• Popular Rice Prize Wheel Returns to Farm & Gin Show

    Mar 06, 2018
    USA Rice hosted a booth last weekend at the 66th annual Mid-South Farm and Gin Show, providing attendees with information about the U.S. rice industry and activities conducted by USA Rice via games, pamphlets, and giveaways. The show included ag updates by Carl Brothers, senior vice president and COO of Riceland Foods and USA Rice board member, and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
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  • Louisiana Rice & Crawfish Farm Honored for Stewardship Practices

    Mar 05, 2018
    What happens when you mix California sunshine, Mickey Mouse, rice, crawfish, and the nation’s largest farmer-led convention and trade show? You get the Durand family operation from St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, being recognized for their nutrient stewardship at the 2018 Commodity Classic.
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  • Trade News Comes In Threes

    Mar 02, 2018
    Congress and the Trump Administration made headline news in the trade world this week to mixed reaction. Yesterday the Senate confirmed Gregg Doud as Chief Agricultural Negotiator within the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and President Trump announced that he would impose import duties on steel and aluminum, and on Monday, USTR released the agency's 2018 Trade Policy Agenda and 2017 Annual Report. .
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  • USA Rice in Central America with USDA Trade Mission

    Mar 02, 2018
    This week, USA Rice participated in a trade mission, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), to meet with importers and potential customers in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney led the mission and highlighted the importance of two-way trade with Central America.
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  • Partnerships Focus of USA Rice Presentation to Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board

    Mar 01, 2018
    FAYETTEVILLE, AR – USA Rice leverages partnerships to help spread the U.S.-grown rice message around the world, and some of the most valuable were on display as USA Rice staff presented both a review of recent activities and a look ahead to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board (ARRPB) meeting here this week.
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  • New Consumer Rice Recipes Don’t Break the Bank

    Feb 28, 2018
    USA Rice chefs have created five new rice recipes, designed to be affordable to all, that cover multiple meals and incorporate various varieties of U.S.-grown rice types. The new recipes are designed to work for breakfast, appetizers, side dishes, and main dishes.
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  • Cruz Lifts Hold; Senate Confirms Northey at USDA

    Feb 27, 2018
    The Senate confirmed Bill Northey as USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation today after an extended stalemate surrounding his confirmation.
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  • CSP Sign-Up Deadlines This Friday

    Feb 27, 2018
    The deadline to apply for two Conservation Stewardship Programs (CSP) is this Friday, March 2. Producers should note that they will have to choose which program to apply for, and that they can only apply for one.
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  • Focus on the Farmer

    Feb 26, 2018
    As Nobel Prize winner Ralph Bunche said, “If you want to get an idea across, wrap it up in a person.” Following that lead, USA Rice is introducing a new feature today to bring attention to the folks who help put U.S.-grown rice on America’s plates - and to let them tell the real story of food production in their own words.
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  • USDA Projects Increase in U.S. Rice Production

    Feb 23, 2018
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its first projections for major crops for the 2018/19 crop years today, and according to the report, total rice production is forecast at 217.8 million hundred-weight (cwt), up sharply from 178.2 million cwt a year earlier, based on a 17-percent increase in planted acreage to 2.88 million acres. Higher expected returns for rice at planting compared with alternative crops, primarily corn and soybeans, is responsible for the projected increase in rice area.
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