The USA Rice Federation pursues government policies that will enhance rice industry profitability and sustainable crop production.
The Government Affairs Committee recommends legislative and regulatory policies to the USA Rice Federation Board. Once adopted, we advocate for these policies at the federal and state levels. Federal and state laws and regulations affect our members, their families, and their businesses every day. For this reason, we are dedicated to working closely with government to ensure that legislative and regulatory issues affecting our members are fair and reasonable.
Our Government Affairs staff works with U.S. representatives, U.S. senators and their staff. They also work with U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Trade Representative, Environmental Protection Agency and other federal and state officials on important issues surrounding farm, trade, environment, conservation, nutrition, and energy policies.
Other services include communicating through the USA Rice Daily and periodic news releases about USA Rice Federation and government-related activities. We're proud of our industry and its contributions to our communities and to a sustainable future for agriculture.
For more information on current policy issues or with questions, please contact us: (703) 236-2300.