• Retaliatory Tariffs by Turkey Include U.S. Rice

    Aug 20, 2018
    In the latest chapter of an escalating diplomatic and economic dispute, Turkey announced yet more retaliatory tariffs against the United States last week, targeting rice as well as other U.S. exports such as passenger cars, tobacco, and spirits. The increased duties are in response to President Trump’s decision to further raise tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey, and threaten to destabilize an already unpredictable export market for U.S. rice.
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  • 2018 USA Rice Sustainability Award Application Open

    Aug 17, 2018
    While insiders know U.S.-grown rice is one of the most sustainable and responsibly grown crops in the world, telling that story to those who are unaware is increasingly important. To help recognize the crop’s unique environmental qualities and the men and women who improve rice’s sustainability every day, USA Rice launched a Sustainability Award last year to identify and promote prime examples.
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  • Grassroots Lobbying: If You See Someone, Say Something

    Aug 16, 2018
    With Members of the House of Representatives back in their home districts for the August recess, this is the chance for constituents to visit with them to voice concerns, share priorities, and hear updates from Washington. The ag industry will be out in force to make sure lawmakers hear what’s on their minds – and that is trade and the new Farm Bill.
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  • USDA Seeks More U.S.-Grown Rice Vendors for Food Purchasing Program

    Aug 15, 2018
    Following the announcement of the $12 billion in federal aid to American farmers for damages from retaliatory tariffs, USA Rice has been working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to learn more about trade mitigation assistance programs, including the Food Purchase and Distribution Program.
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  • Louisiana ‘Lets the Good Times Roll’ for USA Rice Chef Tours

    Aug 14, 2018
    Chefs, quality assurance, and nutrition and marketing specialists representing almost 2,000 restaurants from well-known brands, along with food writers from top industry publications came to Louisiana rice country last week for the third iteration of USA Rice’s Foodservice Farm & Mill Tours to learn how the mighty grain they know, eat, and serve gets to their kitchens.
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  • Misinformation Opens the Door to Low Quality Chinese Rice in Puerto Rico, But Consumers Are Rejecting It

    Aug 13, 2018
    False information on food safety has led an importer in Puerto Rico to select rice from China, but consumers are rejecting the low-quality rice.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Aug 10, 2018
    Total U.S. rice supplies for 2018/19 are raised slightly from last month due to increased beginning stocks that were mostly offset by a smaller crop.
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  • A New Type of Fortified Rice Approved for Food Aid

    Aug 10, 2018
    After years of research, global field testing, and stakeholder meetings, the USDA amended the commodity specification language last week adding the option to use either extruded or rinse resistant coated fortified rice and immediately issued a new tender for fortified rice in Sub-Saharan Africa allowing for either fortification technology.
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  • Field Days in the Natural State

    Aug 09, 2018
    USA Rice staff fanned out across Arkansas over the last week to meet with millers and farmers; attend field days in Jonesboro, Stuttgart, Osceola, and Harrisburg; and present at the Arkansas Rice Research Promotion Board (ARRPB) meeting.
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  • Earn Money the Rice Way

    Aug 08, 2018
    If you’re thinking about how to pay for college next year -- Think Rice -- because the National Rice Month (NRM) Scholarship video contest is here. And it’s easy to participate!
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