• Old man crawls across finish line at track meet U.S. Secures Carve-Out of Korean Market

    Nov 19, 2019

    A long-sought deal was reached between the United States and Korea for U.S.-only rice import access, referred to as a country specific quota. The agreement ensures that Korea will import a minimum of 132,304 metric tons annually, beginning January 1, 2020. Full story
  • Many people walk around USA Rice trade show booth with signage and lots of rice photos USA Rice Awarded $4.5M for 2020 International Promotion Activities

    Nov 18, 2019

    USA Rice has been awarded $4,511,326 in Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) funding from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to continue marketing and promoting U.S. rice in more than 20 countries worldwide. Full story
  • Food Fest booth with blue tent over stacks of rice cookers in boxes and on tables, man in blue shirt gestures to people walking by Rice Road Warriors Part Two: Unprecedented Efforts

    Nov 15, 2019

    This year, the Think Rice Road Trip team took some major risks to pull off two of the most unique events for this year’s trip, but both have paid huge dividends and the industry they are representing. Full story
  • Black shopping bag filled with green box and bag of rice, text on side says "Get Creative, Start with Rice" Rice Road Warriors Part One: Winning Hearts and Minds

    Nov 14, 2019

    Year two of the Think Rice Road Trip is winding down, and the team has seen dramatic success staying close to “home” and integrating other components of USA Rice’s Domestic Promotion programs as they hand out thousands of Aroma rice cookers and tons of donated U.S.-grown rice to consumers. Full story
  • Men dressed in football jerseys shake hands in front of large NFL sign Promoting U.S. Rice and American Football Go Hand in Hand

    Nov 13, 2019

    The third annual USA Rice trade mission to Mexico took place here last week with nearly 20 USA Rice and U.S. Rice Producers Association (USRPA) members and staff participating in meetings with local rice millers, importers, and wholesalers. Full story
  • Three young Asian people use smartphones to take photos of rice samples; in background are two large posters with photos of rice dishes and Think Rice logos USA Rice Hosts Event to “Reintroduce” U.S. Rice to Singapore Market

    Nov 12, 2019

    USA Rice recently hosted the first in a series of gourmet events targeting different consumer segments in Singapore. The kick-off event, featuring U.S.-grown rice, was designed especially for millennial gourmands who enjoy new food experiences. Full story
  • Ag Secy Sonny Perdue & President Trump give thumbs up, standing in front of bright blue curtain and American flag Farmers Receive Relief as Trade Disputes Continue

    Nov 08, 2019

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Thursday afternoon that the White House has approved the second round of 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments. This decision comes shortly after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. and China had reached a “phase one” trade agreement. Full story
  • WASDE Report Released

    Nov 08, 2019

    This month’s outlook for 2019/20 U.S. rice is for slightly lower supplies, unchanged use, and decreased ending stocks. The NASS November Crop Production report indicated 2019/20 rice production is lowered 700,000 cwt from the previous forecast to 187.9 million. Full story
  • Small bird with yellow, brown, and white feathers held in a person Annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival Attracts Birders from Far and Wide

    Nov 07, 2019

    Ornithologists and avid birdwatchers gathered in southwest Louisiana this past weekend for a chance to spy the yellow rail, a rare marshbird that migrates to the Gulf Coast each winter, stopping over in Louisiana’s rice fields. Full story
  • Asian men and one white man stand in front of table with rice samples and calculators, looking at rice grains in small white plate Taiwan Hosts the U.S. for Rice Grading Seminar

    Nov 06, 2019

    This week, a team led by USA Rice traveled here to conduct a rice grading seminar with Taiwan’s Agriculture and Food Agency inspectors. The seminar is the second of its kind and was borne out of the annual U.S.-Taiwan rice technical meetings. Full story
  • Four men wearing ballcaps listen to woman explaining rice sorter during mill tour, Sun Valley Rice CA Turkish Trade Delegation Meets U.S. Rice Industry Face-to-Face

    Nov 05, 2019

    Last week, three senior members of the Turkish Grain Board (TMO), along with an Ankara-based USDA agriculture specialist, visited California and Arkansas rice country on a reverse trade mission aiming to reestablish the once-robust Turkish export market. Full story
  • 2019 Outlook Conference text over purple, pink and blue clouds Outlook Conference Rates Rising This Week

    Nov 04, 2019

    Registration rates for the USA Rice Outlook Conference climb on Wednesday of this week. Read about some of the highlights at what promises to be the biggest and best Outlook Conference yet. Full story
  • Headshots of two white men wearing business suits, one on left is clean shaven with graying temples, one on right stands in front of a world map andhas a beard and is bald Co-op Session Added to USA Rice Outlook Conference

    Nov 01, 2019

    USA Rice has just added an important breakout session on co-ops to the USA Rice Outlook Conference schedule asking vital questions such as "what does the future hold for rice co-ops?" and "how does a shifting industry change the value proposition for members?" Full story
  • Blue toolbox with variety of implements: wrenches, brushes, screwdrivers, rulers USA Rice Releases PLC Payment Calculator for 2018 Crop

    Nov 01, 2019

    USA Rice has released an updated Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment calculator for the 2018 rice crop to help project a farmer’s potential rice PLC payment. Full story
  • Foreground shows wooden bowls filled and labeled with different kinds of rice, man wearing a suit jacket talks with people at booth, Think Rice wheel on a table in the background Registered Dietitians “Think Rice” at 2019 Food & Nutrition Show

    Oct 31, 2019

    This week, USA Rice headed to Philadelphia to interface with more than 10,000 dietitians, food policy makers, healthcare providers, nutrition scientists and researchers, and food industry leaders from around the globe at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ 2019 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). Full story
  • People wearing headphones sit around conference table, green Think Rice logo prominent on video screen in room Meeting with Iraqi Ministry of Trade Yields Fruitful Discussion

    Oct 30, 2019

    Yesterday, USA Rice hosted eight officials from Iraq’s Ministry of Trade for a presentation on the quality and reliability of U.S. rice. The delegation will be in the U.S. for nearly three weeks as part of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Full story
  • Children play in a large container filled with yellow corn, woman throws corn in the air Country Comes to Town in Little Rock, Arkansas

    Oct 29, 2019

    Last Sunday afternoon, more than 4,000 Arkansans attended “Downtown on the Farm,” a new event highlighting Arkansas agriculture in a centralized, easily accessible venue, ultimately bringing the state’s largest industry to the state’s largest city. Full story
  • Boot kicking can that says "Brexit" down a leaf-strewn road The EU and UK Punt Brexit: Fourth Time’s the Charm?

    Oct 28, 2019

    Last week, the United Kingdom’s parliament delivered a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson by forcing the pro-Brexit leader to request yet another extension, this one for 90 days, prior to separation from the European Union. Today, EU ambassadors signed off on the UK’s request for an extension, punting the hard-split date from October 31, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Full story
  • Mature rice field in foreground, yellow combine in background, J. Morris photo California Crop Goes From Slow Start to Swift Completion

    Oct 25, 2019

    An update on this year's California crop includes reports from rice farmers Seth Fiack, Kurt Richter, and Matthew Sligar. Full story
  • Group shot of people wearing business attire standing in front a poster of rice in the field with sustainability messaging, Kolnmesse photo Anuga 2019: A Century Old and Still “Tasting the Future”

    Oct 24, 2019

    Earlier this month, USA Rice exhibited at 2019 Anuga, the largest bi-annual foodshow in the world. This year marked the 100-year anniversary of the tradeshow that attracts more than 170,000 attendees and 7,590 exhibitors from 106 countries. Full story

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