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USDA opens election period for Seed Cotton Program

The USDA announced the signup period for the Seed Cotton Program today.  Signup will begin July 30th and end on Dec. 7, 2018.     In acc...
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USA Rice Makes the Case to FDA for an SOI for Rice

Ag and food industry leaders and advocacy groups gathered here yesterday to provide comments and feedback to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) du...
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USA Rice and The Rice Foundation elect new leadership

New chairmen for USA Rice and The Rice Foundation were elected by their respective Boards of Directors during annual meetings here today.    ...
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Rice : Fortified rice is a game changer in fight against global hunger

Last week, USA Rice attended the Food Assistance for Nutrition Evidence Summit hosted by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office ...
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Trade : U.S. rice on new China tariff list

The Trump administration announced on Friday an additional 25 percent import duty on $34 billion worth of high tech imports from China. China immediat...
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Podcast : Harrison Pittman and the National Agricultural Law Center

    Harrison Pittman, Director of the National Agricultural Law Center discusses the history and current work of the center, the recent Nati...
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Rice: Anheuser-Busch joins forces with USA Rice to strengthen industry

Anheuser-Busch and USA Rice are proud to announce a major new investment in water efficiency, rice-land preservation, and wildlife protection through ...
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Rice : U.S. and Taiwan work toward consistent grading standards

Representatives from the U.S. and Taiwan rice industries met for two days last month to discuss a range of technical issues influencing rice trade.  ...
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Trade : Amidst uncertainty with China, rice sees possibilities

U.S. trade with China returned to the headlines this week after a weekend of talks between the U.S. and Chinese governments.  U.S. Treasury Secretary...
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USA Rice : Farm Bill fails in House

Despite a committed effort by USA Rice Federation members to urge members of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R 2, the 2018 Farm Bill, the ...