• Fortified U.S.-Grown Rice Promoted at Food Aid Conference

    Oct 13, 2016
    This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) held a joint 2016 International Food Assistance and Food Security Conference where USA Rice heavily promoted advances in fortified rice.
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  • USA Rice Food Aid Subcommittee Names New Chairman

    Sep 27, 2016
    USA Rice is proud to announce a new chairman to USA Rice’s Food Aid subcommittee, Bobby Hanks. Hanks is president of Louisiana Rice Mill which he helped co-found in 1999.
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  • Role of Rice in Food Aid is Major Topic of Discussion

    Sep 20, 2016
    Last week, representatives from the U.S. rice industry, the U.S. government, and Riceland Foods and Producers Rice Mill met to discuss the role of rice in current U.S. food aid policies. Discussions focused primarily on effective ways to utilize rice in the U.S. government’s food aid programs, including the use of fortified rice as it has the potential to resolve persistent micronutrient deficiencies in disadvantaged populations – a high priority for U.S. programs.
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  • Fortified Rice is a Game Changer for Food Aid

    Jul 22, 2016
    Throughout the last year, the global food supply chain has faced unprecedented pressure from challenging weather conditions due to El Niño, the continued outpouring of refugees from Syria and the Middle East, and a steep decline in oil and commodity prices. The demand for not just food, but proper nutrition, continues to grow exponentially. The U.S. is responding to that demand with its agricultural bounty combined with new investment in nutritional science to combat global micronutrient deficiencies, a condition called hidden hunger.
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  • USA Rice Promotes Rice in Food Aid to Decision Makers

    Jul 18, 2016
    At the annual USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) Attaché Seminar sponsored by the U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council meeting last week, USA Rice Director of International Promotion Sarah Moran participated in a panel discussion of food aid as a tool in developing international markets.
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  • 25,000 MT Food Aid Sale to Ivory Coast

    Jul 14, 2016
  • U.S. Rice Looks to Answer Call on USDA Food Assistance Grants

    Jul 06, 2016
    Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its FY2016 food assistance grants. USDA will provide U.S. commodities and financial and technical support to food-insecure communities in Africa, Asia, and Central America through the Food for Progress Program and McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program, benefitting more than 6.1 million vulnerable people worldwide. U.S.-grown rice is expected to continue as a major player in both programs.
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  • USA Rice Efforts Result in Congressional Action on Rice Food Aid

    Feb 05, 2016
    As reported in the USA Rice Daily January 8, 2016, Congress has made available an additional $250 million to assist with the Syrian refugee crisis. USA Rice immediately began working with allies in Congress to make the case for why U.S.-grown rice should be a part of the solution for this devastating humanitarian crisis.
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  • USA Rice Hosts Workshop on Fortified Rice

    Oct 22, 2015
    Yesterday, USA Rice hosted a fortified rice workshop here for more than 30 private voluntary organizations (PVOs), government agencies, USA Rice members, and other interested parties. Both the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided information on micronutrient fortification and the promising future for fortified rice in U.S. government feeding programs. Fortified rice provides eight essential micronutrients that can help growing, hungry children become healthier.
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  • Warshaw Testifies on Importance of In-Kind Contributions in Food Aid Programs

    Sep 30, 2015
    U.S. Rice - the feel good foodEarlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee held a public hearing on U.S. International Food Aid Programs. USA Rice Food Aid Subcommittee Chairman Jamie Warshaw testified, along with five other witnesses representing various private volunteer organizations (PVOs) and commodity groups.
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