• New Fortified Rice Document Hints at Increased Tonnage in 2018

    Jan 04, 2018
    For the past three years, USA Rice has worked closely with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and their partner, The World Food Programme (WFP) to help formulate specifications for a nutritionally superior rice product for use in global food assistance programs. At long last, the dialogue, field testing, and peer review, has borne fruit as USAID recently announced the publication of a new commodity specification document for the procurement of fortified rice that can address not just hunger but the long-term debilitating effects of malnutrition.
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  • USA Rice Foodservice Cookbooks in Mexico Emphasize Holiday Menu

    Jan 03, 2018
    Just in time for the holiday season here, USA Rice unveiled two new cookbooks full of exciting rice recipes: a student chefs’ magazine, “Futuros Chefs Cocinando con Arroz” (Future Chefs Cooking with Rice, Volume 2), and “Lo Mejor del Arroz por Los Mejores Chefs de México” (The Best of Rice by The Best Chefs in Mexico), featuring gourmet holiday dishes created by some of the most renowned professional chefs in Mexico.
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  • USA Rice Welcomes New Staff to Start the New Year

    Jan 02, 2018
    USA Rice has announced the arrival of three new staff members to start off the new year.
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  • 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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