• USA Rice Continues Work to Open Trade with Cuba

    May 31, 2016
    USA Rice Vice President of Government Affairs Ben Mosely spent last week here as part of a delegation of members from the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC). Rice was by far the most popular topic of discussion during the many meetings held with various departments of Cuban government, farmer cooperatives, importing agencies, and the ports system.
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  • Field Report: California

    May 27, 2016
    Yesterday, Louisiana rice farmers and USA Rice members Eric Unkel and Jeffrey Sylvester spent the day here visiting their Members of Congress and participating in the White House briefing on “Business Opportunities in Cuba.”Like many rice growers in northern California and across the mid-South, Michael Bosworth has spent the last couple weeks flooding his rice fields and finishing up planting.
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  • Louisiana Farmers Push Legislators on Trade with Cuba

    May 26, 2016
    Yesterday, Louisiana rice farmers and USA Rice members Eric Unkel and Jeffrey Sylvester spent the day here visiting their Members of Congress and participating in the White House briefing on “Business Opportunities in Cuba.”
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  • U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance Shares Consumer Research, a Good Road Map Forward

    May 25, 2016
    USA Rice participated in the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance’s (USFRA) second annual Research Workshop and first-ever Sustainability Summit here last week, where exhaustive and interesting consumer research across the agriculture and food chain was shared.
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  • South Korean Diners Keen on New U.S. Rice Dishes

    May 24, 2016
    Last month, Amoje Food launched new menus featuring U.S. medium grain rice at ten of their Elena Kitchen restaurants. Elena Kitchen is a family-style buffet loved by diners of all ages who enjoy being able to taste traditional Korean dishes, as well as western-style food from main dishes to desserts.
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  • Senator Moran Addresses 81st Annual Delta Council Meeting

    May 23, 2016
    Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) delivered the keynote address at the 81st Annual Delta Council meeting here on Friday. Moran is chair of the Senate Agricultural Appropriations Subcommittee and appeared in Mississippi just after his Subcommittee passed their 2016 appropriations bill.
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  • Combating Unfair Trade Practices: Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Petitions

    May 20, 2016
    California rice farmer and chairman of USA Rice’s Asian Trade Policy subcommittee Michael Rue once famously told regulators he feels like he’s not just competing with rice farmers in other countries, but rather with rice farmers and their entire governments. Unfair trade practices litter the global trade landscape. So what is a U.S. rice farmer to do?
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  • USA Rice Team Receives Innovation Award for Online Member Service

    May 20, 2016
    A USA Rice staff team that recently completed improvements to usarice.com has received the “Fast Track Excellence WOW! Award” from Protech Associates, one of the first and largest providers of association management software. The award recognizes customers who achieve significant results within the first year of a Protech Business Solutions implementation. USA Rice recently launched Protech’s MX Online, named for its purpose of enhancing Member eXperiences on an association’s website.
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  • In-Depth Analysis of TPP Shows Rice Right to Abstain for Now

    May 19, 2016
    The U.S. International Trade Committee (USITC), an independent, quasi-judicial Federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on trade matters has released a long-awaited analysis of the mammoth Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal, and the findings aren’t making the strong case for the deal that the Obama Administration likely had hoped for.
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  • Senate FY 2017 Ag Appropriations Promote USDA Post in Cuba

    May 19, 2016
    This morning, the Senate Committee on Appropriations unanimously voted to advance their $147.7 billion Fiscal Year 2017 spending bill for agriculture and nutrition programs.
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