• California Rice Paints the Town Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Etc.

    Jun 08, 2018
    Shared Abundance, a mural highlighting the California rice story, recently was completed in downtown Sacramento, at the busy corner of 8th and K Streets, near the Golden 1 Center, home to the Sacramento Kings professional basketball team. The vibrant giant-sized painting links together the many facets of rice farming and the abundant wildlife attracted to the habitat created by shallow-flooded rice fields in the Sacramento Valley.
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  • California Rice Country: Plants, and Birds, and Rocks, and Things

    May 03, 2018
    Earlier this week, USA Rice’s Josh Hankins and Sarah Moran met with California Rice Commission (CRC) staff and observed rice planting in the second largest rice producing state.
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  • Focus on the Farmer Series Continues

    Apr 30, 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. This month our “Focus on the Farmer” shines the spotlight on Kim Gallagher who grew up on a farm in California’s western Sacramento Valley but took a circuitous route to becoming a farmer.
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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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  • 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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