• 2015 Horizon Ag Field Day Emphasizes Quality

    Aug 21, 2015
    Over 100 attendees attended the 2015 Horizon Ag Field Day yesterday at Mark Wimpy Farms. The event included a look at current and new Clearfield varieties as well as an update on the harvest in Louisiana.
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  • USA Rice Attends 2015 Arkansas RiceTec Field Day & Ag Council of Arkansas

    Aug 21, 2015
    USA Rice staff traveled to Arkansas this week to participate in rice industry meetings in eastern Arkansas. USA Rice Government Affairs Vice President Ben Mosely attended both meetings and gave updates on USA Rice’s work on key industry issues, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), market access to China, Waters of the United States (WOTUS), and recent tenders in Iraq. Mosely also talked about USA Rice efforts to educate newly elected members of Congress about issues important to the U.S. rice industry.
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  • USA Rice Attends Social Media Summit

    Aug 20, 2015
    Communications professionals from across the country gathered here earlier this month for a two-day Visual Communications and Infographics Summit. USA Rice staff joined the more than 75 representatives from a wide array of fields that were in attendance for the interactive workshop that featured eleven speakers from well-known organizations.
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  • Mexico Market Takes a Positive Turn

    Aug 19, 2015
    For the first time in four years the market share for U.S. rice in Mexico is on the upswing. The United States is the sole supplier of paddy rice to Mexico and typically 40 percent of U.S. paddy exports are destined to this market. In 2010, 92 percent of the rice Mexico imported was paddy; by 2014, that number had fallen to 69 percent. But in the first five months of this year, the trend has reversed and 75 percent of Mexico’s imports were U.S. paddy rice.
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  • Dietitians' Top Pick: USA Rice’s Refreshed Toolkit

    Aug 18, 2015
    This year, USA Rice updated its retail dietitian toolkit as part of the Think Rice rebranding and the resource is now available on thinkrice.com. These materials are designed to provide retail dietitians with reasons, recipes, and tools to recommend U.S. rice. It also helps increase visibility of U.S.-grown rice in supermarket customer outreach including: blogs, newsletters, social media, in-store radio ads, store publications, and in-store activities.
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  • Promote National Rice Month and Earn Scholarship Money

    Aug 17, 2015
    USA Rice encourages high school seniors throughout rice country to invest the waning days of summer vacation in planning an innovative promotion campaign for September, National Rice Month (NRM). Three scholarship prizes, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, totaling $8,500 are available. The grand prize is a $4,000 scholarship and a trip to the 2015 USA Rice Outlook Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the scholarship presentation. The second-place winner will receive $3,000 and third-place, $1,500.
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  • U.S. Flag Flies Over New Cuban Embassy

    Aug 14, 2015
    Today, the U.S. flag was raised over the newly established U.S. embassy here. Secretary of State John Kerry attended the ceremony heralding further diplomatic engagement with Cuba. The flag-raising follows a similar event in Washington, DC last month, where the Cuban flag now flies over their corresponding embassy.
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  • Interest in New Rice Varieties at USA Rice Seminar in Taiwan

    Aug 14, 2015
    Despite the imminent arrival of Super Typhoon Soudelor, 93 rice importers, millers, food processors, and food service representatives turned out for a USA Rice trade seminar on August 7th in this city in the middle of Taiwan's rice country.
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  • U.S. Rice and Wine in Japan – A Winning Combination

    Aug 13, 2015
    Last week, USA Rice conducted the final competition at the 3rd annual U.S. Medium Grain Recipe Contest where eight professional chefs, selected out of 166 entrants, were vying to create the best dish pairing U.S.-grown medium grain rice with wine.
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  • USA Rice Wants Consumers to Think Rice Online with New Consumer Website

    Aug 12, 2015
    As part of USA Rice’s refreshed online presence and rebranding of domestic marketing initiatives, USA Rice launched the new consumer-facing website, www.thinkrice.com.
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