We support multilateral and bilateral trade agreements that provide commercially meaningful and significant improvements in market access for U.S. rice while maintaining the appropriate safety net for U.S. producers that include equal market access for all types and forms of rice.

The Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program help the rice industry open foreign markets and promote our products abroad and have a proven track record of success in more than 30 overseas markets.  Learn more about our key export markets here

Recent News

  • Man and woman in grocery store look at large bags of rice stacked in the aisle Senators Encourage Increased Access for U.S. Rice in U.K. Trade Negotiations

    Feb 12, 2020

    On Monday, a group of United States Senators from rice-producing states sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer encouraging increased market access for rice during trade negotiations with the United Kingdom. Full story
  • USMCA gears decorated like flags of US, Mexico, and Canada Senate Passes USMCA

    Jan 16, 2020

    Today, the U.S. Senate passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 89-10. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the agreement on December 19 by a vote of 385-41. Full story
  • Man and woman dressed in business clothes stand outside in White House security line USA Rice Chair On-Hand for Signing of China Trade Deal, Phase One

    Jan 15, 2020

    “USA Rice was thrilled to be invited to today’s signing of Phase One of the new trade agreement with China,” said USA Rice Chair Charley Mathews, Jr. “China has long been on our radar and we believe their growing population and dietary preferences present a great opportunity for our farmers.” Full story