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  • "Show Me" the New Focus on the Farmer Series

    Jan 07, 2019

    This month’s “Focus on the Farmer” Facebook series features Zach Worrell, a third generation farmer from Rives, Missouri. Follow along with Zach all week, and look, “like,” and, most importantly, share the posts to help spread the U.S. rice story! Full story
  • Ag Feels the Effects of Government Shutdown

    Jan 04, 2019

    The President and Congressional Leadership met today to discuss possible ways to end the government shutdown. Unfortunately, no agreement was reached. Full story
  • New Year, New Congress, New Leadership

    Jan 03, 2019

    Today at noon marked the start of the 116th Congress as Members of the House and Senate were sworn-in on the floor of their respective chambers by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Vice President Mike Pence. Full story
  • China Admits Exceeding Agricultural Domestic Support Limits

    Jan 02, 2019

    After a substantial delay in notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO), last month China made public its 2011-2016 agricultural domestic support notifications. In all six of these notifications, China’s support exceeded its WTO commitments. Full story
  • China in Rice China Finally Okays U.S. Rice Imports

    Dec 28, 2018

    China Customs has published that the China market is now open to U.S. rice imports. The news comes in advance of the next round of negotiations on trade issues between the U.S. and China and after more than a decade of struggle for the U.S. rice industry in gaining access to the world's largest rice market. Full story