• Myriad of Subjects Covered at Annual Grower Meetings in California

    Jan 22, 2018
    Nearly 200 growers attended last week’s California Rice Commission Annual Grower Meetings getting comprehensive briefings on key issues facing the industry.
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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 Brings Foodservice Farm & Mill Tours to California

    Oct 06, 2017
    Last week, Sun Valley Rice Company and USA Rice hosted two full days of farm and mill tours for foodservice professionals including food writers, registered dieticians, collegiate and professional sports nutritionists, representatives from Aramark, and chefs from the Aperium Hotel Group.
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  • USA Rice’s Ward Attends Annual California Field Day Activities and Visits Mills

    Sep 01, 2017
    The Annual California Rice Field Day was held here this week under sunny, hot skies. But all thoughts were on rice brethren in Texas and Louisiana, and the Rice Field Day program was led by California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation Chair Bert Manuel who began the event with a moment of silence for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
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  • USDA Estimates Rice Acreage Down 17 Percent

    Mar 31, 2017
    Area planted for rice in 2017 is expected to total 2.62 million acres, 524,000 less than in 2016, and back at the level planted in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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  • California Rice Country: In the Board Room and On the Farm

    Mar 13, 2017
    Last week USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward visited California rice country to attend the March Board of Directors meeting of the California Rice Commission (CRC). “The CRC is a key member of USA Rice and supports our programs both financially and with the active members who populate our boards and committees,” said Ward. “It was great to speak to the CRC Board about developments in Washington and to thank them for all their support for USA Rice.”
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  • California Rice Research and Industry on Display

    Sep 06, 2016
    The University of California Rice Experiment Station held its annual field day here last week and USA Rice was on hand to participate. President and CEO Betsy Ward and Vice President of Government Affairs Ben Mosely toured the grower-funded research plots and heard from the University’s researchers who are working to further improve upon California’s high quality/high yielding varieties.
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  • In Memory: Wendell Lundberg

    Jun 17, 2016
    USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of Wendell J. Lundberg, who died on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Enloe Hospital in Chico, CA. He was 85 years old.
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  • Field Report: California

    May 27, 2016
    Yesterday, Louisiana rice farmers and USA Rice members Eric Unkel and Jeffrey Sylvester spent the day here visiting their Members of Congress and participating in the White House briefing on “Business Opportunities in Cuba.”Like many rice growers in northern California and across the mid-South, Michael Bosworth has spent the last couple weeks flooding his rice fields and finishing up planting.
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  • California Calrose Wins “World’s Best Rice”

    Nov 03, 2015
    Last week, hundreds of delegates from more than 30 countries gathered here for the 7th Annual TRT World Rice Conference, where it was announced that California Calrose rice was the recipient of the highly-coveted “World’s Best Rice” award.
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