Ag Trade: Ocean Shipping Reform to Become Law Jun 14, 2022

🕔Jun 14, 2022
Last night, the House overwhelmingly passed the Senate’s version of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (S. 3580) by a vote of 369 to 42, sending the bipartisan bill to President […]

Ag Economists Warn House Lawmakers that Rice Farmers Need Immediate Assistance Jun 11, 2022

🕔Jun 11, 2022
On Thursday, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a review hearing on the commodity and crop insurance titles of the 2018 Farm Bill from […]

Rice Farmers Across U.S. Face Extreme Financial Losses in 2022 May 18, 2022

🕔May 18, 2022
This week, the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University released a study on the impact of commodity price changes and higher input costs on its 64 […]

USDA Announces Disaster Assistance for 2020 and 2021 May 16, 2022

🕔May 16, 2022
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $6 billion Emergency Relief Program (ERP), the new disaster recovery assistance program for agricultural producers. Funding for ERP was provided by Congress as […]

USA Rice Raises Rail Shipping Concerns to Surface Transportation Board Apr 26, 2022

🕔Apr 26, 2022
Last week, USA Rice submitted comments to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) outlining a number of rail shipping issues impacting the U.S. rice industry and urging the STB to take lasting actions […]

Rice: Congressional Trade Hearings Shine Spotlight on India’s Subsidy Violations Apr 2, 2022

🕔Apr 2, 2022
This week, India’s egregious World Trade Organization (WTO) domestic support violations, particularly those related to rice subsidies, were put front and center for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai during […]

Rice Industry Financial Situation Highlighted During House Ag Hearing Mar 17, 2022

🕔Mar 17, 2022
The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing Wednesday focused on climate change and the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill. During the hearing, several Members highlighted the formidable economic situation on American farms […]

Ag Policy: Growing Climate Solutions Act Introduced in Senate Apr 20, 2021

🕔Apr 20, 2021
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced a new version of the Growing Climate Solutions Act today, a bill that aims to create a […]

Ag Trade: USA Rice Brings Attention to Global Shipping Woes Mar 17, 2021

🕔Mar 17, 2021
Agricultural transportation disruptions continue to persist here and in the Gulf of Mexico due to widespread container and port crew shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is leaving […]

Ag Trade: Congress Calls on USTR to Remove Rice from GSP Commodities Sep 24, 2020

🕔Sep 24, 2020
Earlier this month, House and Senate letters, signed by seven Senators and thirteen members of the Rice Caucus, were sent to Ambassador , the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), in support […]

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