• Three men in blue business suits stand together outside near palm trees and table full of flowers USA Rice Sponsors Independence Day Celebration in Iraq

    Apr 02, 2019

    Last week, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad hosted a National Day event, marking the 243rd year of American independence. Over 300 American and Iraqi government officials, diplomats of various nations, civil society leaders, and business executives were invited. Full story
  • Men standing behind a row of camera tripods, enormous mosquito statue in background New USA Rice Partner Bites into Conservation Program

    Apr 01, 2019

    Mosquitoes Unlimited (MU) has committed to joining the industry’s conservation partnership program with an eye to expanding their own reach as well. Full story
  • Group of people seated at large table with elaborate chandeliers overhead Louisiana Rice Industry Puts Planting on Hold to Meet with Senator Bill Cassidy

    Mar 29, 2019

    Last week, a group of Louisiana rice growers left the fields and put planting on a brief hold, to host Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and his staff for a rice industry update at the local First National Bank conference room. Full story
  • Burning candle flame with shimmering yellow discs in background In Memory: Mark Wimpy

    Mar 28, 2019

    USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of Mark Wimpy, of Jonesboro, Arkansas, who passed away March 25, at the age of 59. A fourth-generation farmer, Mark took great pride in his work and cared deeply for the rice industry. Full story
  • British Prime Minister Theresa May waves goodbye Is the U.K. In or Out? Implications for U.S. Rice

    Mar 28, 2019

    Each day brings a new twist on Brexit and when and how the United Kingdom will exit the European Union. While that drama plays out, U.S. rice exporters have customers to serve in what has been a single market since 1973 and looks to continue to be one, but for how long is anyone’s guess. Full story
  • Young boy eating from rice cooker, rice all over the floor, Yoshiyasu Nishikawa photo Taiwan’s Government Taking Measures to Address Lagging Rice Consumption

    Mar 27, 2019

    As the per capita volume of rice consumption here steadily declines year by year, from an average of 100 pounds in 2012 to 98 pounds in 2016, the Taiwan government has begun efforts to promote the advantages of domestic rice and encourage consumers to eat more rice. Full story
  • Wooden gavel covers piece of paper with text "Cease And Desist" atop stack of manila files USA Rice Demands End to False Labeling in Puerto Rico

    Mar 26, 2019

    USA Rice sent a cease and desist letter yesterday to Pan American Grain demanding that the company stop its deceptive practices concerning the marking and sales of imported Chinese rice on the U.S. Commonwealth, an important market for U.S. medium grain. Full story
  • Three basketball players in white/purple uniforms pressure single player in orange with the ball USA Rice Keeps Pressure on Iraq

    Mar 25, 2019

    Last week Iraq announced a global tender for 30,000 MT of rice. Rice industry champions in Congress are currently reaching out to the U.S. Embassy in Iraq and the Iraqi Ambassador on behalf of the industry to encourage the purchase of U.S.-grown rice. Full story
  • Man with back to camera walking through mature rice field Wetlands America Trust Taps Rice Farmer and Noted Conservationist George Dunklin for Board Seat

    Mar 22, 2019

    Wetlands America Trust (WAT) recently elected George Dunklin Jr., a rice farmer from Humphrey, Arkansas, as one of its newest trustees. The WAT board is the land trust arm of Ducks Unlimited (DU). Full story
  • Text "Conservation Stewardship Program" superimposed over photo of green grass field next to dirt road next to field of brown stalks USDA Allowing Some One-Year CSP Extensions

    Mar 22, 2019

    Farmers with expiring Conservation Stewardship Program contracts are being notified that they can sign up for an additional year of payments. Eligible contract holders should get a letter from the Natural Resources Conservation Service by April 8. Full story
  • Sushi Zen Donut with green avocado slices, red & yellow fish roe, sesame seeds on a bed of nori Sushi Donuts: Hole Foods?

