• 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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  • On Tap for 2017 - Crop, Political, and Export Outlook

    Dec 13, 2016
    Looking ahead to challenges in 2017 was the theme of the final day of the annual USA Rice Outlook Conference.
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  • 2016 Rice Award Winners Recognized at USA Rice Outlook Conference

    Dec 13, 2016
    The USA Rice Outlook Conference is where the U.S. rice industry meets, to share information, network, and honor the accomplishments of industry leaders at the annual Rice Awards Luncheon. This year's awards ceremony celebrated three individuals for their contributions and achievements: Richard Fontenot, farmer of the year, Dr. Steve Linscombe, rice industry award winner and Gary Sebree, rice lifetime achievement award.
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  • Ducks Unlimited Snags Rice Industry’s Conservation Awards

    Dec 09, 2016
    Yesterday, the rice industry’s ever growing role in the conservation and sustainability sphere was spotlighted during the annual awards luncheon of this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference.
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  • National Rice Month Scholarship Awarded to First Ever Video Contest Grand Prize Winner

    Dec 09, 2016
    Heaven McKinley, a senior at Irving High School in Grand Prairie, Texas, is the recipient of this year’s National Rice Month Scholarship grand prize for her video titled “Power Plants.”
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  • USA Rice Outlook Conference Kicks Off

    Dec 08, 2016
    The 2016 USA Rice Outlook Conference got underway here last night with an opening reception in the exhibit hall and a fundraising dinner for the USA Rice Political Action Committee. And today’s General Session opened with a host state welcome from Mississippi rice farmer Kirk Satterfield followed by keynote speakers Shelly Van Treek with Kellogg Company and former NASA Astronaut Michael Massimino.
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  • Rice Industry Floods Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center in Memphis

    Dec 07, 2016
    This week, members of the U.S. rice industry are poring over the exhibit cases of the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center in the BassPro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid during the annual USA Rice Outlook Conference held here.
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  • Memphis Restaurants Proudly Serve U.S.-Grown Rice

    Dec 06, 2016
    Each year, USA Rice teams up with restaurants in the host city of the USA Rice Outlook Conference to promote local establishments that serve U.S.-grown rice. This year, members can again look forward to an expansive selection of highly-rated restaurants that will satisfy every palate and price point.
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  • Innovation Stage Debuts at 2016 Outlook Conference

    Dec 02, 2016
    An exciting new addition to this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference in Memphis next week is the “USA Rice Innovation Stage,” centrally-located in the conference Exhibit Hall. Find the USA Rice booth and the Innovation Stage will be right behind it.
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  • Conservation and Sustainability - Beyond the Buzz

    Nov 16, 2016
    Marketers and trend watchers constantly tell us that today's customers are demanding more information about what they are eating and also how their food is being produced, and they use buzzwords like conservation and sustainability to push this agenda. At next month's USA Rice Outlook Conference in Memphis, attendees will be able to take a deep dive into this conversation with a two-part panel that will examine both practical, on-farm conservation practices and in-market sustainability trends. No matter where in the rice supply chain attendees are, they will not want to miss this valuable session that immediately follows the Annual Rice Awards Luncheon.
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