• H-E-B Dietitians Report National Rice Month Promotion Success

    Oct 16, 2015
    Supermarket dietitians (SRD) at H-E-B stores celebrated National Rice Month during September with an integrated promotion campaign that included the store magazine, text messages to consumers, and recipe demonstrations.
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  • Anuga 2015: Understanding Challenges Facing U.S. Rice in Europe

    Oct 15, 2015
    Participating in Anuga 2015, the world’s largest food show wrapping up here, brings many questions to mind. “Is the gluten free trend continuing to grow in Europe and will this create opportunities for U.S. rice?” “Why are we now adding aloe to drinks, is this a thing?” and “What will it take for U.S. grown long grain rice to return to the European market?”
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  • A Picture and a Post – Worth a Thousand Words

    Oct 14, 2015
    Fields of gold extending into the horizon, combines rolling across vast acres of farm land, and diverse wildlife drifting in and out of view among swaying stalks of rice -- these characteristic signs of harvest are familiar to rice farmers, but are foreign to most Americans who are far removed from the agricultural industry. Most people don’t even realize rice is grown here. During the recent harvest, pictures and videos from farmers in all six rice-producing states flooded social media sites, and with consumers’ increasing interest in understanding where and how their food is grown, USA Rice saw an educational opportunity to use these images to provide an exclusive glimpse into the world of rice farming in the United States during National Rice Month.
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  • #USARiceOutlook Contest: Week One

    Oct 14, 2015
    Mark Isbell, a rice farmer from Little Rock, Arkansas is the first finalist selected in the #USARiceOutlook social media contest. A weekly winner will be announced every Wednesday until November 4, and will be in the running for the grand prize of a free registration to USA Rice’s Outlook Conference in New Orleans December 9-11.
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  • USA Rice at World’s Largest Food Show

    Oct 13, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodUSA Rice and several member companies are participating in Anuga 2015 here, the world’s largest food and beverage trade fair where new products, innovations, food trends, and old favorites are on display. USA Rice has been exhibiting at Anuga for more than twenty years, and as in years past, all forms of U.S. rice are on display, from long grain white, brown, and parboiled, to Calrose, and even wild rice.
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  • Court Rules Nationwide Stay on WOTUS

    Oct 09, 2015
    This morning, by a 2-1 vote, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule nationwide, until it determines whether it has jurisdiction over the petitions for review.
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  • Rice Leadership Class Session III: California in Their Own Words

    Oct 09, 2015
    Who wouldn't want to spend a week here getting an overview of California's rice marketing and production practices, crop diversity, conservation and environmental issues, and a close-up look at the state's rice harvest? It's an itinerary any young rice farmer would love.
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  • China WTO Compliance Front and Center

    Oct 08, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good food USA Rice was represented yesterday at a public hearing held by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on China's compliance with its obligations to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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  • Senator Boozman Closes out National Rice Month Recognition in Congress

    Oct 08, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good food Yesterday, Senator John Boozman (R-AR) addressed his colleagues from the Floor of the Senate and gave a salute to the rice industry as it celebrated the 25th Anniversary of National Rice Month in September.
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  • Food Aid Reform Discussion Drags On

    Oct 08, 2015
    Yesterday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing regarding U.S. international food aid programs following a similarly themed hearing last week by the House Agriculture Committee.
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