• California Rice Country: In the Board Room and On the Farm

    Mar 13, 2017
    Last week USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward visited California rice country to attend the March Board of Directors meeting of the California Rice Commission (CRC). “The CRC is a key member of USA Rice and supports our programs both financially and with the active members who populate our boards and committees,” said Ward. “It was great to speak to the CRC Board about developments in Washington and to thank them for all their support for USA Rice.”
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  • U.S. Medium Grain Rice Featured at FOODEX in Japan

    Mar 10, 2017
    USA Rice hit the ground running on Tuesday, the first day of FOODEX 2017, the largest annual food and beverage tradeshow in Asia, with a taste-testing activity featuring U.S. medium grain rice. The cold menu dish, "U.S. Medium Grain Rice Salad Sushi Style," was well received by the more than 500 trade visitors who stopped by the U. S. Embassy Agriculture Trade Office (ATO) booth for a sampling, and will be one of the recipes included in a promotion highlighting new usages of U.S. medium grain rice for this market.
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  • U.S. Rice Headed to Africa in Advance of Global Hunger Crisis

    Mar 09, 2017
    Yesterday the U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized the purchase of 28,120 MT of Number 2 or better long grain milled rice headed to Conakry, Guinea, as part of the Food For Progress (FFPr) program. FFPr relies on the monetization or barter of a commodity, to fund local agricultural value chain efforts conducted in country by Private Voluntary Organizations (PVOs) to help develop a profitable ag sector which in turn helps local economic development.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Mar 09, 2017
    The U.S. 2016/17 rice supply and demand estimates are unchanged this month. The all rice marketing year average price is also unchanged with the midpoint of the range at $10.50 per cwt. Medium-and short-grain prices are raised slightly.
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  • USA Rice Foodservice Activities in Mexico Influence Next Generation of Chefs

    Mar 08, 2017
    Puerto Vallarta is a major player on the gastronomic stage, hosting international gourmet festivals attended by award winning chefs from around the world. The vibrant culinary scene is known for its world-class restaurants and the extraordinary cuisine, and earlier this month, USA Rice conducted three foodservice seminars and student chef competitions here.
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  • USA Rice Exhibit A Crowd Pleaser at Mid-South Farm & Gin Show

    Mar 07, 2017
    Thousands of attendees to the 65th Annual Mid-south Farm and Gin Show visited the USA Rice booth this past weekend. The annual trade show, known as an American agricultural event, attracts approximately 18,000 visitors over the two-day time frame.
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  • Sebree and Wells Inducted into Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame

    Mar 07, 2017
    Last Friday, at the 29th annual luncheon sponsored by the Arkansas Farm Bureau and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Gary Sebree and the late Dr. Bobby Wells were inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.
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  • On the Front Line at USA Rice

    Mar 06, 2017
    As USA Rice’s new Coordinator, Finance and Administration, Lesley Dixon is the first smiling face you see and mellifluous voice you hear when contacting the Arlington office. She joined USA Rice in an “official” capacity after working as a temp here for several months.
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  • USA Rice Makes Contact at Gulfood Show

    Mar 06, 2017
    Last week, USA Rice participated at the 22nd annual Gulfood Show, the region’s largest and most important trade event of the year where buyers and sellers meet for one-on-one discussions, and vendors showcase the latest products, trends, and industry innovations from more than 5,000 participating companies. The event’s 1.2 million square feet of exhibition space was sold out across all 22 halls of the Dubai World Trade Centre, and an estimated 95,000 visitors from more than 150 countries attended.
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  • USA Rice's New Intern a Natural Fit

    Mar 03, 2017
    As farmers across America prepare for the growing season, USA Rice’s new intern, William Mencer is preparing for a new season of his own as he has recently teamed up with the USA Rice Government Affairs staff here.
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