• Young man sits at large wooden desk, older gentleman wearing business suit stands behind, two flags flank the desk New USA Rice Trade Policy VP is a Familiar Face

    Oct 15, 2019

    Peter Bachmann has rejoined USA Rice as vice president of international trade policy directing all of USA Rice’s trade policy initiatives and programs. Full story
  • Close up of green rice field Webinar Series on Sustainability Starts Tomorrow

    Oct 15, 2019

    A new webinar series focused on the impressive sustainability record of the U.S. rice industry makes its debut tomorrow at 12:00 noon EDT. The webinars are an extension of the work done around the U.S. Rice Industry Sustainability Report, and are open to anyone interested in learning about rice sustainability efforts and practices. Full story
  • Home from the Holidays and Ready for U.S. Rice in Saudi Arabia

    Oct 11, 2019

    USA Rice is partnering with a major brand in the Saudi market to promote U.S. rice to young consumers and families to keep sales strong. Full story
  • Movie clapboard in background, green circle in foreground with text about the National Rice Month Scholarship Video Contest How Three Minutes Can Change Your Life

    Oct 10, 2019

    If you’re a high school graduating student from Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, or Texas, submit a three-minute video that creates awareness and promotes U.S.-grown rice, September National Rice Month, and the importance of rice to your state, for a chance to win this year’s National Rice Month Scholarship. Full story
  • Man wearing plaid shirt, jeans, waterproof boots, and ballcap walks through green rice field followed by three young boys Rice Farmer Tim Gertson: An Inventive Approach to Rice Sustainability in Texas

    Oct 09, 2019

    When Tim Gertson isn’t out in the fields, you might find him hunkered down in his office, which he describes as “a mad scientist’s lair, with jumper wires all over the place.” Tim says “my big push is to find new ways to use technology to make myself more sustainable.” Full story
  • Blue bowl filled with rice, chickpeas, roasted cauliflower and spinach Health-Focused Consumers Think Rice Thanks to New RD Program

    Oct 08, 2019

    Last month, USA Rice partnered with several registered dietitians to create an RD Blogger program that will run throughout the coming year and help spread the word about the health benefits and culinary versatility of U.S.-grown rice. Full story
  • ‬Kennedy Rice Mill, overhead photo of people leaning in to inspect rice held in worker International Trade Missions Intersect in Mid-South Rice Country

    Oct 07, 2019

    Last month USA Rice embarked on two reverse trade missions conducted simultaneously that hosted 10 Colombian and 12 Central American delegates through Arkansas and Louisiana rice country, to provide a working knowledge of the Identity Preserved (IP) and fortified rice varieties and capabilities in the United States. Full story
  • Man with gray hair wearing dark business suit holds large bag on rice while standing in grocery store aisle surrounded by group of people Under Secretary McKinney Visits USA Rice In-Store Promotion in Costco Japan

    Oct 04, 2019

    USA Rice is conducting taste-testing demonstrations at all 26 Costco stores in Japan, introducing a U.S.-owned brand of rice milled and packaged in the U.S. and ready for purchase by consumers. USDA Under Secretary Ted McKinney was one of the first customers to stop by the in-store promotion. Full story
  • Group shot of chefs wearing toques and other people wearing business attire Chefs Compete for Top Honors at USA Rice Cooking Contest

    Oct 04, 2019

    “Sushi Salad Style” was the theme of the 7th annual Chef’s Contest, hosted by USA Rice and showcasing ten chef finalists who competed here at the final cook-off. The ten professional chefs were selected from 116 applicants; eight of the finalists represented restaurants, while two were from deli operations. Full story
  • Group of men stand talking near large yellow combines California Tour Encourages Trade with Turkey

    Oct 03, 2019

    Last week, a group of rice and pulse traders from Turkey toured California rice country during a reverse trade mission sponsored by USA Rice, the Nebraska Dry Bean Commission and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) based in Ankara. Full story
  • Line of people wearing fluorescent jackets and hardhats climbs the gangplank of a ship Iraqi Delegation Goes to the Source for Recent U.S. Rice Sales

