Volume 18, Issue 22

June 4, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Nos Vemos en The Woodlands! See You in the Woodlands!
  • Texas Rice Farmers Mourn Passing of Gary Skalicky
  • Washington DC Update – 2022 Funding Overview
  • Rice Market Firming Up Despite Slow Demand

Volume 18, Issue 21

May 27, 2021

In This Issue:

  • New Crop Rice Planted, Farmers Looking for Improved Prices
  • Texas Congressman Mike Cloud Meets Rice Farmers
  • Washington DC Update
  • The Rice Industry Loses a Historical Icon
  • USRPA’s Digital Marketing Campaign in Guatemala Continues to Grow

Volume 18, Issue 20

May 21, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Farmers Dealing with Heavy Rains, Cooler Temperatures
  • Washington, DC Update
  • See Who’s Already Registered for RMTC 2021!
  • Updated Calendar of Events

Volume 18, Issue 18

May 7, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Rice Market Slow as Christmas
  • Senate EPW Hearing, EPA Budget
  • Texas Cuba Trade Alliance (TCTA) Hosts Virtual Meeting with Cuban Ambassador Lianys Torres

Volume 18, Issue 19

May 14, 2021

In This Issue:

  • USDA Projects Higher Rice Acres Than Industry Analysts
  • Jewel Bronaugh’s Nomination as Deputy Secretary of Ag is Cleared for Senate Floor Consideration

Volume 18, Issue 17

April 30, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Rice Market & Technology Convention, July 6-8, 2021 in The Woodlands!
  • Despite Weak Long Grain Export Demand, Prices Remain Unaffected
  • President Biden Joint Address to Congress
  • Coastal Warehouse, Ltd Sold to Dr. J. Thomas Wynn
  • Central America: Visits to Supermarkets Increase

Volume 18, Issue 14

April 9, 2021

In This Issue:

  • U.S. Rice Market Lacking Demand Especially for Milled Rice
  • Washington DC Update
  • USRPA Kicks Off Digital Campaign in Mexico
  • USDA Announces Upcoming Changes to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) Rice and Soybean Tables

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

Volume 18, Issue 11

March 19, 2021

In This Issue:

  • High Ocean Freight Rates Complicate the Marketplace
  • Washington DC Update
  • USRPA Attends Virtual Mexico Micro-Regional Conference

Volume 18, Issue 08

February 26, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Market Update: Rice Competes with Corn & Soybeans for Acres
  • Missouri Rice Farmers Gather in Dexter
  • Washington DC Update
  • Mark Your Calendars: RMTC 2021

Volume 18, Issue 07

February 18, 2021

Due to the complications from the current historical winter storm throughout Texas, the Mississippi Delta, and other areas of the region we will not be issuing a Rice Advocate today. Maybe this week we call it The “Ice” Advocate. 

Volume 18, Issue 05

February 4, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Market Update: Rice Trade Waits on News from Iraq
  • Washington Update
  • Hearing to Confirm Nomination of Thomas Vilsack for Secretary of Ag
  • Texas Rice Update: Organic Rice Production Guidelines Available

Volume 18, Issue 04

January 28, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Cuba Appoints H.E. Lianys Torres Rivera as Ambassador to the USA
  • Washington Update
  • The Texas Rice Council Meets Virtually

Volume 18, Issue 03

January 22, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Biden Administration Establishing USDA Leadership
  • Rice Market Update
  • Positive Reviews for Western Rice Belt’s Virtual Conference

Volume 18, Issue 02

January 14, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Market Update: Rice Prices… Calm Before the Storm?
  • USRPA and ARROZGUA Lead in Rice Promotions in Guatemala
  • Nation’s Leading Ag Educational Conferences Will Be Going Virtual On February 10, 2021

Volume 17, Issue 50

December 18, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Happy Anniversary to the US Rice Producers Association
  • USRPA Participates in International Promotion Planning Conference
  • Weekly Rice Market Update At A Glance
  • Western Rice Belt Conference Goes Virtual
  • Mexican Rice Council and the Rice Exchange Close Out RMTC’s 2020 Virtual Seminars!

