• Chefs in Japan Get Creative with U.S. Medium Grain

    Aug 31, 2016
    The marriage of U.S. medium grain rice with Japanese cuisine was the theme of the fourth annual U.S. medium grain professional rice contest held here earlier this month. Fourteen finalists prepared both hot and cold dishes for the contest and competed for top honors in two categories - Restaurant and Deli.
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  • USA Rice Establishes Strong Ties with Rice Wholesalers in Mexico

    Aug 30, 2016
    The USA Rice promotions team in Mexico has added a new target audience to its wide-ranging marketing program - principal grocery wholesalers. Several of these wholesalers have developed into significant one-stop outlets servicing Mom & Pop, corner, or convenience stores - a distribution channel not previously serviced by USA Rice.
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  • 2016-17 Miss Arkansas Rice Announced

    Aug 29, 2016
    Craighead County 16-year old Madison Gibson was named Miss Arkansas Rice at the state contest last Saturday. She is the daughter of Scott and Karie Gibson of Jonesboro.
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  • Crawford Bill: SAM Reporting Requirements for Farmers Could be DUNS(O)

    Aug 29, 2016
    Earlier this summer, House Committee on Agriculture Members Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Ann Kuster (D-NH) introduced H.R. 5451, a bill that would exempt farmers from the unnecessary reporting requirements for voluntary conservation programs.
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  • South Louisiana Area Food Banks Accepting Donations

    Aug 26, 2016
    Recent flood damage in south Louisiana did not discriminate as even those whose mission it is to help others were effected.
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  • Update: Current State of Crop in Arkansas

    Aug 26, 2016
    The University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center has recently begun assessing potential losses and the economic impact of flooding across the state, specifically in northeast Arkansas.
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  • Disaster Assistance Options for Louisiana Rice Producers

    Aug 25, 2016
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) county emergency boards are currently working with interested parties such as Louisiana rice growers, the LSU AgCenter, and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry to assess damages in the field. These reports will be used as part of the request to USDA for Secretarial Disaster Designation.
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  • Field Report: Arkansas

    Aug 24, 2016
    Growers across Arkansas and Louisiana are reeling after weeklong rains have caused flooding and created a delay for many farmers preparing for harvest. At Florenden Farms in northeast Arkansas, Ryan Sullivan reported that over the course of a week, Mississippi County received more than 7.5 inches of steady rainfall.
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  • Louisiana Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

    Aug 24, 2016
    At an emergency response meeting at Christian and Julie Richard's farm yesterday, Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Mike Strain announced that he had requested a Secretarial Disaster Declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that would trigger critical federal disaster assistance programs. Strain said that more than 28 parishes are affected by the flooding and the recent Presidential Disaster Declaration does not cover them all.
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  • Japan Rice Trade Anticipates Higher Domestic Prices for Coming Marketing Year

    Aug 23, 2016
    USA Rice staff are traveling in Japan this week and met with members of the Japanese rice trade where they discussed several factors in play that are likely to strengthen Japanese domestic rice prices this next crop year.
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