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Rice Market: End in Sight for Colombia’s Restrictions on U.S. Paddy

Rice Market: End in Sight for Colombia’s Restrictions on U.S. Paddy

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Apr 13, 2017

It’s been a long journey with too many delays, but the government of Colombia looks close to removing longstanding import restrictions on U.S. paddy.  Colombian plant health officials have acknowledged to their U.S. counterparts that the fungal disease Tilletia Horrida

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2017/19 Rice Leadership Class Tours the Gulf Coast

2017/19 Rice Leadership Class Tours the Gulf Coast

👤By Chuck Wilson, USA Rice 🕔Apr 7, 2017

Last week, the 2017/19 Rice Leadership Development Class attended the first session of the two-year program traditionally held in the Gulf Coast area of Texas and Louisiana, making stops that include examination of rice production practices, milling, and marketing as

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Farm Bill: Ag Groups Outline Commodity Title Priorities Before House Ag Subcommittee

Farm Bill: Ag Groups Outline Commodity Title Priorities Before House Ag Subcommittee

👤By William Mencer, USA Rice 🕔Apr 4, 2017

This morning (4/4) the House Committee on Agriculture’s General Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee held their second of a two-part hearing series looking at commodity policies ahead of the 2018 Farm Bill. Blake Gerard, a rice farmer from Cape Girardeau,

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Rice Market: Tension Between Russia, Turkey Could Benefit U.S.

Rice Market: Tension Between Russia, Turkey Could Benefit U.S.

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Mar 29, 2017

USA Rice maintains a robust program and trade servicing program in Turkey to ensure U.S.-grown rice maintains a strong presence and identity in the market. As a result, Turkey is a top ten destination for U.S.-grown rice and exports have

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U.S. Rice Deliveries to Mexico Up Over 30% in 2017

U.S. Rice Deliveries to Mexico Up Over 30% in 2017

👤By Marvin Lehrer, USA Rice 🕔Mar 24, 2017

According to official Mexican government data, total U.S. rice deliveries (non-converted) to Mexico were up a staggering 31.4 percent in the first two-months of 2017 compared with the same period the previous year.  That’s 148,016 MT, and of significant note,

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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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