• Cartoon of a green "cool" bean wearing sunglasses and "hot" rice stricking a pose and winking, Pacface Art-190521 Mexico Opens Rice Market to Brazil

    May 21, 2019

    Earlier this month, the governments of Mexico and Brazil announced the opening of Mexico’s rice market to Brazil and Brazil reciprocated by opening their market for dry beans to Mexico. The opening in Mexico is for milled rice only. Full story
  • Black tennis shoes with white laces standing on yellow arrow pointed at text "Keep Going" Removal of 232 Tariffs is Step in the Right Direction for Passage of USMCA

    May 20, 2019

    Both Canada and Mexico had indicated that they would not sign the new trilateral deal, U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA), without the removal of these tariffs which have been in place for the past year. Full story
  • Two men stand face-to-face exchanging gifts and business cards, person recording video on cellphone in foreground Team from China Visits Potential U.S. Rice Trading Partners

    May 17, 2019

    This week, USA Rice hosted a team of rice traders, academics, and staff from the China National Association of the Grain Sector (CNAGS) who were in the United States visiting mills approved by the Chinese government as potential exporters of U.S. rice to China. Full story
  • At a business meeting a man holds up a small, orange package while a woman wearing glasses smiles at him USDA and FDA Weigh In On U.S. Rice Industry Issues

    May 17, 2019

    The USA Rice World Market Price (WMP) Subcommittee held its spring meeting here yesterday to discuss U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports on projected planting intentions and production figures, and to brief FDA on important issues effecting the U.S. rice industry. Full story
  • Man wearing yellow shirt, sunglasses and ballcap stands in large field of golden rice, palming rice heads Sustainability Report: Land Use and Soil Conservation

    May 16, 2019

    Just because rice farmers were already the best in the soil business didn’t mean that they couldn’t find ways to improve. Over the course of 36 years of data, soil erosion on U.S. rice farms decreased by 28 percent, and rice consistently demonstrates the lowest per-acre soil erosion of any major crop. Full story
  • Iraq flag in shape of the country Congress Rallies to Push for Iraqi Tender for U.S. Rice

    May 15, 2019

    Over the weekend, the government of Iraq issued a tender for 30,000 MT of U.S. rice, however the timing and schedule proposed by the tender made it almost impossible to successfully fill according to analysts. USA Rice reached out to allies on Capitol Hill for assistance and the response was overwhelming, immediate, and effective. Full story
  • Two men wearing business suits on left and a woman with a large taupe purse stand shoulder to shoulder in front of American flag USA Rice Meets with Ag Secretary Perdue in Japan

    May 14, 2019

    Earlier this week, the USA Rice representative in Japan, Yumi Kojima, and Steve Vargas of Sun Valley Rice, who serves as vice-chair of the USA Rice International Promotion Committee, had the opportunity to meet with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue at a reception in Toyko. Full story
  • 2019 Outlook Conference text over purple, pink and blue clouds USA Rice Outlook Conference Tackles Plant Communication

    May 13, 2019

    Dr. Ralph Dean, professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University, will be presenting information on his cutting-edge research on plant communications at the 2019 Outlook Conference this December. Full story
  • Man wearing burgundy suit and bowler hat juggles three red balls A “Retreat from Commitments” Leads to a Quick Jump in U.S. Import Duties on China

    May 10, 2019

    It took only days for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to follow through on President Trump’s weekend tweet expressing frustration over apparent backsliding by China after months of trade negotiations, to increase U.S. duties today on $200 billion of imports from China, including rice. Full story
  • WASDE Report Released

    May 10, 2019

  • Moving truck with white cab and yellow body with text "Road Show" on blue background Sharing the Sustainability Story Far and Wide

    May 09, 2019

    the U.S. Rice Industry Sustainability Report is live and available to the public after two long years of research, collaboration, and boots-on-the-ground work from farmers and millers across the country and USA Rice’s sustainability team. But the effort is far from over, and now it’s time to take the report on the road for its grand tour to get the message out. Full story
  • Four people huddle under building Export Marketing Summit in Arkansas Offers Assistance to Farmers

    May 08, 2019

    Agriculture Trade Promotion (ATP) experts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) met with Arkansas producers last week to talk about foreign sales of their products and discuss cost-share assistance available to U.S. agricultural exporters through USDA programs. Full story
  • Black & white photo of man wearing a top hat, sitting on bench reading newspaper Latest Issue of Whole Grain is News You Can Use

    May 07, 2019

    The spring issue of the Whole Grain, USA Rice’s newspaper, is bursting with industry news and now on its way to readers throughout the six rice producing states and Washington, DC. Full story
  • Large group gathered in conference room, seated at tables in U-shape, garish maroon, gray, white, and black rug dominates the photo USA Rice Continues Dialog with Fecarroz

    May 06, 2019

    Last week, USA Rice met with the Central America Rice Federation (Fecarroz) for the third time to discuss the Central America-Dominican Republic-USA free trade agreement (CAFTA-DR). Full story
  • Woman offers plate filled with rice as man and young child look on Ramadan Raises the U.S. Rice Profile

    May 03, 2019

    To increase U.S. rice sales in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, USA Rice initiated a promotional campaign here in mid-April together with Abu Bint, a well-known local U.S. rice brand. The activities focus on the period right before and during the time of the Holy month of Ramadan. Full story
  • Green harvester cutting in rice field, blue sky background Sustainability Report: The Greatest Yields

    May 02, 2019

    Efficiency is the bedrock of sustainability. Rice farmers must utilize the land to its fullest while ensuring its continuing health. Increased productivity allows farmers to feed a growing population using less water and energy and get the most out of what each acre of soil has to offer. Full story
  • Background photo is three iron skillets filled with chicken, carrots, peas, and onions are topped with fried rice cakes, text block reads "Change the Grain and Change the Game!" New Foodservice Microsite is a ‘Rice Idea’

    May 01, 2019

    Under the theme of “Rice Ideas to Re-Shape Your Menu,” USA Rice launched its new foodservice promotional landing page for chefs and foodservice professionals with the goal of having them add more U.S.-grown rice dishes to their menus and in particular the Federation’s “rice hash brown” recipes. Full story
  • Closeup of man and woman wearing baseball caps and sunglasses USA Rice Welcomes New Government Affairs Director

    May 01, 2019

    Jeff Sands has joined USA Rice as Director of Government Affairs managing key policy issues affecting the rice industry as well as facilitating the day-to-day operations of the USA Rice Political Action Committee. Full story
  • Gourmet & Go butter chicken food package with green Think Rice logo Canada ‘Goes’ for Ready-to-Eat U.S. Rice Meals

    Apr 30, 2019

    USA Rice is expanding its repertoire in the Canadian market with affordable and healthy ready-to-eat food options for people on the go. After months of preparation, the Gourmet & Go Express Selection meal line was launched in late November 2018 in select Shopper’s Drug Mart locations in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. Full story
  • Two men wearing sport coats sit at table with gavel shaking hands, portrait photo gallery in background Trade at Top of Agenda for Arkansas Rice Leadership

    Apr 29, 2019

    Leadership of Arkansas’ rice industry engaged in a wide-ranging discussion with the Trump Administration’s Chief Agriculture Negotiator here last week. Ambassador Gregg Doud spoke before Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Farm Policy Summit and then met with leadership from the state's rice producers, millers, and Arkansas Rice Federation. Full story

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