Volume 17, Issue 49

December 11, 2020

In This Issue:

  • USDA Supply/Demand Report: Lower Exports, Higher Ending Stocks
  • Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack to Lead USDA Once AgainU.S. Signs Trade Deal with Ecuador
  • RMTC Virtual Session II a Huge Success!
  • U.S. Signs Trade Deal with Ecuador
  • U.S. Challenges Canada’s Implementation of USMCA Dairy TRQ
  • Scott and GT to Lead House Agriculture Committee

Volume 17, Issue 48

December 4, 2020

In This Issue:

  • US Rice Farmers Meet in Houston & Virtually this Week
  • Texas Rice Farmers Visit SLRF
  • Texas Rice Update
  • Rice Market Update at a Glance

Volume 17, Issue 46

November 19, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Registration is Open for RMTC’s 2nd Virtual Seminar: “What Can We Expect from Mercosur in 2021?”
  • The First Sale of US Rice to China Sold Out in Weeks
  • Washington DC Update
  • USRPA is Back to In-Store Promotions in Mexico
  • ATO Monterey and USRPA Collaborate on Virtual Cooking Classes in Mexico

Volume 17, Issue 45

November 12, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Slow but Steady, Rice Market Looking for Direction
  • Tropical Storm Eta Hits Guatemala, Affecting Local Rice Production
  • Nation’s Leading Ag Educational Conference is Heading for a Virtual Conference
  • DC Update: 2021 Outlook for Agriculture
  • MU Extension Hosting Virtual Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Meeting – November 23

Volume 17, Issue 44

November 5, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Rice Prices Holding Steady
  • White House Curbs Trade Preference for Parboiled Rice Imports
  • Sabor USA’s Healthy Fest

Volume 17, Issue 43

October 29, 2020

In This Issue:

  • First Chinese Import of U.S. Rice Since Rice Protocol Established by USRPA and GACC
  • Rice Market Update
  • Rice Market & Technology Convention Goes Viral

Volume 17, Issue 42

October 23, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana Loading Rough Rice for Brazil
  • US Rice Harvest Nearing Completion
  • USRPA and USDA Working Together on Social Media Campaign in Mexico
  • Rice Harvest Underway in Heilongjiang Province

Volume 17, Issue 41

October 16, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Hurricane Delta Soaks Louisiana… Again
  • Texas Rice Council Meeting
  • Texas Rice Update
  • Food and Agriculture Platforms of the 2020 Presidential Candidates

Volume 17, Issue 40

October 9, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Louisiana Braces for Hurricane Delta as Industry Digests Harvest Data
  • China TRQ for Rice Update
  • Washington DC Update

Volume 17, Issue 39

October 1, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Export Demand Surges as 2020 Rice Harvest Replenishes Supplies
  • China: Evolving Demand in the World’s Largest Agricultural Import Market
  • House Introduces COVID Relief Bill
  • Congress Passes CR to Avoid Government Shutdown

Volume 17, Issue 38

September 24, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Mexico Rice Market
  • Rice Market Update
  • Congress Passes CR to Avoid Government Shutdown
  • CBO Releases Its Long Term Budget Outlook
  • China Polished Round Grain Summit Holds Virtual Mtg
  • Texas Cuba Trade Alliance Hosts Virtual Meeting

Volume 17, Issue 36

September 10, 2020

In This Issue:

  • One Word Describes the Rice Market: “Uncertainty”
  • FECARROZ Names New President
  • USCOFCO’s Vice President Luan Richeng Elected as New CNAGS Chair

Volume 17, Issue 37

September 17, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Port of Lake Charles to Resume Rough Rice Shipments
  • Prospect for China’s Rice Harvest are Positive Despite Flooding and COVID-19
  • Washington DC Update
  • Texas Rice Update

Volume 17, Issue 35

September 3, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Weather, Aftermath of Hurricane Laura Continue to Dominate U.S. Harvest News
  • Stumbling Blocks for USMCA Implementation
  • US Rice Master Class in Mexico Attracts New Followers

Volume 17, Issue 34

August 27, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Hurricane Laura: Damage Assessment On-Going in South Louisiana as Storm Enters Arkansas, Missouri
  • USRPA Addresses Key Rice Markets in Virtual Event with Chinese Rice Buyers
  • Washington DC Update
  • Still Many Unknowns in the World Rice Market

Volume 17, Issue 33

August 21, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Another Perfect Storm Brewing?
  • USRPA Addresses Key Long Grain Rice Markets
  • Texas Rice Update
  • US Long Grain Rice Makes it to Guatemalan TV

Volume 17, Issue 32

August 13, 2020

In This Issue:

  • First Rough Rice Export of 2020
  • Rice Market Update: Little Change in USDA’s WASDE Report
  • Heroes vs. Heals
  • USRPA Webinar Gains Support and from Industry
  • USRPA Proceeds with U.S. Rice Master Class in Mexico

