• ThinkRice.com Thinks Refresh

    Aug 22, 2016
    USA Rice recently revamped thinkrice.com, its consumer-facing website, with design, content, and functionality improvements. The sleek new look enhances the user experience and enriches the way USA Rice communicates the U.S. rice message with all public audiences.
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  • Acadia Parish Holds Emergency Response Meeting

    Aug 19, 2016
    More than 150 people attended an emergency response meeting held here today to update farmers on recovery efforts from the catastrophic flood that has devastated Louisiana, and to provide information on local, state, and federal resources available to the business and agricultural communities.
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  • U.S. Rice Farmers Provide 81 Percent of Rice Consumed by Americans

    Aug 18, 2016
    USA Rice released the annual U.S. Rice Domestic Usage Report today, tracking shipments and consumption of U.S. milled rice from August 2014 to July 2015. According to the report, U.S. rice mills shipped 10.56 billion pounds of rice to domestic and foreign markets, an increase of approximately 780 million pounds from one year earlier.
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  • Mexico Cooking Videos Make Preparing Arroz Look Easy

    Aug 17, 2016
    Following the trend of quick How-to cooking videos that are so popular on social media, USA Rice has produced four such videos for the crucial Mexican market. USA Rice consistently hears from Mexican consumers that their rice recipe repertoire is limited, and that helping them think about new ways to use rice will lead to increased consumption and sales. With this in mind, USA Rice chefs created interesting new, mouth-watering rice dishes for the videos that are educational, engaging, and relatively easy.
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  • Initial Reports on Impact of Flooding on Rice Crop in Southern Louisiana

    Aug 16, 2016
    More than 20 inches of rain have fallen in southwest Louisiana since last week, and with more on the way, the full scope of damage due to historic flooding in the area won't become clear until the water recedes.
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  • 2017 Tender Schedule for Colombia Announced

    Aug 15, 2016
    Earlier this month the COL-RICE board adopted a schedule for open tenders for 2017 in connection with U.S. rice exports to Colombia.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Aug 12, 2016
    Total U.S. rice supplies for 2016/17 are lowered 2.2 million cwt from last month to 307.7 million, still the highest on record. Carryin is lowered 1.5 million cwt to 39.4 million due to 2015/16 revisions. The 2016/17 U.S. rice production forecast is lowered 700,000 cwt to a record 244.3 million based on the first survey-based yield forecast of the 2016/17 crop. At 7,659 pounds per acre, the 2016/17 yield is down 21 pounds from the previous projection.
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  • Rice for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Everything Between

    Aug 12, 2016
    USA Rice has created ten new rice recipes, specifically for foodservice, that cover multiple meals and feature various rice types such as U.S. jasmine, U.S. basmati, U.S. Arborio, long grain brown and white, and medium grain rice. The new recipes were designed to work for breakfast, appetizers, side dishes, and main dishes.
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  • 2016 Arkansas Rice Expo Celebrates Largest Production Year on Record

    Aug 11, 2016
    Against the backdrop of reports of rice harvest in various pockets of the state, more than 1,000 people came out for Wednesday's Arkansas Rice Expo to celebrate the rice industry and the beginning of the 2016 rice harvest. Arkansas is expected to produce more than fifty percent of the rice grown in the United States for the second consecutive year and have the largest production year on record.
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  • Commodity Panel Briefs State FSA Reps on Farm Bill Implementation

    Aug 10, 2016
    Yesterday, a panel of agriculture commodity representatives briefed the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) state executive directors and state committee chairmen here during their annual summer meeting on various aspects of Farm Bill implementation and effectiveness.
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