• Arkansas Ag Committee Discusses Fake Rice, Begins Drafting Resolution

    Dec 06, 2017
    Yesterday, Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Arkansas Joint Senate and House Committee on Agriculture on the industry's concern of a current food trend where vegetables are being "riced" and marketed as a "more healthy" form of rice.
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  • Underreporting of Rice Exports Cause for Concern

    Dec 05, 2017
    In a recent meeting with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA Rice members heard an update on export sales reporting - a federal requirement for exporters of specific commodities, including rice. On a weekly basis, exporters are mandated to report any contract for export sales entered into or subsequently modified during the reporting period.
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  • New USDA Undersecretary for Trade Travels to Colombia, Meets with USA Rice

    Dec 04, 2017
    USA Rice’s South and Central America representative, Ernesto Baron, met with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary for Trade & Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney during his visit to Colombia last week. McKinney’s trip to Colombia marks one of the undersecretary’s first visits to a trading partner since being appointed to the newly created role in October.
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  • USA Rice Outlook Conference Tackles Grain Bin Safety

    Dec 01, 2017
    According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, 2010 was the worst year on record for grain bin engulfments and fatalities – 31 people died and hundreds more were injured. And as more storage bins are built, the opportunity for potentially tragic accidents increases.
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