    Oct 03, 2019

    Last week, USA Rice hosted a delegation of seven officials from Iraq’s Ministry of Trade for a meeting with U.S. rice exporters to discuss ways to ensure continued trade between the two countries including improved rice quality, technical trainings, and investments into Iraq. Full story
  • Dueling photos of Green Giant riced veggies and Right Rice made from vegetables USA Rice Keeps Pressure on Pretenders at Public Forum

    Oct 02, 2019

    At a public forum last week, USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward presented comments to FDA officials on the importance of adopting an SOI for rice in the U.S. and protecting consumers from the misleading marketing of rice pretenders. Full story
  • White man with gray hair wearing glasses and a dark business suit and brown tie ADM Rice’s Chris Bonnesen to Retire

    Oct 01, 2019

    After more than 40 years in the U.S. and international rice industry, Christian Bonnesen, president of Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) Rice, Inc., is retiring on October 31. Full story
  • Crowds of people seated at tables enjoying plates of food, rice stalks as centerpieces Healthful Rice is Staple of Mississippi’s Annual NRM Luncheon

    Sep 30, 2019

    Delta Rice Promotions hosted the twenty-ninth annual Mississippi National Rice Month Luncheon on September 20, at the Delta State University campus here. The luncheon is known for the plethora of rice dishes available to taste, and this year, more than 40 different restaurants from the region contributed food, filling more than 100 feet of table space. Full story
  • Foreground shows rice served in baking dish decorated with red crawfish, recipe card on easel, background shows several people standing at another table, Rick Hickman photo Rice Month Wraps Up but Greatest Grain Celebrations Continue in Louisiana

    Sep 30, 2019

    September is National Rice Month, so it goes without saying, it’s been a busy month for Louisiana’s rice industry, with food bank donations to honor End Hunger Month along with annual cooking competitions all made possible by “Certified LA” milled rice. Full story
  • Congressional Rice Caucus Launches with Sustainability Update

    Sep 27, 2019

    Yesterday, the Congressional Rice Caucus convened for its inaugural meeting. The Rice Caucus is comprised of like-minded legislators from both sides of the aisle all who agree that the mission of the Caucus is to provide a platform to discuss the role of government in addressing current and future challenges facing the U.S. rice industry. Full story
  • 2019 Duck Stamp shows painting of wood duck sitting in water surrounded by cattails USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited Host 2019 Federal Duck Stamp Reception

    Sep 27, 2019

    Last Thursday, USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited co-hosted the annual Federal Duck Stamp Reception to showcase the strong partnership between rice and ducks, and to promote ongoing conservation efforts to preserve wetlands and wildlife habitat. Full story
  • https://www.usarice.com/images/default-source/usa-rice-daily-images/domestic-promotion/dp-w-2019-think-rice-truck--shiny-sky-190925.jpg The 2019 Think Rice Road Trip Kicks Off with a Nod to an American Icon

    Sep 26, 2019

    USA Rice is using Johnny Appleseed Day, September 26, to kick off the second Think Rice Road Trip. Like Johnny before them, the USA Rice team wants Americans to eat more U.S.-grown rice. So, they are hitting the road in a 2019 Ford F-150 festooned with rice images and messages, and giving away Aroma rice cookers and U.S.-grown rice. Full story
  • People gathered around blue-topped table for milling demo Acclaimed Chefs Tour Mississippi Rice Country

    Sep 25, 2019

    Earlier this month, USA Rice brought seven foodservice chefs, nutritionists, and award-winning individual chefs to Mississippi rice country for the fourth iteration of the Foodservice Farm & Mill tour to learn and experience first-hand the whole story of U.S.-grown rice from the field to their kitchens. Full story
  • Drawing of mature khapra beetle & larvae Mexico Bans Uruguayan Imports

    Sep 24, 2019

    Mexico has banned imports of Uruguayan rice after finding khapra beetle in a container earlier this month. The National Health Service, Food Safety and Food Quality (SENASICA) in Mexico has withdrawn Uruguay from the list of approved countries that can supply milled rice to Mexico. Full story

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