• Rice is Still Nice According to Updated DGA

    Jan 07, 2016
    This morning the latest version of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) was released and rice remains high on the list of recommended foods for its fiber and iron content, and the fact that rice is the perfect base for all of the fruits, vegetables, and other foods linked to a healthy diet.
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  • AV-1011, Anthraquinone-Based Bird Repellent, Receives EPA Registration for Rice

    Jan 06, 2016
    This week, in a positive development for the U.S. rice industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that some underlying issues with the bird repellent Anthraquinone have been resolved, clearing the way for the agency to issue a two-year Section 3 registration for use on rice.
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  • Colombia to Import 200,000 New Metric Tons of Rice…But From Where?

    Jan 05, 2016
    Nearly one-third of Colombia’s provinces are in a state of emergency due to extreme drought caused by El Niño, prompting the Colombian government to allow additional rice imports to maintain adequate inventory.
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  • Members of the 114th Congress Return to Washington Today

    Jan 05, 2016
    Later today, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will be returning to the Capitol to officially kick off the Second Session of the 114th Congress. The Senate is scheduled to return to Washington next Monday.
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  • Mexico Trade Stoppage Averted

    Jan 04, 2016
    MEXICALI, MEXICO -- On December 14, 2015, USA Rice was notified that U.S. rice exporters were having their bagged rice shipments blocked by Mexican authorities here at this important west coast crossing point with Calexico, California. The Government of Mexico (GOM) had, overnight, changed inspection regulations on how railroads and GOM phytosanitary inspection officials cleared bagged commodities, resulting in a stoppage of bagged rice exports.
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  • Introducing the New and Improved USA Rice Daily

    Jan 04, 2016
    ARLINGTON, VA – The USA Rice Daily staff would like to wish all of our returning and new readers a happy new year, and to introduce you to our new and improved Daily. We’ve made a lot of changes in how the Daily is assembled and delivered to you that we think will improve your experience.
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