• WMP Subcommittee Closes Out Government Affairs Conference

    Feb 24, 2017
    USA Rice’s World Market Price Subcommittee met on February 16, marking the unofficial last meeting of the 2017 Government Affairs Conference. “We meet in Washington, DC three times a year, and our February session benefits from several previous days of meetings with congressional and administration officials,” said Subcommittee Chairman Keith Glover of Producers’ Rice Mill in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
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  • Korea Policy to Decrease Rice Plantings and Dispose of Excess Stocks

    Feb 22, 2017
    Due to higher than normal yield for the past few years and the resulting oversupply and price pressure, the Korean government is attempting to reach a balance between rice supply and demand by 2018. The plan entails seeking a gradual reduction in harvested area and promoting expanded rice consumption.
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  • USA Rice Members to State Department: “Keep Pressure on Middle East”

    Feb 15, 2017
    Yesterday, USA Rice members met key Iraq policymakers at the State Department to get an update on the Iraqi rice tendering process under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. and Iraq. Members reminded officials of the priority the industry places on Iraq as a future market.
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  • USA Rice and Ag Groups: Don’t Forget About Asia

    Feb 09, 2017
    USA Rice joined scores of farm organizations and agricultural companies earlier this week in a letter to President Trump encouraging the administration to seek deeper economic ties with countries of the Asia Pacific region. The letter follows the withdrawal in January, at the President’s direction, of the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
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  • Mexico May Move Forward with Viet Nam Trade Deal

    Feb 02, 2017
    According to press reports, the government of Mexico may move forward with bi-lateral trade deals with many of the countries that participated in the now defunct Trans Pacific Partnership, including Viet Nam.
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