Farm Bill Talks Delayed Til April

🕔Mar 14, 2018Farm Bill language was expected to be released as early as today, but now House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) has announced he is delaying work on his committee’s […]

Section 199 Tax Mess Getting Untangled, But Also Held Hostage

🕔Mar 14, 2018It looks like Congress has a possible fix to the Section 199A cooperative deduction in the recently passed tax bill.  However, the fix is being stalled in the Senate. The […]

Rice: How Will Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Affect Exports?

🕔Mar 9, 2018President Trump may follow through as early as today on last week’s announcement that he will impose import duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum.  Threats […]

Rice: USDA Projects Increased Production

🕔Feb 23, 2018The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its first projections for major crops for the 2018/19 crop years today, and according to the report, total rice production is forecast at 217.8 […]

Rice: Specialty Rice Shipments Up 35%

🕔Feb 9, 2018USA Rice released the annual U.S. Rice Domestic Usage Report today, tracking shipments and consumption of U.S. milled rice from August 2015 to July 2016. According to the report, U.S. […]

Rice: Fraud in Organic Ag Imports is Focus of Proposed House Bill

🕔Feb 9, 2018Representative John Faso (R-NY) has introduced a bill that addresses fraudulent organic agricultural imports and proposes to increase funding to the National Organic Program (NOP) for oversight and technology upgrades. […]

Rice States: NRCS Updates Conservation Stewardship Program, Applications Due March 2

🕔Feb 6, 2018Rice producers wanting to enhance current conservation efforts are encouraged to apply for a special Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) led by the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, the Sustaining the […]

USA Rice Wants GM Rice from China to Stay There

🕔Jan 30, 2018Last week, Chinese news agencies excitedly reported on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granting approval to an experimental genetically modified rice strain, Huahui-1. USA Rice does not share […]

NAFTA Talks Inch Forward, But More Work Needed

🕔Jan 29, 2018Trade ministers from Canada, Mexico, and the United States today ended the 6th round of negotiations to modernize the North American Free trade Agreement (NAFTA) without issuing a joint statement, […]

USA Rice Sees Korean Trade Agreement Talks as Opportunity

🕔Jan 26, 2018The U.S. and Korean governments have begun discussions to modernize the free trade agreement between the two countries which is commonly known as KORUS.  Rice was removed from the original […]

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