• New Cuba Ag Exports Act Will Benefit U.S. Rice Farmers

    Oct 07, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodYesterday, House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Mike Conaway, along with Representatives Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced legislation that would open agricultural trade and financing between the United States and Cuba.
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  • USDA Posts TPP Information

    Oct 07, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodCommodity Fact Sheets showing the market access impact of the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement are now available on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website. (www.fas.usda.gov/tpp).
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  • Use #USARiceOutlook to Win Free Outlook Registration

    Oct 07, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodToday, USA Rice launched a month-long social media contest calling for participants to utilize the official conference hashtag #USARiceOutlook to promote the 2015 USA Rice Outlook Conference. Each Wednesday a winner for the week will be announced until the contest ends on November 4. Three winners will receive a rice “swag” bag filled with exclusive Think Rice gear. The grand prize winner will be awarded free registration to the USA Rice Outlook Conference taking place December 9-11 in New Orleans.
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  • Latest Iraqi Rice Tender Results Confusing at Best

    Oct 06, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodUSA Rice learned today that in the latest tender here, which has been delayed numerous times, Iraq purchased 80,000 MT of rice, 30,000 MT of which was U.S. origin. The U.S. sale was from an India-based company, Jindal Industries, at an offered price of $559 per metric ton CIF. The price seems unrealistic given the prices offered by the two western companies of $639 and $659 per ton CIF. There were two other offers of U.S.-origin from India-based companies ranging in price from $559 to $561 per ton CIF.
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  • Dietitians ‘Think Rice’ at FNCE 2015

    Oct 06, 2015
    More than 10,000 dietitians, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, healthcare providers, and food industry leaders from around North America attended the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE) here this week. USA Rice built on its Think Rice message this year with new handouts and information highlighting the nutritional benefits of U.S.-grown rice.
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  • Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement Reached

    Oct 05, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodTrade Ministers from 12 countries, including the United States, announced in Atlanta this morning the conclusion of trade negotiations under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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  • No Conclusion Yet in TPP Negotiations

    Oct 02, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodWhat many hoped would be the final round of negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is being held up by several unresolved issues including market access for U.S. rice.
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  • USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited RCPP Project Implementation Rolls Forward

    Oct 02, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodToday, the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project, “Sustaining the Future of Rice” takes another step forward in the implementation process. oday, the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project, “Sustaining the Future of Rice” takes another step forward in the implementation process.
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  • U.S. Rice Responds as El Niño Takes Its Toll in Central and South America

    Oct 01, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodThis is the second year in a row the Southern Hemisphere’s cereal harvest has been negatively affected by severe dry weather related to El Niño and some are saying it’s the worst in the past 18 years. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua have begun distributing agricultural aid packages to hundreds of thousands of farmers to support them in the second planting season.
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  • Hy-Vee Dietitians Urge Shoppers to Think Rice

    Oct 01, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodThis September, USA Rice partnered with supermarket registered dietitians (SRDs) at Hy-Vee, a chain with 236 supermarkets located throughout Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. All month long, Hy-Vee SRDs spread the word about U.S.-grown rice and National Rice Month (NRM) online, in stores, and through local media outlets.
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