• Mississippi Rice Council Meeting Thursday

    Feb 09, 2016
    Mark your calendars for the annual Mississippi Rice Council meeting on Thursday, February 11, at 10 a.m., at the Bolivar County Extension Office. USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward will report on USA Rice activities and Vice President of Government Affairs Ben Mosely will provide a legislative update. Lunch will be served immediately following the meeting.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Feb 09, 2016
    There are no changes to this month’s 2015/16 U.S. rice supply and use projections. The all rice price is lowered $0.40 per cwt at the high end and $0.20 at the low end to a range of $12.50 to $13.30. The long-grain price is lowered $0.20 per cwt at the midpoint and the medium/short-grain price is lowered $0.60 per cwt at the midpoint. The price changes are made based on reported prices to date and expectations regarding prices for the remainder of the market year.
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  • Make Plans Now to Attend This Year’s Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

    Feb 08, 2016
    The Mid-South Farm & Gin Show returns to the Cook Convention Center here, February 26-27. One of the largest farm shows in the region, this event always draws a big crowd from all of the surrounding states in the Mid-South and Southeast who come to check out the latest equipment and machinery available to farmers in the region.
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  • China and Crop Insurance Topics Dominate Eudora Grower Meeting

    Feb 05, 2016
    About 80 growers from northeast Louisiana and southeast Arkansas attended a meeting in Eudora yesterday to hear policy and program updates from USA Rice and a presentation by William Cole, a crop insurance expert with Cole Agency, LLC.
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  • More Than 400 Attend Annual Arkansas Rice Meeting

    Feb 05, 2016
    More than 400 growers from around the region packed the Arkansas State University Convocation Center here for the annual gathering of the local rice industry.
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  • USA Rice Efforts Result in Congressional Action on Rice Food Aid

    Feb 05, 2016
    As reported in the USA Rice Daily January 8, 2016, Congress has made available an additional $250 million to assist with the Syrian refugee crisis. USA Rice immediately began working with allies in Congress to make the case for why U.S.-grown rice should be a part of the solution for this devastating humanitarian crisis.
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  • TPP Agreement Signed, Rice Concerns Remain

    Feb 04, 2016
    Trade Ministers from 12 nations signed the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement yesterday (Feb. 4 local time). U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman joined officials from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam at the signing, which launches the formal start of the ratification process in many of the TPP countries.
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  • USA Rice on the Road in Louisiana

    Feb 04, 2016
    As growers hustle to complete their off-season meetings this month before the start of the 2016 planting season, USA Rice staff participated in meetings here of the Louisiana Rice Council, the Louisiana Rice Growers Association, and the Central Louisiana Rice Growers Association.
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  • Missouri Hosts First Rice Conservation Field Day

    Feb 04, 2016
    Yesterday morning, more than 50 rice farmers and conservation professionals gathered at the Delta Fisher Research Center in Portageville, Missouri, for the first ever Southeast Missouri Rice Conservation Field Day.
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  • Korea Ships First Rice to China

    Feb 03, 2016
    News in South Korea today is that 30 tons of rice was loaded in containers at Gunsan port on January 29 headed to China, where the rice will be sold in Lotte Mart stores in Shanghai. Another 70 tons will follow in February with a total of 2,000 MT expected to be exported to China this year.
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