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U.S. Rice Allowed Access into Colombia

U.S. Rice Allowed Access into Colombia

👤By Sarah Moran, USA Rice 🕔Jun 22, 2017

On June 6, 2017, the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) published “Official Resolution #6705 of 2017” which removed a previous resolution that restricted imported U.S. paddy rice to the port of Barranquilla. The previous resolution also implemented phytosanitary measures for the

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Rice Market: Iraq Extends U.S. Trade Agreement

Rice Market: Iraq Extends U.S. Trade Agreement

👤By Hugh Maginnis, USA Rice 🕔Jun 21, 2017

USA Rice orchestrated a coordinated effort with U.S. State Department and Embassy officials in Baghdad to ensure the extension of the U.S.-Iraq Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for rice that was set to expire last week.  It has now been confirmed

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Crucial USDA Undersecretaries Named, Ag Trade Negotiator Nominated

Crucial USDA Undersecretaries Named, Ag Trade Negotiator Nominated

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Jun 20, 2017

President Trump has nominated the Chief Agriculture Negotiator for the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office and at long last some crucial acting undersecretaries have been named at the Department of Agriculture. Agriculture veteran Gregg Doud has been nominated to serve as

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Cuba: Trump Changes Course; Impact on Agriculture is Unclear

Cuba: Trump Changes Course; Impact on Agriculture is Unclear

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Jun 16, 2017

For months USA Rice has been warning that some of President Trump’s key economic advisors are decidedly anti-Cuba and could influence the otherwise pro-trade President to take an anti-trade stance with regard to the Island. Those forces may have carried

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USA Rice: Do No Harm in NAFTA Modernization

USA Rice: Do No Harm in NAFTA Modernization

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Jun 12, 2017

On Friday, USA Rice reminded the Trump Administration that NAFTA remains a win for U.S. rice and urged negotiators to be mindful of the benefits the agreement has brought and to do no harm as it is modernized. “NAFTA is

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Rice Market: U.S. Exports to Mexico 23% Higher Than Last Year

Rice Market: U.S. Exports to Mexico 23% Higher Than Last Year

👤By Sarah Moran, USA Rice 🕔Jun 5, 2017

U.S. rice exports to Mexico in the first four months of 2017 are up an impressive 23 percent over last year, bringing the U.S. market share to 93 percent, the highest since 2013. According to official Government of Mexico (GOM)

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Rice: Iraq Makes First Time Purchase of U.S. Rice – 30,000 MT Long Grain

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 30, 2017

With help from a last minute, full-court press by USA Rice involving Congress, the U.S. Embassy, and high-level State Department and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials, Iraq made its first-ever purchase of U.S. rice under the U.S. – Iraq

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Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

Trump Budget Declares War on Ag – Commentary

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔May 23, 2017

President Trump released his detailed, $4.1 trillion federal budget today, and while every area of the federal government except defense and infrastructure saw cuts, the cuts to agriculture and rural areas are disproportionately severe by anyone’s standards. The total mandatory

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Rice Market: U.S. Exports to UK at 10 Year All-Time High

Rice Market: U.S. Exports to UK at 10 Year All-Time High

👤By Sarah Moran, USA Rice 🕔May 22, 2017

The UK, the largest market for U.S. rice in the EU, has experienced an impressive 207 percent increase in all types of U.S. rice imports during the first 3 months of 2017 (over 10,000 MT valued at $5.4 million).  This

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NAFTA: Rice Industry to Trump – ‘Do No Harm’

NAFTA: Rice Industry to Trump – ‘Do No Harm’

👤By Gil Thompson, USA Rice 🕔May 18, 2017

The Trump Administration today formally notified the U.S. Congress of its intent to enter into negotiations with Mexico and Canada to “modernize” the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.  A letter from freshly-installed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to

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