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Rice: Conservation, Sustainability Awards Given at USA Rice Conference

Rice: Conservation, Sustainability Awards Given at USA Rice Conference

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Dec 14, 2017

At this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference, the rice industry’s growing role in the conservation and sustainability sphere was spotlighted with two different awards, the USA Rice Sustainability Award and the USA Rice Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award.  Jim Whitaker, an

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Rice: 2018/20 Leadership Class Members Announced

Rice: 2018/20 Leadership Class Members Announced

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Members of the 2018/20 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced Monday during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference. The class is comprised of five rice producers and two industry-related professionals selected by a

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Rice Market: Underreporting of Exports Cause for Concern

Rice Market: Underreporting of Exports Cause for Concern

👤By Sarah Moran, USA Rice 🕔Dec 5, 2017

In a recent meeting with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USA Rice members heard an update on export sales reporting – a federal requirement for exporters of specific commodities, including rice.  On a weekly basis, exporters are mandated to report

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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 Market: Interest in U.S. Rice Runs High in Shanghai

Rice Market: Interest in U.S. Rice Runs High in Shanghai

👤By Sarah Moran, USA Rice 🕔Nov 17, 2017

The overwhelming number of visitors to the USA Rice booth at the Food and Hotel China (FHC) show in Shanghai, China, this week, and their interest in U.S. rice, is a good indication of how ready the Chinese market is

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Rice Market: Iraq Makes Huge Purchase from U.S. Under Memorandum of Understanding

Rice Market: Iraq Makes Huge Purchase from U.S. Under Memorandum of Understanding

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Nov 16, 2017

Six months after the first U.S. rice purchase by Iraq under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two countries, Iraq has awarded a new 90,000 metric ton order for long grain milled rice to Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). As

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New Mid-South RCPP Deadlines Approaching

New Mid-South RCPP Deadlines Approaching

👤By Josh Hankins, USA Rice 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Over the past month, USA Rice hosted outreach meetings across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri to spread the word about the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), Mid-South Graduated Water Stewardship, that will bring financial assistance to rice producers implementing working

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Arkansas Rice Farmer Named 2017 U.S. Sustainable Farmer of the Year

Arkansas Rice Farmer Named 2017 U.S. Sustainable Farmer of the Year

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture last night announced the recipients of its inaugural 2017 Sustainability Leadership Awards and Arkansas rice farmer Jennifer James was named 2017 Farmer of the Year. James, a fourth-generation rice farmer from Newport,

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Rice: U.S. Medium Grain Demand is Up for Japanese Dining

Rice: U.S. Medium Grain Demand is Up for Japanese Dining

👤By Yumi Kojima, USA Rice 🕔Nov 14, 2017

Demand for U.S. medium grain rice by the foodservice industry in Japan is on the upswing as the first Simultaneous Buy-Sell (SBS) tender in 2017 was fully subscribed with U.S. rice gaining a 77 percent share of the 25,000 MT

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Cuba: Treasury and State Departments Tighten Restrictions

Cuba: Treasury and State Departments Tighten Restrictions

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Nov 8, 2017

The other shoe dropped on U.S.-Cuba relations today when the U.S. Treasury Department released follow-up guidance to President Trump’s June announcement that he would be tightening sanctions and travel restrictions on Cuba. The policy roll backs, including a State Department

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