• Revenue Protection Not Offered in 2015 Rice Crop Insurance Policies

    Feb 18, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Earlier this month, the Risk Management Agency announced that revenue protection (RP) will not be offered with any rice crop insurance policies for the 2015 crop year due to "an insufficient number of full active trading days, as stipulated in the Commodity Exchange Price Provisions." Rice policies with RP or RP-HPE (harvest price exclusion) will be available in future crop years pending a sufficient number of full active trading days. Yield protection (YP) policies will remain available for the 2015 crop.
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  • Yet Another Deadline Looms: Sign-Up for Conservation Stewardship Partnership by February 27

    Feb 18, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) one month sign-up window is quickly closing, adding to the list of sign-ups for farmers this February. The deadline for CSP is February 27, leaving less than two weeks to submit applications for the program.
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  • Farm Bill Sign-Ups, Domestic Promotion, and Trade Featured at Mississippi Rice Council

    Feb 17, 2015
    STONEVILLE, MS -- The USA Rice Federation gave an overview of key priorities for the organization at the Mississippi Rice Council meeting on Friday.
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  • In Memory: Lee Adams

    Feb 17, 2015
    The U.S. rice industry is deeply saddened by the passing of Lee Adams, 74, of College Station, Texas, on Friday, February 13. Lee Adams was one of the industry's most stalwart and respected leaders.
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  • USA Rice Staff Urge Louisiana Growers on Farm Bill Sign-Ups, Provide Issue Briefings

    Feb 13, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA and DELHI, LOUISIANA -- USA Rice staff continued their travel through the Pelican State this week to brief growers at the Central Louisiana Rice Growers Association membership meeting and the Northeast Louisiana Rice Growers Association rice forum.
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  • USA Rice Participates in World's Largest Annual Food & Hospitality Show

    Feb 10, 2015
    DUBAI, UAE -- This year marks the 20th edition of Gulfood and USA Rice Federation is on the show floor to meet with companies conducting business in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. Gulfood attracts importers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and government officials from around the world, making this show a central place for USA Rice to tout the quality of U.S.-grown rice and network with potential traders on behalf of the industry.
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  • Authentic American Rice Logo Debuts in Mexico

    Feb 09, 2015
    MEXICO CITY, MEXICO -- The USA Rice Federation officially unveiled the first ever American rice origin seal for an overseas market at a trade and press breakfast event here last Thursday. The purpose of the logo is to allow the Mexican consumer to easily identify the high quality, consistency, and safety of American-origin rice, heretofore difficult for the public.
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  • USA Rice Attends Cuba Interest Meeting with Arkansas Legislators

    Feb 06, 2015
    LITTLE ROCK, AR -- USA Rice Federation President & CEO Betsy Ward attended a joint meeting of the Arkansas House and Senate Agriculture Committees here yesterday to discuss the potential impact the Cuban market will have on Arkansas agriculture.
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  • USA Rice Makes Annual Report to Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board

    Feb 06, 2015
    LITTLE ROCK, AR -- USA Rice Federation President & CEO Betsy Ward, together with Vice President of Communications, Marketing, & Domestic Promotion Michael Klein presented the annual USA Rice Council report to the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board (ARRPB) here yesterday.
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  • USA Rice Welcomes New Members

    Feb 05, 2015
    ARLINGTON, VA -- The USA Rice Federation is proud to announce two new members. The USA Rice Millers' Association welcomes Thiele Technologies, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, as an Associate Member. "The addition of Thiele Technologies adds value to the USA Rice Millers' Association," said RMA Chairman Chris Crutchfield. "We look forward to their involvement in and contribution to the industry."
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