• New Conservation Stewardship Program Finalized

    Mar 10, 2016
    Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published its final Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) rule in the Federal Register.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Mar 09, 2016
    U.S. 2015/16 rice exports are lowered 2 million cwt this month to 100 million on reduced shipments of southern medium grain rough rice, especially to Turkey. Rice ending stocks are raised 2 million cwt to 43.9 million. The all rice price is lowered $0.10 at both ends of the range to $12.40 to $13.20 reflecting lower projected medium and short grain prices.
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  • U.S. Rice Exports to Japan Fall Short; Implications for TPP Unsettles Industry

    Mar 09, 2016
    As Japan’s fiscal year sets to close at the end of this month, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) will once again increase the amount of rice imported under the so-called ordinary minimum access tenders because of very poor performance under the Simultaneous-Buy-Sell, or SBS, System.
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  • USA Rice Encourages Kids to ‘Wake Up’ to School Breakfast

    Mar 08, 2016
    USA Rice is helping schools around the country celebrate School Breakfast Week with three great tasting, healthy recipes developed especially for the foodservice K-12 program. The three recipes, Berry Breakfast Brown Rice, Creamy Cinnamon Breakfast Rice Pudding, and Great Day Rice Wrap, feature U.S.-grown rice in the center of the plate.
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  • USA Rice Promotions Lead to Increased Sales and Economic Opportunity for Small Business Entrepreneurs

    Mar 07, 2016
    Two years ago, sisters Carmen and Guadalupe Soria participated in USA Rice cooking classes here to learn about the economic benefits of cooking with rice and how to make paellas using U.S. rice. The sisters took those lessons to heart and opened a home-based business selling paellas every Friday.
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  • USA Rice Champions Birth Defects Prevention

    Mar 04, 2016
    Yesterday USA Rice joined with more than 60 groups in observing World Birth Defects Day to let consumers know about the importance of folic acid in preventing birth defects and about rice as a source of folic acid. USA Rice used social media posts and the hashtag #WorldBDDay to help spread the word about the importance of folic acid for moms-to-be and that one-cup of enriched white rice delivers 80 of the recommended 400 micrograms of folic acid, which is 20 percent of the Daily Value.
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  • World’s Largest Rice Miller Focused on Preferred Varieties

    Mar 03, 2016
    Carl Brothers, senior vice president and COO for Riceland Foods, the largest rice miller in the world, said the cooperative was looking to add a preferred varieties list to its rice marketing programs at the request of its farmer-members to provide guidance on variety selection.
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  • USA Rice Haiti Promotions Highlight Quality, Good Taste

    Mar 02, 2016
    While being the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti has consistently been one of the top five export destinations for U.S. rice. Just last year, over 400,000 MT of long grain, milled rice was exported there – an amount that is 12 percent higher from 2014.
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  • Texas Now Accepting National Rice RCPP EQIP Applications

    Mar 01, 2016
    The USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited (DU) conservation and sustainability project, Sustaining the Future of Rice, takes a big step forward today with the announcement that the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has begun accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications for the project.
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