Congress Wraps Up 2020 with Appropriations and Relief Bills Dec 21, 2020

🕔Dec 21, 2020
Last night, after months of negotiations, Congressional leadership reached agreement on a massive legislative package that combines an FY 2021 omnibus appropriations bill that funds the entire federal government through […]

Rice Market: U.S.-Korea Quota Agreement Fulfilled Overnight Dec 17, 2020

🕔Dec 17, 2020
Last night, following a year full of obstacles to overcome, the U.S. and Korea finally fulfilled contracting requirements for the U.S. country-specific quota (CSQ) agreement. The CSQ agreement called for […]

USA Rice Releases PLC Payment Calculator for 2019 Crop Nov 2, 2020

🕔Nov 2, 2020
Following USDA’s announcement of the Market Year Average (MYA) prices for southern long and medium/short grain rice on October 30, USA Rice has released an updated Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment […]

USA Rice Successfully Petitions Removal of Duty-Free Benefits Under GSP Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
Earlier today, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the Trump Administration had signed a proclamation that removes rice from the list of commodities afforded duty-free access […]

Rice: First U.S. Commercial Shipment Unloads in China Oct 27, 2020

🕔Oct 27, 2020
Earlier today the first ever commercial shipment of U.S.-grown rice was unloaded in China, following more than a decade of regulatory and political effort by USA Rice to establish a […]

Rice Market: India Under WTO Scrutiny, Actively Tries to Avoid Subsidy Challenges Oct 8, 2020

🕔Oct 8, 2020
Late last month, members of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Committee on Agriculture held a regularly-scheduled meeting to discuss existing ministerial decisions, COVID-19, and impacts on farm policy around the […]

Rice Market: Korea Makes Significant Progress Toward Filling New 2020 Quota Sep 29, 2020

🕔Sep 29, 2020
The start of 2020 brought with it a new era for U.S. rice relations with Korea with the implementation of the U.S. country-specific quota (CSQ) agreement, negotiated and signed late […]

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 […]

Rice Market: New U.S. Trade Opportunities in 2020, 2021 Sep 21, 2020

🕔Sep 21, 2020
Global weather issues and panic-buying induced by COVID-19 have exhausted local supplies of rice throughout many heavy rice-consuming countries in 2020.  This environment has presented unique export opportunities for U.S. […]

Louisiana Rice: Post Laura Damage Assessment and Clean-Up Continues Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
The effects on the rice industry following Hurricane Laura continue to be felt across the mid-South, and particularly in southwest Louisiana where some harvesting has resumed, and yields there are […]

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