The Rice Stuff Looks Back at Outlook

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As full as this episode is, it really just scratched the surface, and why people should plan on attending the conference in person
Jan 09, 2024
ARLINGTON, VA – The USA Rice Outlook Conference may have ended one month ago, but the lessons from speakers and sessions are still being unpacked.  In the latest episode of The Rice Stuff podcast, cohosts Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon look back at the conference and some of the education sessions that stuck with them.

From e-commerce platforms to NASA’s earth observation, and from global rice market trends to in-market consumer trends, Klein and Dixon revisit key lessons, talk about the session that looked at state check-off programs, and share some personal insights from their participation at the 2023 event.

Tune in to hear from Arkansas rice farmers Jay Coker and Jeremy Jones; Louisiana rice farmer Michael Fruge; Dr. Ben Runkle with the University of Arkansas; USDA’s Dr. Michele Reba; NASA’s Dr. Michael Humber; Aled Thomas from S&P Global; CEO of Local Line Cole Jones; and USA Rice’s own Dr. Steve Linscombe and Cameron Jacobs, among others.

“As full as this episode is, we really just scratched the surface,” said Klein.  “In fact, we’re dedicating an upcoming episode entirely to another session from Outlook – ag labor and the H-2A process.  It’s why people should always plan on attending the conference.  And as we mention, you can mark your calendars now – December 8-10, 2024, in Little Rock.”

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