• 19th Annual U.S.-Japan Rice Technical Meeting Held

    Jun 24, 2016
    Representatives of the U.S. and Japanese rice industries met here Wednesday and Thursday for the 19th annual U.S.-Japan rice technical meeting.
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  • Arkansas Hosts Colombia’s Fedearroz Delegation

    Jun 23, 2016
    Representatives of Fedearroz, the rice producers’ association of Colombia, continued their U.S. visit yesterday with a visit to the rice farm of USA Rice Chairman Dow Brantley here.
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  • Colombia’s Fedearroz Visits with USA Rice

    Jun 21, 2016
    Yesterday, USA Rice hosted a meeting with representatives of Fedearroz, the rice producers’ association of Colombia, for the two groups to share the history, mission, and structure of both organizations, and for USA Rice to provide an overview of both Domestic and International Promotion activities.
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  • USA Rice Trade Mission to Colombia: Part Two

    Jun 14, 2016
    Colombia has gone from our 51st largest export market in 2011 to our third largest in 2015, largely on the strength of milled rice exports entering under provisions of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement. Colombian regulations restrict the entry of U.S. paddy to the port of Barranquilla because of concerns over the presence in U.S. paddy of false smut, a plant disease. In meetings with U.S. embassy and Colombian government officials here last week, USA Rice expressed dissatisfaction with continual delays of an epidemiological study looking into the presence of false smut in Colombia. The release of this study is one of the first steps in mitigating/eliminating the current restrictions on U.S. paddy entry into Colombia.
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