Volume 17, Issue 31

August 6, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Market Update: Rice Harvest Gaining Strength, South Delta Draining a Few Fields
  • USRPA’s Rice Cooking Seminar is a Great Success in Guatemala
  • Yangtze River in Asia Sees Historical Floods
  • Nutrien Variety DG-263L Set for 2021 Release
  • Washington DC Update

Volume 17, Issue 30

July 30, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Good Early Field Yields, Hurricane Hanna Hurts Second Crop
  • COVID Supplemental – Heroes vs. Heals
  • Texas Rice Update
  • USRPA Rice Virtual Training Seminar in China
  • USRPA’s First Rice Master Class Kicks-Off August 3rd

Volume 17, Issue 29

July 23, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Gulf Coast Harvest Running Full Ahead of Approaching Tropical Depression
  • Washington DC Update: FY 2021 Appropriations
  • Texas A&M’s AgriLife Extension’s First Virtual Field Day

Volume 17, Issue 28

July 16, 2020

In This Issue:

• Gulf Coast Rice Harvest Should be in Full Swing Next Week
• Agriculture in the Presidential Election
• Texas Rice Update
• 2020 USAEDC Goes Virtual

Volume 17, Issue 27

July 9, 2020

In This Issue:

  • USDA WASDE Report to Offer Final Market Factors Prior to New Crop Harvest
  • FY 2021 Ag Appropriations Bill
  • Texas Rice Update
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Field Day Via Zoom
  • USRPA Board of Directors Embraces New Technology

Volume 17, Issue 25

June 25, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Market Update: Early Harvest Anticipated Along the Gulf Coast
  • Immigration Executive Order
  • USRPA’s Social Media Campaign Reaches New Audience

Volume 17, Issue 23

June 11, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Increased Imports Contribute to Bearish WASDE Report for Rice
  • Lighthizer to Testify on 2020 Trade Agenda Next Week
  • Texas Rice Update
  • USA Arroz is Going from the Streets to the Screen

Volume 17, Issue 22

June 4, 2020

In This Issue:

  • 2020 Planting Season Ending, Tropical Storm Cristobal Looming
  • Washington DC Update
  • US Rice Producers Association Continues its Social Media Campaign in Mexico

Volume 17, Issue 21

May 28, 2020

In This Issue:

  • USDA’s Certified Acres Report on June 30th Indicates Actual Crop Numbers
  • USRPA Supports Removing Duty-Free Benefits for Foreign Rice

Volume 17, Issue 20

May 21, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Market Update: Delta Rice Planting Continues to Battle Weather Conditions
  • U.S. – China Phase One Agreement
  • Washington DC Update – Congressional Schedule & Focus
  • Texas Rice Update

VOL. 17, ISSUE 15

APRIL 15, 2020

In this issue:

  • USDA Helps Rural Communities Affected by COVID-19
  • Washington DC Update
  • Market Update – Growers Concerned About New Crop Pricing
  • Dr. Mo Way Recognized with Distinguished Service Award

VOL. 17, ISSUE 14

APRIL 9, 2020

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Delta Rice Farmers Poised to Make Planting Progress
  • Washington Update: COVID – COVID – COVID – AGAIN
  • Texas Rice Update

VOL. 17, ISSUE 13

APRIL 2, 2020

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: USDA Prospective Planting Report Estimates 18% Increase in Rice Acres for 2020
  • USRPA Joins Aggies to Request Clarification on EIDL Eligibility
  • Rice Imports Account for Over 20% of U.S. Domestic Consumption

VOL. 17, ISSUE 12

MARCH 26, 2020

In this issue:

  • The New Meaning of “Essential”
  • Market Update: Farmers Planting Rice, Dodging COVID-19
  • Washington Update
  • Rice Farming Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Vol. 17, Issue 08

February 27, 2020

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update
  • Administration Focuses on Trade Deficit with Vietnam
  • Missouri & Arkansas Rice Farmers Gather in Dexter
  • Mississippi Delta Rice Farmers Gathered in Merigold

Vol. 17, Issue 07

February 20, 2020

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update
  • Louisiana Rice Displayed at ExpoAgro Sinaloa 2020
  • Secretary Perdue Announces New Innovation Initiative for USDA

Vol. 17, Issue 06

February 13, 2020

In this issue:

  • US Rice Producers Association Travels to Washington, D.C.
  • Market Update: Scarce Supplies Create Liquid Cash Market and WASDE update

Vol. 17, Issue 05

February 6, 2020

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Trading Trends Indicate Short Old Crop, Increased New Crop Acres
  • Feeling the Crippling Business Impacts of the Coronavirus Outbreak
  • California Market Update

Vol. 17, Issue 04

January 31, 2020

In this issue:

