• Rice Millers’ Convention Focuses on Trade, Future of Retail, and Regulatory Impact

    Jun 18, 2018
    The USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA) held its 119th Annual Convention at the historic Greenbrier Resort here last week. Rice millers and allied industry participants heard from a variety of speakers on a wide range of topics.
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  • U.S. Rice on China Retaliation List

    Jun 18, 2018
    The Trump administration announced on Friday an additional 25 percent import duty on $34 billion worth of high tech imports from China. China immediately responded by announcing a similar duty hike on $34 billion worth of U.S. imports, including U.S. rice. Both countries’ actions are effective July 6, 2018.
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  • Anheuser-Busch Joins Forces with USA Rice to Strengthen American Rice Industry

    Jun 15, 2018
    Anheuser-Busch and USA Rice are proud to announce a major new investment in water efficiency, rice-land preservation, and wildlife protection through the Rice Stewardship Partnership.
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  • Senate Agriculture Committee Advances Farm Bill

    Jun 14, 2018
    The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held the markup for its version of the Farm Bill, The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (S. 3042), yesterday. After just three hours of discussion, the committee passed the bill by a roll call vote of 20-1, with only Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) voting nay.
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  • In Memory: John L. Creed, Jr.

    Jun 13, 2018
    USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of John L. Creed, Jr., of Houston, Texas, who passed away on June 9, at the age of 96. John was in the rice business for over 50 years and was the chairman of the board of the Creed Rice Co., Inc., an international rice brokerage firm.
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  • USA Rice and FECARROZ Look to Collaborate on Trade

    Jun 12, 2018
    Last week, USA Rice hosted a dinner for USA Rice members and the FECARROZ (Central American Rice Federation) board of directors and members, with the objective of strengthening business relationships and discussing opportunities for collaboration. More than 40 rice industry leaders from Central America, the Dominican Republic, and the United States attended.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Jun 12, 2018
    U.S. 2017/18 rice ending stocks are raised 3 million cwt this month on a 1-million-cwt increase in imports and a 2-million-cwt decrease in exports. Both changes reflect the pace of trade to date.
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  • Rice: A Matter of National Security in Panama

    Jun 11, 2018
    Rice trade with Panama has been on a roller coaster ride since the beginning of this year as the country’s political agenda is spilling over into the marketplace.
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  • California Rice Paints the Town Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Etc.

    Jun 08, 2018
    Shared Abundance, a mural highlighting the California rice story, recently was completed in downtown Sacramento, at the busy corner of 8th and K Streets, near the Golden 1 Center, home to the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team. The vibrant giant-sized painting links together the many facets of rice farming and the abundant wildlife attracted to the habitat created by shallow-flooded rice fields in the Sacramento Valley.
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  • U.S. and Taiwan Work Toward Consistent Grading Standards

    Jun 07, 2018
    Representatives from the U.S. and Taiwan rice industries met for two days last month to discuss a range of technical issues influencing rice trade. The major concern on the table at this year’s meeting was the issue of grading standards.
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