• Ad Campaign Underway in Saudi Arabia: Making Life in the Kitchen Easier

    Oct 26, 2016
    USA Rice initiated a month long advertising campaign here that will reach 80 percent of the population in this, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city and an important commercial hub and the principal gateway to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina.
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  • The Survey Says: Health Professionals Provide Insight into Rice

    Oct 25, 2016
    Last week, at the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo (FNCE), USA Rice surveyed 230 health professionals to gain insight on rice attitudes and usage. The good news is that health professionals are huge proponents of rice. In fact, 98 percent of those in a position to make dietary recommendations, said they encourage their patients to include rice and rice products in their diet. But their responses also shed light on education gaps and growth opportunities for the rice industry.
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  • USA Rice Launches Sustainability Attitude Survey

    Oct 24, 2016
    The concept of sustainability is clearly a driving force in our society today, and it’s one that businesses, industries, individuals, and government agencies are trying to get their heads around and define. In pursuit of a better understanding of what sustainability means to and for the U.S. rice industry, USA Rice is launching a quick online survey consisting of just seven questions, all but one of which are multiple choice or true/false.
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  • Market Access an Uphill Climb in EU

    Oct 21, 2016
    Popular opposition to trade agreements and EU protectionism of “sensitive” agricultural products, including rice, are two factors holding back progress on a massive trade deal between the United States and the European Union called the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or T-TIP. A delegation of USA Rice members and staff traveled here last week to meet with EU officials, private sector agriculture groups, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s office at the U.S. Mission to the EU.
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  • World Market Price Meeting Focuses on Flooding, Foreign Competition

    Oct 20, 2016
    Tuesday, the World Market Price subcommittee held their final meeting of 2016 here where USA Rice Members met with representatives from the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the Economic Research Service (ERS), the Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to discuss a variety of domestic and international issues facing the rice industry.
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  • USA Rice Shares Production Outlook and Consumer Trends at UK Rice Symposium

    Oct 19, 2016
    A delegation of USA Rice members and staff visited here last week to participate in the Biannual Symposium of the UK Rice Association, where more than 100 members of the UK rice trade, including importers, wholesalers, and retailers servicing the mainstream and ethnic markets gathered.
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  • First Delegation of Cuban Farmers Visits Arkansas Rice Country

    Oct 19, 2016
    A group of Cuban farmers hosted by Winrock International traveled to Arkansas rice country this week in the first official visit of Cuban farmers to the United States in more than 50 years.
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  • U.S. Rice Gains Vital Exposure in Korean Foodservice Industry

    Oct 18, 2016
    USA Rice conducted a chef seminar in South Korea with one of the largest food manufacturing and foodservice distribution companies in the country.
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  • Cigars, Rum, and Tractors but Why Not Rice?

    Oct 17, 2016
    The Obama Administration announced a number of new directives that will bolster trade between the United States and Cuba, and while one is particularly welcome, others point to the continued exclusion of rice – a potentially top export to the island if only remaining hurdles can be cleared.
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  • Texas Rice Festival Celebrates Harvest

    Oct 14, 2016
    There was something for everyone who attended the 47th annual Texas Rice Festival here late last month as the four-day event offers a myriad of activities including: educational booths, carnival rides, parades, pageants, craft shows, cooking contests, music performances, local food, and much more.
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