• International Gastronomy Conference Features U.S. Rice

    Jan 05, 2017
    Last month, USA Rice participated in a huge culinary event here called “Gastromasa.“ More than 600 chefs and food professionals from Turkey and around the world gathered to learn about new products and trends as well as help develop the gastronomy sector in Turkey by creating new partnerships and introducing foreign cuisines and ingredients to the Turkish palate.
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  • And They’re Off! 115th Congress Begins with Ceremonial Traditions

    Jan 04, 2017
    Yesterday marked the start of the 115th United States Congress as Members of the House and Senate were sworn-in on the floor of their respective chambers by Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden.
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  • Mexican Holiday Cookbook

    Jan 03, 2017
    In time for Christmas, USA Rice released a special edition holiday cookbook titled “Celebremos con Arroz” (Let’s Celebrate with Rice). The deluxe full-color cookbook includes 40 rice recipes for special celebrations and holidays. Although the magazine is released in November/December for the popular Christmas season, the magazine features recipes for various holidays and will be a collector’s edition for consumers to use year-round.
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  • Rice, Ducks, and Friends Awarded $15 Million in 2017 RCPP Funding

    Dec 21, 2016
    USA Rice, through its USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, was awarded funding for two projects bringing $15 million to the Mid-South and Gulf Coast’s rice-growing regions.
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  • National Indicators Report: U.S. Rice Bolsters Sustainability Claims

    Dec 16, 2016
    Last week, Field to Market published their highly anticipated 2016 National Indicators Report outlining improvements made to on-farm sustainability metrics made from 1980 through this year. Rice is looking good.
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  • 2017/19 Leadership Development Program Class Announced

    Dec 16, 2016
    Members of the 2017/19 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced last week during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2016 USA Rice Outlook Conference.
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  • USA Rice Farmers Board Member Elected to MO Rice Research and Merchandising Council

    Dec 15, 2016
    Rance Daniels, a third-generation Missouri rice farmer and member of the USA Rice Farmers Board of Directors, was elected to the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council.
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  • U.S. Government Takes Twin Actions on Chinese Trade Distorting Policies

    Dec 15, 2016
    The Obama Administration has announced two separate but complementary agriculture trade enforcement actions at the World Trade Organization (WTO) against policies of China. Both actions relate to wheat, corn and rice.
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  • 2016 USA Rice Outlook Conference Highlights

    Dec 14, 2016
    The 2016 USA Rice Outlook Conference in Memphis last week had one of the most diverse and exciting speaker line ups ever.
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  • Japan Resumes SBS Tenders

    Dec 13, 2016
    Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture (MAFF) announced earlier this week that rice import tenders under the Simultaneous-Buy-Sell system (SBS) will resume on December 13. SBS tenders were halted in October following reports in the Japanese press of “adjustment money” being paid by rice importers to wholesalers and distributors in Japan. Concern arose about the price impact and legality of such payments. A MAFF investigation found no negative impact, but changes were made to tendering procedures and guidelines.
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