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Vol. 14; Issue 36

September 22, 2017

In this issue:

  • Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue & House Ag Committee Chairman Mike Conaway Visit Texas Gulf Coast
  • Market Update: Strong Case for Better Price Scenario for Farmers
  • USRPA Writes to Congressional Leaders in Support of Crop Diversity

Vol. 14; Issue 34

September 8, 2017

In this issue:

  • US Rice Producers & Hurricane Harvey Assistance ​
  • Market Update: USDA’s World Supply/Demand Report Due September 12 Highly Anticipated
  • ASALBAR & US Rice Producers Association Continued Promotional Campaign in El Salvador

Vol. 14; Issue 32

August 25, 2017

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Hurricane Harvey Expected to Flood Texas & Louisiana Coastlines, U.S. Rice Prices Expected to Remain Firm
  • The Unforgettable Ray Stoesser
  • USTR Announces Investigation of China, Rice TRQ Dispute Proceeds
  • Big Crowd Gathers for Missouri Rice Research Field Day
  • NAFTA Round 1 Negotiations Conclude in Washington DC
  • Promotional Campaign “Mas Por Menos” Continues In Mexico

Vol. 14; Issue 30

August 11, 2017

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: World Supply/Demand Report Gives Optimism to a Difficult Market
  • U.S. Rice Export Opportunities Expand in Colombia
  • Texas Rice Update
  • USRPA Featured on CGTN, China’s News Network

Vol. 14; Issue 28

July 28, 2017

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Good Milling Yields Reported as Harvest Gains Strength
  • House Ag Reviews NAFTA Priorities
  • Former USRPA Consultant to Serve as Senior Counsel for Senate Agriculture Committee
  • USRPA Supports Registration of New Weed Control Active Ingredient​
  • “More For Less” Program Continues To Develop Successfully In Mexico

Vol. 14; Issue 26

July 14, 2017

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: U.S. Acreage Still Overstated?
  • USRPA Holds Summer Board of Directors Meeting
  • Rice Farmers Gather for 70th Annual Beaumont Field Day Hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension
  • Texas Rice Update
  • House Appropriations Approves Ag Spending Bill
  • Trump Nominates Censky for USDA Deputy Secretary

Vol. 14; Issue 24

June 30, 2017

In this issue:

  • US Rice Producers Keep an Eye on Venezuelan Rice Market
  • Rice Market Update: USDA Planted Acreage Report Causes More Speculation
  • EPA/Army Proposes to Rescind 2015 WOTUS Rule
  • USDA Launches Modernization Commission​
  • U.S. Rice at Asian Trade Show

Vol. 14; Issue 22

June 16, 2017

In this issue:

  • Business as Usual at the Rice Market & Technology Convention in Miami, Florida
  • Market Update: New Rice Crop Acreage a Big Question Mark​
  • House Ag Holds Food Aid Hearing
  • USRPA Monitors Policy Directive on Cuba
  • Senate Ag Holds Ag Research Hearing; Senate Approps Reviews USDA Budget
  • Mexico Imports Rice and Red Meat to Contain Prices

Vol. 14; Issue 20

May 26, 2017

In this issue:

  • There’s Still Time to Register for RMTC 2017
  • Rice Market Update: Weather Major Influence on Market
  • House Passes Pesticide Regulatory Relief

Vol. 14; Issue 18

May 12, 2017

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Flooding Brings Volatility to the Rice Market, WASDE Releases Bullish Report
  • Sec. Perdue Announces USDA Reorganization, Creates Under Secretary for Trade
  • Chinese Delegation Visits U.S. Rice Farm

Vol. 14; Issue 16

April 28, 2017

In this issue:

  • President Trump Agrees to Renegotiate NAFTA
  • USRPA NAFTA Position Statement
  • Rice Market Update: Free for All for Old Crop Rice Based on Local Supply & Demand
  • Senate Confirms Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture
  • Congress Expected to Pass Short Term CR
  • Promotional Program “Mas Por Menos” Increases Operations In Valle De Mexico

Vol. 14; Issue 14

April 7, 2017

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Rice Farmers Cautiously Optimistic, Looking at Next Week’s WASDE “Real” Numbers
  • Perdue to be Confirmed After Congressional Recess; Lighthizer Vote Postponed
  • Get To Know RMTC’s Speaker, Claudia Militz
  • Texas Rice Update by Dr. M.O. (Mo) Way

Vol. 14; Issue 12

24 March, 2017

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Rice Farmers Planting Less
  • “Mas Por Menos” Continued Obtaining Increases in Rice Sales In Mexico
  • Perdue Testifies at Senate Ag
  • FECARROZ Meets in Panama City This Week

