• Foodservice Menu Seminars Yield Results in South Korea

    Oct 23, 2017
    USA Rice Korea, partnering with A-Chef, a foodservice and culinary consulting firm, recently conducted one-on-one foodservice menu presentation seminars targeting Dongwon F&B and LF Foods, two large food manufacturers located here.
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  • Two Trends - One Old, One New - Shaping Rice Market in South Korea

    Oct 23, 2017
    Two major trends are emerging in the South Korean rice market. First, per capita consumption is declining rapidly at the same time the domestic rice crop is not being significantly reduced. Data shows that annual per capita consumption of rice that stood at 174 pounds in 2006, had dropped 21.4 percent to 136 pounds in 2016. The second major trend is the surging demand for instant or ready-to-eat rice products.
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  • In the Field in California

    Oct 20, 2017
    Earlier this week, Sarah Moran, USA Rice vice president international, met with the California Rice Commission (CRC) and USA Rice members here to discuss international priorities in the upcoming year.
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  • USA Rice at the Head of the Class in Missouri

    Oct 19, 2017
    This week, USA Rice participated in an important education conference here to showcase the Missouri rice industry to more than 100 family and consumer sciences teachers. Through two interactive sessions, attendees received a farm-to-table look at domestic rice production, cooking information, and learned about the nutritional benefits of rice for a healthy lifestyle from one of USA Rice’s professional chefs.
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  • Japan Officials Visit USA Rice Amid Strong U.S. Rice Sales

    Oct 18, 2017
    Representatives of Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) visited USA Rice yesterday. MAFF is the sole purchaser of rice under Japan’s import commitment to members of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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  • USA Rice Asks for Government Crackdown on Mislabeled Rice Products

    Oct 17, 2017
    It’s only natural for manufacturers, competing for the ever-dwindling attention of consumers, to make product claims to set theirs apart. But a rise in these statements that range from the incredulous to the spurious has forced USA Rice to bring several of these claims to the attention of U.S. government agencies that monitor and regulate food.
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  • USA Rice Exhibits at the Anuga Food and Beverage Trade Show

    Oct 16, 2017
    U.S. rice was on display at the world's largest food and drink trade show, Anuga 2017.
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  • Leadership Class Heads West to California Rice Country

    Oct 13, 2017
    Late last month, the 2016/18 Rice Leadership Development Class completed Session Three of the program, a comprehensive tour of California's Central Valley rice country, including an overview of rice marketing and production practices, crop diversity, conservation and environmental issues, as well as a close look at rice harvest.
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  • Farmers Rice Milling Company Celebrates 100th Anniversary

    Oct 13, 2017
    The 100th anniversary celebration for Farmers Rice Milling Company was held Wednesday at the newly expanded packaging and distribution facility here. More than 450 people attended the event including employees, partners, producers, customers, and local dignitaries.
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  • Arkansas Rice Goes to Town

    Oct 12, 2017
    Progress is being made on a rice mural that will stand tall on a downtown building here by the end of the month. The mural project was coordinated by the Arkansas Rice Federation and Downtown Little Rock Partnership, and is one of multiple efforts by the two organizations working to bring the country and the city together.
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