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China trade troubles continue

Representatives from the U.S. and China concluded two days of negotiations over trade issues last Thursday with no resolution being reached.  The mee...
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Trade war relief coming into focus

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) yesterday released details on the Administration’s $12 billion trade war mitigation plan intended to p...
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Iraq to purchase U.S. rice

Iraq recently agreed to purchase 30,000 MT of U.S. rice on a public tender with shipment scheduled sometime this fall.  This purchase by Iraq’s...
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Retaliatory tariffs by Turkey include U.S. rice

In the latest chapter of an escalating diplomatic and economic dispute, Turkey announced yet more retaliatory tariffs against the United States last w...
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Cotton Board recommends Cotton Incorporated budget of $82 Million

During its Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona The Cotton Board reviewed and voted to recommend Cotton Incorporated’s proposed 2019 budget of $82 ...
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USDA seeks more U.S. grown rice vendors for food purchasing program

Following the announcement of the $12 billion in federal aid to American farmers for damages from retaliatory tariffs, USA Rice has been working with ...
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Low Quality Chinese Rice in Puerto Rico

Last year Hurricane Harvey dumped 27 trillion gallons of rain over Texas making it the wettest Atlantic hurricane ever measured. It inflicted $125 bil...
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Governor Hutchinson declares August Arkansas Catfish Month

Governor Hutchinson was joined by Arkansas catfish farmers, and leaders and educators in the Arkansas aquaculture and catfish industries yesterday at ...
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Rice Stewardship Summit looks back proudly and ahead with determination

Editor’s Note: The announcement of the USA Rice/Ducks Unlimited Conservation Partnership was the first event I covered for AgWatch. Dale Hall wa...
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U.S. Administration, USA Rice of like-mind on rice imports from China

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump instructed U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to consider increasing the level of an additional duty on ...