• In Memory: ‘Uncle Jimmy’ Richard

    Aug 07, 2018
    James Rodney Richard, Jr., known as “Uncle Jimmy” to many in the rice industry, passed away on Sunday, August 5. Jimmy worked for Riviana Rice in Abbeville from 1975 until the closing of the Abbeville location in 2006, when he continued to serve the rice industry as a rice broker for Richard Independent Rice Brokers.
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  • Elections for Leadership at RMA and USA Rice PAC

    Jul 13, 2018
    At USA Rice’s July Business Meeting here this week, the USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA) announced the election of Keith Gray, Vice President of Supply Chain at Riviana Foods, as chairman, and Keith Glover, President & CEO of Producers Rice Mill, as vice chairman.
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  • USA Rice and The Rice Foundation Elect New Leadership

    Jul 12, 2018
    New chairmen for USA Rice and The Rice Foundation were elected by their respective Boards of Directors during annual meetings here today.
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  • USA Rice’s Hartwig Schmidt Retires

    Jul 11, 2018
    At USA Rice’s July Business Meeting General Session yesterday, Hartwig Schmidt, USA Rice regional director for Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, received a special award upon his retirement from USA Rice after 22 years of service.
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  • Carl Brothers Honored for Five Decades of Service to the Rice Industry

    Jul 11, 2018
    Carl Brothers received a standing ovation from his peers yesterday at the USA Rice Business Meeting General Session where he was recognized for his contributions to the U.S. industry on the eve of his retirement from Riceland Foods after 53 years of service.
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  • Whole Grain Summer Issue Has Something for Everyone

    Jul 09, 2018
    Analysis of the 2018 Farm Bill, an in-depth look at new conservation partnerships, a report from the latest Rice Development Leadership class – you’ll find all that and more when you check your mailbox for the Summer 2018 Whole Grain.
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  • Focus on the Farmer Series Continues

    Jul 02, 2018
    This month our “Focus on the Farmer” shines the spotlight on Timothy Gertson, whose operation based in Wharton County, Texas, is called G5 Farms in recognition of the fact that he is the fifth generation in his family to farm rice there.
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  • Rice Millers’ Convention Focuses on Trade, Future of Retail, and Regulatory Impact

    Jun 18, 2018
    The USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA) held its 119th Annual Convention at the historic Greenbrier Resort here last week. Rice millers and allied industry participants heard from a variety of speakers on a wide range of topics.
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  • In Memory: John L. Creed, Jr.

    Jun 13, 2018
    USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of John L. Creed, Jr., of Houston, Texas, who passed away on June 9, at the age of 96. John was in the rice business for over 50 years and was the chairman of the board of the Creed Rice Co., Inc., an international rice brokerage firm.
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  • In Memory: Grover Connell

    Jun 04, 2018
    USA Rice was saddened to learn of the passing of Grover Connell on May 17 at the age of 100. Grover served as president of The Connell Company from 1950 until his death.
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