• Louisiana Congressman Meets with Local Rice Millers

    Apr 19, 2017
    On Monday, Congressman Clay Higgins and his in-state staff met with the CEO's of three southwest Louisiana rice mills and USA Rice staff while he was in the district. Congressman Higgins said the goal of the meeting was "to listen and learn more about the Louisiana rice industry."
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  • 2017 Ag Census a Chance to Count New Farms and Farmers

    Apr 18, 2017
    Conducted every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Census of Agriculture is designed to be a complete count of all U.S. farms, ranches, and those who operate them.
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  • 2017 Rice Awards Application Open

    Apr 18, 2017
    USA Rice, in conjunction with Horizon Ag and Rice Farming magazine, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Rice Awards to recognize rice leaders who exemplify dedication, determination, and innovation to the industry.
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  • U.S. Rice Makes an Impression at FABEX

    Apr 17, 2017
    Last week, USA Rice participated in FABEX, the World Food and Beverage Great Expo, introducing new menu ideas using U.S. medium grain rice. FABEX is a trade exhibition targeting foodservice and deli operators, and more than 77,000 traders visited during this year’s three-day show.
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  • GAO Report Confirms USAID Using Cash More Than Commodities; More Flexibility Likely Unnecessary

    Apr 14, 2017
    Earlier this week, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), a nonpartisan agency known as the “supreme auditor” for the federal government, released a report evaluating food aid oversight and implementation.
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  • End in Sight for Colombia’s Restrictions on U.S. Paddy

    Apr 13, 2017
    It’s been a long journey with too many delays, but the government of Colombia looks close to removing longstanding import restrictions on U.S. paddy. Colombian plant health officials have acknowledged to their U.S. counterparts that the fungal disease Tilletia Horrida is present in Colombia. The presence of this disease in U.S. rice country has been used as an excuse by Colombia to restrict imports of U.S. rough rice to only the port of Barranquilla and processing in surrounding mills, and to require fumigation of the cargo before shipment.
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  • USA Rice Attends Codex Food Safety Meeting

    Apr 12, 2017
    Last week, USA Rice staff and Dr. Steve Linscombe, of the Louisiana State University AgCenter, participated in the eleventh session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF).
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Apr 11, 2017
    U.S. rice ending stocks for 2016/17 are lowered 3 million cwt on increased exports; at 49.1 million cwt, these would still be the largest all rice ending stocks since 1986/87. The 3-million-cwt export increase is all rough rice, which is record large at 46 million cwt, but split with 2 million for long-grain and 1 million for medium- and short-grain.
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  • New Merchant Member Joins USA Rice

    Apr 11, 2017
    Southern Rice & Cotton, LLC, in Harrisburg, Arkansas, recently joined the USA Rice Merchants' Association.
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  • Falcon Rice Mill Added to National Culinary Heritage Register

    Apr 11, 2017
    The National Food & Beverage Foundation recently added Falcon Rice Mill to its National Culinary Heritage Register.
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