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 […]

California Rice Harvest Commences Sep 16, 2020

🕔Sep 16, 2020
Most of California’s rice production is in the Sacramento Valley, north of Sacramento, the state capital.  While much of the 2020 crop was planted earlier than normal because an unusually […]

Rice Market: Brazil Opens Temporary, Rare Duty-Free Quota Sep 10, 2020

🕔Sep 10, 2020
On August 27, USA Rice reported on the exploration by Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture into a temporary import suspension for rice.  Yesterday evening, Brazil’s Executive Secretary of the Foreign Trade […]

Rice: New Import Data Helps Better Monitor Market Trends Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
On July 1, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) implemented new Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes for milled and brown jasmine and milled basmati rice, following a successful petition led […]

Rice: One Week Later, Laura’s Damage Report Still Unfolding Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
It’s been a week since Hurricane Laura made landfall in the rice country of southwest Louisiana, carving a path of destruction with winds and rain that then moved on through […]

Rice: Hurricane Laura Hits Hard, Damage Reports Vary Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Since September 2005, Hurricane Rita has been southwest Louisiana’s reference for measuring the severity of weather events.  Yesterday, thanks to Hurricane Laura, this area received a new reference point and […]

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