USA Rice Takes Aim at Market Pretenders

🕔May 11, 2018The rice pretender war is heating up this spring as USA Rice is registering formal complaints and offering recommended fixes to purveyors of what the trade group terms “rice pretenders.” […]

Rice: Fraud in Organic Ag Imports is Focus of Proposed House Bill

🕔Feb 9, 2018Representative John Faso (R-NY) has introduced a bill that addresses fraudulent organic agricultural imports and proposes to increase funding to the National Organic Program (NOP) for oversight and technology upgrades. […]

Tobacco: FDA Proposal Threatens Fire-Cured Production

🕔Jan 10, 2018Could fire-cured tobacco production be on the way to extinction? Dark fire-cured tobacco is facing a serious potential challenge from a proposal made last year by the Food and Drug Administration […]

“Riced Vegetables” are NOT a Form of Rice – Arkansas Ag Committee Discussion

🕔Dec 6, 2017Yesterday, Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Arkansas Joint Senate and House Committee on Agriculture on the industry’s concern of a current food trend where […]

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

🕔Oct 17, 2017It’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 […]

Texas Rice: Harvey + Mosquito Spraying + Flood Waters Question

🕔Sep 15, 2017Well, Harvey is over but the damages and after effects will last for many years. The Beaumont Center received over 50 inches of rain in less than a week. About […]

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

🕔Sep 14, 2017The 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 […]

Post-Hurricane: Don’t Let Flooded Crops Enter the Food Chain, says EPA – DTN

🕔Sep 11, 2017As farmers in Florida, Georgia and other Southeastern states brace for Hurricane Irma, farmers in Texas are dealing with the post-Hurricane Harvey impacts of flooded crops. Among the issues facing […]

Minnesota: Dealing with Grain Damaged by September Flood – DTN

🕔Oct 4, 2016Heavy rains that fell in southern Minnesota, southern Wisconsin and northern Iowa the third week of September flooded fields and roads and delayed harvest progress for many farmers. While the […]

Distillers Grain: New Antimicrobial Regulations Don’t Apply to DDGs – DTN

🕔Feb 12, 2016With the Food Safety Modernization Act’s new regulations on antibiotic use, a great deal of confusion exists about its use as an anti-microbial agent in ethanol production. Richard Coulter, senior […]

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