• Storms Bring Disaster to Arkansas Rice Country

    May 02, 2017
    The storms that started Saturday night overflowed rain gauges up and down the Arkansas Delta, and forecasts show another rain event coming through tomorrow to add to the area’s already swollen waterways.
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  • Once an International Aid Recipient, South Korea Becomes Rice Donor

    May 01, 2017
    For the first time in history, South Korean rice will be sent to Southeast Asian developing countries through an international food aid program. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, it is the first time any of the government-run rice stockpile will have been donated to a third country through an international framework.
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  • Week of Meetings Reinforces Relationship Between U.S. and Mexican Rice Industries

    Apr 28, 2017
    A delegation of U.S. rice industry leaders has wrapped up a series of successful meetings here with all segments of the Mexican rice industry against the backdrop of heightened tension and uncertainty for the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a treaty both industries adamantly support.
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  • Inspection Issues are Major Concern at U.S.-Taiwan Rice Sectors Annual Technical Meeting

    Apr 27, 2017
    Representatives from the U.S. and Taiwan rice industries met for two days last week to discuss a range of technical issues influencing rice trade. Taiwan’s government imports rice to meet the island’s commitment to the World Trade Organization, which includes annual purchases from the United States of 64,634 metric tons (brown basis).
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  • USA Rice, Mexican Rice Council: Leave NAFTA Alone!

    Apr 27, 2017
    The two national organizations representing their respective rice industries in the United States and Mexico agree that any renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could have serious consequences for the stable and consistent rice trade that has created jobs and benefitted consumers and farmers on both sides of the border.
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  • USA Rice Reaches 6 Million Turkish Consumers Thanks to Blogger Events

    Apr 26, 2017
    Turkey is a high priority market for exports sales and a good prospect for promoting increased consumption of U.S. rice due to the young, westernized population readily accepting of imported products, a concentration of buyers, a well-developed media, and a tradition of rice consumption. As with many countries around the world, reaching these younger consumers is best accomplished via social media, an inexpensive and convenient way to gain media coverage that plays out in sales over the long term.
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  • USDA FAS: USA Rice Programs in Jordan a Success

    Apr 25, 2017
    According to the most recent Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) Report on the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, consumer programs aimed at promoting U.S.-grown rice here are successful based on the market dominance and price of the U.S. commodity.
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  • USA Rice Delegation Meets with Mexican Rice Council, Kicking Off Week of Meetings

    Apr 24, 2017
    Amidst heightened rhetoric from the White House about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a USA Rice delegation of growers, millers, merchants, and exporters is meeting with officials and customers here to reassure them of the U.S. industry’s commitment to the number-one market for U.S.-grown rice in the world.
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  • Return We Will to Old Brazil

    Apr 21, 2017
    Earlier this month at the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF 11) session, USA Rice staff had the opportunity to peruse markets in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood here to see what they are stocking and what consumers are buying.
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  • USA Rice Releases Survey on New Programming at 2017 Outlook Conference

    Apr 21, 2017
    Already the premier rice event in North America, the USA Rice Outlook Conference is working on expanding offerings for attendees in 2017. USA Rice is exploring adding programming that would provide participants Continuing Education Units (CEUs). A just-released survey to members, including past and prospective attendees, will help gauge interest in specific topics.
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