• RCPP EQIP Sign-up Period Closing Soon in Arkansas and Mississippi

    Sep 23, 2015
    There are less than four weeks left until the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-up period closes in both Arkansas and Mississippi on Friday, October 16. This special EQIP sign-up is being held as part of the National Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Project, led by the USA Rice – Ducks Unlimited (DU) Stewardship Partnership.
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  • Rice is at the Center of Plate at Mississippi Lunch

    Sep 22, 2015
    Tasting Luncheon here in honor of National Rice Month (NRM). More than 300 rice dishes, prepared by community members and local restaurants, were donated for the lunch, and people from across Mississippi joined the festivities to support local agriculture and visit a variety of educational exhibits. Added to the activities this year was a rice recipe cook-off won by a dish called Spicy Rice Bites.
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  • Arkansas Industry Celebrates National Rice Month with Donation to Arkansas Rice Depot

    Sep 22, 2015
    Arkansas is the number one rice-producing state in the nation and celebrates that fact in a big way each September in honor of National Rice Month. On Monday, Governor Asa Hutchinson presided over a signing ceremony at the State Capitol officially proclaiming September as Rice Month. To mark the occasion, the Arkansas rice industry donated 110,100 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Rice Depot providing 1.1 million servings of rice for hungry Arkansas families.
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  • Rouses Proudly Supports America’s Rice Farmers

    Sep 22, 2015
    During September National Rice Month (NRM), USA Rice is partnering with grocery store chain Rouses to inspire people to ‘think rice’ while shopping and planning meals. Several customized NRM rice promotions are underway reaching shoppers with key U.S. rice messages before, during, and after their shopping experience at Rouses locations across Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
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  • Rice Traders on Japan's Kyushu Island Get a Taste of U.S. Rice

    Sep 18, 2015
    U.S. rice: the talk of the tableU.S.-grown medium grain rice made its debut at a trade exhibition here last week and was a big hit with attendees when served in two menu items, "Rice, Nut & Fruit Salad" and "Gumbo Soup with Turmeric Rice."
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  • U.S. Announces New Steps Towards Normalizing Relations with Cuba

    Sep 18, 2015
    Loosening things up a littleToday the Obama Administration announced a set of new rules that will further normalize relations between the United States and Cuba. These regulatory changes include easing restrictions on authorized travel, and allowing U.S. companies to establish offices in Cuba.
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  • APHIS Sets the Record Straight on China Phytosanitary Deal

    Sep 17, 2015
    We will sell no rice before it's timeIn a conference call with USA Rice staff yesterday, high ranking officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed that the phytosanitary protocol between the United States and China has not been finalized.
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  • Japan Academics Meet with USA Rice to Discuss Crop Insurance, Farm Programs

    Sep 16, 2015
    Intellectual exchangeFarm policy academics from Ibaraki University and Okayama University met with USA Rice Vice President of Government Affairs Ben Mosely and COO Bob Cummings today to discuss current U.S. rice support policies, especially crop insurance.
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  • USA Rice Staff Celebrate National Rice Month with Partner P.F. Chang’s

    Sep 15, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodUsually USA Rice’s Virginia staff celebrates September National Rice Month with an office cook-off and luncheon. Family rice recipes square off against professional recipes selected from the USA Rice archives, and there are always a few rice desserts. But this year, with the new RiceGiving program in full swing, the staff decided to go out to lunch to support rice’s newest partner.
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  • Promote National Rice Month and Earn Scholarship Money

    Sep 14, 2015
    During the month of September, students across the U.S. will be conducting rice promotional programs for entry in the annual National Rice Month (NRM) scholarship contest, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences. Be on the lookout for promotions going on in your state to support scholarship applicants. Encourage high school seniors to review the contest application and plan a promotion. There is still time to compete!
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