Vol. 14; Issue 10

10 March, 2017

In this issue:

  • Join Rice Market & Technology Convention Registration in Miami!
  • Market Update: USDA Rice Reports Disappointing to Farmers
  • White House Sends Perdue Paperwork to Senate
  • Texas Rice Update

Vol. 14; Issue 08

24 February, 2017

In this issue:

  • Senate Ag Holds First Farm Bill Hearing​
  • Scott Pruitt Confirmed as Administrator of the EPA
  • Rice Market Update: Quiet Market as Rice Farmers Head to the Fields
  • The Agricultural Attaches of the U. S Embassy in Guatemala, Visit ARROZGGUA Facilities
  • USRPA’s “Mas Por Menos” Campaign Increases Sales During February Activities

Vol. 14; Issue 06

10 February, 2017

In this issue:

  • Senate Agriculture Committee Announces First Farm Bill Hearing​s
  • Port of Mariel, Cuba Officials Visit Texas
  • Washington D.C. Trade Policy Comments of Concern to Rice Industry
  • USRPA & Mexican Rice Council Together Opposed TPP Two Years Ago
  • Trump Administration Issues Regulatory Freeze
  • Louisiana Independent Rice Producers Hold Annual Meeting
  • East Texas Rice Symposium Draws a Big Crowd

Vol. 14; Issue 04

27 January, 2017

In this issue:

  • Senate Agriculture Committee Announces First Farm Bill Hearing​s
  • Port of Mariel, Cuba Officials Visit Texas
  • Washington D.C. Trade Policy Comments of Concern to Rice Industry
  • USRPA & Mexican Rice Council Together Opposed TPP Two Years Ago
  • Trump Administration Issues Regulatory Freeze
  • Louisiana Independent Rice Producers Hold Annual Meeting
  • East Texas Rice Symposium Draws a Big Crowd

Vol. 14; Issue 02

13 January, 2017

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update
  • Border Adjustment Tax

Vol. 13; Issue 48

19 December, 2016

In this issue:

  • Happy New Year 2017
  • Rice Update
  • Trump taps Zinke for Interior
  • Congress Wraps Up Business for The Year
  • Cuba, Europe Normalize Relations After 20 Years

Vol. 14; Issue 35

September 15, 2017

In this issue:

  • USDA Report Lowers Rice Supplies, Results Mean Ending Stocks Reduced to 29 Million Cwts – Lowest Since 2007/08
  • Recovering from Hurricane Harvey
  • ARROZGUA Launches New “Learn While You Watch” Activity

Vol. 14; Issue 33

September 1, 2017

In this issue:

  • Hurricane Harvey: Picking Up the Pieces
  • Market Update: Awaiting Damage Assessments

Vol. 14; Issue 31

August 18, 2017

Ray Edward Stoesser
October 9, 1948 – August 18, 2017

Vol. 14; Issue 29

August 4, 2017

In this issue:

  • USRPA Participates in Texas Farm Bill Listening Session
  • U.S. – China Rice Protocol: “It Really IS a Farmer’s Deal”
  • Department of Agriculture Nominations are Sent to the Senate
  • USRPA’s Campaign “Mas Por Menos” Continues in Mexico
  • Mexico Names Chief Negotiator for NAFTA, Releases Negotiation Objectives
  • Market Update: Rice Farmers in Wait and See Mode
  • USRPA Reaches Members in Arkansas This Week

Vol. 14; Issue 27

July 21, 2017

In this issue:

  • U.S. – China Rice Protocol Agreement Finalized When Needed Most
  • Rice Market Update
  • Senate Appropriations Bill includes Cotton/Dairy fix
  • Trump to nominate McKinney and Clovis to USDA posts
  • Texas Rice Update

Vol. 14; Issue 25

July 7, 2017

In this issue:

  • House and Senate Ag Continue Farm Bill Prep Next Week
  • Rice Market Update: Farmers Cautiously Optimistic for New Crop Prices​
  • USRPA’s “Mas Por Menos” Campaign Increases Sales During Promotions

Vol. 14; Issue 23

June 23, 2017

In this issue:

  • Colombia Takes Steps to Expand U.S. Rough Rice Market
  • Market Update: Rice Farmers Dodge a Bullet (Tropical Storm Cindy)
  • House Ag Holds Ag Research Hearing
  • Texas Rice Update
  • SABOR USA – FAS Activity in Colombia

Vol. 14; Issue 21

June 2, 2017

In this issue:

