Ag Trade: Longtime Republican Trade Staffer Named WTO Deputy May 14, 2021

🕔May 14, 2021
Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala named her four deputy director generals, including Angela Ellard of the U.S., Anabel González of Costa Rica, Ambassador Jean-Marie […]

Ag Trade: USA Rice Supports Retaliatory Duties on Indian Rice Imports Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
Last month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S. government is planning to address longstanding concerns with digital services taxes that are imposed on U.S. […]

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 […]

Rice Market: EU Bans Propiconazole, Potential Trade Implications Apr 19, 2021

🕔Apr 19, 2021
Rice shipments, like many other food exports, are becoming increasingly subject to inappropriately low, precautionary maximum residue limits (MRLs) set by overseas markets. Among the shipments most impacted are those […]

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 […]

USA Rice Stewardship Partnership Gains New Sponsor Mar 16, 2021

🕔Mar 16, 2021
The USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership has gained a new sponsor, the Farm Credit Associations of Arkansas, the first agricultural lending entity to invest in the Partnership. “We have […]

Texas Rice: Dr. Mo Way Retires After Stellar Career Mar 12, 2021

🕔Mar 12, 2021
Congratulations to Dr. Michael “Mo” Way on his retirement last month from the Texas A&M AgriLife Beaumont Research and Extension Center after a stellar career spanning 39 years. While his official […]

Rice at Forefront of Senate Climate Hearing Mar 11, 2021

🕔Mar 11, 2021
This morning, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing on “Farmers and Foresters: Opportunities to Lead in Tackling Climate Change.” The committee heard testimony and recommendations […]

Rice: Exports to Colombia Exceeded 2020 Expectations, See Rocky Start in 2021 Mar 5, 2021

🕔Mar 5, 2021
U.S. rice imports here have been growing for many years. The 2012 U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) ushered in a tariff rate quota (TRQ) of duty-free U.S. rice which positioned Colombia […]

Rice: Severe Winter Weather Impacts Milling Feb 23, 2021

🕔Feb 23, 2021
The rice industry was reeling from severe weather in 2020 – the most named hurricanes to hit the U.S. ever and devastating wildfires out west. Optimists felt the new year would […]

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