• 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference Educates and Entertains

    Dec 15, 2017
    Attendees to the 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference were educated, entertained, and hopefully inspired.
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  • USA Rice Acknowledges Industry Commitment to Conservation and Sustainability

    Dec 14, 2017
    At this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference, the rice industry’s growing role in the conservation and sustainability sphere was spotlighted with two different awards, the USA Rice Sustainability Award and the USA Rice Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award.
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  • 2018/20 Leadership Development Program Class Announced

    Dec 14, 2017
    Members of the 2018/20 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced Monday during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference. The class is comprised of five rice producers and two industry-related professionals selected by a committee of agribusiness leaders.
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  • Rice Scholarship Winner Shows Versatility of Rice

    Dec 13, 2017
    Jared Fitton, winner of the 2017 Dow AgroSciences-sponsored scholarship, received a $4,000 scholarship and a trip for two to the awards ceremony at the 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference here Monday.
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  • Rice Awards Recognize Industry Leaders

    Dec 12, 2017
    Every year at the Annual Rice Awards Luncheon Rice Farming bestows three awards: Rice Farmer of the Year, the Rice Industry Award, and the Rice Lifetime Achievement Award. These annual recognitions, co-sponsored by Horizon Ag and USA Rice, highlight some of the most positive achievements associated with the U.S. rice industry.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Dec 12, 2017
    Total 2017/18 U.S. rice supplies are increased marginally this month to 248.9 million cwt as higher projected imports (primarily Thai fragrant rice) offset slightly lower production. In the November Crop Production report, NASS reduced the 2017/18 U.S. crop size by 200,000 cwt to 178.4 million on lower forecast yield. This is 20 percent less than last year and would be the lowest U.S. rice production since 1996/97.
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  • USA Rice Outlook Conference Kicks Off

    Dec 11, 2017
    The 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference got underway here last night with an opening reception in the exhibit hall and a fundraising dinner for the USA Rice Political Action Committee. And today's General Session opened with a host state welcome from Texas rice farmer L.G. Raun and State Comptroller Glenn Hegar, followed by keynote speaker Mark McKinnon.
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  • U.S. Ag to USTR: Defend U.S. Agriculture at WTO Ministerial Meeting

    Dec 08, 2017
    While the media’s trade attention is on the U.S.-China trade deficit or efforts to modernize the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the World Trade Organization (WTO) is set to hold its 11th Ministerial Meeting next week in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ministerials happen every two years and are important because they chart the course and work plan of the organization. USA Rice and many U.S. commodity groups sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer Thursday, urging a strong U.S. stand at the Ministerial in the areas of domestic agricultural support, public stockholding, and dispute settlement.
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  • Latest Issue of Whole Grain Debuts at USA Rice Outlook Conference

    Dec 07, 2017
    A copy of the Fall 2017 Whole Grain, USA Rice’s newspaper, will be waiting for you at the registration desk at the USA Rice Outlook Conference here this weekend. And if you can’t make the conference, check your mailbox for the latest issue as it’s hot off the presses and on its way to readers throughout the six rice producing states and Washington, DC.
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  • Lesley Dixon Takes on New Role at USA Rice

    Dec 07, 2017
    USA Rice is pleased to announce that Lesley Dixon has joined the Marketing and Communications Department as Staff Writer, reporting to Michael Klein. Her main duties will be generating original content for the USA Rice Daily and Whole Grain publications, as well as other media channels including our website and social media platforms.
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