• Muddy tractor tire track in rice field Arkansas Field Conditions Reach Saturation Point

    Apr 12, 2019

    Approaching mid-April and odds are good that it’s another rainy day in Arkansas and planting in the Natural State has come to a standstill. Full story
  • Farmers.gov logo, website url and text "Grow With Us" on background of photo of red onions in a wooden, blue crate New Features Improve Delivery of USDA Tech Tools

    Apr 11, 2019

    Last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched two new features on farmers.gov to help farmers manage loans and apply for H-2A visas. The new features streamline two processes that are spread across multiple agencies and simplify a process that can be complex for customers. Full story
  • Farm Crisis Center website information on bright yellow background Mental Health: Ag Community Urged to Address the Stress

    Apr 10, 2019

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Journal of Rural Health published studies last year that show suicide rates among farmers and farm workers are some of the highest of any industry, and are on the rise. This disturbing trend has brought to light the many unique stressors and hardships that farmers face and the growing need for healthcare resources and support in rural areas. Full story
  • People gather at a buffet table filled with colorful dishes being served by two black men wearing yellow aprons standing in front of a USA Rice & Tropical Sun banner More USA Rice Success at Wanis Trade Day

    Apr 09, 2019

    Wanis, the largest U.K. wholesaler catering to the growing Afro-Caribbean market, hosted another popular ‘Trade Day’ event here last month, and USA Rice was keen to participate in the historically successful promotion. Full story
  • WASDE Report Released

    Apr 09, 2019

    The outlook for 2018/19 U.S. rice this month is for reduced exports, unchanged domestic and residual use, and higher ending stocks. Full story
  • Group shot of Cajun Country Recipe Contest winner holding trophy flanked by both a male and female chef, along with the Intl Rice Queen wearing her tiara and another man wearing a business suit Rice-ipes, Back to You

    Apr 08, 2019

    Over two days last week, the early morning TV audience in southwest Louisiana got an inside look at the rice industry and heard about mouth-watering, rice-based recipes as the three-month long Fox 29 and Cajun Country Rice Rice-ipe contest drew to a close. Full story
  • A man and woman wearing ball caps each hold a male toddler with a third standing between them California Rice Farmer Michael Bosworth: Using Data to Tell a Better Sustainability Story

    Apr 05, 2019

    Marketing his rice directly to California consumers from his operation, Rue & Forsman Ranch, rice farmer Michael Bosworth is no stranger to questions about sustainability. “I’m out there talking about sustainability to my customers, and it’s good to talk,” says Michael. “But the problem with sustainability is: Everybody talks. And I didn’t have a great way to measure it.” Full story
  • Group of people seated at long table in a restaurant, one man stands in center with arms outstretched, talking to group U.S. Commodity Groups Focus on Canada

    Apr 04, 2019

    Last week USA Rice staff traveled to Canada, the number three export market for milled rice, for a planning meeting and to attend a luncheon for Ted McKinney, U.S. Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. Full story
  • White plate filled with colorful vegetables, fruit, nuts, protein & rice New Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meets for First Time

    Apr 03, 2019

    Last week the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee assembled for the first of five public meetings to begin the process of examining the science related to the topics and questions on nutrition and health that will help inform and guide the development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Full story
  • 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

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