• U.S. Rice Sustainability Report Cover, closeup of green rice in field with gray sky Epic Rice Sustainability Report Goes Live

    Apr 25, 2019

    The U.S. Rice Industry Sustainability Report is now available on the USA Rice website. It’s an historic document that spans three decades of rice’s commitment to sustainability across six states, and encompasses a vast amount of information and data, centralized for the first time in one place. Full story
  • Green tractor pulls two land levelers across brown dirt field Transferability Added to Arkansas Water Tax Credits Program

    Apr 24, 2019

    A policy change made during the recent Arkansas state legislative session allows farmers and landowners to turn the water tax credits into cash by transferring the credits to third parties who do have state tax liabilities Full story
  • Long line of chefs wearing toques stand behind table laden with food, USA Rice banner hangs above their heads Another Ag Trade Setback by the Trump Administration

    Apr 23, 2019

    The Trump Administration announced last week a major shift in U.S. policy towards Cuba by allowing the activation of Titles III and IV of the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996, better known as the Helms-Burton Act, intended to strengthen the U.S. embargo on Cuba. Full story
  • Three men wearing business suits sit at ornate desk signing documents, three people stand behind them looking on, country flags in background USMCA Offers Modest Ag Growth

    Apr 22, 2019

    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has released its report on the potential economic impact of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement (USMCA), and as expected, manufacturing makes the most gains. Agricultural exports are projected to increase by $2.2 billion. Full story
  • White flag with round green logo with text "Think Rice," flying over grain bin Fly the Think Rice Flag

    Apr 19, 2019

    Show your rice pride by proudly displaying the “Think Rice” flag from the top of a bin or elevator, a flag pole in front of a home or shop, anywhere you choose to promote the industry that we all are proud to be a part of, in a way that everyone will notice. Full story
  • Scoreboard with USA written underneath a "2" on blue background, and a "0" on a red background with China written underneath Another WTO Win for Rice & U.S. Agriculture Against China

    Apr 18, 2019

    The World Trade Organization has released a report that China is not in compliance with international obligations on the importation of corn, wheat, and rice. Full story
  • Two men in suits with their backs to the camera sit at a desk in front of a panel of people and a bank of video screens Louisiana Next State to Take On Rice Pretenders

    Apr 17, 2019

    On Tuesday, the Louisiana Senate Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, Aquaculture, and Rural Development met to discuss and hear testimony on SB 152 - Truth in Labeling of Agriculture Commodities that includes language for the definition (SOI) for rice, and also establishes distinct definitions for other commodities such as meats and seafood, and how they may be labeled in Louisiana. Full story
  • Black and white drawing of moving van with man looking out of truck cab Will the United Kingdom Ever Leave the EU?

    Apr 16, 2019

    The EU-27 approved a new official Brexit deadline here last week of October 31, 2019. This is the third official date for the Brexit; the original plan was to leave the EU on March 29. Full story
  • Dr. Shimi Kang headshot, smiling woman with long dark hair Neuroscience to Take Center Stage at USA Rice Outlook Conference

    Apr 15, 2019

    Today, USA Rice announced the keynote speaker for the 2019 Outlook Conference, award-winning Harvard-trained physician, researcher, and author Dr. Shimi Kang, an expert on human motivation and neuroscience, and stress and the impact it has on our bodies and minds. Full story
  • 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

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