Rice: Lower U.S. Tariffs Have Ripple Effect, Turkey Reciprocates

🕔May 23, 2019As a response to the U.S. lowering import duties last week on Turkish steel and aluminum from 50 to 25 percent, the Government of Turkey published an official announcement yesterday […]

Rice: Congress Rallies to Push for Iraqi Tender

🕔May 15, 2019Over the weekend, the government of Iraq issued a tender for 30,000 MT of U.S. rice, however the timing and schedule proposed by the tender made it almost impossible to […]

Rice: U.S. Medium Grain – Does it Pass the Sushi Test?

🕔Mar 12, 2019Last week at Foodex Japan 2019, USA Rice conducted a taste-testing demonstration at the U.S. Embassy Agricultural Trade Office (ATO) booth to promote the availability and suitability of U.S. medium […]

Rice Market: U.S. to End Special Treatment for Turkey, India

🕔Mar 6, 2019President Trump directed U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to make changes to a little-known U.S. trade assistance program that will affect U.S. rice exporters and importers. Lighthizer announced on […]

Rice Market: China Approves 32 U.S. Facilities as Suppliers

🕔Feb 28, 2019The General Administration of Customs in China announced today that all 32 U.S. rice facilities interested in exporting milled rice to China have been approved. The announcement comes after Chinese […]

California Rice Grower Meetings Share Outlooks for International Markets

🕔Jan 29, 2019Last week, the California Rice Commission held annual grower meetings to provide updates on political matters in the state and in Washington, DC, the water outlook for 2019 and progress […]

USA Rice Promotes Quality to Mexican Buyers

🕔Jan 28, 2019Last week, USA Rice’s Dr. Steve Linscombe and Asiha Grigsby along with USA Rice consultant Marvin Lehrer met with the top wholesalers, millers, and packers in Mexico to provide samples […]

Rice: Evaluating the Central America-Dominican Republic-U.S. Free Trade Agreement

🕔Jan 17, 2019USA Rice held a meeting in Costa Rica with more than 40 rice industry representatives from the U.S. and the Central American Rice Federation (FECARROZ) to discuss the Central America-Dominican […]

Louisiana Rice Research Board Gives $1Mln to Fund LSU AgCenter Research Chair

🕔Jan 11, 2019The Louisiana Rice Research Board has given $1 million to fund an academic chair dedicated for rice research in the LSU AgCenter. The presentation was made on Jan. 9 at […]

Rice: Trade Mission to Japan Points to Market Opportunities

🕔Jun 20, 2018Last week’s trade mission to Japan, with approximately 100 participants, was the largest in USDA history. Designed to reach new contacts and potential customers for U.S. agricultural products in Tokyo […]

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