    Mar 21, 2019

    From California’s sushi burrito to Toronto’s sushi pizza, chefs and restaurants across the U.S. are taking advantage of customer demand for unique, Instagram-able dishes to experiment with the traditional sushi form, and they’re using U.S.-grown rice to do it. Enter the latest craze in pioneering sushi configurations: the sushi donut. Full story
  • Overhead shot of white bowl filled with cut green chilis, carrots, potatoes, and a spoonful of rice At Midpoint, New Social Media Campaign Yields Notable 15.9M Impressions

    Mar 20, 2019

    In September, USA Rice launched its partnership with The FeedFeed agency, the largest and most engaged digital cooking community, to conduct a year-long campaign with goals to drive mass awareness and celebrate U.S.-grown rice, develop engaging content, and educate audiences on the benefits of rice consumption. Full story
  • David Douglas Duncan black & white photo of Picasso wearing paper bird mask Puerto Rico Rice Shipper Fined for False Advertising

    Mar 19, 2019

    Last week, the Department of Consumer Affairs of Puerto Rico (DACO) issued a $10,000 fine against Pan American Grain for violating the Deceptive Practices and Ads Regulation in the rice packaging they sell in Puerto Rico. The company was guilty of deceiving consumers by claiming place of origin on 20-pound bags of medium grain rice was the U.S. when the origin actually was China. Full story
  • Woman at podium, American flag to the left, under banner text "Harvesting Perspectives Ag & Good Policy Summit" USA Rice and Anheuser-Busch Partner to Support Sustainable Rice Farming

    Mar 16, 2019

    USA Rice and Anheuser-Busch are partnering for the third year in a row to invest in America’s rice growers, with America’s leading beer company announcing it will donate $150,000 to USA Rice to support the organization’s Rice Stewardship Partnership. Full story
  • People gathered around a table examine rice samples in clear plastic bags U.S. Rice Quality Put to the Test in Nicaragua

    Mar 15, 2019

    Earlier this week USA Rice embarked on an important mission to distribute long grain rice samples to major rice industry leaders in Nicaragua. Quality of U.S. rice was the main topic for discussion in the meetings. Full story
  • Wanted Poster with rice pretenders CauliRice, RightRice and Banza "for impersonating real, healthy, sustainable U.S. grown rice" Arkansas Outlaws Rice Pretenders

    Mar 14, 2019

    Rice pretenders are about to be contraband in Arkansas thanks to a new truth in labeling law that has just passed the House and Senate here and is expected to be signed by Governor Asa Hutchinson any day. Full story
  • Billboard with bowl of rice and meat w/text "Get Creative Start With Rice" against blue sky & white clouds Louisiana Rice Promotion Board Uses Certified Louisiana Program to Boost Rice

    Mar 13, 2019

    The Louisiana Rice Promotion Board was successful in obtaining a $100,000 grant through the program and used the funds to encourage Louisianans to “Start with Rice.” Analysis on the effort is in and the results are even better than expected. Full story
  • Rice Face Mask Application on female face, makeup brush coating white substance on woman whose eyes are closed Rice Water: DIY Secret to Glowing, Healthy Skin

    Mar 12, 2019

    If you’re interested in trying a DIY rice beauty treatment, there are plenty of recipes and instructions to choose from online. Simply soak half a cup of rice in one inch of water for 30-60 minutes, and you’ve got an excellent base for a facial or hair mask. Full story
  • Burning candle flame with shimmering yellow discs in background In Memory: Rex Morgan

    Mar 12, 2019

    USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of Rex Allen Morgan, of Indianola, Mississippi, who passed away last week, at the age of 80. Rex was the first chair of the USA Rice Federation at its founding in 1994. Full story
  • IP-2019 Foodex Japan, taste test at booth-190308 Is It U.S. Medium Grain Inarizushi Or Is It Japanese Inarizushi?

    Mar 11, 2019

    USA Rice set up taste tests of U.S. medium grain rice at the largest food trade show in Asia and the results were encouraging. Full story

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