• Panel of three judges wearing black chefs jackets sit behind table with green cloth and a dish of food Colombia Chef Competition: Where U.S. Rice Meets Tradition and Innovation

    Jul 26, 2019

    The week-long, fifth annual professional chefs’ competition, Maestros del Sabor, Dueños del Sazón (Masters of Flavor, Owners of Spice), has begun with events taking place here, in Cartagena, and in Barranquilla. Full story
  • Secy Sonny Perdue stands at podium adorned with the USDA seal USDA Aid Package Details Released

    Jul 25, 2019

    Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released additional details for the $16 billion aid package for farmers that was initially announced in May. The three-tier package was designed as relief for farmers suffering from retaliatory tariffs as a result of ongoing trade disputes. Full story
  • People gather around a booth at a trade seminar holding rice products USA Rice Awarded Additional $2.5 Million for Trade Promotion

    Jul 24, 2019

    USA Rice has been awarded an additional $2,501,925 in Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) funds to conduct international marketing and promotion activities as a part of President Donald Trump’s trade mitigation programs. Full story
  • Group of people gathered at edge of bright green rice field watches drone demonstration A Lot to Learn at NELA Row Rice Field Day

    Jul 23, 2019

    Last week, growers in Louisiana’s northeast rice country gathered at Jason Waller’s farm for the Northeast Louisiana (NELA) Row Rice Field Day. Along with updates from Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter personnel, the event kicked off with an impromptu demonstration of the AgCenter’s new spray drone. Full story
  • Large glass canister with brass top and label filled with white rice sits onto a pedestal in front of poster describing Anheuser-Busch brewing process Historic Anheuser-Busch Site Hosts USA Rice School Nutrition Dinner

    Jul 22, 2019

    Last week, USA Rice hosted an influencer dinner with nutrition decision makers and foodservice authorities from schools in California, Idaho, and Tennessee at the flagship Anheuser-Busch brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. Full story
  • Colorful drawing of three cannons, atop a green globe, blowing puffed rice, 8th Wonder of the World ad-190719 Puffed Rice – Breakfast Cereal Started Out With a Big Bang

    Jul 19, 2019

    Puffed rice is so ubiquitous that it’s hard to imagine a time before it existed. The concept didn’t hit the United States until the early 20th century—and it literally exploded onto the scene. Full story
  • Green package with blue heart in the center with text "Tilda Long Grain Rice" U.S. Rice in the UK – Ready to Heat and Eat

    Jul 18, 2019

    Last month Tilda, a local U.S. rice importer in the UK, launched a brand new ready-to-heat (RTH) pouch rice product featuring identified U.S. long grain rice. This is an entirely new category for U.S. rice sales in the UK. Full story
  • White woman with short brown hair, wearing a black and white striped shirt, stands in front of a microphone reading from a paper in her hand, large group seated behind her Rice Well-Represented at Dietary Guidelines Meeting

    Jul 17, 2019

    Last week the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) held the second of five public meetings here with presentations by each of the DGAC subcommittees and public delivery of oral comments to the committee. Full story
  • Red, white and blue USA Rice Federation logo with 25th Anniversary banner Leadership Changes for Two USA Rice Governing Boards

    Jul 16, 2019

    At USA Rice’s July Business Meeting here last week, the USA Rice Farmers and the Rice Council announced the appointment of new leadership. Full story
  • Three people, one woman, two men, dressed in business attire stand talking in a meeting room Ag Trade is Front and Center at Annual USAEDC Conference

    Jul 15, 2019

    Last week USA Rice participated in the 39th annual U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council (USAEDC) conference, a forum for agricultural commodity exporters and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials to discuss trade. Full story
  • 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

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