• WTO Rules Against COOL

    May 18, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC -- This morning, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body made public its ruling on the United States' Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulation on certain muscle cuts of meat, citing that the regulation violates international trade rules and has caused harm to Canada and Mexico, which complained to the WTO.
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  • Mexico Heralds Return of USA Rice’s “Paella Wednesday” Promo

    May 15, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodUSA Rice’s wildly successful "Paella Wednesday" program is back. This year’s promotion, which runs from May through December, is being conducted at Sanborns, a major department store chain with more than 100 restaurants in Mexico City and the Metropolitan area frequented by approximately one million customers each month.
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  • South Korean Researchers Visit USA Rice

    May 15, 2015
    ARLINGTON, VA -- Representatives from KREI, South Korea’s equivalent to our own government’s Economic Research Service (ERS), stopped by USA Rice offices yesterday to discuss future trends in American rice markets.
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  • The Senate Gives TPA a Second Chance

    May 14, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate to move forward with H.R. 1314, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) fell eight votes short of the 60 needed. Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) was the only Democrat to vote in favor of the legislation which would allow President Obama to submit trade deals to Congress for approval without amendments.
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  • USA Rice Hails ITC Study of Global Rice Industry

    May 14, 2015
    One year to the day after the request from the House Ways and Means Committee, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has released its study of factors and policies affecting the global competitiveness of the U.S. rice industry. The study, “Rice: Global Competitiveness of the U.S. Industry,” is known as a Section 332 investigation and examined the rice industry in the U.S. and in major producing and exporting countries, such as China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Uruguay, and Brazil, and found that the world rice market is a confusing, and often unfair place.
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  • House Kills WOTUS

    May 14, 2015
    On Tuesday night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1732, a bill sponsored by Rep. Shuster (R-PA) that would require the EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their controversial Waters of the U.S. proposed rule (WOTUS).
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  • World Market Price Subcommittee Talks Acreage, Iraq, and Cuba

    May 13, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC -- The World Market Price Subcommittee met here this morning with representatives from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Economic Research Service (ERS), and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
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  • USDA Seeks Input From Growers About 2015 Crops

    May 12, 2015
    BATON ROUGE, LA – During the first several weeks of June, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. The agency will survey farmers across the country to determine crop acreage and grain stocks on farms in 2015.
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  • USA Rice Meets with U.S. Ambassador to Iraq

    May 11, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC -- USA Rice Chairman Dow Brantley led a delegation of members and staff on Friday in a meeting with Stuart Jones, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, to discuss strategy for returning Iraq as a steady customer for U.S. rice.
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  • Food & Nutrition Bloggers Inspire 1.4 Million to Think Rice

    May 08, 2015
    ARLINGTON, VA – Today, USA Rice announced the winners of the “Think Rice for National Nutrition Month” recipe challenge for food and nutrition bloggers. USA Rice launched the contest with Recipe Redux, a monthly recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians and open to a network of nutrition enthusiasts who are reinventing the idea of healthy eating with a taste-first approach.
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