• 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
  • Bald white man wearing dark shirt, holds a cup in his hands, gray tabby cat and bowl of golden pears next to him, fire and kitchen equipment in background Trends Could Create Opportunity for Rice in Europe

    Mar 08, 2019

    The Swiss rice industry recently gathered to discuss market trends and opportunities and ways to reach consumers. Full story
  • Re-Lift pump on irrigation canal in foreground, canal stretches out to grove of trees in background RCPP Deadlines Approaching for Texas and Louisiana

    Mar 07, 2019

    Rice producers in Texas have until March 15 to apply for a special Regional Conservation Partnership (RCPP) Environmental Quality Incentives (EQIP) program, while rice producers in Louisiana have until April 19 to apply for two RCPP EQIP programs. Full story
  • Two older men walk in front of flags of Turkey and India, one wears a business suit, the other wears a white shirt and light blue vest Administration to End Special Treatment for Turkey and India, Rice Will Be Impacted

    Mar 06, 2019

    U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced on Monday that India and Turkey would lose beneficiary status under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). Full story
  •  From the movie "Grease," boy gang in leather jackets, girl gang in pink jackets stand around souped up roadster USA Rice Welcomes New Members

    Mar 05, 2019

    USA Rice recently welcomed three new members. Brookshire Drying Company has joined the USA Rice Merchants Association, and Sigma Exports and Western Foods have joined USA Rice Millers’ Association as Associate Members. Full story
  • Children line up for their chance at the Think Rice trivia wheel sitting on a table draped in an American flag tablecloth, man wearing ballcap leans over to talk to small boy getting ready to spin the wheel Rice Reigns at 2019 Farm & Gin Show

    Mar 04, 2019

    Over the weekend, this city was “Ag Central,” hosting the 67th Annual Farm & Gin Show with more than 400 exhibitors and 15,000 attendees, of which most are farmers. And just about everyone one of them stopped by the USA Rice booth to spin the THINK RICE wheel and test their rice knowledge. Full story

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