• House Agriculture Committee Looks at Global Subsidies

    Jun 05, 2015
    The House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing this week to review and discuss the trade distorting impact of farm subsidies in other countries and whether these subsidies may result in violations of subsidy rules in the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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  • USA Rice Unveils New National Rice Month Logo

    Jun 04, 2015
    This September, the U.S. rice industry celebrates the 25th anniversary of National Rice Month (NRM). To commemorate the occasion, USA Rice has developed a special edition 25th anniversary logo inspired by the new Think Rice logos.
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  • Rice Foundation Accepting Applications for 2016 Rice Leadership Development Program

    Jun 03, 2015
    The Rice Foundation is accepting applications for the 2016 Rice Leadership Development Program. Rice producers or industry-related professionals between the ages of 25 and 45 are eligible to apply for the program. The application deadline is October 3.
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  • Riviana Foods Buys RiceTec's RiceSelect Brand

    Jun 03, 2015
    Ebro Foods, parent company of Riviana Foods, Inc., announced today it has acquired the U.S. consumer rice business division of RiceTec AG and RiceTec, Inc. which manufactures and markets products under the brand RiceSelect® in a deal valued at $45 million.
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  • US Rice Industry Weighs in on Impact of Trade with Cuba

    Jun 02, 2015
    Today the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) held a public hearing for their section 332 study entitled "Overview of Cuban Imports of Goods and Services and Effects of U.S. Restrictions." Terry Harris of Riceland Foods represented USA Rice on the first panel.
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  • USA Rice Updates Congress on Rural Economy

    Jun 02, 2015
    This morning the House Committee on Agriculture's Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a public hearing on the financial health of farm country. Dow Brantley, chairman of the USA Rice Federation, and Paul T. Combs, a past chairman of the USA Rice Producers' Group, were two of the five witnesses offering testimony.
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  • Senator Wicker Addresses 80th Annual Delta Council Meeting

    Jun 01, 2015
    CLEVELAND, MS -- Roger Wicker, U.S. Senator for Mississippi delivered the keynote address at the 80th Annual Delta Council meeting here on May 29. Wicker praised the Delta Council for the broad scope of their activities and the impact the organization has had in the region, and reaffirmed his commitment to Mississippi's agriculture industry which is deeply rooted in the Delta.
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  • Rice Rocks Riverfest

    Jun 01, 2015
    LITTLE ROCK, AR -- The Arkansas Rice Council represented the rice industry as a sponsor of the annual Riverfest celebration held here over Memorial Day Weekend. Riverfest, the largest family festival held in Little Rock, served as an ideal platform to encourage the public to get rice on their minds -- and on their plates.
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