ARLINGTON, VA -- A twenty-member delegation headed by China’s State Administration of Grain visited USA Rice yesterday for an in-depth discussion of USA Rice’s mission and promotion activities, and the U.S. rice industry. Representatives from the national government based in Beijing as well as members of provincial and local grain administration groups made up the group.
USA Rice COO Bob Cummings and Jim Guinn, vice president of international promotion, provided information on USA Rice’s structure, membership, and collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the international promotion of U.S. rice.
“Yesterday’s meeting was a useful exchange of information about the rice sectors in both countries and provided a good opportunity to educate the Chinese about the market-driven nature of the U.S. rice industry,” said Cummings.
“We made sure the delegation was aware of our industry’s focus on providing China’s consumers with high quality U.S. rice once the market is open to U.S. exports,” concluded Guinn.