  • “Long Time Until New Crop”
  • USMCA Signed into Law, But Not Yet in Force
  • 23rd Annual NCS Cotton & Rice Conference

Vol. 17, Issue 03

January 23, 2020

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Little Downsize Price Risk
  • LIRPA Annual Meeting Draws Area Farmers
  • Grower Registration Fee Reduced for 2020 Ag Production Conferences
  • Texas Rice Update
  • Trump Administration Announces WOTUS Rule

Vol. 17, Issue 02

January 16, 2020

In this issue:

  • China Deal Signing and Senate USMCA Ratification Buoy Trump Trade Agenda
  • Market Update: Gulf States Sold Out, Delta Price Boost
  • Texas Rice Farmers Meet in El Campo

Vol. 17, Issue 01

January 9, 2020

In this issue:

  • USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator Gregg Doud Keynote Speaker
  • Rice Market Update: The Trend is to the Upside
  • Louisiana Rice in Route to Mexico
  • Missouri Rice Council Annual Meeting Announced

Vol. 16, Issue 46

December 12, 2019

In this issue:

  • Final 2019 USDA-WASDE Report w/ Few Modifications
  • USMCA Breakthrough
  • Central America, Dominican Republic, USA Rice & US Rice Producers Continue “CAFTA-DR” Process
  • USRPA Attends the USA Rice Outlook Conference

Vol. 16, Issue 45

December 6, 2019

In this issue:

  • Central American Rice Federation Meets in Houston
  • Market Waiting to Know Reality of Delta Quality, Milling Yields
  • Texas Rice Update

Vol. 16, Issue 44

November 21, 2019

In this issue:

  • Market Update: New Crop Quality Concerns Apparent?
  • U.S. and South Korea Finalize Rice Market Access Agreement
  • Another CR
  • Japanese Rice Team Visits the Houston Area

Vol. 16, Issue 43

November 14, 2019

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Gulf Coast Second Crop Harvest Yields 3,000 – 4,800 Pounds Per Acre
  • Industry Waits for Phase 1 Deal with China and USMCA Ratification
  • Rice Festival in Monterrey Attracts Largest Crowds Yet
  • USRPA Researches Rice Market in Morocco
  • Giant Kites Bring Attention to the Big Pot of Rice

Vol. 16, Issue 42

November 8, 2019

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: slow, Slow, Slow- Time to Go Hunting
  • Industry Waits for Phase 1 Deal with China and USMCA Ratification
  • USDA Trade Mission in Mexico City

Vol. 16, Issue 41

October 31, 2019

In this issue:

  • Happy Halloween! No Trick or Treats in the Market for Now
  • Senate to Vote on Ag Appropriations Bill
  • Trade Update

Vol. 16, Issue 40

October 24, 2019

In this issue:

  • Chinese Consumers Highly Interested in U.S. Rice
  • Rice Market Update
  • Farm Workforce Moderation Act
  • Merida Loves the Rice Festival
  • Missouri Rice Council Sponsors St. Louis Science Center Golf Tournament
  • Rice Festival in in Guatemala Visits Quetzaltenango

Vol. 16, Issue 39

October 17, 2019

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Prices Stabilized as Final Harvest Number is Tabulated
  • U.S. Reaches Phase 1 Agreement with China
  • Rice Harvest Near Complete in Missouri

Vol. 16, Issue 38

October 10, 2019

In this issue:

  • Today’s USDA Report Bearish, Not According to the Trade
  • U.S. and Japan Finalize Mini Deal
  • Texas Rice Council Board Meets in Katy
  • Another Successful Rice Festival in Mexico!

Vol. 16, Issue 36

September 26, 2019

In this issue:

  • Market Update
  • Exotic Planthoppers Found in Texas Ratoon Crop
  • U.S. and Japan Sign Trade Agreement
  • Colombian Delegation Visits South Louisiana Rail Facility
  • Texas Students Celebrate National Rice Month

VOLUME 16, ISSUE 34

SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

In this issue:

  • Market Update
  • USDA Announces New WHIP+ Program
  • China Trade Dispute Update
  • USRPA Attends European Rice Convention
  • Trade Mission Brings Together Buyers and US Mills
  • SABOR USA visited San Miguel City, in El Salvador

VOL. 16; ISSUE 28

AUGUST 1, 2019

In this issue:

  • Gulf Coast Harvest in Full Swing
  • Official Answers Provide More Detail on Trump Trade Agenda
  • Budget Agreement Passed
  • Texas Rice Update
  • Rice Day at the St. Louis Science Center 

