• Rice mascot with big eyes and wide open mouth, wearing red, white & blue chef “Rice Is In Everything” is New USA Rice Mexico Promotion

    Jul 12, 2019

    USA Rice’s favorite mascot, Ricky Rice, has a cousin in Mexico! Arrozin, which means “Little Rice” in Spanish, made his debut as the newest USA Rice mascot at the foodservice trade show, “Exporestaurantes 2019,” here last month. Full story
  • WASDE Report Released

    Jul 11, 2019

    The outlook for 2019/20 U.S. rice is for increased supplies, higher domestic use and exports, and lower ending stocks. Full story
  • 2019-21 Rice Leadership Class, group shot of men wearing suits and sunglasses standing in front of deer statue The U.S. Rice Industry: Integrity, Quality, Commitment, and Innovation

    Jul 11, 2019

    Jason Bond is a weed scientist at Mississippi State University and a member of the 2019-21 Rice Leadership Class. Following is his report on Session II of the two-year program. Full story
  • Group of men, backs turned to camera, gather around another man, all standing in a greenhouse with rice plants in individual pots Rice Foundation Accepting Applications for 2020 Rice Leadership Development Program

    Jul 10, 2019

    The Rice Foundation is accepting applications for the 2020 Rice Leadership Development Program. Rice producers or industry-related professionals between the ages of 25 and 45 are eligible to apply for the program. The application deadline is September 20. Full story
  • Chef Hari Cameron wearing Think Rice chef coat and brown apron stands with his arms around a man and a woman wearing black aprons USA Rice Partners with Acclaimed Chef

    Jul 09, 2019

    USA Rice is teaming up with three times James Beard award nominee and 2018 Starr Chef Rising Star winner Hari Cameron for a year-long program across the culinary and foodservice realms to assist with recipe production, spokesperson duties, tradeshows, content creation, culinary introductions, and expertise into foodservice operations and sourcing. Full story
  • Crowded meeting room, woman standing at podium next to projected slides that reads: "USA Rice Federation 25th Anniversary" USA Rice Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary

    Jul 08, 2019

    During this Fourth of July weekend, rice industry leaders celebrated not only the founding of our nation but also the 25th anniversary of the USA Rice Federation. Members and staff from across the country convened in Dallas to conduct annual business meetings and take a moment to appreciate how far the organization has come since its creation in 1994. Full story
  • Aerial view of rectangular black table surrounded by white chairs plus one red chair Enterprise Partner is Newest Member Category for USA Rice

    Jul 05, 2019

    USA Rice has rolled out a new member category, the Enterprise Partner, designed to widen the base of an already vertically-integrated trade association. Entities involved in banking and insurance; farm inputs, equipment, and technology; crop consultant work; research institutions and other non-profits are all eligible for membership. As are allied businesses that want to see a vibrant U.S. rice industry but don’t fit into another membership category. Full story
  • IP-First Sale of US Rice to China Lede picture-190702.docx First Sale of U.S. Rice to China

    Jul 03, 2019

    History was made last week when after decades chasing this enormous market, a U.S. rice exporter became the first to make a sale of U.S. rice to a private importer. The sale occurred on the margins of the first ever U.S. rice trade seminar in China that was conducted with funds from the new USDA Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) program. Full story
  • Woman wearing brightly striped shirt inspects rice brands in plastic bags, piled up to the ceiling Market Report: Jordan

    Jul 02, 2019

    Jordan is a relatively small country where rice is a staple food, and though the country produces no rice, and the average yearly consumption is estimated at 53 pounds per capita. Jordanian consumers have a preference for medium grain varieties due to its stickier consistency which is better suited to traditional local dishes. Full story
  • Drawing of many hands with calculator, pen, magnifying glass hovering over paper with colorful graphs Big Picture Economics on Tap at the USA Rice Outlook Conference

    Jul 01, 2019

    The good news is the overall U.S. economy is booming; the bad news is the U.S. agricultural economy is not. During this prolonged downturn for ag, focusing on the big picture is key and economist Veronica Nigh will be on hand at the 2019 Outlook Conference to talk about the macroeconomic outlook for U.S. agriculture. Full story
  • USDA Planted Acres Released; Rice Higher than Anticipated

    Jun 28, 2019

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agriculture Statistical Service has released a new report of planted acres for most crops, and while overall rice acres are down, they are not down as much as many had anticipated. Full story
  • Two men wearing long-sleeved button-down shirts meet inside an equipment shed, one on the left gesturing with one hand, one on the right listens intently Rice Industry Reps Reappointed to Critical Trade Advisory Committees

    Jun 28, 2019

    Arkansas rice farmer Dow Brantley reappointed to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC), and USA Rice COO Bob Cummings reappointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. Full story
  • Man wearing knee-high boots, holding a mic and pointing, stands in flooded rice field Louisiana Field Days and Meetings Convene Against Backdrop of Grower Concern

    Jun 27, 2019

    For the past two days, growers flocked to field days, first at the HorizonAg Field Day on the farm of Christian Richard in Kaplan, and then for the 110th Annual Rice Field Day at the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station in Crowley. Full story
  • Two men stand in front of poster of blue sky with puffy white clouds Rice Farmers Recognized for Sustainability, Innovation

    Jun 26, 2019

    Two innovative U.S. rice farmers have been recognized by Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, for their continuous improvement and utilizing Field to Market’s Field Print Calculator. Full story
  • Students at table filling out worksheets, male teacher at front of classroom Think Rice? Think Summer Programming

    Jun 25, 2019

    USA Rice has teamed up with Texas AgriLife Extension Service for their annual “Read and Feed” summer food program that provides lunch and educational activities for children ages 18 and younger. The program is designed to educate students on nutrition and highlights the “Path to Plate” concept. Full story
  • Copy of newsletter titled "The Power of Rice" with photo of rice dish and black chopsticks with accompanying text Supermarket RD Partnerships Make Millions of Impressions

    Jun 24, 2019

    USA Rice partnerships with retail dietitians at Big Y and Redner’s supermarket chains promoting U.S.-grown rice across more than 134 grocery stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania garnered millions of impressions and increased sales over a two-week period. Full story
  • Group of people seated with backs to the camera in a large meeting room, USA Rice text and logo illuminated on big screens Southern States Share Ag Strategies

    Jun 21, 2019

    USA Rice was a sponsor of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (SASDA) conference hosted by the Texas Department of Agriculture in Fort Worth, Texas, last week. Full story
  • Blue "Translate" computer button surrounded by gray buttons displaying language choices: "English," "Espanol," "Francais," etc. Consumer Materials Now Available in Spanish

    Jun 20, 2019

    USA Rice has strengthened its arsenal of consumer resources with the addition of Spanish-translated versions of the popular RD Guide to U.S.-Grown Rice nutrition toolkit and a new recipe brochure. The Spanish language materials are now available along with the rest of the USA Rice consumer resources collection. Full story
  • Family group dressed in casual clothes stands around central older white male who holds commemorative plaque 120th RMA Convention Looks Forward

    Jun 19, 2019

    The USA Rice Millers Association (RMA), one of the oldest agri-business organizations in the U.S., held their 120th annual convention on the Big Island of Hawaii last week, and despite the long history of the group, the focus was definitely the future. Full story
  • Black and white cartoon of hand in business suit sleeve with fingers crossed and text "To tell the Truth" Louisiana Makes Truth in Labeling the Law

    Jun 18, 2019

    With final passage and signature of SB152 – Truth in Labeling, Louisiana has made it official and joins the growing list of states protecting consumers from mislabeling of products and demanding manufacturers adhere to “truth in labeling.” Full story

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