• U.S. and Taiwan Work Toward Consistent Grading Standards

    Jun 07, 2018
    Representatives from the U.S. and Taiwan rice industries met for two days last month to discuss a range of technical issues influencing rice trade. The major concern on the table at this year’s meeting was the issue of grading standards.
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  • USDA to Step Up Enforcement of Export Sales Reporting

    Jun 06, 2018
    In response to a long term discrepancy between Bureau of the Census export figures and the Export Sales Reporting Program (ESR), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has vowed to step up enforcement of reporting of export sales.
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  • Delta Council Heralds Mississippi Contributions to U.S. Agriculture

    Jun 05, 2018
    Wear cotton. Eat rice. And catfish. That was the theme of the Delta Council meeting here last Friday. Per tradition, there was no shortage of seersucker suits as the annual gathering is a celebration of cotton clothing and all things Mississippi agriculture, including rice.
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  • Focus on the Farmer Series Heads to Missouri

    Jun 04, 2018
    This month our “Focus on the Farmer” shines the spotlight on Rance Daniels, a Missouri rice farmer who works hard every day keeping his land viable to produce a safe, healthy crop to feed our hungry world.
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  • In Memory: Grover Connell

    Jun 04, 2018
    USA Rice was saddened to learn of the passing of Grover Connell on May 17 at the age of 100. Grover served as president of The Connell Company from 1950 until his death.
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  • Rice Foundation Accepting Applications for 2019 Rice Leadership Development Program

    Jun 01, 2018
    The Rice Foundation is accepting applications for the 2019 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 5.
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  • Trump Lets Steel and Aluminum Tariff Exemptions for Allies Expire; EU Retaliation Names Rice

    Jun 01, 2018
    At midnight last night, the temporary exemptions on steel and aluminum tariffs granted to Canada, Mexico, and the European Union expired, leveling tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum imported from these trading partners.
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  • Trade Mission to China

    May 31, 2018
    Last week, USA Rice Vice President International Sarah Moran traveled to China as part of a trade mission hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish new business connections in southern China.
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  • Futurist and Historian to Headline USA Rice Outlook Conference

    May 30, 2018
    The USA Rice Outlook Conference, the largest annual rice specific meeting in North America, will take place this year in San Diego with speakers looking into the future and our past. USA Rice has announced food futurologist Dr. Morgaine Gaye as the keynote speaker for day one of the conference, and author and historian Daniel Stone as the keynote speaker for day two.
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  • Sustainability Matters According to Consumer Survey and That’s Good for Rice!

    May 29, 2018
    According to the recently released Annual Food and Health Survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC), the importance of sustainability in food production is at an all-time high with consumers, and key drivers of consumer food purchases continue to be taste, price, healthfulness, convenience, and sustainability. The findings present a positive outlook for rice consumption in 2018.
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