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Snapshot: USA Rice Conference

Honorees, industry issues took center stage at St. Louis meeting. Despite inclement weather across the region, attendance at the 2013 USA Rice Outlook Conference in St. Louis was outstanding. More than 600 rice farmers and industry affiliates attended the meeting to hear presentations and visit the trade show’s 50 exhibits. The Dec. 5 morning program included presentations by Jim Wiesemeyer, ... Read More »

When Rice Shakes The World

Milo Hamilton is an agricultural economist, a co-founder of Firstgrain. com, a global authority on rice and an author. His new book, When Rice Shakes the World – The Importance of the First Grain to World Economic and Political Stability, is a cautionary tale about the social and agricultural upheaval occurring across Asia with the mass rural migration to urban ... Read More »

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Cooking contest in Japan increases reach of U.S. rice This summer, USA Rice conducted the highly-competitive U.S. Medium-Grain Rice Chef Menu Contest. One of the contestants, Mr. Masato Gokita of the Kiwa Corporation, created a dish called “Moussaka style of round eggplant gratin with U.S. Medium- Grain” that impressed judges enough to take second place. The experience of’working with U.S. ... Read More »

Representing 122 years of rice

By Carroll Smith Editor The Rice Awards program, sponsored by Horizon Ag, Rice Farming magazine and USA Rice Federation highlights three honorees for their contributions to the success of the rice industry via the Rice Farmer of the Year, the Rice Industry Award and the Rice Lifetime Achievement Award. On page 18, the beginning of the Rice Lifetime Achievement Award ... Read More »

Hybrid Rice Update

By Brian Otis, Ph. D. RiceTec Hybrid rice is changing the way rice is grown in America for the better. Hybrids gained an initial foothold in the U.S. market in 2003 and have achieved an average market growth of almost 40 percent per year over the past 10 years. Hybrid rice was quickly embraced by growers for its significant gain ... Read More »

Market Update

By Kurt Guidry LSU AgCenter After not having a supply and demand report from the USDA in October due to the government shutdown, the November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was highly anticipated by many of the commodity markets. For rice, the biggest changes made to the supply and demand situation were an increase in expected 2013 production ... Read More »

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In Memory: Robert M. Bor As published in the May 7 edition of USA Rice Daily, The USA Rice Federation mourns the passing of Robert M. Bor, 90, of Silver Spring, Md., who was general counsel for the USA Rice Federation at the time of its formation in 1994. A practicing lawyer for 55 years, Bob Bor served in the ... Read More »

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First Session Completed The 2013-15 Rice Leadership Development Program class participated in its first session March 11-15, with a look at rice production and marketing programs in the Gulf Coast states of Texas and Louisiana. In Texas, the group met with USA Rice Federation staff and also visited Anheuser- Busch, the largest domestic user of rice; Creed Rice Inc., where ... Read More »

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California IPM Information The third edition of Integrated Pest Management for Rice is now available. The publication’s informative color photographs of pests and their damage, line drawings, tables and figures are valuable aids in the diagnosis and treatment of common rice pests. New in this edition, readers will find information on: Exotic pests in rice; detecting, confirming and managing herbicide ... Read More »

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Will Rice Prices Increase? Rice prices are likely to improve with the expectation that China will buy American rice and the Brazilian crop will be off this year, a rice marketing consultant said on Jan. 31 at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference. U.S. rice acreage will drop this year but not by much because the price will ... Read More »