• USA Rice Meets with China’s Largest Rice Importer at HOFEX 2017

    Jun 29, 2017
    As USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue makes a high profile trip to China this week heralding resumption of U.S. beef exports there, USA Rice continues to strengthen trade ties in the region by participating in events like HOFEX, Asia’s leading food and hospitality tradeshow. At the show in May, USA Rice met with China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO), a state-owned enterprise that is the largest food company in China, and consequently the largest importer of rice.
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  • U.S. Rice Makes an Impression at the Friendly Culture Fair in Mexico

    Jun 16, 2017
    USA Rice participated in the International Fair of Friendly Cultures in Mexico City to promote U.S. rice at the most widely attended festival yet.
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  • As Warmer Weather Invades Canada, So Too Do New Rice Recipes

    Jun 14, 2017
    USA Rice Canada has taken advantage of a seasonal shift in Canadian eating habits to reach out to consumers with new rice recipes and concepts.
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  • USA Rice Continues Dialog with Customers in Key Central American Markets

    Jun 08, 2017
    A USA Rice delegation met with leaders of Fecarroz, the Central America Rice Federation, here this week for wide-ranging discussions on the current rice market situation and export opportunities, as well as concerns Fecarroz members wanted to raise with their U.S. counterparts that vary by country.
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  • Ag Leaders Meet with Secretary Perdue on Critical FAS Programs

    Jun 07, 2017
    Twelve members of the U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council (USAEDC) representing a broad cross-section of agricultural groups met yesterday with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to discuss the future of USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) programs. President Trump's 2018 budget completely eliminates funding for the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD).
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  • U.S. Rice on the Menu in Japan

    Jun 02, 2017
    Interest continues to grow in both foodservice and retail sectors in Japan for U.S. rice due to a number of factors, including versatility and price.
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