Tag Archives: Regulations

FDA proposes arsenic standards for rice baby cereals

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The Food and Drug Administration is moving forward with new standards for levels of inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereals. In what the agency calls a draft guidance to the industry, it is proposing a threshold of 100 parts per billion of inorganic arsenic. Read More »

Great Strides, Great Sacrifices’

California rice farmers reduced water usage long before the drought By Tim Johnson California Rice Commission In the upcoming weeks, the Sacramento Valley will look far from a drought. Farmers will start planting crops, joining the already fully leafed orchards. It will be verdant. To add to the illusion, rice planting will begin with acres of shallow flooded lands. You ... Read More »

The real meaning of quality

Charles Eames, an American designer who was born a few years into the 20th century and worked in the industrial and graphic design fields, once said, “Eventually, everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.” The word “quality” is no stranger to the U.S. rice industry either. For the past ... Read More »

Closing the Gap in Central America

USA Rice Federation is the problem solver for the industry. By Betsy Ward President and CEO USA Rice Federation One of the most valuable players any organization can have is a Problem Solver. Whether you are talking about business, sport or philanthropy, people who tackle problems head on and offer up solutions are the ones who can truly impact the ... Read More »

Frozen – not the movie – 54 years ago

In 1961, representing more than half a century gone by, the United States severed all ties with Cuba, and U.S. rice began disappearing from Cuban dinner tables, grocery store shelves and restaurants. Prior to the embargo, Cuba was one of the largest markets for U.S. rice. To remind those who were living during that time and educate those who were ... Read More »

‘Well, we’re still here…’

By Carroll Smith Editor Buzzwords, which can be a word or a phrase, catch on from time to time in society, business groups, industries, the media, politics, etc. A popular buzzword in agriculture these days is sustainability. In rice, as well as in other commodities, it’s dominating conversations among consumers, end users, merchants, millers, researchers and university personnel, farmers, organizations ... Read More »

Wildlife Conservation: California Rice Commission explores avenues to help fund habitat projects

By Paul Buttner Environmental Affairs Manager, California Rice Commission There’s quite a bit of current activity in the conservation area as the California Rice Commission (CRC) continues building its “wildlife resume” and delivering programs to growers that help fund wildlife conservation projects. Our work includes exploring public sector opportunities, primarily focusing on Farm Bill programs, as well as examining market-based ... Read More »