• Scholarship Winner Visits USA Rice

    Feb 15, 2018
    The National Rice Month (NRM) Scholarship Video Contest she found online was definitely a departure for this student growing up in the San Diego suburbs who knew nothing about agriculture. But with a little groundwork and a lot of creativity, Little-Saña produced an award-winning video for last year’s first ever NRM scholarship video contest.
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  • Rice Leadership Development Class Graduates

    Feb 13, 2018
    The Rice Leadership Development Program’s Class of 2016-18 graduated from the prestigious program during a special ceremony at the USA Rice Federation’s 2018 Government Affairs Conference yesterday.
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  • USA Rice Talks Crop Insurance for Organic Rice Farmers, Trade, Conservation, and More at Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum

    Feb 12, 2018
    Rayville rice producer and Vice President of the NELA Rice Growers Association Scott Franklin kicked off the Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum here last week by thanking the crowd for coming out to hear research reports from LSU AgCenter personnel and an industry update from USA Rice’s Michael Klein, vice president of communications and domestic promotion.
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  • USA Rice and Undersecretary McKinney Discuss Trade in Mexico

    Feb 09, 2018
    As part of a visit to discuss trade with his counterparts in Mexico, U.S. Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney held a roundtable discussion with several U.S. trade associations based here, including USA Rice. The meeting was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Agricultural Affairs and the Agricultural Trade Office in Mexico.
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  • Domestic Usage Report: Specialty Rice Shipments Up 35 Percent

    Feb 09, 2018
    USA Rice released the annual U.S. Rice Domestic Usage Report today, tracking shipments and consumption of U.S. milled rice from August 2015 to July 2016. According to the report, U.S. rice mills shipped 112.1 million cwt of rice to domestic and foreign markets, an increase of 6 percent from one year earlier.
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  • New Bill Focuses Attention on Organic Food

    Feb 08, 2018
    Representative John Faso (R-NY) has introduced a bill that addresses fraudulent organic agricultural imports and proposes to increase funding to the National Organic Program (NOP) for oversight and technology upgrades. USA Rice has continually raised the issue of fraudulent organic rice imports with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they are harmful to domestic organic rice producers.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Feb 08, 2018
    The U.S. 2017/18 rice supply and demand estimates are unchanged this month. The projected season-average farm price for all rice is lowered 10 cents at the midpoint of the range. The reduction is primarily attributed to lower-than-expected long-grain prices reported by NASS.
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  • Getting Social in Canada

    Feb 07, 2018
    Social Media is an ever-present and emerging force in communication worldwide. The shift from traditional media to consumer-driven social media outlets is changing the landscape of how to effectively engage with target populations. This phenomenon in Canada is a vital element of promoting U.S. rice there.
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  • Louisiana Making a Mark in the Marketplace

    Feb 06, 2018
    Last week, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain announced a renewed marketing initiative designed to promote Louisiana agriculture products. The “Certified Louisiana” program features updated logos and product marks for use on products made, grown, manufactured, processed, produced, or substantially transformed in the state.
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  • USA Rice Kicks Off Influencer Campaign in Honor of Heart Health Month

    Feb 05, 2018
    February marks the start of heart health month and USA Rice has partnered with 12 social media influencers to promote the heart health benefits of U.S.-grown rice. The variety of influencers range from active lifestyle to healthy living and foodies.
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