• USA Rice Promotions Tailor-Made in Mexico

    Mar 24, 2016
    This month, USA Rice conducted two promotions here, one large and one small, with the shared goal of increasing awareness and use of U.S.-grown rice.
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  • Star-Studded Food Service Seminar

    Mar 21, 2016
    Earlier this month, U.S. rice was the highlight of a foodservice seminar, “Mizrahi and Friends,” at the Colegio Superior de Gastronomia Culinary Institute where distinguished international chefs cooked for an audience of foodservice professionals, press, and special guests. The organizer and star of the event, Chef Aaron Mizrahi, grilled various cuts of U.S. meat served with a delicious rice dish made with U.S.-grown rice and emphasized the importance of selecting U.S. rice for its nutritional value and superior quality.
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  • Tough Competition in Chile’s Rice Market

    Mar 18, 2016
    Agriculture Secretary Vilsack has brought his trade mission to Chile, the wealthiest country in South America and the most prolific negotiator of free trade agreements.
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  • Food Safety Could Present Key to US Rice’s Return to Switzerland

    Mar 17, 2016
    Hartwig Schmidt, regional director of USA Rice, attended the annual meeting of the Swiss Rice Promotion Board (RISO) here last week and gave a presentation on the world rice outlook for 2016.
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  • USA Rice Features New Products at Foodex Japan

    Mar 11, 2016
    USA Rice is here this week at Foodex Japan, the largest trade exhibition in Asia, conducting taste tests from the U.S. Embassy Agricultural Trade Office’s (ATO) exhibition booth for the more than 77,000 traders in attendance.
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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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  • 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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