Farm Bill: The “Won’t Work” List Versus Supply Management – Commentary

🕔Nov 7, 2018The 2018 Farm Bill is being written in an intensely partisan environment. We see it in the campaign rallies and in the ads on television.  We see the results of […]

Rice: U.S. Complaint Against China’s Producer Subsidies Moves Forward

🕔Oct 17, 2018The second of two cases filed against China by the United States in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) legal system advanced this week and USA Rice COO Bob Cummings met […]

Grain Market History: When Did Politics Take Over? – DTN

🕔May 25, 2018Since early April, when a threat began to loom of retaliatory 25% tariffs on U.S. soybeans imported to China, the Chicago soybean futures market plummeted nearly 60 cents. It has […]

Rice and Wheat: U.S. Asserts First Ever WTO Claim Against India’s Price Support

🕔May 11, 2018On May 4, 2018, the United States submitted a counter notification in the WTO Committee on Agriculture on India’s market price support for wheat and rice – based on publicly […]

Rice: Brazil Reactivates Domestic Support Programs as Exports to U.S. Rise

🕔Apr 11, 2018Exports of Brazilian rice to the United States have jumped nearly 60 percent in the first two months of 2018 over the same time period last year. On the heels […]

Ag Trade: The U.S. and China Exchange Salvos

🕔Mar 23, 2018The U.S. and China have exchanged salvos adding fuel to fears of escalating trade sanctions between the two largest global economies.  Yesterday, the Trump Administration announced another action in the […]

Rice Market: Keeping an Eye on China

🕔Oct 3, 2017China, the world’s largest producer and consumer of rice, is focused on increasing its already large share of rice cultivation and exports.  In 2016/17, China’s milled rice exports nearly tripled […]

Livestock: Japan Increases U.S. Frozen Beef Tariff, Perdue Voices Concern – DTN

🕔Aug 1, 2017In what may be one of the first consequences to the U.S. for backing out of the Trans Pacific Partnership, Japan this week announced an automatic tariff rate increase on […]

U.S. Rice Industry Reminds Trump Admin. of NAFTA and WTO Importance

🕔Aug 1, 2017“Well negotiated and enforced trade agreements lead to increased rice exports.”  That’s the simple and key message from comments submitted today by USA Rice to the U.S. Trade Representative’s office […]

Cotton: Trump Urged to Continue Obama’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share Program

🕔Jul 18, 2017The Trump administration was urged today (July 18, 2017) to continue the Obama administration’s Cotton Ginning Cost Share (CGCS) Program by a large, bipartisan block of 135 U.S. Senators and Representatives.    The program, established […]

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