• Western Rice Belt Production Conference and Texas Rice Council Welcome USA Rice

    Jan 18, 2017
    More than 200 Texas rice producers packed the Civic Center here today for the annual Western Rice Belt Production Conference and Texas Rice Council Meetings to hear research and association updates.
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  • Rice Featured at North Louisiana Ag Expo for 35th Consecutive Year

    Jan 17, 2017
    Nearly 11,000 people attended the 35th annual North Louisiana AgExpo here on January 13-14. Visitors to the Louisiana Rice Council (LARC) booth received sample bags of Louisiana-grown rice, provided by the Louisiana Rice Growers Association, for correctly answering questions about rice. Attendees also enjoyed a cup of red beans and rice, courtesy of the Northeast Louisiana Rice Growers Association, and USA Rice staff distributed recipe brochures, nutrition information, and rice-facts sheets.
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  • Rice and More than 100 Others Go “On the Record” for Ag Trade with Cuba

    Jan 13, 2017
    Yesterday, USA Rice, along with more than 100 state and national agriculture-related organizations and agribusinesses sent a letter to President-elect Trump and his team asking his administration to prioritize the removal of private financing and trade barriers for agricultural commodities and equipment.
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  • USA Rice Holds International Planning Conference

    Jan 13, 2017
    Leadership from within USA Rice's International Promotion Committee, as well as the USA Rice Council and USA Rice staff, gathered here this week to review international programs and priorities for the rice industry over the coming year.
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  • House Ag Committee Fully Stocked, Adds 11 New Members

    Jan 12, 2017
    In 1820, the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture consisted of seven Members of Congress solely representing the East Coast. Today, the powerful Committee consists of 46 Members with representation spreading across rural America, our cities, and even the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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  • Dietitians are Valued Voice for Rice with Consumers

    Jan 11, 2017
    U.S. shoppers consider their primary grocery store an ally in their health goals, and look to in-store retail dietitians to help navigate the grocery aisles to make healthier choices when it comes to food.
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  • Canada’s Kids Get Cooking with U.S. Rice

    Jan 10, 2017
    In an effort to capture the hearts and minds of tomorrow’s chefs and consumers, USA Rice conducted two Think Rice cooking competitions here, one for high school students and the other for elementary students enrolled in an after-school program.
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  • Governor to Headline Louisiana Rice State Meeting

    Jan 09, 2017
    Governor John Bel Edwards will be the featured speaker at the Louisiana Rice Council (LARC) and the Louisiana Rice Growers Association (LARGA) annual joint membership meeting on February 7.
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  • USA Rice Joins Coalition Sharing Ag Priorities with President-Elect

    Jan 06, 2017
    USA Rice joined 15 other agricultural organizations, including the American Farm Bureau Federation and American Soybean Association, to congratulate President-Elect Trump and Vice President-Elect Pence and remind them of the importance of U.S. agriculture to the economy.
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  • Trump Administration Watch: Trade Team

    Jan 06, 2017
    President-elect Donald Trump nominated earlier this week Robert Lighthizer as the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). This nomination completes a triumvirate of officials who are seen as key power centers in the new administration’s emerging trade policy.
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