• New Merchant Member Joins USA Rice

    Apr 11, 2017
    Southern Rice & Cotton, LLC, in Harrisburg, Arkansas, recently joined the USA Rice Merchants' Association.
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  • Falcon Rice Mill Added to National Culinary Heritage Register

    Apr 11, 2017
    The National Food & Beverage Foundation recently added Falcon Rice Mill to its National Culinary Heritage Register.
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  • An Intern Reports: Finding a Seat at the Table

    Apr 10, 2017
    My fondest memories from days on the family farm in southeast Arkansas were sharing conversations with my father and grandfather over breakfast and lunch each day, discussing things such as weather, jobs that needed to be done on the farm that day, commodity prices, and current events. From a young age, I can remember having a keen interest in how the farm operated but also how legislation, regulation, and world events affected my father and grandfather’s day-to-day decisions for the farm.
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  • 2017/19 Rice Leadership Program Tours the Gulf Coast

    Apr 07, 2017
    Last week, the 2017/19 Rice Leadership Development Class attended the first session of the two-year program traditionally held in the Gulf Coast area of Texas and Louisiana, making stops that include examination of rice production practices, milling, and marketing as well as other aspects of the U.S. rice industry.
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  • New Recipe Brochures Inspire Home Chefs to Think Rice

    Apr 06, 2017
    This month, USA Rice added two new recipe brochures to the popular collection of consumer recipe brochures regularly requested by members, extension agents, educators, nutrition professionals, and others for promotional purposes at events such as tradeshows, educational programs, county fairs, and other activities.
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  • Trump Asking for More Information and Enforcement on Trade

    Apr 05, 2017
    President Trump has signed two executive orders dealing with trade issues, both of which are of interest to the U.S. rice industry.
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  • USA Rice Outlines Commodity Title Priorities Before House Ag Subcommittee

    Apr 04, 2017
    Blake Gerard, a rice farmer from Cape Girardeau, MO and chairman of the USA Rice Farmers Board of Directors and USA Rice Government Affairs Committee testified before a Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee on behalf of the U.S. rice industry.
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  • USA Rice Welcomes Gil Thompson

    Apr 03, 2017
    USA Rice welcomes Gil Thompson to the trade team.
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  • Farm Bill Opinions a Mixed Bag at Event

    Apr 03, 2017
    While most of Washington’s agriculture organizations and their memberships throughout rural America are optimistic about farm policy, the future of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the outlook of a strong safety net in the 2018 Farm Bill, recent gatherings here indicate that a resistance effort is brewing.
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  • USDA Estimates Rice Acreage Down 17 Percent

    Mar 31, 2017
    Area planted for rice in 2017 is expected to total 2.62 million acres, 524,000 less than in 2016, and back at the level planted in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.
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