• FDA Releases New Tool to Aid FSMA Compliance

    Aug 23, 2017
    This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a tool to assist food facilities with the development of food safety plans for compliance with regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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  • U.S. Rice Finds a Home in Locally Made Saké

    Aug 22, 2017
    Japan’s saké-making tradition is more than 2,000 years old, but with the growing demand for premium saké combined with the current taste for craft beverages here in the U.S., there is an increase in locally-produced saké – with U.S.-grown rice leading the way.
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  • USA Rice Launches Sustainability Award

    Aug 21, 2017
    USA Rice is seeking nominees for the first USA Rice Sustainability Award to recognize and promote exemplary sustainability practices.
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  • In Memory: Ray Stoesser

    Aug 21, 2017
    The rice industry has lost a great friend and advocate with the passing on August 18, 2017 of Ray Edward Stoesser, 68, of Dayton, Texas.
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  • Colombia Lifts Import Restrictions on U.S. Rough Rice

    Aug 18, 2017
    Yesterday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally announced the lifting of all remaining import restrictions in Colombia for U.S. rough rice. Two days ago, the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) released the phytosanitary certificate for rough rice which outlines required fumigation measures. This follows on the heels of Colombia rescinding restrictions on U.S. paddy rice and permitting its entrance into all maritime ports.
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  • Mark McKinnon Announced as Outlook Conference Keynote

    Aug 17, 2017
    One of the most successful, influential, and respected political and media advisors in the modern era, Mark McKinnon, has been announced as the keynote speaker for this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
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  • New Canadian Nutrition Facts Panel Should Improve Digestion of Information

    Aug 16, 2017
    The Canadian government’s path to modernizing its food safety system includes an overhaul of its nutrition facts panel and ingredient listing for food products, mirroring many of the proposed changes seen in the recent U.S. nutrition label update.
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  • U.S. Rice has Demonstrated Yield Advantage Over Domestic Varieties in Taiwan

    Aug 15, 2017
    At a foodservice seminar held here last week, researchers presented results showing U.S. rice varieties have a distinct advantage in cooking yield over domestic varieties. When cooked, both U.S. medium and long grain rice had a higher volume/weight ratio when compared to local varieties.
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  • National Rice Month Scholarship Contest — Produce a Video and Earn Scholarship Money

    Aug 14, 2017
    High school graduating students from rice-growing states -- Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas -- are eligible for the three scholarship prizes, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, totaling $8,500.
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  • Horizon Ag Field Day – Focus on Trade and New Rice Varieties

    Aug 11, 2017
    The farm of Mark and Belinda Wimpy was the scene yesterday for Horizon Ag’s Arkansas field day. Speakers provided research and market updates to the crowd of approximately 100 growers, eagerly awaiting updates on the new release of the Provisia™ rice system.
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