• Grain Industry Urges Continued Positive Grain Recommendations in 2015 Dietary Guidelines

    May 28, 2015
    As we move closer to updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Grain Chain coalition, of which USA Rice is a member, submitted written comments earlier this month to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
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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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  • USDA Announces $235 Million in Funding for RCPP

    May 07, 2015
    WASHINGTON, DC -- Earlier this week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of $235 million in funding to be applied towards the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The RCPP, created by the 2014 Farm Bill, is a conservation initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that enables local leaders across the country to implement programs that will preserve natural resources in their region.
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