  • Over 200 Rice Companies & Affiliates Registered
  • Market Update: June 30th Acreage Report To Indicate Supply Volumes, Quality Outlook
  • House Ag to Discuss International Food Aid Next Week
  • U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba

Vol. 14; Issue 19

May 19, 2017

In this issue:

  • Come to Miami and Talk About Rice!
  • Market Update: Rice Acres Down Due to Price and Flooding
  • NAFTA Negotiations: What Does It Mean for Rice Trade?
  • Sec. Perdue’s First Hearing Before the House Agriculture Committee
  • ARROZGUA Started The Big Rice Pot
  • Rice Promotion in Missouri Elementary Schools

Vol. 14; Issue 17

May 05, 2017

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Widespread Flooding Expected to Have Major Impact on 2017 Crop
  • EPA Sends WOTUS Repeal Rule to White House for Review
  • Congress Passes Omnibus FY 2017 Appropriations Bill
  • Texas Rice Update
  • RMTC: Dwight Roberts Has a Message for You!

Vol. 14; Issue 15

April 21, 2017

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Recent WASDE Report Encouraging, Asian Price Improvement Influences US Prices
  • GAO Releases Food Aid Report

Vol. 14; Issue 13

31 March, 2017

In this issue:

  • Commercial Rice Event of the Year Set for Miami, Florida
  • Market Update: Positive Developments Too Little Too Late for Some Rice Farmers?
  • USRPA Signs Letter Supporting Estate Tax Repeal
  • Senate Ag Approves Perdue Nomination

Vol. 14; Issue 11

17 March, 2017

In this issue:

  • Thomas Wynn Returns to RMTC with the U.S. Market Update
  • Rice Market Update
  • USRPA Urges Confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as USTR
  • White House Releases ‘Skinny Budget’ – 21 Percent Cut to USDA
  • Texas House of Reps Hears HCR 33
  • USDA Hosts Scholorship Recipeients in Guatemala
  • Missouri Rice Council Continues to Reach Our Youth

Vol. 14; Issue 09

03 March, 2017

In this issue:

  • U.S. Rice Farmers Push for Rough Rice Access to Colombia
  • Mexico Looking at New Alternatives for Rice, Grain
  • President Trump Signs Order to Begin Process to Repeal WOTUS
  • House Ag Sends Budget Letter to Budget Committee
  • Bootheel Rice Farmers attend 34th Annual Missouri Rice Research & Merchandising Council Meeting
  • Market Update: Farmers Looking for Better Prices, Positive News

Vol. 14; Issue 07

17 February, 2017

In this issue:

  • House Ag Conducts First Farm Bill Hearing of New Congress​
  • Rice Market Update: Good Week for Export Sales
  • Senate Enviornment and Protection Works Discusses Endangered Species Act
  • House Ag Approves Bill Reducing Regulations on Pesticide Use
  • USRPA and ASALBAR “Everything is + Nutritive with Rice” Campaign in El Salvador Have Begun

Vol. 14; Issue 05

3 February, 2017

In this issue:

  • Senate Agriculture Committee Announces First Farm Bill Hearing​s
  • Port of Mariel, Cuba Officials Visit Texas
  • Washington D.C. Trade Policy Comments of Concern to Rice Industry
  • USRPA & Mexican Rice Council Together Opposed TPP Two Years Ago
  • Trump Administration Issues Regulatory Freeze
  • Louisiana Independent Rice Producers Hold Annual Meeting
  • East Texas Rice Symposium Draws a Big Crowd

Vol. 14; Issue 03

20 January, 2017

In this issue:

  • Positive Market News Welcomed by Rice Farmers, Hopeful of Improved Prices
  • Trump to Nominate Sonny Perdue For Agriculture Secretary
  • Large Crowd of Rice Farmers Attend Texas Rice Council Annual Meeting & Western Rice Belt Conference
  • Great Interest in Cuba Conference at Texas State Capitol in Austin
  • Texas Rice Update

Vol. 14; Issue 01

6 December, 2017

In this issue:

  • Trump Team Yet to Name Agriculture Secretary
  • Rice Maket Update
  • Trump Nominates Robert Lighthizer As US Trade Representative
  • House Passes Legislation to Block Midnight Regulations And Reform Regulatory Review

Vol. 13; Issue 47

9 December, 2016

In this issue:

  • Central American Rice Federation & US Rice Producers Association Hold Annual Joint Meeting in Houston
  • Rice Market Update
  • ​Trump Picks Pruitt to Lead EPA
  • Congress to Consider Continuing Resolution
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