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Fortified Rice Study Paves the Way for More Use in Humanitarian Programs

Fortified Rice Study Paves the Way for More Use in Humanitarian Programs

👤By Rebecca Bratter, USA Rice 🕔Mar 17, 2017

Last week the World Food Programme (WFP) released a much-anticipated study on rice fortification that should pave the way for greater use of fortified rice in U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and WFP food

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Ag Groups Concerned Over Trump Proposal to Cut 21% of USDA Local Staff

Ag Groups Concerned Over Trump Proposal to Cut 21% of USDA Local Staff

👤By William Mencer, USA Rice 🕔Mar 16, 2017

USA Rice joined 16 other agriculture groups in a letter to Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Committees on Budget and Appropriations yesterday to express their concerns over budget cuts to the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the need

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U.S. Trade: Lighthizer Reiterates Importance of Agriculture for U.S. Trade

U.S. Trade: Lighthizer Reiterates Importance of Agriculture for U.S. Trade

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Yesterday (Tuesday, March 14), the Senate Committee on Finance held the confirmation hearing for Robert Lighthizer, President Trump’s nominee to the position of U.S. Trade Representative. Lighthizer spent more than an hour and a half under scrutiny by Members of

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Rice: Mexico Opens Market to All Origins at Zero Duty

Rice: Mexico Opens Market to All Origins at Zero Duty

👤By By Marvin Lehrer, USA Rice 🕔Mar 2, 2017

Yesterday (March 1), the Government of Mexico (GOM) officially announced permits of up to 150,000 MT of rice (all types) originating from non-free trade agreement countries, opening the door for Vietnamese milled rice to enter Mexico duty free.  The permits

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Rice Market: Colombia to Remove Import Restrictions on U.S. Rough Rice

Rice Market: Colombia to Remove Import Restrictions on U.S. Rough Rice

👤By Bob Cummings, USA Rice 🕔Mar 1, 2017

The Colombian government informed the United States in early February that it has begun the process of removing existing restrictions on the import of U.S. paddy rice.  USA Rice was informed of this positive news by USDA’s Animal and Plant

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Rice Industry to Congress: Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril

Rice Industry to Congress: Reject Conservation Programs at All Our Peril

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Feb 28, 2017

This morning (February 28), the House Committee on Agriculture’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee held a hearing to solicit feedback from rural America on conservation policy ahead of constructing the 2018 Farm Bill.  USA Rice was invited to provide a witness

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Rice: USDA Outlook Forum Projects Lower Plantings, Higher PLC Payments in 2017

Rice: USDA Outlook Forum Projects Lower Plantings, Higher PLC Payments in 2017

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Feb 24, 2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture kicked off their two-day annual Agricultural Outlook Forum here yesterday with highlights from industry experts and keynotes from House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and Iowa’s Governor, Terry Branstad. One of the largest draws

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Rice: Korea Reducing Production and Excess Stocks

Rice: Korea Reducing Production and Excess Stocks

👤By Jim Guinn, USA Rice 🕔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

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Rice: Vietnam May Have Huge Advantage Over U.S. if Trade Deals Change

Rice: Vietnam May Have Huge Advantage Over U.S. if Trade Deals Change

👤By Marvin Lehrer, USA Rice 🕔Feb 2, 2017

According to press reports, the government of Mexico (GOM) may move forward with implementing individual bi-lateral trade deals with many of the countries that participated in the now defunct Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  These countries include Australia, Brunei, Malaysia, New

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Commodity Groups Ask Trump to Keep Food Aid American-Grown

Commodity Groups Ask Trump to Keep Food Aid American-Grown

👤By Peter Bachmann, USA Rice 🕔Jan 26, 2017

Earlier today, several commodity organizations providing the bulk of the in-kind food aid contributions by the United States sent a letter to President Trump asking him to maintain and strengthen the role that U.S. farmers play in ensuring global food

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