• Rice Featured at North Louisiana Ag Expo

    Jan 19, 2016
    An estimated 11,000 people attended the 34th annual North Louisiana Ag Expo on January 15-16. Visitors to the Louisiana Rice Council (LARC) booth received sample bags of Louisiana-grown rice, provided by the Louisiana Rice Growers Association, for correctly answering questions about rice. Attendees also enjoyed a cup of red beans and rice, courtesy of the Northeast Louisiana Rice Growers Association.
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  • USA Rice Outlines 2016 Legislative Priorities

    Jan 15, 2016
    After nearly a month-long recess, the U.S. Senate returned to the Capitol on Monday following their counterparts in the House of Representatives who kicked off their legislative year the previous week. As Congress begins work on their legislative agenda, USA Rice is finalizing priorities and planning for the year ahead.
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  • U.S. Rice Fits Top Food Trends for 2016

    Jan 15, 2016
    Every year the National Restaurant Association surveys professional chefs to determine what the hot trends will be on restaurant menus across the country, and right now nothing is hotter than local food grown under environmentally friendly, sustainable conditions.
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  • USA Rice Visits U.S. Officials and Key Mexican Customers; Conducts International Planning Meetings

    Jan 13, 2016
    All week, USA Rice staff and members have conducted meetings and market visits here in the United States’ number one rice market to learn more about that market and to share programs and generate new promotion ideas.
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  • Annual Crop Projection Report Released

    Jan 12, 2016
    Production in 2015 is estimated at 192 million cwt, up less than 1 percent from the previous forecast but down 13 percent from the revised 2014 total. Planted area for 2014 is estimated at 2.61million acres, down 12 percent from 2014. Area harvested, at 2.58 million acres, is also down 12 percent from the previous crop year.
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  • Louisiana Rice Farmers Announce Plans for State Meetings

    Jan 12, 2016
    The Louisiana Rice Council (LARC) and the Louisiana Rice Growers Association (LARGA), Louisiana’s two largest grower organizations, have scheduled their annual joint membership meeting for Tuesday, February 2. The meeting will be held at the Grande Marais Center here, and will open with a trade show and reception at 4 p.m. followed by the program at 5:45 p.m. Dinner will be served.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Jan 12, 2016
    The U.S. 2015/16 all rice crop is projected at 192.3 million cwt, up 1.6 million from last month. Long-grain production is up 700,000 cwt to 133 million, and medium- and short-grain is raised 900,000 cwt to 59.3 million. The all rice production increase stems from both higher harvested area and yield. The all rice yield increased 47 pounds per acre to 7,470, and harvested area increased 5,000 acres to 2.58 million.
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  • USA Rice Teaches Mexican Consumers About U.S. Rice’s Versatility

    Jan 11, 2016
    USA Rice chefs and representatives took advantage of Sunday being a major family shopping day in Mexico to set up a cooking demonstration event at a Sam’s Club here yesterday. About 75 shoppers crowded around as two USA Rice chefs and two assistant chefs pulled from the audience cooked three very different dishes featuring U.S.-grown rice.
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  • 2016 Food Aid Funding Increase Part of Bipartisan Omnibus Bill

    Jan 08, 2016
    Before Congress concluded business for the year in December, they passed the Fiscal Year 2016 Omnibus which provided the first significant increase in PL-480 (Food for Peace) funding in many years.
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  • Acadia Parish Rice Growers Gather at LSU

    Jan 07, 2016
    More than 100 growers gathered here today to hear a review of the 2015 growing year and projections and recommendations for 2016 from a series of LSU speakers.
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