• Cooks Rule at Annual Rice Festival

    Oct 26, 2017
    The 81st Annual International Rice Festival was held this past weekend here in the “Rice Capital of America.” A celebration of all things rice, the festival is Louisiana’s oldest agricultural festival, and also one of the largest - since its beginning in 1937, more than seven million people have attended the annual event.
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  • National Rice Month Campaign Makes an Impact

    Oct 25, 2017
    The many National Rice Month (NRM) activities that occurred this September to increase awareness and consumption of U.S.-grown rice focused on retail, foodservice, and consumer outreach.
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  • Nestlé Purina Joins Partnership to Ensure Future of Working Ricelands

    Oct 24, 2017
    Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a global leader in pet care, is the newest corporate sponsor of the USA Rice/Ducks Unlimited (DU) Rice Stewardship Partnership. Through a $2 million commitment over four years, Nestlé Purina’s investment will help keep working ricelands healthy, preserve wetlands, and create habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.
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  • Foodservice Menu Seminars Yield Results in South Korea

    Oct 23, 2017
    USA Rice Korea, partnering with A-Chef, a foodservice and culinary consulting firm, recently conducted one-on-one foodservice menu presentation seminars targeting Dongwon F&B and LF Foods, two large food manufacturers located here.
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  • Two Trends - One Old, One New - Shaping Rice Market in South Korea

    Oct 23, 2017
    Two major trends are emerging in the South Korean rice market. First, per capita consumption is declining rapidly at the same time the domestic rice crop is not being significantly reduced. Data shows that annual per capita consumption of rice that stood at 174 pounds in 2006, had dropped 21.4 percent to 136 pounds in 2016. The second major trend is the surging demand for instant or ready-to-eat rice products.
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  • In the Field in California

    Oct 20, 2017
    Earlier this week, Sarah Moran, USA Rice vice president international, met with the California Rice Commission (CRC) and USA Rice members here to discuss international priorities in the upcoming year.
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  • USA Rice at the Head of the Class in Missouri

    Oct 19, 2017
    This week, USA Rice participated in an important education conference here to showcase the Missouri rice industry to more than 100 family and consumer sciences teachers. Through two interactive sessions, attendees received a farm-to-table look at domestic rice production, cooking information, and learned about the nutritional benefits of rice for a healthy lifestyle from one of USA Rice’s professional chefs.
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  • Japan Officials Visit USA Rice Amid Strong U.S. Rice Sales

    Oct 18, 2017
    Representatives of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) visited USA Rice yesterday. MAFF is the sole purchaser of rice under Japan’s import commitment to members of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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  • USA Rice Asks for Government Crackdown on Mislabeled Rice Products

    Oct 17, 2017
    It’s only natural for manufacturers, competing for the ever-dwindling attention of consumers, to make product claims to set theirs apart. But a rise in these statements that range from the incredulous to the spurious has forced USA Rice to bring several of these claims to the attention of U.S. government agencies that monitor and regulate food.
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  • USA Rice Exhibits at the Anuga Food and Beverage Trade Show

    Oct 16, 2017
    U.S. rice was on display at the world's largest food and drink trade show, Anuga 2017.
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