• U.S., Taiwan Hold First Rice Technical Meeting

    Apr 28, 2016
    The Taiwanese government’s Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) hosted a U.S. rice industry delegation Thursday for the inaugural joint technical meeting. "We are pleased to be in Taiwan and appreciate AFA'S support for this meeting," said Alex Balafoutus, chair of the U.S. delegation and vice president at PGP International in Woodland, California.
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  • Chairman Brantley’s Message on Cuba Reaches “The Hill”

    Apr 27, 2016
    This morning’s edition of The Hill, a prominent print and online news source utilized by Congressional offices and other politic-centric organizations, featured an op-ed penned by USA Rice Chairman Dow Brantley.
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  • USA Rice Checks In with Korea Market

    Apr 26, 2016
    USA Rice met with several key rice groups yesterday to review the Korean market, promotion activities, and long-term market access.
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  • USA Rice Sponsors Event Launching Trade Mission for Cubans

    Apr 19, 2016
    Last night, USA Rice co-sponsored an event launching a week-long trade mission for Alimport, the Cuban food and agricultural trade agency. Delegates will visit Maryland, Missouri, and Louisiana during the trip to tour important areas of U.S. agricultural production and transportation. Their itinerary also includes a stop in New Orleans for a lunch hosted by Russell Marine Group that many key U.S. rice exporters will attend.
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  • ADM Rice Sells 90,000 Metric Tons of Rice to Iraq

    Apr 14, 2016
    The U.S. was successful in the latest Iraqi tender, finalized this afternoon, selling 90,000 MT of long grain rice.
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  • U.S. House’s Cuba Working Group Hears Ag Trade Benefits

    Apr 12, 2016
    Yesterday, the Cuba Working Group, a bipartisan group of U.S. House Members supporting efforts to end the Cuban trade and travel ban hosted a briefing for Congressional staff to highlight opportunities for U.S. agriculture that would result from bilateral trade between the U.S. and Cuba.
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  • Arkansas Leaders Pledge Support for Cuba

    Apr 11, 2016
    This morning, a group of the top business leaders in Arkansas gathered here at the Capital Hotel to officially launch the Arkansas State Council for Cuba sponsored by USA Rice and Engage Cuba.
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  • On the Ground in Cuba

    Apr 07, 2016
    Two rice state representatives, Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) and Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-LA), traveling with producers and millers from both states were welcomed here yesterday by Cuban Director of Foreign Trade and Investment Maria de la Luz B'Hamel Ramirez and the Director General of Alimport Alejandro Mustelier.
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  • Taiwan Emerging as New Market for Southern Medium and Long Grain Rice

    Apr 07, 2016
    Southern U.S. rice has taken a greater share of the Taiwan import market over the past two years. Taiwan began looking at southern U.S. long grain and medium grain rice to comply with their Country Specific Quota (CSQ)-USA commitment in 2014. They purchased 11,000 tons of long grain and 18,000 ton of medium grain from the South which arrived in Taiwan in the spring of 2015.
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  • USTR Ag Chief Visits Arkansas to Talk TPP and Hear Rice Concerns

    Apr 01, 2016
    The chief agricultural negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Darci Vetter, spent much of this week in Arkansas, visiting with rice farmers and millers participating in the Arkansas Farm Bureau meeting, and other agriculture groups as she continues to make the case for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, signed earlier this year.
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