• USA Rice Takes Aim at Pretenders

    May 11, 2018
    The rice pretender war is heating up this spring as USA Rice is registering formal complaints and offering recommended fixes to purveyors of what the trade group terms “rice pretenders.”
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  • U.S. Calls Out India for Rice, Wheat Subsidies

    May 10, 2018
    Last week, in an action long called for by USA Rice, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has asked the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Committee on Agriculture to examine India’s market price supports for rice and wheat producers. Detailed analysis of India’s programs submitted by the U.S. government show rice supports are nearly eight times the level, as a percentage of the value of production, allowed under WTO rules.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    May 10, 2018
    The 2018/19 outlook for U.S. rice is for higher supplies, exports, domestic use, and ending stocks. U.S. all rice production is projected at 203.2 million cwt, up 14 percent from the previous year, primarily on a larger expected long grain crop. Total rice supplies are projected to increase 5 percent to 263.5 million cwt, mainly on long grain.
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  • Post TPP: Laying Groundwork for New Trade Relationship with Japan

    May 10, 2018
    USA Rice participated in a meeting here yesterday with David Boling, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) for Japan and U.S. Department of Agriculture embassy staff, along with several other agricultural commodity groups, to discuss the trading relationship between the U.S. and Japan.
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  • LSU AgCenter Field Day Calendar

    May 09, 2018
    The Louisiana State University (LSU) AgCenter will hold a series of field days to help rice farmers learn about the latest recommended practices to improve their crop production. Experts will make presentations on variety development, fertility, growing soybeans, and controlling problems of diseases, insects, and weeds.
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  • Chefs See Rice Flour as a Secret Ingredient to Make Everything Better

    May 08, 2018
    Trends show that both in the restaurant and at home, chefs are increasingly using rice flour to fry foods. Frying doesn’t have to involve a thick, heavy batter that creates a greasy, bready crust. Substituting rice flour for wheat flour in practically any fried food is a refreshing alternative that is weightless, crispy, and tender.
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  • Arkansas Planting Report: On and Off, and Finally On Again

    May 07, 2018
    Every farmer knows the tried but true saying: “The only thing predictable about the weather, is that it’s unpredictable.” And in Arkansas, that statement is just as true for 2018 as it has been in years past.
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  • Rice Leadership Program Session I: Follow the Grain

    May 04, 2018
    While traveling through Texas and Louisiana, we covered the entire spectrum of the rice industry from breeding seed to loading ships with rice for export. We learned a great deal about the journey of southern grown rice. We followed rice through the entire production process and shook the hands of scientists, farmers, millers, and marketers - the very hands that carry the grain along the journey.
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  • Progress Needed on Korea Rice Access

    May 03, 2018
    The United States and Korea recently reached agreement in several trade areas, but a long-standing rice dispute remains. The two countries agreed to modify certain terms of the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement, commonly known as KORUS, at the request of the United States. Korea has also agreed to limit exports of steel to the United States – the first supplier to do so – following President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs and quotas on imports of steel and aluminum for national security reasons. Similar progress is needed on rice.
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  • California Rice Country: Plants, and Birds, and Rocks, and Things

    May 03, 2018
    Earlier this week, USA Rice’s Josh Hankins and Sarah Moran met with California Rice Commission (CRC) staff and observed rice planting in the second largest rice producing state.
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