• Foreground shows rice served in baking dish decorated with red crawfish, recipe card on easel, background shows several people standing at another table, Rick Hickman photo Rice Month Wraps Up but Greatest Grain Celebrations Continue in Louisiana

    Sep 30, 2019

    September is National Rice Month, so it goes without saying, it’s been a busy month for Louisiana’s rice industry, with food bank donations to honor End Hunger Month along with annual cooking competitions all made possible by “Certified LA” milled rice. Full story
  • Congressional Rice Caucus Launches with Sustainability Update

    Sep 27, 2019

    Yesterday, the Congressional Rice Caucus convened for its inaugural meeting. The Rice Caucus is comprised of like-minded legislators from both sides of the aisle all who agree that the mission of the Caucus is to provide a platform to discuss the role of government in addressing current and future challenges facing the U.S. rice industry. Full story
  • 2019 Duck Stamp shows painting of wood duck sitting in water surrounded by cattails USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited Host 2019 Federal Duck Stamp Reception

    Sep 27, 2019

    Last Thursday, USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited co-hosted the annual Federal Duck Stamp Reception to showcase the strong partnership between rice and ducks, and to promote ongoing conservation efforts to preserve wetlands and wildlife habitat. Full story
  • https://www.usarice.com/images/default-source/usa-rice-daily-images/domestic-promotion/dp-w-2019-think-rice-truck--shiny-sky-190925.jpg The 2019 Think Rice Road Trip Kicks Off with a Nod to an American Icon

    Sep 26, 2019

    USA Rice is using Johnny Appleseed Day, September 26, to kick off the second Think Rice Road Trip. Like Johnny before them, the USA Rice team wants Americans to eat more U.S.-grown rice. So, they are hitting the road in a 2019 Ford F-150 festooned with rice images and messages, and giving away Aroma rice cookers and U.S.-grown rice. Full story
  • People gathered around blue-topped table for milling demo Acclaimed Chefs Tour Mississippi Rice Country

    Sep 25, 2019

    Earlier this month, USA Rice brought seven foodservice chefs, nutritionists, and award-winning individual chefs to Mississippi rice country for the fourth iteration of the Foodservice Farm & Mill tour to learn and experience first-hand the whole story of U.S.-grown rice from the field to their kitchens. Full story
  • Drawing of mature khapra beetle & larvae Mexico Bans Uruguayan Imports

    Sep 24, 2019

    Mexico has banned imports of Uruguayan rice after finding khapra beetle in a container earlier this month. The National Health Service, Food Safety and Food Quality (SENASICA) in Mexico has withdrawn Uruguay from the list of approved countries that can supply milled rice to Mexico. Full story
  • Aerial shot of ACC rice mill and surrounding flooded rice fields & Sutter Buttes 2019 USA Rice Sustainability Award Application Open

    Sep 24, 2019

    To help recognize U.S. rice's unique environmental qualities and the men and women who improve the crop's sustainability every day, USA Rice launched a Sustainability Award last year to identify and promote prime examples. Full story
  • Vintage photo of old man wearing overalls & reading newspaper, rocking back in rocking chair with his feet on steps Celebration is Theme of Latest Issue of Whole Grain

    Sep 23, 2019

    September National Rice Month is a time for celebration! Harvest is here and so is the latest issue of the Whole Grain, USA Rice’s newspaper, on its way to more than 24,000 readers throughout the six rice producing states and Washington, DC, chock-full of news about our greatest of grains. Full story
  • crop report 3 Crop Progress Report: Missouri

    Sep 20, 2019

    Missouri rice farmers Rance Daniels and Zach Worrell report in on harvest in the Show Me State. Full story
  • USA Rice-craft beer festival (2) thumbnail USA Rice Exhibits at Hanwha World Craft Beer Festival

    Sep 19, 2019

    Last week, South Korean craft beer enthusiasts were treated to a sampling of U.S. rice dishes paired with imported brews. The annual World Craft Beer Festival in Seoul reflects the growing popularity of craft beer in South Korea. Full story
  • arkansas pic 2 Arkansas Rice Industry Donates More Than 141,000 Pounds of Rice in Honor of National Rice Month

    Sep 18, 2019

    The Arkansas rice industry donated 141,208 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Food Bank in honor of National Rice Month today. The donation from seven mills will provide nearly 1.5 million servings of rice to help feed families, children, and seniors all across the state. Full story
  • school newsletter USA Rice Launches School Nutrition Newsletter

    Sep 17, 2019

    Last week, USA Rice launched the “Schools Think Rice” newsletter to engage with school nutrition professionals throughout the year and provide a platform to distribute the industry’s school nutrition resources to interested parties. Full story
  • ITP-USA Rice Gives Sustainability Presentation to European Millers Organization-190916 USA Rice Gives Sustainability Presentation to European Millers Organization

    Sep 16, 2019

    USA Rice attended the gathering of the European rice millers to talk about sustainability, and hear presentations on other topics of interest to the industry. Full story
  • Rice Doing Good in the Neighborhood

    Sep 13, 2019

    Last week, Mars Incorporated, maker of Uncle Ben’s and Seeds of Change rice lines, participated in a neighborhood free farmers market with Bread for the City, one of the most respected charitable organizations in Washington, DC. Full story
  • WOTUS 2 thumbnail EPA Announces WOTUS Repeal

    Sep 12, 2019

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced long-awaited plans to repeal the Obama-era Waters of the United States rule that extended federal authority and protections to streams and wetlands through the Clean Water Act. Full story
  • Three chefs cook on stage beside large photo of another chef with the USA Rice logo Food Show in Turkey Cooks with U.S.-Grown Rice

    Sep 12, 2019

    Last week, USA Rice joined 430 exhibitors from 29 countries to participate in the Worldfood Istanbul Show, an international meeting point for the regional food industry that attracts 20,000 visitors ranging from foodservice professionals, buyers, retail and wholesale managers, and traders. Full story
  • Group of men and one woman sit with their hands folded on a table displaying country place cards FECARROZ Elects New Board of Directors

    Sep 11, 2019

    Last week, USA Rice met with FECARROZ (Central America Rice Federation) to continue discussions on the Central America & Dominican Republic free trade agreement (CAFTA-DR) to maintain and grow rice trade in the region. Full story
  • Woman wearing blue apron, hairnet, and visor stands behind metal cart handing out rice samples in paper cups U.S. Rice Featured at Costco Stores in Japan

    Sep 10, 2019

    Earlier this month, 20 of the 26 Costco outlets in Japan hosted in-store demonstrations featuring U.S. medium grain rice designed to highlight and promote the first-ever U.S. rice milled and packaged for retail sale there. Full story
  • Several people use large paddles to stir rice dish in large metal pan Rice: An Essential Ingredient of Sabor USA

    Sep 09, 2019

    This year, 21 cooperators participated in the annual Sabor USA event that brings together USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) cooperators to promote U.S. ag products, including U.S. rice. Full story
  • New Consumer Newsletter superimposed over photo showing white rice spilling out of heart-shaped mold onto wooden planks USA Rice Launches New Consumer Newsletter

    Sep 06, 2019

    As the 29th National Rice Month kicked off this week, USA Rice added a new consumer outreach program to its arsenal, the Think Rice Newsletter. The newsletter is a follow up to the 2018 Think Rice Road Trip where Domestic Promotion teams visited with thousands of consumers across the trip’s nine-state route collecting e-mail addresses, areas of consumer interest, and additional information. Full story

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