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Governor Hutchinson declares August Arkansas Catfish Month

Governor Hutchinson was joined by Arkansas catfish farmers, and leaders and educators in the Arkansas aquaculture and catfish industries yesterday at ...
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Rice Stewardship Summit looks back proudly and ahead with determination

Editor’s Note: The announcement of the USA Rice/Ducks Unlimited Conservation Partnership was the first event I covered for AgWatch. Dale Hall wa...
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U.S. Administration, USA Rice of like-mind on rice imports from China

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump instructed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider increasing the level of an additional duty on ...
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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 ...