• Ninth Annual Yellow Rails & Rice Festival Celebrates Louisiana’s Working Wetlands

    Nov 06, 2017
    Every year around early November, birders, researchers, and wildlife conservationists from around the world converge on rice fields near here to witness the migration of a very special bird: the yellow rail.
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  • USA Rice Hosts Ag Delegation from Brazil

    Nov 03, 2017
    Today, USA Rice met with staff from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (their equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Cochran Fellowship program which provides short-term training opportunities to agricultural professionals.
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  • Ag Groups Say a NAFTA Withdrawal Notice Would Cause 'Immediate' Harm

    Nov 02, 2017
    Last week, a coalition of more than 80 major food and agricultural industry groups, including USA Rice, responded to President Trump's threat to send a notice to Congress to withdraw from NAFTA and recent comments by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the potential danger of a NAFTA withdrawal to U.S. agricultural producers is an "empty threat." The groups warned that if the administration issues the notice to pressure Canada and Mexico into meeting U.S. demands, it risks causing substantial harm to the U.S. economy.
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  • USA Rice Exhibits at 100th Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo

    Nov 01, 2017
    Last week, more than 10,000 dietitians, nutrition science researchers, policy makers, healthcare providers, and food industry leaders from around the world gathered here to attend the 100th anniversary of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ annual Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE). As an exhibitor, USA Rice promoted U.S. rice messaging, addressed nutrition and food safety questions, and distributed educational materials to conference attendees.
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