• USDA's McKinney Emphasizes Finding New Markets for U.S. Ag Products

    Nov 22, 2017
    USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney has stressed the importance of looking for new trading partners in emerging markets, saying the U.S.'s current trading partners alone will not provide the growth in exports required and expected.
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  • Boozman Urges Trump Administration to More Fully Analyze Economic Impact to Ag of NAFTA Changes

    Nov 21, 2017
    Senator John Boozman (R-AR) led a bipartisan group of senators in sending a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross requesting that the Administration review how any changes to NAFTA would affect the agriculture industry.
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  • USA Rice Hosts Ag Delegation from Brazil

    Nov 03, 2017
    Today, USA Rice met with staff from Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture and the National Health Surveillance Agency of Brazil (their equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Cochran Fellowship program which provides short-term training opportunities to agricultural professionals.
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  • Ag Groups Say a NAFTA Withdrawal Notice Would Cause 'Immediate' Harm

    Nov 02, 2017
    Last week, a coalition of more than 80 major food and agricultural industry groups, including USA Rice, responded to President Trump's threat to send a notice to Congress to withdraw from NAFTA and recent comments by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the potential danger of a NAFTA withdrawal to U.S. agricultural producers is an "empty threat." The groups warned that if the administration issues the notice to pressure Canada and Mexico into meeting U.S. demands, it risks causing substantial harm to the U.S. economy.
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