• Arkansas Ag Committee Discusses Fake Rice, Begins Drafting Resolution

    Dec 06, 2017
    Yesterday, Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Arkansas Joint Senate and House Committee on Agriculture on the industry's concern of a current food trend where vegetables are being "riced" and marketed as a "more healthy" form of rice.
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  • TV Chef Sara Moulton’s Weeknight Meals Goes to Arkansas

    Nov 29, 2017
    TV celebrity chef Sara Moulton visited rice country for a second time last spring to film an episode for the latest season of her series, Sara’s Weeknight Meals. Her New York-based production team joined up with technical and culinary crews out of Little Rock to take over 5 Oaks Lodge here for the episode called “Arkansas Eats.”
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  • Arkansas Rice Goes to Town

    Oct 12, 2017
    Progress is being made on a rice mural that will stand tall on a downtown building here by the end of the month. The mural project was coordinated by the Arkansas Rice Federation and Downtown Little Rock Partnership, and is one of multiple efforts by the two organizations working to bring the country and the city together.
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  • Commemorating National Rice Month, Arkansas Rice Industry Donates More Than One Million Servings of Rice to Local Food Bank

    Sep 12, 2017
    The Arkansas rice industry has donated 152,600 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Foodbank in honor of National Rice Month.
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  • Shelby Bosnick Named Miss Arkansas Rice

    Aug 28, 2017
    Shelby Bosnick of Moro, Miss Lee County Rice, was named 2017-18 Miss Arkansas Rice on Saturday at the Brinkley Convention Center. Bosnick, 17, is a senior at Lee Academy and is the daughter of Jason and Ashley Bosnick.
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  • Horizon Ag Field Day – Focus on Trade and New Rice Varieties

    Aug 11, 2017
    The farm of Mark and Belinda Wimpy was the scene yesterday for Horizon Ag’s Arkansas field day. Speakers provided research and market updates to the crowd of approximately 100 growers, eagerly awaiting updates on the new release of the Provisia™ rice system.
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  • Arkansas Rice Farm Tests the Waters

    Aug 10, 2017
    On Tuesday, USA Rice staff participated in the Mississippi County Water Management Field Day here. Hosted by Mike Sullivan, a rice farmer from Burdette, Arkansas, the event was an opportunity to spotlight the innovative approach Sullivan has employed to facilitate water conservation on his farm.
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  • Leadership Change at Arkansas Rice Federation

    Aug 09, 2017
    The Arkansas Rice Federation Board announced today that Lauren Waldrip Ward has been selected as the new Executive Director.
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  • Arkansas Rice Expo - Home Grown, World Famous

    Aug 04, 2017
    The University of Arkansas held its annual rice expo and field day here today, and USA Rice staff joined several hundred rice farmers and industry members to highlight research, discuss industry issues, and to celebrate everything rice just before harvest begins in the area.
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  • Ag Secretary Perdue Gets First-Hand Look at Arkansas Flood Damage

    May 08, 2017
    Newly appointed U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, and members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation, including Senator John Boozman and Congressmen French Hill, Steve Womack, and Rick Crawford toured the devastation around northeast Arkansas from the air yesterday.
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