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

  • Two men wearing long-sleeved button-down shirts meet inside an equipment shed, one on the left gesturing with one hand, one on the right listens intently Rice Industry Reps Reappointed to Critical Trade Advisory Committees

    Jun 28, 2019

    Arkansas rice farmer Dow Brantley reappointed to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC), and USA Rice COO Bob Cummings reappointed to the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. Full story
  • Three men stand in front of booth promoting Louisiana rice USA Rice Talks Trade in Louisiana

    Jun 11, 2019

    While in New Orleans last week, USA Rice met with the Central American Rice Federation (FECARROZ) to discuss further analysis of the Central America-Dominican Republic-USA free trade agreement (CAFTA-DR), and attended a breakfast with U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. Full story
  • Drawing of hand shake between two people wearing brown business suits on yellow background with white sunburst emanating from hands A New Tariff Threat in U.S. Rice’s Top Market

    Jun 05, 2019

    “This is a pretty delicate time for trade between the U.S. and Mexico, and we hope this new tariff can be avoided,” said Bobby Hanks, a Louisiana miller and chairman of the USA Rice International Trade Policy Committee. Full story