• Mississippi Holds Farm Bureau Summer Rice Grower Meeting and Field Day

    Jul 31, 2015
    The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation Summer Rice Grower Policy Meeting was held yesterday, and USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward and Government Affairs Vice President Ben Mosley were featured speakers.
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  • At A Glance: Indian Export Market

    Jul 30, 2015
    Over the past several years, Asian exporters have looked to diversify their export markets and with relatively low prices, have grown their market share in many areas in Africa, the Western Hemisphere and in developing countries. India has had phenomenal growth in their exports, particularly to developing countries which now account for nearly 80 percent of their exports.
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  • USA Rice Producers' Group Grows into USA Rice Farmers

    Jul 30, 2015
    The USA Rice Producers' Group, the largest sector of USA Rice with representation by farmers from each of the six rice-growing states, has voted to change the group's name to "USA Rice Farmers" effective August 1, 2015.
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  • Inching Toward Trade with Cuba

    Jul 29, 2015
    Yesterday, Representative Tom Emmer (R-MN) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to end the embargo on Cuba. Called the "Cuba Trade Act of 2015," the bill mirrors a Senate bill introduced in June by Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS).
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  • Tulane Opens $1 Million "Nitrogen Reduction Challenge"

    Jul 28, 2015
    Tulane University has announced the next phase of the "Tulane Nitrogen Reduction Challenge," an international competition that will award $1 million to the entrepreneur, researcher, or inventor with the best plan to reduce the amount of nutrients entering the world's lakes, rivers, and oceans through storm water runoff and ultimately reduce the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • USA Rice, Members, Iraqi Trade Minister Talk Markets

    Jul 27, 2015
    In a continued effort to keep U.S. rice competitive in the Iraqi market, USA Rice members met last week with the Iraqi Trade Minister and his staff to discuss requirements and expectations surrounding that country's public tender process.
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  • USA Rice Meets with Taiwan Government Officials and USDA about Rice Imports

    Jul 24, 2015
    Last week, Michael Rue, California rice producer and chairman of USA Rice's Asia Trade Policy Subcommittee, and USA Rice COO Bob Cummings met with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service employees stationed in Taiwan and with officials from Taiwan's Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs to discuss ongoing concerns about access for U.S. rice in Taiwan.
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  • U.S. Sells Rice to Iran

    Jul 24, 2015
    In the weekly sales report released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it was announced that 60,000 MT of long grain rice was sold to Iran.
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  • EPA Sets New Threshold for SPCC Rule

    Jul 23, 2015
    Recently the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Emergency Management released the findings of a study to determine the aggregate aboveground oil storage capacity threshold for farms subject to the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC).
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  • USA Rice Gets In-depth Look at Japan Market

    Jul 23, 2015
    Last week USA Rice leaders engaged in the export trade to Japan received a detailed briefing on USA Rice's promotional activities in Japan, where the focus is on the quality and safety of U.S. rice and the promotion of U.S. medium grain rice to the foodservice sector, deli operators, and retailers.
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