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

  • Map of Central America & northern tier of South America Trade Talks Scheduled With Ecuador

    Mar 06, 2020

    As negotiations with the UK and Japan ramp up, another country on the radar for trade talks with the U.S. is Ecuador, where rice is a staple. Discussions are primarily aimed at encouraging Ecuador’s move away from socialism and expanding commercial ties. Full story
  • Two men wearing business suits hold framed photo of combines in a rice field; blue curtain background with U.S. flag USDA Trade Champion Bob Spitzer Honored with 2020 USA Rice Industry Award

    Feb 26, 2020

    In a Government Affairs Conference meeting yesterday between rice industry leaders and government trade officials, USA Rice honored Bob Spitzer, career civil servant now at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), with the 2020 USA Rice Industry Award. Full story
  • A woman and two men wearing business suits stand talking in front of hotel desk Ag Negotiator Highlights 2020 Game Plan on Trade

    Feb 25, 2020

    Chief U.S. ag negotiator Ambassador Gregg Doud kicked off the 2020 Government Affairs Conference yesterday afternoon with remarks that energized the more than 100 rice industry representatives here from across the country ready to fan out for meetings with Members of Congress and agency offices. Full story