• Mexico’s 2016 Rice Chef of the Year Moves Rice to the Center of the Plate

    Nov 03, 2016
    Last month, USA Rice hosted the 16th annual “Rice Chef of the Year” cooking competition held at the Escuela Superior de Turismo of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (Superior School of Tourism of the Polytechnic Institution; E.S.T.). Twenty professional chefs representing restaurants across Mexico City and instructors from various culinary institutions cooked diverse and delicious rice dishes.
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  • Taiwan Team Completes California Visit; Next Stop, Arkansas

    Nov 03, 2016
    Officials in charge of rice purchasing from Taiwan's Agriculture and Food Agency plus the chairman and vice chairman of Taiwan's Rice Millers' Association were in California rice country earlier this week and will be in Arkansas today and tomorrow as they complete a week-long visit to the United States.
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  • Senate Appropriations Staff Prioritize Rice Abroad

    Nov 02, 2016
    While Members of Congress have spent much of the last three months in their home states in advance of the fall elections, their staff have held down the fort on the agricultural front in Washington and, in some cases, abroad. Several Senate Appropriations Committee staff members recently took rice-centric trips to Africa and Cuba representing the Committee and its chairman, Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS).
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  • PLC Payment Rates for 2015 Rice Crop Announced

    Nov 01, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) has published the 2015/2016 Market Year Average (MYA) price for long grain and Southern medium/short grain rice varieties.
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