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Rice: International Rice Leadership Class Spends Week on the Road

Rice: International Rice Leadership Class Spends Week on the Road

👤By Steve Linscombe, USA Rice Daily 🕔Nov 29, 2017

Earlier this month, the 2017 International Rice Leadership Class visited several rice production operations, processing facilities, and public and private research stations in Nicaragua and Columbia.  Class members met with senior officials from Proarroz, the national rice organization in Nicaragua, and

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Rice: USA Rice Asks for Govt. Crackdown on Mislabeled Products

Rice: USA Rice Asks for Govt. Crackdown on Mislabeled Products

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Oct 17, 2017

It’s only natural for manufacturers, competing for the ever-dwindling attention of consumers, to make product claims to set theirs apart. But a rise in these statements that range from the incredulous to the spurious has forced USA Rice to bring

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LSU’s Linscombe is New Director of The Rice Foundation

LSU’s Linscombe is New Director of The Rice Foundation

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Oct 11, 2017

Dr. Steve Linscombe recently retired from the Louisiana State University Rice Research Center after 35 years of service but he’s certainly not retiring from the U.S. rice industry because, as of October 1, Steve is the new director of The

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Rice Market: Excellent Prospects for U.S. Medium Grain, Wild Rice in Turkey

Rice Market: Excellent Prospects for U.S. Medium Grain, Wild Rice in Turkey

👤By Hartwig Schmidt, USA Rice 🕔Jul 5, 2017

USA Rice was in Turkey last week and met with millers, traders, packers, and food service distributors to assess market prospects for U.S. medium grain rice and to discuss possible promotional activities for U.S. wild rice, a product gaining increasing

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Rice Market: Week of Meetings Reinforces Relationship Between U.S., Mexican Industries

👤By Hugh Maginnis, USA Rice 🕔Apr 28, 2017

A delegation of U.S. rice industry leaders has wrapped up a series of successful meetings in Mexico City with all segments of the Mexican rice industry against the backdrop of heightened tension and uncertainty for the future of the North

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USA Rice, Mexican Rice Council: Leave NAFTA Alone!

USA Rice, Mexican Rice Council: Leave NAFTA Alone!

👤By Hugh Maginnis, USA Rice 🕔Apr 27, 2017

The two national organizations representing their respective rice industries in the United States and Mexico agree that any renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could have serious consequences for the stable and consistent rice trade that has

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2017/19 Rice Leadership Class Tours the Gulf Coast

2017/19 Rice Leadership Class Tours the Gulf Coast

👤By Chuck Wilson, USA Rice 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Last week, the 2017/19 Rice Leadership Development Class attended the first session of the two-year program traditionally held in the Gulf Coast area of Texas and Louisiana, making stops that include examination of rice production practices, milling, and marketing as

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Rice: Korea Reducing Production and Excess Stocks

Rice: Korea Reducing Production and Excess Stocks

👤By Jim Guinn, USA Rice 🕔Feb 22, 2017

Due to higher than normal yield for the past few years and the resulting oversupply and price pressure, the Korean government is attempting to reach a balance between rice supply and demand by 2018. The plan entails seeking a gradual

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Commodity Groups Ask Trump to Keep Food Aid American-Grown

Commodity Groups Ask Trump to Keep Food Aid American-Grown

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Jan 26, 2017

Earlier today, several commodity organizations providing the bulk of the in-kind food aid contributions by the United States sent a letter to President Trump asking him to maintain and strengthen the role that U.S. farmers play in ensuring global food

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Rice Industry: Upcoming Meetings in MS, AR, LA, in Jan., Feb.

Rice Industry: Upcoming Meetings in MS, AR, LA, in Jan., Feb.

👤By Randy Jemison, USA Rice 🕔Jan 23, 2017

Rice industry stakeholders will receive the latest information on opportunities and challenges in major markets at several meetings scheduled next week throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. The Mississippi Rice Council Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, January 26, at the

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