• USA Rice Sees KORUS Modernization Talks as Opportunity

    Jan 26, 2018
    The U.S. and Korean governments have begun discussions to modernize the free trade agreement between the two countries which is commonly known as KORUS. Rice was removed from the original KORUS agreement, which took effect in 2012.
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  • Video Highlights New Rice Stewardship Partner: Nestlé Purina

    Jan 25, 2018
    Nestlé Purina recently became a supporter of the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, which works to keep working ricelands healthy, preserve wetlands, and create habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.
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  • Registered Dietitians Predict Next Nutrition Trends

    Jan 25, 2018
    A recent survey of more than 2,050 registered dietitians (RD) revealed the food trends that will dictate consumer choices in 2018, some of which are good news for rice. The “What’s Trending in Nutrition” survey, conducted by USA Rice consultant Pollock Communications and Today’s Dietitian, shows top trends and superfoods include an increased awareness and commitment to “clean eating” diets and the rise in popularity of ancient grains.
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  • Head to the Rice Aisle at the 2018 North Louisiana Ag Expo

    Jan 24, 2018
    This past weekend, the Louisiana Rice Council, along with USA Rice and the North East Louisiana Rice Growers Association (NELA) attended the 2018 North Louisiana Ag Expo here. Held each year at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, this event welcomes several thousand visitors to experience all things agriculture, including the Ag Alley Mini Farm, educational seminars, a junior livestock show, and a trade show.
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  • USDA Releases Farm Bill & Legislative Principles

    Jan 24, 2018
    Today, Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue unveiled the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Bill & Legislative Principles for Congress to consider as they craft the Farm Bill and other legislation impacting rural America. The principles cover a wide array of USDA’s mission areas, including farm production and conservation, trade and foreign agricultural affairs, marketing and regulatory programs, food safety and inspection services, and rural development.
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  • Ag Secretary Perdue Has a Rice Day in Arkansas

    Jan 23, 2018
    At the end of his day in Arkansas last Friday, Secretary Perdue tweeted, “Always the best way to find out what’s working and what’s not – talk to the producers of American agriculture.”
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  • Myriad of Subjects Covered at Annual Grower Meetings in California

    Jan 22, 2018
    Nearly 200 growers attended last week’s California Rice Commission Annual Grower Meetings getting comprehensive briefings on key issues facing the industry.
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  • Arkansas Ag Task Force to Issue Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines

    Jan 19, 2018
    The Arkansas Rice Farmers board recently created a task force to develop crop management guidelines to address community concerns about smoke created when farmers burn row crop field refuse each fall. The task force had their second and final meeting earlier this week where they finalized the Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines for Agricultural Burning.
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  • U.S. Rice Brings Unique Flavor to Texas Saké

    Jan 18, 2018
    Texas, with its rough and tumble reputation, might be the last place you’d expect to find a saké brewery. But here in the state’s capital, the Texas Saké Company has staked a claim as the state’s first and only saké brewery. And even more impressive than their ‘lone star’ status, is the fact that they’re using Calrose rice when brewing up the iconic beverage.
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  • Colorful Rice Appeals to the Foodservice Palate

    Jan 17, 2018
    Across the country, rice in a rainbow of colors is showing up in restaurants. From Asian-inspired dishes to rice bowls and side dishes, exotic black, pink, brown, red, and even purple rice are increasing in popularity and visibility.
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