VOL. 16; ISSUE 27

JULY 25, 2019

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update
  • Delicious recipes with Chef Melissa Morelos!
  • USDA Announces Details of Support Package for Farmers
  • Bipartisan Budget Agreement Reached

VOL. 16; ISSUE 25

JULY 11, 2019

In this issue:

  • Sale of U.S. Rice to China Encouraging News
  • USMCA Vote Unlikely Before August Recess; China Talks Restart; U.S. Targets French Digital Tax
  • Market Update: All Eyes on Tropical Storm Barry
  • 72nd Annual Beaumont Field Day
  • U.S. Rice was Represented at the GastroExpo ARES in El Salvador

VOL. 16; ISSUE 26

JULY 18, 2019

In this issue:

  • Rice Avoids Tropical Storm Damage, Harvest Days Away
  • US Department of Labor Proposes Changes to the H-2A Program
  • The Rice Festival Returns to Mexico
  • Guatemala Mobile Cooking Program
  • Texas Rice Update Rice Market Update

VOL. 16; ISSUE 22

JUNE 13, 2019

In This Issue:

  • New Orleans RMTC 2019:Managing Change a Constant Challenge for Rice Market
  • Missouri Rice Council at RMTC
  • Unplanted Acres Not Eligible for Trade Aid
  • USDA WASDE Report: Total Supplies & Domestic Use Decreased, Project Increase of Imports
  • Texas Rice Update

VOL. 16; ISSUE 24

JUNE 27, 2019

In this issue:

  • Market Update: All Eyes on Crop Condition as Gulf Coast Harvest Month Away
  • Prevented Planting
  • Eagle Lake Field Day

VOL. 16; ISSUE 23

JUNE 20, 2019

In this issue:

  • Slow Market as New Crop Approaches, Waits for USDA June 30th Acreage Report
  • Mexico Approves USMCA as US Congress Considers Improvements to Trade Pact
  • Ag Appropriations Update
  • US Rice Producers Association’s Dennis DeLaughter Selected to ATAC
  • A Special Thank You to New Orleans
  • RMTC 2019 Participants
  • US Rice Producers Mourn the Passing
  • of David Carroll Ehrhardt
  • Texas Rice Update
  • The Rice Festival Activity Started with Great Success in Guatemala
  • The Promotional Campaign Continues with Success in El Salvador

VOL. 16; ISSUE 22

JUNE 13, 2019

In this issue:

  • New Orleans RMTC 2019:Managing Change a Constant Challenge for Rice Market
  • Missouri Rice Council at RMTC
  • Unplanted Acres Not Eligible for Trade Aid
  • USDA WASDE Report: Total Supplies & Domestic Use Decreased, Project Increase of Imports
  • Texas Rice Update

VOL. 16; ISSUE 21

MAY 23, 2019

In this issue:

  • House Subcommittee Approves FY 2020 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
  • USDA Announces Support for American Agriculture Including Rice Farmers
  • U.S. 2019 Rice Market Getting Complicated by the Day
  • Missouri Rice Update
  • Texas Rice Update
  • The American Long Rice Consumption Campaign is reaching all of El Salvador Market Update

VOL. 16; ISSUE 20

MAY 16, 2019

In this issue:

  • Chinese Rice Trade Team Visits California and Texas
  • U.S. Awaits Iraq Announcement as USDA Lowers World Market Price Estimate
  • Rice Festival Celebrated om Merida, Yucatan!
  • Texas Rice Update

VOL. 16; ISSUE 20

MAY 16, 2019

In this issue:

  • Chinese Rice Trade Team Visits California and Texas
  • U.S. Awaits Iraq Announcement as USDA Lowers World Market Price Estimate
  • Rice Festival Celebrated om Merida, Yucatan!
  • Texas Rice Update

VOL. 16; ISSUE 19

MAY 9, 2019

In this issue:

  • Rice Industry Triparty Meeting Supports Establishment of CAFTA-DR Agriculture Review Commission
  • Texas Rough Rice Destined for Central America Loaded in Port of Houston
  • Weather Complicates 2019 Planting, All Eyes on May 10th WASDE Report
  • USRPA’s Campaign “Everything is More Nutritious with Rice” in El Salvador Launched

VOL. 16; ISSUE 19

MAY 9, 2019

In this issue:

  • Rice Industry Triparty Meeting Supports Establishment of CAFTA-DR Agriculture Review Commission
  • Texas Rough Rice Destined for Central America Loaded in Port of Houston
  • Weather Complicates 2019 Planting, All Eyes on May 10th WASDE Report
  • USRPA’s Campaign “Everything is More Nutritious with Rice” in El Salvador Launched

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