• 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
  • 2019 USA Rice Outlook Conference logo USA Rice Outlook Conference Registration Open

    Sep 05, 2019

    Registration for the USA Rice Outlook Conference, the largest rice-specific event in North America, opened this week. USA Rice is adding a great deal to the conference this year to ensure the event’s tagline, “If Rice is Your Business, This is Your Meeting,” holds true. Full story
  • Man in yellow and blue plaid shirt talks with woman wearing pink shirt & hat Technical Advances and Optimism on Display in California

    Sep 04, 2019

    USA Rice staff traveled to California last week for a three-day visit that included tours of farms and mills, meetings with members, and the California Rice Field Day. Full story
  • September National Rice Month Logo National Rice Month is Here at Last!

    Sep 03, 2019

    National Rice Month is here and there are going to be events and celebrations all month long! Full story
  • Rice bags with Japanese kanji on grocery shelf “American Food Fair” Promotion in China Endorses U.S. Rice

    Aug 30, 2019

    A new promotion, called “American Food Fair,” began here in late July and runs through August at AEON, a large Japanese-owned holding company comprised of upscale general merchandise stores with locations all over Asia. Full story
  • Maturing Arkansas rice field & irrigation ditch Harvest Times in Arkansas Sync Up with Mother Nature

    Aug 29, 2019

    Harvest is on the horizon for many Arkansas producers if the sun will stick around! Harvest for some was set to begin last week but was postponed due to another rainy spell. Full story
  • Graphic of hands pointing at various items like a purse, a shoe, flowers, a box, all superimposed on a blue background with a world map Consumer Behavior Unmasked at Outlook Conference

    Aug 28, 2019

    Building on last year’s popular session, “The Future of Retail,” USA Rice has added a can’t miss session to this year’s Outlook Conference that will look at grocery shopper trends. In “Customers Also Viewed This: Unpacking Consumer Retail Behavior,” David Fikes, with the Food Marketing Institute, will present a trend report that builds on more than four decades of research into customer attitudes and practices. Full story
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with US President Donald Trump, both men wearing business suits, seated in front of backdrop reading Biarritz 2019 Rice Industry Awaiting Details on Partial Ag Deal with Japan

    Aug 27, 2019

    This past weekend, reports emerged regarding a Japan-U.S. trade deal covering agriculture, automobiles, and digital trade. Initial reports indicate that rice was left out of this deal. While Japan imports more than $200 million of U.S. rice, much of that rice does not reach the Japanese consumer due to Japan’s import policies and anticompetitive practices. Full story
  • Young girl with unicorn headband stands in ripened, yellow rice field Texas Crop Report: Late and Getting Later

    Aug 26, 2019

    TX – When you talk with Texas rice farmers they almost all say the same thing about the 2019 crop – it got started late and never caught up. Full story
  • 2019 Field Days topographical map shows locations throughout Arkansas, Mississippi, and Missouri marked with red flags Having a Field Day at August Field Days

    Aug 23, 2019

    USA Rice staff participated in field days across the Delta during August, catching up with a wide cross section of the industry based in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Missouri. Next week USA Rice staff is headed to California to attend their field day on August 28. Full story
  • Several people inspect polypipe irrigation in green rice field Risk Management Agency Does Their Research on Rice

    Aug 22, 2019

    This week, staff from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) toured Arkansas to talk with rice farmers and see irrigation methods like alternate wetting and drying (AWD) and furrow irrigated (or row) rice firsthand. RMA is actively working to provide crop insurance coverage for these two irrigation methods. Full story
  • Colorful straws made out of rice sticking out of a wooden cylinder The Last Straw, Made of Rice, May Be the Most Ecological

    Aug 21, 2019

    Everyone is looking for ways to decrease single-use plastic consumption, and disposable plastic straws have become a lightning rod in the worldwide effort to reduce plastic waste. Recently, scientists and manufacturers have turned to a new revolutionary material that could make single-use plastics in the foodservice industry obsolete: rice. Full story

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