• Harvey Moves Through Louisiana

    Aug 31, 2017
    Tropical Storm Harvey is cutting a wide path across the Mid-South as heavy rain and winds up to 40 mph move through rice growing regions in the area. Early yields had indicated an average year here and a bumper crop for northeast Louisiana so a lot is riding on what the weather does in the next couple of days.
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  • Sustainability Matters – Fly Your Flag with the USA Rice Sustainability Award

    Aug 30, 2017
    “Doing the right thing with regard to sustainability is obviously important, but just as important in the marketplace is letting people know you’re doing it,” said Jennifer James, an Arkansas rice farmer and chair of the USA Rice Sustainability Committee. “We created the USA Rice Sustainability Award to flush out those stories, those good actors, who will help lift the entire industry by sharing what they are doing.”
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  • Harvey’s Impact: Texas Update

    Aug 29, 2017
    The rain gauge here, about 15 miles east of Winnie and about 15 miles southwest of Beaumont, is almost at three feet. Roads everywhere in our area are flooded and it’s still raining, although Harvey is slowly going east and hammering Louisiana.
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  • Shelby Bosnick Named Miss Arkansas Rice

    Aug 28, 2017
    Shelby Bosnick of Moro, Miss Lee County Rice, was named 2017-18 Miss Arkansas Rice on Saturday at the Brinkley Convention Center. Bosnick, 17, is a senior at Lee Academy and is the daughter of Jason and Ashley Bosnick.
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  • USA Rice Welcomes New Manager of Conservation Services

    Aug 28, 2017
    Emily Woodall is joining the USA Rice team as manager of rice conservation services working on Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grants through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and will be based in Little Rock.
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  • U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business Holds Field Hearing in Louisiana

    Aug 25, 2017
    Yesterday, U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA), a member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, hosted a field hearing here entitled “Growing Opportunities for Business and Small Farmers in Acadiana” that focused on the challenges facing Louisiana’s small business owners and farmers.
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  • Hurricane Harvey Taking Aim at Rice Fields

    Aug 25, 2017
    All eyes are nervously on Hurricane Harvey that is growing in intensity in the Gulf of Mexico and could make landfall in Texas later tonight or tomorrow morning, but the timing of the storm may spare much of the rice crop in the area – too late to catch conventional, and too early to catch the ratoon crop.
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  • USA Rice Group Receives Up-Beat Report on Demand in Japan; Conducts 20th Annual Rice Technical Meeting

    Aug 24, 2017
    Demand for U.S. rice is benefiting from supply and demand developments in Japan according to a report by Yumi Kojima, director of the USA Rice Japan office.
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  • FDA Releases New Tool to Aid FSMA Compliance

    Aug 23, 2017
    This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a tool to assist food facilities with the development of food safety plans for compliance with regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
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  • U.S. Rice Finds a Home in Locally Made Saké

    Aug 22, 2017
    Japan’s saké-making tradition is more than 2,000 years old, but with the growing demand for premium saké combined with the current taste for craft beverages here in the U.S., there is an increase in locally-produced saké – with U.S.-grown rice leading the way.
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