Volume 18, Issue 12

March 26, 2021 In This Issue: U.S. Rice Industry Lacking Milled Rice Market Demand USRPA Continues to Build Strong Relationships in Rice Washington DC Update – USDA Announces Pandemic Assistance for Producers PAYGO Sequestration USRPA Attends Virtual Andean Regional Conference

After Identifying Gaps in Previous Aid, USDA Announces ‘Pandemic Assistance for Producers’ to Distribute Resources More Equitably

USDA Reopens Program Sign-Up to a Larger Share of Producers with Plans to Expand Outreach and New Programming WASHINGTON, March 24, 2021 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is establishing new programs and efforts to bring financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and producers who felt the impact Read more…

USRPA Attended the Virtual Mexico Micro-Regional Conference

This week, Bianka Rodriguez, USRPA Marketing & Western Hemisphere Promotions Director along with Grace Wang, USRPA Eastern Hemisphere Promotions Director, and FAS Officers and Cooperators attended the Virtual Mexico Micro-Regional Conference. The Mexico Micro-Regional conference – General Strategic Planning consisted of a two-hour program moderated by Erick Kuss, Director of Read more…

Washington DC Update

Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 Today the House is scheduled to consider H.R.1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021.  Text of the legislation may be found here.  This immigration bill would address legal status of farm workers. Floor consideration of this separate piece of legislation reflects a change Read more…