Author Archives: Augustin Caceres

What’s Camolino Rice?

Camolino is the most recognized variety in the world. It is the most popular of the medium grain rice varieties, making up a very large portion of the annual global rice crop. The grains are soft and stick together when cooked. It absorbs flavors beautifully and holds together well in soups in salads. This versatile […]

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Colombia to Import 200,000 New Metric Tons of Rice in 2016

Colombia to Import 200,000 New Metric Tons of Rice…But From Where?  BOGOTA, COLOMBIA — Nearly one-third of Colombia’s provinces are in a state of emergency due to extreme drought caused by El Niño, prompting the Colombian government to allow additional rice imports to maintain adequate inventory. On December 22, 2015, Colombia’s Ministry of Agriculture published […]

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Types of rice in the USA

The earliest types of rice grown in Carolina were the African Oryza glaberrima, Asian Oryza sativa, “Carolina White” and the prized, high-yield “Carolina Gold”. After the total decline of rice cultivation in Carolina, “Carolina Gold” cultivation moved to Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. In California, production is dominated by short and medium grain japonica varieties, including […]

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History of rice in the USA

Rice farming was introduced to the United States in the 17th century. It is mentioned to have been under cultivation in the state of Virginia as far back as 1609, although it is reported that one bushel of rice had been sent to the colony later, in the summer of 1671, on the cargo vessel […]

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Saint Augustine town is the first European settlement in the entire United States of America

  The oldest European settlement in the USA Por Agustin Cáceres • 16 Janeiro, 2011 • ESTADOS UNIDOS DA AMÉRICA, SAINT AUGUSTINE • Comentários (4) •   It was a surprise to find out that the oldest town in the United States has the same name of the saint that inspired my mom to name myself when I was born: Saint Augustine. […]

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Crossing the continental United States of America E to W on a yellow truck… for work! part II

Text is in Portuguese, but you can translate it into any language using Google Translator in this page or at Territorios.com.br  Atravessando a América pela Route 66 Por Agustin Cáceres • 24 Abril, 2011 • ESTADOS UNIDOS DA AMÉRICA, EXPERIÊNCIAS, VIAGENS DE CARRO • Comentários (7) • Foi muito simples começar essa viagem (entenda como tudo começou neste post). Foi apenas telefonar para uma locadora […]

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¡Happy Ramadan!

Today, July 8th, is the 21st day of Ramadan 2015. ¡HAPPY RAMADAN EVERYBODY! رمضان سعيد “قد تعبئة الل حياتك بالسعادة ضخمة ويأخذ كل الظلام، مع كل أفراح والسعادة و ورعاية أحبائك رمضان مبارك !! “ “May Allah fill your life with huge happiness and take away all The darkness, with all the joys and happiness […]

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