• Colombia Chef Tour in Miami Cut Short by Hurricane Irma

    Oct 10, 2017
    Earlier this summer, USA Rice held professional chef competitions in Bogota, Barranquilla, and Cali, Colombia where hundreds of chefs competed to claim first prize. The top winners from each city recently traveled here to participate in a hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) tour that included a stop at Florida International University’s Restaurant Management Program where they received an overview of HRI trends in America, with an emphasis on U.S. rice.
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  • Steve Linscombe New Director of The Rice Foundation

    Oct 10, 2017
    Dr. Steve Linscombe recently retired from the Louisiana State University Rice Research Center after 35 years of service but he’s certainly not retiring from the U.S. rice industry because, as of October 1, Steve is the new director of The Rice Foundation.
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  • USA Rice Brings Foodservice Farm & Mill Tours to California

    Oct 06, 2017
    Last week, Sun Valley Rice Company and USA Rice hosted two full days of farm and mill tours for foodservice professionals including food writers, registered dieticians, collegiate and professional sports nutritionists, representatives from Aramark, and chefs from the Aperium Hotel Group.
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  • Will Anything Ever Satisfy Farm Critics? No

    Oct 05, 2017
    For decades, agriculture’s adversaries have said “no” to almost any policy that helped farmers.
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  • Farm Policy Critics Gather

    Oct 05, 2017
    Groups from both sides of the political aisle met yesterday to discuss how they can collectively attack the next Farm Bill when it is introduced.
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  • National Rice Month Scholarship Contest — Flex Your Creative Muscles!

    Oct 04, 2017
    To enter the annual National Rice Month (NRM) Scholarship contest high school graduating students who live in rice-growing states -- Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas -- are asked to use visual storytelling to promote U.S.-grown rice by producing a three-minute video.
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  • Eye on China

    Oct 03, 2017
    China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of rice, is focused on increasing its already large share of rice cultivation and exports. In 2016/17, China’s milled rice exports nearly tripled from the previous year driven by large shipments to many African countries on commercial terms as well as for donations. Ending stocks are forecast to increase to 6.1 million tons to 75.53 million tons (milled rice basis) more than 52 percent of annual usage and about 13 times the size of the projected 2017 U.S. rice harvest.
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  • Louisiana Rice Industry Donates Truckload of Rice to Food Bank

    Oct 02, 2017
    Louisiana rice growers wrapped up the month-long celebration of National Rice Month by donating a truckload of rice to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (GBRFB). Representatives of the state’s rice industry gathered on the steps of the state capital building to present the donation, in conjunction with National Hunger Awareness Month.
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  • Louisiana Farmer Represents U.S. Rice Industry at Farm Bill Listening Session

    Oct 02, 2017
    Last Friday, more than 200 farmers and stakeholders weighed in on their priorities at a 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session hosted by Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-LA) that included three panels of industry leaders from government, farming, and related industries.
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