• Impact of “Brexit” on Rice Remains Unclear

    Jul 28, 2016
    Last month, the United Kingdom voted in a nationwide referendum to leave the European Union. Referred to as “Brexit,” this event has cast a shadow of uncertainty across global markets and left many wondering how it will affect U.S. trade interests. The impact of Brexit on U.S. rice exports to both the EU and the UK is unclear at this time, and analysts see scenarios that could grow U.S. rice exports, but also less positive outcomes.
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  • U.S. and Iraq Sign Rice MOU

    Jul 13, 2016
    This morning U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Stuart Jones signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Iraq's Trade Minister Salman al-Jumayli that provides new opportunities for U.S. rice to be purchased for the food ration system here.
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  • Japan Steps Up Utilization of Rice in Animal Feeds

    Jul 08, 2016
    Japan, faced with an oversupply of rice, is moving to encourage use of rice, both domestically produced and imported, as livestock feed. According to a report from the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, last year Japan set a record for rice utilization in animal feeds, exceeding 1 million metric tons (1,173,000 MT), and surpassing the utilization rate of sorghum for the first time. In the period October 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016 rice utilization in compound feeds has averaged 5.3 percent, already 0.3 percent higher than total compound feed formulation for all of last year.
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