ARLINGTON, VA - USA Rice officially launched its new online home, www.usarice.com
. The site has a modern look and feel, is greatly slimmed down, streamlined, and fully functional on mobile devices.
"We went through more than 15,000 pages of content to get rid of clutter and organize the information in a logical way both on the front end for users, but also on the back end for staff," said Amy Doane who worked on the new site's architecture. "The new site is light years ahead of where we were and we're excited to improve this valuable tool for our members."
Maher explained the site is now organized around the USA Rice Daily, that you are reading right now.
"The Daily and the tags associated with each story serve as the backbone of the new site, linking and organizing information logically," she said. "Not only do we add stories every day, but we are also working backwards, adding archived stories to give visitors a full picture of what each issue means for rice and how that issue has evolved over time."
Maher added that members only sections, including RMA Online and USA Rice PAC, are up and ready for use, and that any members having trouble logging in should request a password reset from their staff liaison.