• USA Rice Annual Awards Luncheon Packs a Punch

    Sep 26, 2017
    The annual USA Rice Outlook Conference is the largest rice gathering in North America, and while innovative programming and exciting speakers always fill the two-day event, a highlight for many is the inspiring annual Rice Awards Luncheon, set this year for Monday, December 11, at noon.
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  • USA Rice Meets with WTO Delegations Ahead of Ministerial

    Sep 25, 2017
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been out of the news for a while. Bickering between developing and developed countries over who should cut tariffs and farm subsidies more, and divisions over compliance and enforcement of existing WTO trade rules have all but stopped negotiating progress among the 164 members.
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  • U.S. Agriculture’s Role Vital to International Peace Process

    Sep 22, 2017
    Earlier this week, USA Rice staff attended the quarterly Agribusiness Club luncheon here featuring Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) who serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Rules Committee, and has been a longtime supporter of agriculture, championing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the International Food for Peace (FFP) program.
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  • Ag Leadership Tours Texas Rice Country Post Harvey

    Sep 22, 2017
    Yesterday morning two Blackhawk helicopters landed in the field outside Rice Belt Warehouse and deposited Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway who were on an inspection tour surveying damage to crops and equipment as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
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  • 20th Annual Rice Cook Off Celebrates National Rice Month

    Sep 21, 2017
    Yesterday, the Calcasieu, Cameron & Beauregard Rice Growers Association and the Port of Lake Charles held their 20th Annual Louisiana Rice Cook Off contest to celebrate National Rice Month. The contest is held annually to promote the value the local rice industry plays in Southwest Louisiana, and to highlight the variety of healthy dishes that can be made with rice.
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  • USA Rice Throws Taste Party at Local High School

    Sep 21, 2017
    Today, USA Rice staff visited Rock Ridge High School in Loudoun County, Virginia, to host a “taste party” and celebrate National Rice Month (NRM). During the lunch event, USA Rice taught more than 300 students about the U.S. rice industry and screened a short “Rice 101” film.
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  • USA Rice Retail Partnerships Result in Strong Consumer Outreach

    Sep 20, 2017
    In support of National Rice Month (NRM), USA Rice is working with retail dietitians to remind shoppers to Think Rice before, during, and after their shopping experience. By providing quality U.S. rice focused content to retail dietitians that can be incorporated into supermarket activities and communications, the partnerships have already yielded more than 10.3 million consumer impressions just halfway through the month.
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  • USA Rice Explores E-Commerce Potential in Chinese Market

    Sep 19, 2017
    While the U.S. rice industry anxiously awaits entry into the Chinese market, USA Rice is reaching out to various importers and sellers of rice in the e-commerce business there. E-commerce is a huge platform in China; last year, there were USD$744 billion in ecommerce sales, a 40 percent increase from the prior year. Alibaba controls about 60 percent of that market – the next largest company is JD.com with a 25 percent share.
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  • Delta Rice Luncheon Celebrates National Rice Month

    Sep 18, 2017
    USA Rice staff attended Delta Rice Promotion’s Twenty-Seventh Annual National Rice Month Luncheon here last Friday with hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the U.S. rice industry and fellowship over a delicious meal.
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  • Apply Now for Rice Leadership Program

    Sep 15, 2017
    Rice producers and other industry-related professionals who are interested and meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to complete the application process for the 2018 Rice Leadership Development program by October 7. The next class will be announced in December at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
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