• What Do an Astronaut, a Kellogg Executive, and a U.S. Ambassador Have in Common?

    Sep 22, 2016
    All three will be speaking at the 2016 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, December 7-9 and you won’t want to miss any of them!
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  • Cal-Cam Rice Growers Celebrate National Rice Month

    Sep 21, 2016
    Yesterday, the Calcasieu-Cameron Rice Growers Association sponsored its 19th annual National Rice Month Cook-Off followed by a luncheon hosted by the Port of Lake Charles.
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  • Retail Dietitians Encourage Shoppers to Think Rice for NRM

    Sep 21, 2016
    As more shoppers are seeking healthier lifestyles, grocery stores are responding with health and wellness programs to meet their needs. In fact, ninety-five percent of stores employ dietitians at the corporate, regional, and store levels, and these dietitians are developing nutrition programs to help shoppers make healthy food choices, while at the same time supporting retail grocery sales.
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  • Rice is Center of the Plate at Mississippi Lunch

    Sep 20, 2016
    Last Friday, Delta Rice Promotions, Inc. sponsored the 26th Annual Rice Tasting Luncheon here in honor of National Rice Month (NRM). More than 300 rice dishes, prepared by community members and local restaurants, were donated for the lunch, and more than 800 people from across Mississippi and beyond joined the festivities to support local agriculture and visit a variety of educational exhibits.
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  • Role of Rice in Food Aid is Major Topic of Discussion

    Sep 20, 2016
    Last week, representatives from the U.S. rice industry, the U.S. government, and Riceland Foods and Producers Rice Mill met to discuss the role of rice in current U.S. food aid policies. Discussions focused primarily on effective ways to utilize rice in the U.S. government’s food aid programs, including the use of fortified rice as it has the potential to resolve persistent micronutrient deficiencies in disadvantaged populations – a high priority for U.S. programs.
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  • U.S. Rice Recipes at Home for the Mexican Market

    Sep 19, 2016
    Last month, USA Rice released a special edition cookbook entitled “Arroz en Nuestro Hogar” (“Rice Recipes at Home”). The deluxe full-color cookbook includes 40 rice recipes prepared by consumers who participated in USA Rice classes, cook-offs, and cooking competitions, or who follow USA Rice TV shows on social media or purchased USA Rice cookbooks in the past.
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  • In Memory: Kristine LaGrande

    Sep 19, 2016
    After a long and well fought battle with ovarian cancer, Kristine Ann (Thomas) LaGrande passed away on Thursday, September 15 in Sacramento, California with her family at her side.
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  • Rice Stewardship Partnership Report: Sky’s the Limit for Conservation Success

    Sep 16, 2016
    The U.S. rice industry stands out among other commodities in a number of ways but most recently, the industry’s achievements in conservation and sustainability have been in the limelight. Keeping with the theme of September National Rice Month, earlier this month the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership published their first Annual Report to highlight some of the Partnership’s many accomplishments during 2016.
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  • In Memory: Becky Goetz

    Sep 16, 2016
    USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of Rebecca “Becky” Goetz of Stuttgart, Arkansas, who passed away on September 14, at the age of 69.
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  • Traditional Caterer Cooking Competition in Ghana

    Sep 15, 2016
    As part of the Global Based Initiative project with the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council and the American Peanut Association, USA Rice organized the third U.S. Food Products Cook-off event here last week involving foodservice professionals from different regions in Ghana. This year’s event attracted over four hundred traditional caterers from the various foodservice associations across the “Golden Triangle,” as the main economic hub of Accra, Kumasi, and Takoradi is known.
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