• Louisiana Rice & Crawfish Farm Honored for Stewardship Practices

    Mar 05, 2018
    What happens when you mix California sunshine, Mickey Mouse, rice, crawfish, and the nation’s largest farmer-led convention and trade show? You get the Durand family operation from St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, being recognized for their nutrient stewardship at the 2018 Commodity Classic.
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  • Three Rice States in Three Days – Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana

    Feb 22, 2018
    As the 2018 planting season approaches, rice state meetings are in full swing and USA Rice is on the road listening to growers and sharing planned activities and success stories. The jam-packed schedule included stops on Monday at the Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers annual meeting, Tuesday at the Mississippi Rice Council annual meeting and Mississippi Rice Research and Promotion Board meeting, and yesterday at the Central Louisiana Rice Growers meeting and the Louisiana Rice Council and Rice Growers Association annual joint meeting.
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  • USA Rice Talks Crop Insurance for Organic Rice Farmers, Trade, Conservation, and More at Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum

    Feb 12, 2018
    Rayville rice producer and Vice President of the NELA Rice Growers Association Scott Franklin kicked off the Northeast Louisiana Rice Forum here last week by thanking the crowd for coming out to hear research reports from LSU AgCenter personnel and an industry update from USA Rice’s Michael Klein, vice president of communications and domestic promotion.
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  • Louisiana Making a Mark in the Marketplace

    Feb 06, 2018
    Last week, Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain announced a renewed marketing initiative designed to promote Louisiana agriculture products. The “Certified Louisiana” program features updated logos and product marks for use on products made, grown, manufactured, processed, produced, or substantially transformed in the state.
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  • Head to the Rice Aisle at the 2018 North Louisiana Ag Expo

    Jan 24, 2018
    This past weekend, the Louisiana Rice Council, along with USA Rice and the North East Louisiana Rice Growers Association (NELA) attended the 2018 North Louisiana Ag Expo here. Held each year at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center, this event welcomes several thousand visitors to experience all things agriculture, including the Ag Alley Mini Farm, educational seminars, a junior livestock show, and a trade show.
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  • Shop Talk, Louisiana Style

    Nov 20, 2017
    Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Forestry and Ag Commissioner Mike Strain had a listening session with rice farmers. ​ ​
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  • Ninth Annual Yellow Rails & Rice Festival Celebrates Louisiana’s Working Wetlands

    Nov 06, 2017
    Every year around early November, birders, researchers, and wildlife conservationists from around the world converge on rice fields near here to witness the migration of a very special bird: the yellow rail.
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  • Cooks Rule at Annual Rice Festival

    Oct 26, 2017
    The 81st Annual International Rice Festival was held this past weekend here in the “Rice Capital of America.” A celebration of all things rice, the festival is Louisiana’s oldest agricultural festival, and also one of the largest - since its beginning in 1937, more than seven million people have attended the annual event.
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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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  • Louisiana Rice Industry Donates Truckload of Rice to Food Bank

    Oct 02, 2017
    Louisiana rice growers wrapped up the month-long celebration of National Rice Month by donating a truckload of rice to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (GBRFB). Representatives of the state’s rice industry gathered on the steps of the state capital building to present the donation, in conjunction with National Hunger Awareness Month.
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