• USA Rice Celebrates Centennial of the U.S. Warehouse Act

    Jul 19, 2016
    Last week, USA Rice helped to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Warehouse Act, a piece of legislation that authorizes the critically important structure for protecting and assuring producers and their lenders of proper crop production storage.
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  • Rice Field Day in Stoneville Draws a Crowd

    Jul 19, 2016
    Today, the Delta Research and Extension Center (DREC) held their annual Rice Producer Field Day here to review this year's latest rice research, followed by the Mississippi Farm Bureau's (MFBF) Summer Rice Meeting in the Capps Center.
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  • Vilsack Announces USDA Post Added in Havana

    Jul 18, 2016
    On Saturday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced during the National Governors Association Summer Meeting here that USDA would officially be sending a temporary detail to Havana, Cuba, later this year.
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  • USA Rice Promotes Rice in Food Aid to Decision Makers

    Jul 18, 2016
    At the annual USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) Attaché Seminar sponsored by the U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council meeting last week, USA Rice Director of International Promotion Sarah Moran participated in a panel discussion of food aid as a tool in developing international markets.
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  • SNA Conference: Thinking Rice in the School Cafeteria and Beyond

    Jul 15, 2016
    Nearly 7,000 school nutrition professionals from across the nation descended upon the Henry B. Gonzales Center here this week for the School Nutrition Association’s (SNA) Annual National Conference to learn about the latest and greatest in food, beverage, supply equipment, and service solutions.
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  • Northeast Louisiana Rice Farmers Host Another Successful Field Day

    Jul 14, 2016
    Yesterday morning, Northeast Louisiana rice growers met here at Vic Jordan's farm, Trio Plantation, to hear from Louisiana State University AgCenter researchers on this season's test plots results.
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  • 25,000 MT Food Aid Sale to Ivory Coast

    Jul 14, 2016
  • SPCC Comes Around Again

    Jul 13, 2016
    EPA’s Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Rule for Farms is back in the works again. Originally finalized several years ago, Congress used the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) in 2014 to mandate a higher exemption threshold of 6,000 gallons from the original 1,320 gallons
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  • U.S. and Iraq Sign Rice MOU

    Jul 13, 2016
    This morning U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stuart Jones signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Iraq's Trade Minister Salman al-Jumayli that provides new opportunities for U.S. rice to be purchased for the food ration system here.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Jul 12, 2016
    U.S. 2016/17 all rice supplies are raised 12 million cwt to 309.9 million on a production increase that is partially offset by lower beginning stocks.
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