• USA Rice Outlook Conference Wrap-up

    Dec 12, 2014
    LITTLE ROCK, AR - The 2014 USA Rice Outlook Conference successfully wrapped up here on Tuesday. The USA Rice Federation reports attendance of 840, the second highest total on record, and the largest trade show in USA Rice Outlook Conference history with more than 70 booths featuring rice-related equipment, technology, products and services.
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  • USA Rice's The Whole Grain Newspaper Launched

    Dec 11, 2014
    LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The USA Rice Federation debuted a new publication at the 2014 Outlook Conference here this week to take the place of the organization's traditional annual report. The Whole Grain is a full-color 16 page tabloid-style newspaper that will be published quarterly and distributed widely to the U.S. rice industry.
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  • Mexico Re-imposing Import Duty on Asian Milled Rice

    Dec 11, 2014
    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO -- Yesterday, the Government of Mexico (GOM) announced a re-imposition of a 20 percent duty on Asian rice to begin on vessels arriving after January 10, 2015.
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  • 2015 Leadership Development Program Class Announced

    Dec 09, 2014
    LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Members of the 2015 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced yesterday during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2014 USA Rice Outlook Conference. The class is comprised of five rice producers and two industry-related professionals selected by a committee of agribusiness leaders.
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  • USA Rice Outlook Conference -- Day Two

    Dec 09, 2014
    LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Today's general session opened with a briefing by USA Rice Federation Vice President of Marketing and Communications Michael Klein on consumer group research conducted earlier this year and how USA Rice is putting that research to work by translating what people told us into effective messaging.
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  • 2014 Rice Award Winners Recognized at Annual Awards Luncheon

    Dec 08, 2014
    LITTLE ROCK, AR- - Winners of the 2014 Rice Awards were announced today at a luncheon in their honor. Awards are presented in the categories of farmer, industry and lifetime achievement. This year's winners are Fred Zaunbrecher, farmer of the year, Kent McKenzie, rice industry award winner and Marvin Baden, rice lifetime achievement award winner.
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  • Arkansas Welcomes 2014 USA Rice Outlook Conference

    Dec 08, 2014
    LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The 2014 USA Rice Outlook Conference opened last night, bringing together rice producers from all six major rice-growing states and others from the U.S. industry for an educational program and trade show. The annual conference is the largest rice convention held in the United States
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  • USA Rice Congratulates Winners of "Healthy Brown Rice on the Menu Contest"

    Dec 05, 2014
    ARLINGTON, VA -- The USA Rice Federation has announced the winners of its annual "Healthy Brown Rice on the Menu Contest" for K-12 school menu planners. Participants in the contest were asked to prepare a healthy, flavorful brown rice dish from three recipe categories-rice bowl, breakfast, and lunch.
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  • USA Rice Family Grows

    Dec 05, 2014
    ARLINGTON, VA -- The USA Rice Federation has confirmed that Sarah Moran, manager of international promotion, and her husband, John, have welcomed a future rice consumer into the world.
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  • Little Rock Restaurant Promotion

    Dec 04, 2014
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Fifteen restaurants that serve U.S.-grown rice will participate in the USA Rice Federation restaurant promotion conducted in conjunction with the 2014 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Little Rock. Restaurants included on the list will welcome industry members by displaying the "Proudly Supporting America's Rice Farmers" emblem and featuring rice dishes on their menus.
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