• USA Rice Shop Has Your New Favorite Shirt and More

    Mar 30, 2018
    Time to purchase your Think Rice Columbia shirt...and more!
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  • USDA Estimates Rice Acreage Up 9 Percent, Less than Expected

    Mar 29, 2018
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service's Prospective Plantings report released today, acreage will be higher, but not by very much.
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  • Iraq Waives Withholding Payment, Should Clear Way for Future U.S. Tenders

    Mar 29, 2018
    A new hurdle in the Iraq market appeared, but has been dealt with by USA Rice and industry allies here and in Iraq.
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  • Domestic Usage Report Survey Released, Full Participation Urged

    Mar 29, 2018
    USA Rice is calling for full participation in the new Domestic Usage Report survey that has just been sent to members.
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  • USA Rice Mexico Promotions

    Mar 28, 2018
    Last week, USA Rice Vice President International Sarah Moran, Manager Asiha Grigsby, and local contractors Gaby Carbajal and Marvin Lehrer met for a review of promotional activities in this, the largest export market for U.S. rice. Last year, the United States maintained a total import market share of 87 percent for paddy rice and 78 percent overall, and USA Rice’s promotion programs are successfully advancing the appeal of U.S. origin rice to Mexican consumers.
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  • Trendy Poké Dishes Begin with Quality Rice

    Mar 27, 2018
    A trend toward eating a healthy diet and natural ingredients has helped elevate poké – a raw fish salad – to one of the most popular street foods in major urban areas. Native to Hawaii, poké (pronounced poh-KAY) features marinated sushi-grade fish served with vegetables over a base of rice. As poké grows in popularity, so should U.S. rice consumption, and this dish is forecasted to remain on-trend in 2018.
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  • In Louisiana with the Rice Leadership Class, Session One

    Mar 26, 2018
    The Rice Leadership Development Program toured the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station and visited a crawfish farming operation on March 22. The group was treated to crawfish at the farm of Christian and Julie Richard the previous night. At the station, the group learned about the ongoing research activities conducted there. One of the presentations was made by a member of the leadership class, Adam Famoso, a rice breeder at the station. The group toured the Crowley plant of JohnPac, which makes woven bags for rice and other products worldwide, and rode on a crawfish boat at the Zaunbrecher Brothers Farm near Rayne.
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  • The U.S. and China Trade Actions

    Mar 23, 2018
    The U.S. and China have exchanged salvos adding fuel to fears of escalating trade sanctions between the two largest global economies. Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced another action in the President’s efforts to “rebalance the U.S.-China trade relationship,” and China began the retaliation process to Trump’s previous action on steel and aluminum imports.
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  • USA Rice Meets with Grain Chain Coalition Prior to 2020 DGA Deadline

    Mar 23, 2018
    This week, USA Rice staff attended a meeting of the “Grain Chain,” an industry coalition, to discuss development of the 2020 U.S. Dietary Guidelines, the Grain Chain’s drafted comments for submission to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and ongoing industry activities to promote grain foods to consumers and influencers.
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  • Trade is Topic #1 at Ag Summit

    Mar 22, 2018
    Ag industry leaders and administration officials braved the weather on Wednesday despite federal snow cancellations to discuss trade policy, ag outlooks, and biotech issues at the Agri-Pulse Ag & Food Policy Summit.
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