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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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U.S. Milled Rice Now Permitted into China – Perdue Signs Agreement

U.S. Milled Rice Now Permitted into China – Perdue Signs Agreement

👤By Bob Cummings, USA Rice 🕔Jul 20, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang have signed a long-stalled phytosanitary protocol that will permit the import of U.S. milled rice into China.  “This is a tremendous leap towards selling U.S. rice in China,” said

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Rice: Exports Shine Amid Tough Market Situation

Rice: Exports Shine Amid Tough Market Situation

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Jul 19, 2017

Despite the tough market situation faced by U.S. rice farmers this year, exports of U.S. rice remain a bright spot for the rice industry as a whole.  During the first 5 months of CY2017, total U.S. rice exports (converted basis)

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Louisiana Rice: Flood Assistance Available for Growers

Louisiana Rice: Flood Assistance Available for Growers

👤By Carrie Castille, USA Rice 🕔Jul 17, 2017

Louisiana rice producers affected by the 2016 floods attended several informational meetings last week hosted by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) to learn more about the 2016 Louisiana Farm Recovery Grant Program.   Awards of up to

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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 Acreage Down 20%; Harvest Area in Arkansas Takes a Hit

Rice Acreage Down 20%; Harvest Area in Arkansas Takes a Hit

👤By Bob Cummings, USA Rice 🕔Jun 30, 2017

In the USDA’a first survey-based estimate of grain acreage for the 2017 crop, all rice planted acres is set at 2.56 million, 19 percent less than the 2016 figure, and two percent less than reported in the March Prospective Plantings.

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Rice: U.S. Continues to Expand into Chinese Market

Rice: U.S. Continues to Expand into Chinese Market

👤By Jim Guinn, USA Rice 🕔Jun 29, 2017

As USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue makes a high profile trip to China this week heralding resumption of U.S. beef exports there, USA Rice continues to strengthen trade ties in the region by participating in events like HOFEX, Asia’s leading food

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U.S. Rice Allowed Access into Colombia

U.S. Rice Allowed Access into Colombia

👤By Sarah Moran, USA Rice 🕔Jun 22, 2017

On June 6, 2017, the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) published “Official Resolution #6705 of 2017” which removed a previous resolution that restricted imported U.S. paddy rice to the port of Barranquilla. The previous resolution also implemented phytosanitary measures for the

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Rice Market: Iraq Extends U.S. Trade Agreement

Rice Market: Iraq Extends U.S. Trade Agreement

👤By Hugh Maginnis, USA Rice 🕔Jun 21, 2017

USA Rice orchestrated a coordinated effort with U.S. State Department and Embassy officials in Baghdad to ensure the extension of the U.S.-Iraq Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for rice that was set to expire last week.  It has now been confirmed

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Crucial USDA Undersecretaries Named, Ag Trade Negotiator Nominated

Crucial USDA Undersecretaries Named, Ag Trade Negotiator Nominated

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Jun 20, 2017

President Trump has nominated the Chief Agriculture Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office and at long last some crucial acting undersecretaries have been named at the Department of Agriculture. Agriculture veteran Gregg Doud has been nominated to serve as

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