• Pruitt Through Committee Following Rule Suspension

    Feb 02, 2017
    Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the EPA has been advanced out of committee to the full Senate for consideration.
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  • Amidst Senate Drama, Trump EPA Designee Remains in Limbo

    Feb 01, 2017
    As decorum breaks down in the Capitol over President Trump's designees and nominees for cabinet, sub-cabinet posts, and now the Supreme Court, his pick for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, was once again, put on hold.
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  • USA Rice Market Research Focuses on El Salvador

    Jan 31, 2017
    USA Rice, ASALBAR (El Salvador Association of Rice Millers), and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service representatives in San Salvador met earlier this month to discuss the results of USA Rice market research into consumer behavior and preferences in El Salvador.
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  • USA Rice, How Tweet It Is!

    Jan 30, 2017
    Rice became a trending topic in Canada during a recent Twitter event that generated more than 3 million impressions.
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  • USA Rice on the Road in Mississippi and Arkansas

    Jan 27, 2017
    As the 2017 planting season approaches, rice state meetings are in full swing and USA Rice is on the road listening to growers and sharing planned activities and success stories.
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  • Commodity Groups Ask Trump to Keep Food Aid American-Grown

    Jan 26, 2017
    Earlier today, several commodity organizations providing the bulk of the in-kind food aid contributions by the United States sent a letter to President Trump asking him to maintain and strengthen the role that U.S. farmers play in ensuring global food security.
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  • New Coloring Activity Book Lets Kids Get Creative

    Jan 25, 2017
    USA Rice released a new coloring booklet for children ages 2-8, to teach them about rice grown in the USA. This new resource joins USA Rice’s collection of other educational resources including the U.S.-Grown Rice in the Classroom pamphlet and the Think Rice classroom curriculum, which are regularly requested by extension agents, educators, and others conducting youth programs including county fairs, Ag in the Classroom projects, and other local events.
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  • TPP – R.I.P. So, What’s Next?

    Jan 24, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC -- President Trump yesterday followed through on a key campaign promise and sent a Memorandum to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) instructing the agency to inform the 11 other Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) partners that the United States is withdrawing from the agreement and any TPP-related negotiations. This action effectively stops the agreement as negotiated in 2015 because U.S. enactment is necessary for the agreement to enter into legal force. USA Rice considered the TPP as deficient, and did not adopt a position on the agreement pending assurances on the reported gains for U.S. rice, primarily in Japan.
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  • Upcoming Rice Industry Meetings Scheduled in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana

    Jan 23, 2017
    Rice industry stakeholders will receive the latest information on opportunities and challenges in major markets at several meetings scheduled next week throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.
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  • Talking Up Rice Trade on Capitol Hill

    Jan 20, 2017
    USA Rice joined several commodity groups in visits earlier this week to the Senate Agriculture and Finance Committees to emphasize the importance of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the economic health of rice producers and millers, and U.S. agriculture overall.
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