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USA Rice Daily, Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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USA Rice Federation is the global advocate of all segments of the U.S. rice industry with a mission to promote and protect the interests of producers, millers, merchants and allied businesses.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
U.S. Rice Retail Displays Drive Sales and Generate Awareness
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USA Rice Turkey staff interacting with customers at the display booth.
ISTANBUL, Turkey -- USA Rice Federation recently organized a special retail promotion with two of Turkey's major retail chains, CarrefourSA and Kiler.  The week-long promotion included discounted prices for U.S. rice brands, aprons, wooden spoons, and bags, which were co-sponsored by the brands and the retailers.

The displays included posters promoting our upcoming event with famous gourmet and TV personality Gulhan Kara, who will cook and present healthy salads prepared with U.S. rice. The displays reached thousands of consumers throughout the stores.

USA Rice helps retailers maximize their promotions and increase sales, by providing them with point-of-sale materials, recipe brochures and by conducting in-store promotions.

ContactHartwig Schmidt, 011-49-40-4503-8660

USA Rice Federation Welcomes New International Promotion Manager
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International Promotion Manager Sarah Winnan
USA Rice is pleased to announce that Sarah Winnan has joined its staff as a manager, international promotion.

Sarah comes to USA Rice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service where she was an International Affairs Specialist.   Prior to that she worked for the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration; for Seeds of Life (USAID) in Timor-Leste; and, was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Timor-Leste as well.

She speaks Tetun, Indonesian, and as she is working on strengthening her Spanish.

Sarah has a B.A. in political science and history from the University of Mary Washington; and Masters in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.

Please join us in welcoming Sarah to the USA Rice team!

ContactJim Guinn, (703) 236-1474

CME Group/Closing Rough Rice Futures
CME Group (Preliminary): Closing Rough Rice Futures for Dec. 20

Month

Price

Net Change

January 2012

$13.990

+ $0.115

March 2012

$14.240

+ $0.095

May 2012

$14.530

+ $0.100

July 2012

$14.795

+ $0.105

September 2012

$14.555

+ $0.245

November 2012

$14.690

+ $0.295

January 2013

$14.805
+ $0.110

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