• USA Rice Hosts Third Annual Chef Competition in Colombia

    Jul 28, 2017
    Earlier this week, USA Rice, in conjunction with the USA Poultry and Egg Export Council (USAPEEC) and Kansas Soybean Board, conducted the third annual Colombian chefs cooking competitions here on July 24 and 25, and in Barranquilla on July 26.
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  • USA Rice Success Stories Make the Case for MAP and FMD Funding

    Jul 26, 2017
    Last week, USA Rice participated in the 37th annual U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council’s attaché seminar, a two-day event that included one-on-one meetings with USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) personnel posted overseas, and a full day of Farm Bill and agricultural trade presentations. USA Rice had nearly a dozen meetings with various USDA officials to discuss marketing successes and trade access concerns in various markets.
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  • U.S., China Sign Historic Rice Protocol

    Jul 20, 2017
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang today signed a long-stalled phytosanitary protocol that will permit the import of U.S. milled rice into China.
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  • U.S. Rice Exports Shine in 2017

    Jul 19, 2017
    During the first 5 months of CY2017, total U.S. rice exports (converted basis) were 23 percent ahead of exports during the same period of 2016 in volume and 10 percent ahead in value.
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  • Costa Rica Gets a Taste of Cajun Cooking

    Jul 13, 2017
    Late last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture hosted a cooking event with the U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica Stafford Haney. USA Rice was one of the groups that supported this culinary diplomacy event, which shared Cajun cooking with Costa Rican chefs and consumers. Chef Ryan Hughes and Ambassador Haney cooked a Cajun chicken étoufée, utilizing U.S. rice.
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  • Cooking for a Crowd at Restaurant Expo in Mexico

    Jul 07, 2017
    Last week, USA Rice participated in the 17th annual Expo Restaurantes, the foremost trade show for the restaurant and food service industry in Mexico that attracted more than 17,000 visitors from the surrounding metropolitan area.
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  • Excellent Prospects for U.S. Medium Grain, Wild Rice in Turkey Despite Market Challenges

    Jul 05, 2017
    USA Rice was in Turkey last week and met with millers, traders, packers, and food service distributors to assess market prospects for U.S. medium grain rice and to discuss possible promotional activities for U.S. wild rice, a product gaining increasing popularity in the Turkish market.
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