• U.S. Rice Exhibits and Makes an Impression at Turkey’s Largest Food Show

    Sep 29, 2017
    Last week, during the Istanbul World Food Exhibition, one of Turkey’s largest food and beverage expos targeting foodservice and deli operators, USA Rice showcased U.S. medium grain and wild rice for the more than 35,000 traders on hand.
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  • USA Rice Seeks Increased Funding for Export Programs

    Sep 28, 2017
    USA Rice joined 150 members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports this week in signing a letter to leaders of the House Committee on Agriculture, asking them to increase funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture Export programs in the upcoming Farm Bill.
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  • Louisiana Farmer Garners National Recognition for Conservation and Stewardship

    Sep 27, 2017
    Coinciding with September National Rice Month, Louisiana rice farmer Christian Richard is being recognized by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture as their Farmer Spotlight Honoree for his commitment to conservation and stewardship.
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  • USA Rice Annual Awards Luncheon Packs a Punch

    Sep 26, 2017
    The annual USA Rice Outlook Conference is the largest rice gathering in North America, and while innovative programming and exciting speakers always fill the two-day event, a highlight for many is the inspiring annual Rice Awards Luncheon, set this year for Monday, December 11, at noon.
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  • USA Rice Meets with WTO Delegations Ahead of Ministerial

    Sep 25, 2017
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) has been out of the news for a while. Bickering between developing and developed countries over who should cut tariffs and farm subsidies more, and divisions over compliance and enforcement of existing WTO trade rules have all but stopped negotiating progress among the 164 members.
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  • U.S. Agriculture’s Role Vital to International Peace Process

    Sep 22, 2017
    Earlier this week, USA Rice staff attended the quarterly Agribusiness Club luncheon here featuring Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) who serves on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Rules Committee, and has been a longtime supporter of agriculture, championing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the International Food for Peace (FFP) program.
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  • Ag Leadership Tours Texas Rice Country Post Harvey

    Sep 22, 2017
    Yesterday morning two Blackhawk helicopters landed in the field outside Rice Belt Warehouse and deposited Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and House Ag Committee Chair Mike Conaway who were on an inspection tour surveying damage to crops and equipment as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
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  • 20th Annual Rice Cook Off Celebrates National Rice Month

    Sep 21, 2017
    Yesterday, the Calcasieu, Cameron & Beauregard Rice Growers Association and the Port of Lake Charles held their 20th Annual Louisiana Rice Cook Off contest to celebrate National Rice Month. The contest is held annually to promote the value the local rice industry plays in Southwest Louisiana, and to highlight the variety of healthy dishes that can be made with rice.
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  • USA Rice Throws Taste Party at Local High School

    Sep 21, 2017
    Today, USA Rice staff visited Rock Ridge High School in Loudoun County, Virginia, to host a “taste party” and celebrate National Rice Month (NRM). During the lunch event, USA Rice taught more than 300 students about the U.S. rice industry and screened a short “Rice 101” film.
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  • USA Rice Retail Partnerships Result in Strong Consumer Outreach

    Sep 20, 2017
    In support of National Rice Month (NRM), USA Rice is working with retail dietitians to remind shoppers to Think Rice before, during, and after their shopping experience. By providing quality U.S. rice focused content to retail dietitians that can be incorporated into supermarket activities and communications, the partnerships have already yielded more than 10.3 million consumer impressions just halfway through the month.
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