• Lesley Dixon Takes on New Role at USA Rice

    Dec 07, 2017
    USA Rice is pleased to announce that Lesley Dixon has joined the Marketing and Communications Department as Staff Writer, reporting to Michael Klein. Her main duties will be generating original content for the USA Rice Daily and Whole Grain publications, as well as other media channels including our website and social media platforms.
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  • U.S. Rice Finds a Home in Locally Made Saké

    Aug 22, 2017
    Japan’s saké-making tradition is more than 2,000 years old, but with the growing demand for premium saké combined with the current taste for craft beverages here in the U.S., there is an increase in locally-produced saké – with U.S.-grown rice leading the way.
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  • USA Rice Welcomes New Manager of Government Affairs

    Aug 02, 2017
    Frank Leach has joined USA Rice as our new Manager of Government Affairs, and will be covering the legislative side of food aid, conservation, transportation, and trade.
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  • Changing of the Guard at USA Rice Annual Business Meeting

    Jul 12, 2017
    All four USA Rice member organizations announced their newly-elected officers during annual business meetings here this week.
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  • Trend Spotting – Choose Rice

    Jun 26, 2017
    Who doesn’t love to be first with The Next Big Thing, especially if you’re in business and being at the front end of a trend translates into profit? The key is knowing what’s going to appeal to consumers even before they do and that means being attuned to trends in their behavior.
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  • USA Rice Millers’ Association Announces New Chairman, Vice Chairman

    Jun 19, 2017
    Last week, the USA Rice Millers’ Association (RMA) announced the election of Alex Balafoutis, Vice President of Sales for the Rice Business Unit at PGP International in Woodland, California, and Keith Gray, Vice President of Supply Chain at Riviana Foods, as chairman and vice chairman, respectively. Each will serve a two-year term that begins August 1, 2017.
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  • USA Rice’s Whole Grain Announces 2017 Advertising Specials

    May 05, 2017
    USA Rice’s award-winning newspaper, Whole Grain, has just released special advertising rates for the remaining 2017 issues. Advertisers who purchase a half page or larger ad for the Summer Issue, will receive 50 percent off to place the ad in the Fall Issue.
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  • 2017 Rice Awards Application Open

    Apr 18, 2017
    USA Rice, in conjunction with Horizon Ag and Rice Farming magazine, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Rice Awards to recognize rice leaders who exemplify dedication, determination, and innovation to the industry.
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  • An Intern Reports: Finding a Seat at the Table

    Apr 10, 2017
    My fondest memories from days on the family farm in southeast Arkansas were sharing conversations with my father and grandfather over breakfast and lunch each day, discussing things such as weather, jobs that needed to be done on the farm that day, commodity prices, and current events. From a young age, I can remember having a keen interest in how the farm operated but also how legislation, regulation, and world events affected my father and grandfather’s day-to-day decisions for the farm.
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  • Louisiana Farm Broadcaster Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

    Mar 27, 2017
    Long-time Louisiana farm radio and television broadcaster Don Molino received the Radio Lifetime Achievement award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (LAB) Tuesday.
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