• Inaccurate Reporting Raises Unsubstantiated Concern for U.S. Rice in Mexico

    Jun 09, 2016
    There was a story today online that Mexico had reduced tariffs to zero for all types and forms or rice regardless of origin. This story was inaccurate.
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  • Amidst Trade Shenanigans, U.S. Medium Grain Set to Return to Turkey

    Jun 08, 2016
    Turkey is an important commercial market for U.S. medium grain rice from both the Southern U.S. and California, and U.S. rice exports to Turkey averaged 175,000 MT per year in the period 2011-2015.
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  • Rice Wednesday is Back in Mexico

    Jun 07, 2016
    The popular USA Rice "Rice Wednesday" promotion is underway here at La Chilanguita, a chain with 11 restaurants in high traffic areas in Mexico City and Mexico State, including its most popular location, Masaryk, the most exclusive area in Mexico City.
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  • U.S. Medium Grain Breaks into Hong Kong Fast Food Market

    Jun 06, 2016
    Chewy International Foods Ltd, a leading food supplier here that began importing U.S. medium grain rice four years ago, has developed a special brand name tailored for both the retail and food service markets, and has begun a promotion campaign featuring the U.S. rice.
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  • In Memory: Gary DiGiuseppe

    Jun 06, 2016
    USA Rice was saddened to learn of the passing of Gary DiGiuseppe, a longtime Arkansas journalist and newscaster, who was killed in a car accident last week on his way to work from his home in Maumelle, Arkansas.
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  • Unified Export Strategy Submission Day

    Jun 03, 2016
    Today USA Rice submitted an application for 2017 funding under the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) trade programs. The application, referred to as the Unified Export Strategy (UES), is the official request document where USA Rice and other commodity groups, called “cooperators,” describe their strategic approach to promoting U.S. agricultural products abroad.
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  • USA Rice Welcomes Summer Intern

    Jun 03, 2016
    Money magazine recently named Washington, DC the top spot for students looking for summer jobs touting the area’s availability of work, educational opportunities, and “museums for days.” Just ask summer intern Ethan Cartwright who joined USA Rice’s government affairs team this week.
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  • USA Rice Lunch with Cuban Delegation Yields Results

    Jun 02, 2016
    USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward hosted a private lunch meeting here today for visiting Cuban dignitaries including Minister of Agriculture Gustavo Rodríguez Rollero, Cuban Ambassador to the United States José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez, and several top agriculture officials to discuss normalizing trade between the United States and Cuba.
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  • Updates to Nutrition Facts Panel Could Spell Rice Rewrites

    Jun 01, 2016
    Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled updates to the iconic nutrition facts panel that appears on the back of food packages. These changes are the first in more than 20 years and aim to provide consumers with access to more recent and accurate nutrition information about the foods and beverages they’re consuming.
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