• Chef Sara Moulton Learns About Conservation and Rice for Upcoming TV Episode

    Mar 03, 2017
    TV celebrity chef Sara Moulton filmed an episode for season six of her series, Sara’s Weeknight Meals, here last week. Her New York-based production team joined up with technical and culinary crews out of Little Rock to take over 5 Oaks Lodge for the episode.
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  • Mexico Opens Rice Market to All Origins at Zero Duty

    Mar 02, 2017
    Yesterday, the Government of Mexico (GOM) officially announced permits of up to 150,000 MT of rice (all types) originating from non-free trade agreement countries, opening the door for Vietnamese milled rice to enter Mexico duty free. The permits will be issued to Mexican companies and be valid through December 31, 2017.
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  • In Memory: Dr. Joseph Musick

    Mar 02, 2017
    Dr. Joseph A. Musick, Jr., aged 80 of Monticello, Arkansas, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017. In 1985 he was named director of the Louisiana State University (LSU) Ag Center Rice Research Station and retired in 2003 as Professor and Resident Coordinator Emeritus.
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  • Colombia to Remove Import Restrictions on U.S. Rough Rice

    Mar 01, 2017
    The Colombian government informed the United States in early February that it has begun the process of removing existing restrictions on the import of U.S. paddy rice. USA Rice was informed of this positive news by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently.
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  • WOTUS Down the Drain in New Trump Executive Order

    Mar 01, 2017
    On Tuesday, President Trump signed an executive order directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to review the Obama administration's "Waters of the United States" rule (WOTUS), "paving the way for elimination" of the rule.
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