• World Market Price Subcommittee Discusses Reporting Discrepancies, China, Iraq, and Remedies for Unfair Trade Practices

    May 18, 2016
    The World Market Price subcommittee of USA Rice’s International Trade Committee met here this morning to discuss the domestic and global outlook for rice with representatives from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the World Agriculture Outlook Board, the Economic Research Service (ERS), and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), all agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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  • Influential Bloggers Help Launch New U.S. Wild Rice Promotion in Turkey

    May 17, 2016
    The Turkish people spend a lot of time online. In fact, all the social media use in Turkey makes this country of almost 75 million people the fourth most socially engaged country in the world.
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  • USA Rice and Partners Make U.S. Products Top of Mind in Ghana

    May 16, 2016
    The three-year Global Based Initiative (GBI) that USA Rice runs with partners USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and the American Peanut Council (APC) has entered its final year and kicked off 2016 activities with foodservice seminars here and in the city of Kumasi and with high impact billboards in key shopping areas of both cities.
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  • Arkansas NRCS Ups the EQIP Ante

    May 13, 2016
    This morning, farmers and conservation industry representatives held a press conference here at Isbell Farms to announce the immediate availability of $2.5 million in additional funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Arkansas.
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  • Spring Whole Grain is Packed Full and on the Way

    May 13, 2016
    The latest issue of the Whole Grain, USA Rice’s newspaper, is off the presses and on its way to readers throughout the six rice producing states and Washington, DC. The Spring edition is packed with great stories, including a profile of Texas rice farmers Tim and Lindy Gertson, an update on conservation programs, and a look at the important South Korean and Colombian markets.
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  • NRCS EQIP(s) Farmers with Conservation Financial Assistance Options

    May 12, 2016
    Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) checked off another program on their to-do list by publishing the final version of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the Federal Register.
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  • USA Rice Conducts Rice Attitudes & Usage Study on Foodservice Industry

    May 11, 2016
    USA Rice surveyed more than 300 foodservice operators to determine their current usage of U.S.-grown rice and to gain insight into the educational needs of this unique and important segment.
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  • Rice and Ducks Propose Beefing-Up Conservation Efforts

    May 10, 2016
    Today, the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited (DU) Rice Stewardship Partnership jointly submitted or supported three proposals that request funding through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
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  • WASDE Report Released

    May 10, 2016
    U.S. 2016/17 all rice production is forecast at 231 million cwt, up 38.7 million cwt from the previous year and the largest since 2010/11. The increase reflects larger area and a higher yield. Long grain harvested area is forecast at 2.4 million acres, up 32 percent from the previous year and the largest in six years. Combined medium- and short-grain harvested area is forecast at 60,000 acres, down 17 percent from 2015/16 due to a sharp reduction in southern medium-grain planted area. The yield increase for both classes of rice reflects a return to trend. Total U.S. 2016/17 all rice supplies are forecast to increase 13 percent from the previous year. Long grain supplies are up, while medium- and short-grain supplies are down.
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  • USA Rice Welcomes New Meetings & Member Services Associate

    May 09, 2016
    What you see at the many meetings, conventions, and conferences USA Rice hosts requires a lot of planning and coordination and that work just got easier with the addition of Jenni Bryant to our behind-the-scenes implementation team.
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