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Rice: Ag Trade Mission to Brazil Offers U.S. Export Opportunities

Rice: Ag Trade Mission to Brazil Offers U.S. Export Opportunities

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

During the last week of September, USA Rice was one of 14 companies that participated in the first-ever USDA Agricultural Trade Mission to Brazil to meet importers interested in U.S. rice, led by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service Deputy Administrator Mark

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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: Keeping an Eye on China

Rice Market: Keeping an Eye on China

👤By Jim Guinn, USA Rice 🕔Oct 3, 2017

China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of rice, is focused on increasing its already large share of rice cultivation and exports.  In 2016/17, China’s milled rice exports nearly tripled from the previous year driven by large shipments to many

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Farm Bill: Ag Groups Petition for Increased Export Program Funding

Farm Bill: Ag Groups Petition for Increased Export Program Funding

👤By Frank Leach, USA Rice 🕔Sep 28, 2017

USA Rice joined 150 members of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports this week in signing a letter to leaders of the House Committee on Agriculture, asking them to increase funding for U.S. Department of Agriculture Export programs in

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Louisiana Rice Farmer Garners National Recognition for Conservation, Stewardship

Louisiana Rice Farmer Garners National Recognition for Conservation, Stewardship

👤By Lexi Clark, USA Rice 🕔Sep 27, 2017

Coinciding with September National Rice Month, Louisiana rice farmer Christian Richard is being recognized by Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture as their Farmer Spotlight Honoree for his commitment to conservation and stewardship.  He was nominated for the

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Hurricane Damage: FDA Clarifies Rules for Accepting Human or Animal Food Crops

Hurricane Damage: FDA Clarifies Rules for Accepting Human or Animal Food Crops

👤By Ben Mosely, USA Rice 🕔Sep 14, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a statement this afternoon to provide much needed guidance for farmers whose crops are in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Under the original statement issued by FDA last week, it was

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Louisiana Rice: Harvey Moves Slowly Across State, Impacts Uncertain

Louisiana Rice: Harvey Moves Slowly Across State, Impacts Uncertain

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Aug 31, 2017

Tropical Storm Harvey is cutting a wide path across the mid-south as heavy rain and winds up to 40 mph move through rice growing regions in the area. Early yields had indicated an average year in the southwestern region and

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Hurricane Harvey – Texas: Rice Mostly Harvested but Cotton May Be Hit Hard

Hurricane Harvey – Texas: Rice Mostly Harvested but Cotton May Be Hit Hard

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Aug 25, 2017

All eyes are nervously on Hurricane Harvey that is growing in intensity in the Gulf of Mexico and could make landfall in Texas later tonight or tomorrow morning, but the timing of the storm may spare much of the rice crop in the area

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Rice: U.S. Enjoying Strong Demand in Japan

Rice: U.S. Enjoying Strong Demand in Japan

👤By Bob Cummings, USA Rice 🕔Aug 24, 2017

Demand for U.S. rice is benefiting from supply and demand developments in Japan according to a report by Yumi Kojima, director of the USA Rice Japan office.   “There is a serious shortage of reasonably priced rice for Japan’s food

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U.S. Rice Offers Cooking Advantage Over Domestic Taiwanese Varieties

U.S. Rice Offers Cooking Advantage Over Domestic Taiwanese Varieties

👤By Jim Guinn, USA Rice 🕔Aug 15, 2017

At a foodservice seminar held in Taichung, Taiwan, last week, researchers presented results showing U.S. rice varieties have a distinct advantage in cooking yield over domestic varieties. When cooked, both U.S. medium and long grain rice had a higher volume/weight

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