• USA Rice Explores Culinary Trends and Future of Food at Research Chef Conference

    Apr 03, 2018
    USA Rice attended this years' Research Chef Association Conference and learned a lot about trends, rice use, and so much more.
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  • USA Rice Welcomes Rebecca Greenway

    Apr 02, 2018
    Rebecca Greenway has joined the USA Rice team as the new Chief Financial Officer.
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  • Focus on the Farmer Series Continues

    Apr 02, 2018
    USA Rice is producing a monthly Facebook feature 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. Last month we got to know Arkansas rice farmer Ryan Sullivan and this month our “Focus on the Farmer” shines the spotlight on Louisiana rice farmer Paul Johnson.
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  • USA Rice Shop Has Your New Favorite Shirt and More

    Mar 30, 2018
    Time to purchase your Think Rice Columbia shirt...and more!
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  • USDA Estimates Rice Acreage Up 9 Percent, Less than Expected

    Mar 29, 2018
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service's Prospective Plantings report released today, acreage will be higher, but not by very much.
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  • Iraq Waives Withholding Payment, Should Clear Way for Future U.S. Tenders

    Mar 29, 2018
    A new hurdle in the Iraq market appeared, but has been dealt with by USA Rice and industry allies here and in Iraq.
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  • Domestic Usage Report Survey Released, Full Participation Urged

    Mar 29, 2018
    USA Rice is calling for full participation in the new Domestic Usage Report survey that has just been sent to members.
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  • USA Rice Mexico Promotions

    Mar 28, 2018
    Last week, USA Rice Vice President International Sarah Moran, Manager Asiha Grigsby, and local contractors Gaby Carbajal and Marvin Lehrer met for a review of promotional activities in this, the largest export market for U.S. rice. Last year, the United States maintained a total import market share of 87 percent for paddy rice and 78 percent overall, and USA Rice’s promotion programs are successfully advancing the appeal of U.S. origin rice to Mexican consumers.
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  • Trendy Poké Dishes Begin with Quality Rice

    Mar 27, 2018
    A trend toward eating a healthy diet and natural ingredients has helped elevate poké – a raw fish salad – to one of the most popular street foods in major urban areas. Native to Hawaii, poké (pronounced poh-KAY) features marinated sushi-grade fish served with vegetables over a base of rice. As poké grows in popularity, so should U.S. rice consumption, and this dish is forecasted to remain on-trend in 2018.
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  • In Louisiana with the Rice Leadership Class, Session One

    Mar 26, 2018
    The Rice Leadership Development Program toured the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station and visited a crawfish farming operation on March 22. The group was treated to crawfish at the farm of Christian and Julie Richard the previous night. At the station, the group learned about the ongoing research activities conducted there. One of the presentations was made by a member of the leadership class, Adam Famoso, a rice breeder at the station. The group toured the Crowley plant of JohnPac, which makes woven bags for rice and other products worldwide, and rode on a crawfish boat at the Zaunbrecher Brothers Farm near Rayne.
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