• Cartoon Twitter Bird holds sign with text "#MMGrainsChat" USA Rice to Host Twitter Chat on Plant-Based Diets

    May 29, 2019

    USA Rice, along with Meatless Monday, and the Whole Grains Council, is hosting an hour-long Twitter chat next Monday, June 3, at 2 p.m. EDT, to start a conversation about the essential role whole grains play in plant-based diets. Full story
  • Black and white vintage photo of newsboy standing on street corner hawking papers with text "Good News! Iraq Makes Major Rice Purchase!" Iraq Purchases 120,000 MT of U.S. Rice Under New Tender

    May 29, 2019

    Iraq’s Ministry of Trade has purchased 120,000 MT of U.S. rice that is four times the amount they had originally intended to purchase. Full story
  • Farmer wearing straw hat and sunglasses stands in middle of group of people listening to his lecture, rice field and drainage ditch in background U.S. and Taiwan Hold 4th Annual Rice Technical Meeting

    May 28, 2019

    Representatives of the U.S. and Taiwan rice industries plus the Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) of Taiwan met here late last week for two days of technical discussions covering rice trade between the two markets. Full story
  • Magazine cover photo shows overhead shot of rice and vegetable dish in black bowl with a scorched lemon half and yellow peppers alongside Plate Magazine’s Rice Issue Wins Coveted Journalism Award

    May 24, 2019

    The honors for rice this year continue to grow as Plate Magazine’s rice-focused issue won a Neal Award, one of the most coveted awards in business journalism. The special 2018 July/August was recognized by the Jesse H. Neal judges as 2019’s Best Subject Related Package. Full story
  • Young white male wearing red shirt stands in front of photo mural of mature rice field USA Rice Welcomes Summer Intern

    May 24, 2019

    Grant Long joined USA Rice this week as an intern with the Government Affairs team and will be working out of the Arlington office through August 9. He is originally from Georgia and is currently a student at Mississippi State University (MSU) working towards a B.S. in Political Science and Pre-Law. Full story
  • Two farmers wearing hip boots and ballcaps stand in flooded field pulling on metal gate Sustainability Report: Water Use and Water Quality

    May 23, 2019

    The rice industry is doing more than any other crop to advance sustainable water technologies. For more details, data, and stories that illustrate how seriously rice farmers take water stewardship, check out the U.S. Rice Industry Sustainability Report. Full story
  • Hand holds $5 with President Rice Deemed Eligible Commodity for Market Facilitation Program Payments

    May 23, 2019

    Today, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced $16 billion in additional aid is being allocated to programs supporting farmers who have been impacted by retaliatory tariffs and the ongoing trade disputes. Rice had been excluded from a similar program last year, but was considered an impacted commodity this time around and rice growers will receive relief. Full story
  • Bright blue water with one drop causing a ripple effect, white text "Ripple Effect" Lower U.S. Tariffs Have Ripple Effect as Turkey Reciprocates

    May 22, 2019

    As a response to the U.S. lowering import duties last week on Turkish steel and aluminum from 50 to 25 percent, the Government of Turkey published an official announcement yesterday reducing the retaliatory tariff on U.S. rice from 50 percent to 25 percent, effective immediately. Full story
  • Cartoon of a green "cool" bean wearing sunglasses and "hot" rice stricking a pose and winking, Pacface Art-190521 Mexico Opens Rice Market to Brazil

    May 21, 2019

    Earlier this month, the governments of Mexico and Brazil announced the opening of Mexico’s rice market to Brazil and Brazil reciprocated by opening their market for dry beans to Mexico. The opening in Mexico is for milled rice only. Full story
  • Black tennis shoes with white laces standing on yellow arrow pointed at text "Keep Going" Removal of 232 Tariffs is Step in the Right Direction for Passage of USMCA

    May 20, 2019

    Both Canada and Mexico had indicated that they would not sign the new trilateral deal, U.S. – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA), without the removal of these tariffs which have been in place for the past year. Full story
  • Two men stand face-to-face exchanging gifts and business cards, person recording video on cellphone in foreground Team from China Visits Potential U.S. Rice Trading Partners

    May 17, 2019

    This week, USA Rice hosted a team of rice traders, academics, and staff from the China National Association of the Grain Sector (CNAGS) who were in the United States visiting mills approved by the Chinese government as potential exporters of U.S. rice to China. Full story
  • At a business meeting a man holds up a small, orange package while a woman wearing glasses smiles at him USDA and FDA Weigh In On U.S. Rice Industry Issues

    May 17, 2019

    The USA Rice World Market Price (WMP) Subcommittee held its spring meeting here yesterday to discuss U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports on projected planting intentions and production figures, and to brief FDA on important issues effecting the U.S. rice industry. Full story
  • Man wearing yellow shirt, sunglasses and ballcap stands in large field of golden rice, palming rice heads Sustainability Report: Land Use and Soil Conservation

    May 16, 2019

    Just because rice farmers were already the best in the soil business didn’t mean that they couldn’t find ways to improve. Over the course of 36 years of data, soil erosion on U.S. rice farms decreased by 28 percent, and rice consistently demonstrates the lowest per-acre soil erosion of any major crop. Full story
  • Iraq flag in shape of the country Congress Rallies to Push for Iraqi Tender for U.S. Rice

    May 15, 2019

    Over the weekend, the government of Iraq issued a tender for 30,000 MT of U.S. rice, however the timing and schedule proposed by the tender made it almost impossible to successfully fill according to analysts. USA Rice reached out to allies on Capitol Hill for assistance and the response was overwhelming, immediate, and effective. Full story
  • Two men wearing business suits on left and a woman with a large taupe purse stand shoulder to shoulder in front of American flag USA Rice Meets with Ag Secretary Perdue in Japan

    May 14, 2019

    Earlier this week, the USA Rice representative in Japan, Yumi Kojima, and Steve Vargas of Sun Valley Rice, who serves as vice-chair of the USA Rice International Promotion Committee, had the opportunity to meet with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue at a reception in Toyko. Full story
  • 2019 Outlook Conference text over purple, pink and blue clouds USA Rice Outlook Conference Tackles Plant Communication

    May 13, 2019

    Dr. Ralph Dean, professor in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at North Carolina State University, will be presenting information on his cutting-edge research on plant communications at the 2019 Outlook Conference this December. Full story
  • Man wearing burgundy suit and bowler hat juggles three red balls A “Retreat from Commitments” Leads to a Quick Jump in U.S. Import Duties on China

    May 10, 2019

    It took only days for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to follow through on President Trump’s weekend tweet expressing frustration over apparent backsliding by China after months of trade negotiations, to increase U.S. duties today on $200 billion of imports from China, including rice. Full story
  • WASDE Report Released

    May 10, 2019

    The 2019/20 outlook for U.S. rice is for higher supplies, exports, domestic use, and ending stocks. Total U.S. rice supplies are projected to increase more than 6 percent to 299.8 million cwt. Full story
  • Moving truck with white cab and yellow body with text "Road Show" on blue background Sharing the Sustainability Story Far and Wide

    May 09, 2019

    The U.S. Rice Industry Sustainability Report is live and available to the public after two long years of research, collaboration, and boots-on-the-ground work from farmers and millers across the country and USA Rice’s sustainability team. But the effort is far from over, and now it’s time to take the report on the road for its grand tour to get the message out. Full story
  • Four people huddle under building Export Marketing Summit in Arkansas Offers Assistance to Farmers

    May 08, 2019

    Agriculture Trade Promotion (ATP) experts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) met with Arkansas producers last week to talk about foreign sales of their products and discuss cost-share assistance available to U.S. agricultural exporters through USDA programs. Full story

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