• USA Rice at Seoul Food and Hotel Show; Interest in U.S.-Grown Rice for Manufacturing

    May 29, 2015
    Earlier this month, USA Rice opened its popular booth in the U.S. pavilion of the Seoul Food & Hotel Korea exhibition here. The show is Korea's longest running, and Asia's third largest, food trade show with more than 40,000 attendees from 39 countries.
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  • Cuba Removed from State Terrorism List

    May 29, 2015
    The State Department has announced that Cuba will no longer be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism effective immediately.
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  • Grain Industry Urges Continued Positive Grain Recommendations in 2015 Dietary Guidelines

    May 28, 2015
    As we move closer to updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Grain Chain coalition, of which USA Rice is a member, submitted written comments earlier this month to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.
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  • WOTUS Revisited

    May 27, 2015
    Late yesterday, USA Rice staff were invited to a meeting with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and others to discuss the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule (now titled the Clean Water Rule).
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  • Phytosanitary Deal with China Still Not Complete

    May 26, 2015
    A phytosanitary agreement between the United States and China that would clear the way for U.S.-grown rice to start flowing into China has been in the works for almost a decade, but a final agreement continues to elude negotiators.
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  • U.S. Rice at the Smithsonian Museum

    May 22, 2015
    Last week, USA Rice attended a sushi-centric event held at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. More than 150 people attended the sold out "Sushi for Sale" event that explored how sushi, a Japanese delicacy, has transformed into a mainstream American favorite.
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  • USA Rice, Dow AgroSciences Team Up on National Rice Month Scholarships; $8,500 in Awards Available

    May 21, 2015
    Dow AgroSciences continues its commitment to the agriculture industry by sponsoring the USA Rice Federation National Rice Month Scholarship Program, expanding the opportunity from students in U.S.-rice producing counties to students in all U.S. rice-producing states.
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  • One-on-One with ITC Rice Industry Study

    May 20, 2015
    Yesterday USA Rice hosted a briefing by members of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) research team that conducted the yearlong study on the factors and policies affecting the global competitiveness of the U.S. rice industry.
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  • ShopRite? Shop Rice!

    May 20, 2015
    This month, USA Rice is working with registered dietitians to promote U.S.-grown rice through the Live Right program at ShopRite, a chain of more than 250 grocery stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
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  • USA Rice Cooks Up Contacts at Restaurant Convention

    May 19, 2015
    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – USA Rice staff were among the more than 65,000 foodservice professionals at the National Restaurant Association 2015 Show here this year. More than 2,000 exhibitors showed off all manner of foods, drinks, equipment, and gadgets for the restaurant industry.
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