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45 minutes | a day ago
#10 Crop Protection & Children's Books
Every year, farmers put their net worth in the ground, believing they will have a crop to harvest at the end of the season. They can improve their odds with good crop protection practices. Host Steve Linscombe is joined by Arkansas rice farmer Sidney Robnett, LSU weed scientist Dr. Eric Webster, and Texas A&M etymologist Dr. Mo Way to unpack the complex and vital crop protection game. Michael and Lesley also talked with California rice farmer Matthew Sligar about his new children’s book, Daddy’s Got Dirt. Hosted by: Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon
37 minutes | 15 days ago
#9 Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Rice: Trade Policy
Rice is the most widely manipulated commodity around the world and U.S. rice is export dependent. It’s the job of Peter Bachmann of USA Rice to secure access to markets for the U.S. industry and take trade cheats to task. Peter talks China, Mexico, Vietnam, India, Nigeria, Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines, WTO, and more in this deep dive into Rice Trade Policy. Michael and Lesley also talk about biased sport referees, set the record straight on Ramadan and English food, and get their first fan call! Hosted by: Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon
49 minutes | a month ago
#8 U.S. Rice in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Turkey, and the UK
USA Rice’s Eszter Somogyi joins the show today all the way from Hamburg, Germany to talk about the U.S. rice promotions she oversees from Accra to Zarqa and spots in between. She’ll cover the varied customs of her customers, their rice preferences, and the one thing that unites them all whether they are in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, or someplace else. Michael and Lesley also talk about past travels and the names for U.S. products in other countries that might have Americans scratching their heads. Hosted by: Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon
26 minutes | a month ago
#7 Rice Sustainability Partners
Achieving sustainability goals is a group effort. The U.S. rice industry is fortunate to have a lot of great partners helping make their collective vision a reality. Representatives from Riceland Foods, Anheuser-Busch, and Indigo Ag join the podcast today to talk with Lydia about how they are working with rice industry leaders to make the world a better place. Join Adam Shea, Bill Jones, and Cody Corbell as they explain their companies’ contributions to these important efforts. Hosted by: Lydia Holmes
23 minutes | 2 months ago
#6 The Great Pandemic Promotion Pivot
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live, shop, and eat. It’s also changed the way USA Rice promotes the rice industry. Director of Domestic Promotion Cameron Jacobs joins the podcast to talk about the great pandemic promotion pivot and the role U.S.-grown rice can play as the battered restaurant industry stages a comeback. Michael and Lesley also ask listeners to let them know about local restaurants that are serving U.S. rice so they can give them a shout out and maybe send some business their way.
25 minutes | 3 months ago
#5 The Unique Biodiversity of Rice Fields
Rice fields are unique amongst row crops in that they sustain so much wildlife. From birds to invertebrates and now even fish – hundreds of species of critters call these working fields home. U.S. rice farmers know this and actually count on it, so they do everything they can to support it. Hosts Lydia Holmes and Dr. Steve Linscombe are joined by California rice farmer Leo LaGrande and Ducks Unlimited’s Dr. Scott Manley as they explore the unique biodiversity opportunities and challenges of rice fields. Hosted by: Lydia Holmes and Steve Linscombe
38 minutes | 3 months ago
#4 Food Aid 101
At any given time upward of 50 countries are receiving vital food aid from the United States, and with experts describing today’s global humanitarian crises as “biblical,” now is the time to learn about food aid programs and how rice can help. USA Rice food aid consultant Rebecca Bratter joins the podcast to talk about global hotspots, COVID-19, the different types of aid, and how rice makes a big difference. Somehow Michael and Lesley get corncob pipes into the discussion. Please subscribe & rate the show!
30 minutes | 3 months ago
#3 U.S. Rice Promotion in the Western Hemisphere
Roughly half of U.S.-grown rice is exported to 130 countries with most of it destined for a Western Hemisphere location – Mexico, Canada, Central America, or Haiti. USA Rice’s international promotion gurus, Sarah Moran & Asiha Grigsby join the podcast to talk about their work, goals, & outcomes, as well as to explore opportunities & threats on the horizon. Michael and Lesley also look at rice dishes from Europe and scratch the surface of iconic food scenes in movies and TV shows. Please subscribe & rate us!
24 minutes | 4 months ago
#2 The U.S. Rice Industry Sustainability Report
Anyone in the U.S. rice industry will tell you they are proud of their industry’s sustainability record and credentials. But for many consumers and customers, the proof is in the pudding. Meet the keepers and compilers of the proof points that guarantee when you “Think Sustainable” you should “Think U.S. rice.” Dr. Steve Linscombe and Lydia Holmes join Michael and Lesley to talk about the industry’s record and how they track it. For a copy of the Sustainability Report, visit usarice.com/sustainability. Hosted by: Michael Klein and Lesley Dixon
24 minutes | 4 months ago
#1 The Voice of the Farmer Garden in Washington DC
Lesley visited The Voice of the Farmer Garden on the National Mall in Washington, DC to see if The Farm Journal Foundation will be able to grow rice steps away from the Capitol Building and the White House. It’s not as unlikely as it might sound. Plus, Brandon Harder from Farmers’ Rice Cooperative in Sacramento stopped by to talk about the importance of storytelling and why this podcast is on brand for the USA Rice’s mission. Those stories, exploding birds at weddings and more on our very first episode. Hosted by: Michael Klein, USA Rice and Lesley Dixon, USA Rice
1 minutes | 6 months ago
Welcome to The Rice Stuff
During each episode, your hosts Michael and Lesley will explore the world of U.S.-grown rice through the eyes of the people who know it best – farmers, millers, researchers, marketers, exporters and end-users. Whether it’s amazing achievements in sustainability and conservation, exciting promotional strategies, or innovative technology, we’ll get deep into the weeds to tell the story of U.S. Whether you’re a seasoned ag industry professional or just looking to learn more about the rice in your pantry, The Rice Stuff has something for everyone.
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