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Puerto Rico rice supplier fined for false advertising

Last week, the Department of Consumer Affairs of Puerto Rico (DACO) issued a $10,000 fine against Pan American Grain for violating the Deceptive Pract...
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U.S. rice quality put to the test in Nicaragua

Earlier this week USA Rice embarked on an important mission to distribute long grain rice samples to the two major rice industry leaders in Nicaragua,...
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Breaking : Arkansas outlaws fake “rice”

The Arkansas Senate approved HB1407 on Wednesday afternoon in a vote of 31-3-1. The bill develops a standard of identity for rice and outlaws produc...
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Administration to end special treatment for Turkey and India, rice will be impacted

President Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to make changes to a little-known U.S. trade assistance program that will ...
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Stoneville Legacy Club celebrates cotton’s finest

AgWatch recently attended the Stoneville Legacy Club celebration and awards in Destin, Florida. Elite cotton growers from across the Delta, Southeast,...
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UPDATE : USDA to reopen all FSA offices for additional services during shutdown

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additio...
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Cotton Council welcomes FSA offices reopening

The National Cotton Council (NCC) greatly appreciates USDA and the Administration for reopening all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices and bringing bac...
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U.S. rice headed to China? Maybe…

China’s Customs Office delivered American rice producers an early New Year’s present on December 27, 2018 when they announced the country was fina...
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Finding and keeping good farm labor

Good help is hard to find. Most of us have heard this before, but for farm and ranch managers and their employers, it’s not just a saying. So if you...
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National Cotton Council: NCC strongly supports 2018 Farm Bill

The National Cotton Council (NCC) strongly supports the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 released today and urges Congress to quickly pass the meas...