Cuba: 100+ Ag Groups Ask Removal of Trade Barriers Jan 16, 2017

🕔Jan 16, 2017
Last week USA Rice, along with more than 100 state and national agriculture-related organizations and agribusinesses, sent a letter to President-elect Trump and his team asking his administration to prioritize […]

Cuba’s Potential for U.S. Ag Trade is Lost in a Labyrinth of Politics and Policy – DTN Jan 10, 2017

🕔Jan 10, 2017
Though a future agriculture commodity market in Cuba holds promise, it will depend on whether the industry can convince the new administration and Congress about the benefits to U.S. farmers […]

Rice Quality: Something Has to Change Because ‘Our Bins Are Too Full’ – Commentary Dec 16, 2016

🕔Dec 16, 2016
My grandmother lived alone, worked outside of her house as a foster grandparent at a children’s orphanage, worked daily in her garden, cooked everything from scratch, hosted quilting parties, played […]

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Will He or Won’t He Kill It? – DTN Dec 1, 2016

🕔Dec 1, 2016
Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, is counting on President-elect Donald Trump not following through on a vow to drop out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.   Arkansas voters […]

Cuba: A Long Line of Sugar Daddies – Time for a Real Partner? – DTN Nov 30, 2016

🕔Nov 30, 2016
Cuba has had a long line of sugar daddies. Spain, which conquered the island in the 15th century, was first to provide Cuba with infrastructure. In exchange, the island shipped […]

Farming in Cuba: Stuck in the Past with a Hopeful Eye on the Future – DTN Nov 30, 2016

🕔Nov 30, 2016
Fidel Castro’s death Nov. 25 set off a round of speculation about Cuba’s future, which could have implications for American farmers eager to trade with the island country.   Fidel’s […]

Rice Market: U.S. Access To Cuba Unsure Following Castro’s Death, Trump’s Ascension Nov 28, 2016

🕔Nov 28, 2016
On Friday, Nov. 25, longtime Cuban leader Fidel Castro passed away at the age of 90 after governing the island for nearly 50 years before his brother, Raúl, officially took […]

Cuba: Will U.S. Trade Relations Move Forward? – Commentary Nov 22, 2016

🕔Nov 22, 2016
On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro simultaneously announced that discussions to resume diplomatic relations would commence.  This was a watershed event, as it […]

Rice: Global Markets – Cuba a Major Importer Despite Push for Self Sufficiency Nov 9, 2016

🕔Nov 9, 2016
For 2016/17, global rice production is raised to a new record with larger crops in Colombia, South Korea, and Japan. Imports are lowered, particularly for Colombia and Vietnam. Exports are […]

Rice: Senate Appropriations Staff Explores Global Opportunities Nov 2, 2016

🕔Nov 2, 2016
While Members of Congress have spent much of the last three months in their home states in advance of the fall elections, their staff have held down the fort on […]

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