• U.S. Rice on the Menu at Advisory Panel Dinner in Canada

    Jun 20, 2016
    With British Columbia and Ontario accounting for 80 percent of rice consumption in Canada, it was fitting that USA Rice hosted an advisory panel dinner and trade meetings here this week to gauge current West Coast rice trends.
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  • In Memory: Wendell Lundberg

    Jun 17, 2016
    USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of Wendell J. Lundberg, who died on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Enloe Hospital in Chico, CA. He was 85 years old.
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  • Texas Rice Industry Steps Up to Pressure Congress on Cuba

    Jun 17, 2016
    Yesterday, Washington, DC-based Engage Cuba, an advocacy group dedicated to ending the travel and trade embargo of Cuba, launched their eighth State Council for Cuba here with an impressive list of 40 business leaders from a wide array of industries and sectors around the state.
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  • P.F. Chang’s Films a Summer Blockbuster in Arkansas Rice Country

    Jun 16, 2016
    Flying high over Dow Brantley’s farm, a camera drone takes in the bird’s-eye view before swooping down at a high speed to hover over the bright green tillers like a dragonfly on steroids. Brantley stands in a nearby paddy, surrounded by camera equipment and lighting reflectors, patiently explaining for the third - or maybe the thirteenth time - the life cycle of a rice plant.
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  • Cuba and Rice Spotlighted During Ways and Means Trade Hearing

    Jun 15, 2016
    Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade held an agriculture-focused hearing on expansion and eliminating barriers for U.S. agricultural exports.
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  • Farmers’ Rice Cooperative Names New CEO

    Jun 15, 2016
    Farmers’ Rice Cooperative (FRC) announced yesterday that Rick Rhody has been named as the new chief executive officer. Rhody will replace Kirk Messick, who has been serving as the interim CEO.
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  • USA Rice Trade Mission to Colombia: Part Two

    Jun 14, 2016
    Colombia has gone from our 51st largest export market in 2011 to our third largest in 2015, largely on the strength of milled rice exports entering under provisions of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Colombian regulations restrict the entry of U.S. paddy to the port of Barranquilla because of concerns over the presence in U.S. paddy of false smut, a plant disease. In meetings with U.S. embassy and Colombian government officials here last week, USA Rice expressed dissatisfaction with continual delays of an epidemiological study looking into the presence of false smut in Colombia. The release of this study is one of the first steps in mitigating/eliminating the current restrictions on U.S. paddy entry into Colombia.
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  • In Memory: Ronald Bailey

    Jun 14, 2016
    USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of Ronald Wade Bailey, Sr., of Hot Springs, Arkansas, who passed away on June 10, at the age of 80.
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  • Is Bird-Friendly Beer Possible?

    Jun 13, 2016
    It's not as outlandish as you might think. A "bird-friendly beer" really depends on how you look at beer ingredients and if they have content that actually helps birds.
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  • USA Rice Trade Mission to Colombia: Part One

    Jun 10, 2016
    USA Rice is leading a trade mission to Colombia, the third largest market for U.S. rice.
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