• 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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  • Colombia Rice Delegation Tours the Mid-South

    Aug 11, 2017
    More than two dozen Colombian farmers from Fedearroz, the Federation of Colombian Rice Farmers, traveled to Louisiana and Arkansas this week to learn about U.S. rice production.
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  • Arkansas Rice Farm Tests the Waters

    Aug 10, 2017
    On Tuesday, USA Rice staff participated in the Mississippi County Water Management Field Day here. Hosted by Mike Sullivan, a rice farmer from Burdette, Arkansas, the event was an opportunity to spotlight the innovative approach Sullivan has employed to facilitate water conservation on his farm.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Aug 10, 2017
    Total U.S. rice supplies are lowered 5 million cwt from last month due to a smaller crop and a slight reduction in beginning stocks. The 2017/18 U.S. rice production forecast is lowered 4.8 million cwt to 186.5 million based on the first survey-based yield forecast of the 2017/18 season.
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  • Leadership Change at Arkansas Rice Federation

    Aug 09, 2017
    The Arkansas Rice Federation Board announced today that Lauren Waldrip Ward has been selected as the new Executive Director.
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  • Rice Foundation Accepting Applications for 2018 Rice Leadership Development Program

    Aug 09, 2017
    The Rice Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 Rice Leadership Development Program. Rice producers or industry-related professionals between the ages of 25 and 45 are eligible to apply for the program. The application deadline is October 7.
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  • USA Rice Hosts Fifth Annual Medium Grain Cooking Contest in Japan

    Aug 08, 2017
    For the fifth consecutive year, USA Rice held its premier promotional activity here culminating with a cooking contest featuring U.S. medium grain rice. This year, 184 professional chefs participated in the restaurant and deli categories, and 395 student chefs took part in the day-long event highlighting the quality and versatility of U.S. medium grain rice.
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  • USA Rice in Mexico Runs Professional Culinary Gauntlet from Student Chefs to Restaurant Suppliers

    Aug 07, 2017
    USA Rice conducts more than 40 competitions in Mexico each year targeting student chefs and attends restaurant trade shows to establish contact with important suppliers.
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  • Arkansas Rice Expo - Home Grown, World Famous

    Aug 04, 2017
    The University of Arkansas held its annual rice expo and field day here today, and USA Rice staff joined several hundred rice farmers and industry members to highlight research, discuss industry issues, and to celebrate everything rice just before harvest begins in the area.
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  • Mississippi Rice Field Day Report

    Aug 03, 2017
    USA Rice staff attended Mississippi State University's Rice Research field day at their Delta Research and Extension Center (DREC) here yesterday and presented an update on rice trade issues and the Trump Administration’s progress on political appointments of importance to the rice industry.
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