• 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference Educates and Entertains

    Dec 15, 2017
    Attendees to the 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference were educated, entertained, and hopefully inspired.
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  • USA Rice Acknowledges Industry Commitment to Conservation and Sustainability

    Dec 14, 2017
    At this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference, the rice industry’s growing role in the conservation and sustainability sphere was spotlighted with two different awards, the USA Rice Sustainability Award and the USA Rice Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award.
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  • Rice Scholarship Winner Shows Versatility of Rice

    Dec 13, 2017
    Jared Fitton, winner of the 2017 Dow AgroSciences-sponsored scholarship, received a $4,000 scholarship and a trip for two to the awards ceremony at the 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference here Monday.
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  • Rice Awards Recognize Industry Leaders

    Dec 12, 2017
    Every year at the Annual Rice Awards Luncheon Rice Farming bestows three awards: Rice Farmer of the Year, the Rice Industry Award, and the Rice Lifetime Achievement Award. These annual recognitions, co-sponsored by Horizon Ag and USA Rice, highlight some of the most positive achievements associated with the U.S. rice industry.
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  • USA Rice Outlook Conference Kicks Off

    Dec 11, 2017
    The 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference got underway here last night with an opening reception in the exhibit hall and a fundraising dinner for the USA Rice Political Action Committee. And today's General Session opened with a host state welcome from Texas rice farmer L.G. Raun and State Comptroller Glenn Hegar, followed by keynote speaker Mark McKinnon.
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  • New USDA Undersecretary for Trade Travels to Colombia, Meets with USA Rice

    Dec 04, 2017
    USA Rice’s South and Central America representative, Ernesto Baron, met with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary for Trade & Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney during his visit to Colombia last week. McKinney’s trip to Colombia marks one of the undersecretary’s first visits to a trading partner since being appointed to the newly created role in October.
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  • USA Rice Outlook Conference Tackles Grain Bin Safety

    Dec 01, 2017
    According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, 2010 was the worst year on record for grain bin engulfments and fatalities – 31 people died and hundreds more were injured. And as more storage bins are built, the opportunity for potentially tragic accidents increases.
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  • Innovation on Display at USA Rice Outlook Conference

    Nov 30, 2017
    They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that goes for the 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference too! Valuable programming has been packed into each day with exciting speakers, educational sessions, and a bustling exhibit hall featuring The Rice Foundation Innovation Stage.
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  • The Rice Foundation is First-Time Grant Recipient for Risk Management Education Programs

    Nov 27, 2017
    USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) provides funding for organizations in the form of cooperative agreements to provide education and training nationwide. Earlier this year RMA awarded 52 cooperative agreements under the Risk Management Education Partnerships Program, and The Rice Foundation was one of nine first-time award recipients.
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  • 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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