered in a rice field next to trucks pulling trailers with more people on board More August Rice Field Days

    Aug 13, 2019

    Mark your calendar and plan to attend the event in your area. Full story
  • Group of men, most wearing jeans and plaid shirts, stand in rice field with their backs to the camera Comparing Notes – A California Farmer in Arkansas Rice Country

    Aug 12, 2019

    USA Rice Board of Directors Chair Charley Mathews, Jr., visited Arkansas rice country last week to meet with growers, merchants, and millers to discuss issues impacting the rice industry. Mathews has been growing rice in California since 1991 and last had an extensive tour of Arkansas rice country as a member of the 1993 Rice Foundation Leadership class. Full story
  • Man wearing glasses & dark business suit, laughing USA Rice COO Bob Cummings Retires

    Aug 09, 2019

    Thursday evening, USA Rice staff celebrated Bob Cummings, who is retiring from USA Rice after 20 years. His experience and dedication to the job will be sorely missed but we certainly wish him all the best in his much deserved retirement. Full story
  • Group of Chinese people line up to taste test rice from four rice cookers on a table U.S. Rice Develops Trade Relations Amid Trade Tensions

    Aug 08, 2019

    USA Rice hosted two trade seminars in Shanghai and Shenzhen over the last week utilizing Agricultural Trade Promotion and Emerging Markets Program funding from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) with more than 100 total participants. Full story
  • Hands holding cellphone adorned with Hello Kitty figurine Promotion Has an “Influence” in Central America

    Aug 07, 2019

    Last week, USA Rice kicked off a new social media campaign to communicate the idea that U.S. rice is a powerful and delicious nutrient-rich grain that influencers can share with their networks. Full story
  • Intern Grant Long, wearing suit and tie, stands next to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, wearing white dress, carrying small brown bag Washington, DC: Big City, Small Town

    Aug 06, 2019

    Grant Long interned at USA Rice this summer as part of the Demmer Scholars Program. At the beginning of the summer, he was told that Washington was a “big city, but a small town" and he found out why. Full story
  • People stand waist-deep in green rice field EPA Staff Explores Mid-South Rice Country

    Aug 05, 2019

    Last week USA Rice hosted eight staff members from across the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs to experience rice production in Missouri and Arkansas. Full story
  • A woman and a man sit behind a table draped with USA Rice tablecloth and covered with literature, man stands in front holding postcard, posters in background USA Rice a Natural Fit for the Natural State

    Aug 02, 2019

    USA Rice staff traveled across the better part of the Grand Prairie rice growing region in Arkansas this week attending a conference, grower meetings, and a field day. Full story
  • Trade show booth with people standing around talking, a woman wearing a red apron offers food samples to man wearing black suit Japan Hosts Annual Rice Technical Meeting

    Aug 01, 2019

    A delegation of U.S. rice exporters met with representatives of Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) and Japan grain trading companies on Wednesday for the 22nd annual U.S.-Japan rice technical meeting. Full story
  • Think Rice Jasmine Bag with text "Rice to Meet You" and list of all 6 rice producing states U.S.-Grown Jasmine: Rice to Meet You

    Jul 31, 2019

    USA Rice is launching a new domestic promotion initiative with the goal of having more U.S.-grown jasmine rice added to menus by getting restaurants to switch from imported rice to domestic. The new initiative rolls out this fall as an “aromatic mailer” being sent to more than 100 foodservice operators, chefs, and purchasers. Full story
  • Group of casually dressed people stand facing a couple men giving a presentation in front of a rice field, tractor with wagon in background Early August Rice Field Days

    Jul 30, 2019

    Mark your calendar and plan to attend the event in your area. Full story
  • Garden plot with the numbered label #3 with beans, corn, and yellow and orange flowers Conservation Ag Movement Encourages “Trust in Food”

    Jul 29, 2019

    Last Friday, policymakers, journalists, and leaders in the ag and food industries gathered here for a discussion of the future of sustainability and conservation in U.S. food production hosted by Farm Journal’s Trust in Food initiative and the Farm Journal Foundation. Full story
  • Panel of three judges wearing black chefs jackets sit behind table with green cloth and a dish of food Colombia Chef Competition: Where U.S. Rice Meets Tradition and Innovation

    Jul 26, 2019

    The week-long, fifth annual professional chefs’ competition, Maestros del Sabor, Dueños del Sazón (Masters of Flavor, Owners of Spice), has begun with events taking place here, in Cartagena, and in Barranquilla. Full story
  • Secy Sonny Perdue stands at podium adorned with the USDA seal USDA Aid Package Details Released

    Jul 25, 2019

    Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released additional details for the $16 billion aid package for farmers that was initially announced in May. The three-tier package was designed as relief for farmers suffering from retaliatory tariffs as a result of ongoing trade disputes. Full story
  • People gather around a booth at a trade seminar holding rice products USA Rice Awarded Additional $2.5 Million for Trade Promotion

    Jul 24, 2019

    USA Rice has been awarded an additional $2,501,925 in Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) funds to conduct international marketing and promotion activities as a part of President Donald Trump’s trade mitigation programs. Full story
  • Group of people gathered at edge of bright green rice field watches drone demonstration A Lot to Learn at NELA Row Rice Field Day

    Jul 23, 2019

    Last week, growers in Louisiana’s northeast rice country gathered at Jason Waller’s farm for the Northeast Louisiana (NELA) Row Rice Field Day. Along with updates from Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter personnel, the event kicked off with an impromptu demonstration of the AgCenter’s new spray drone. Full story
  • Large glass canister with brass top and label filled with white rice sits onto a pedestal in front of poster describing Anheuser-Busch brewing process Historic Anheuser-Busch Site Hosts USA Rice School Nutrition Dinner

    Jul 22, 2019

    Last week, USA Rice hosted an influencer dinner with nutrition decision makers and foodservice authorities from schools in California, Idaho, and Tennessee at the flagship Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. Full story
  • Colorful drawing of three cannons, atop a green globe, blowing puffed rice, 8th Wonder of the World ad-190719 Puffed Rice – Breakfast Cereal Started Out With a Big Bang

    Jul 19, 2019

    Puffed rice is so ubiquitous that it’s hard to imagine a time before it existed. The concept didn’t hit the United States until the early 20th century—and it literally exploded onto the scene. Full story
  • Green package with blue heart in the center with text "Tilda Long Grain Rice" U.S. Rice in the UK – Ready to Heat and Eat

    Jul 18, 2019

    Last month Tilda, a local U.S. rice importer in the UK, launched a brand new ready-to-heat (RTH) pouch rice product featuring identified U.S. long grain rice. This is an entirely new category for U.S. rice sales in the UK. Full story

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