TRA 13.38

In this issue:
  • Colombia Peace Agreement Promises Major Impacts on Agriculture Production
  • Congress passes Continuing Resolution through December
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way
  • Rice Market Update
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TRA 13.37

In this issue:

  • Rice Market & Technology Convention Returns to Beautiful Miami for 2017!
  • Tillage Conference is Headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2017
  • Rice Market Update: Â Farmers Reaching Lower Limits of Acceptable Pricing
  • Senate Judiciary Questions Agribusiness Consolidation; Vilsack Testifies at Senate Ag

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Vol. 13, Issue 36

In this issue:

  • U.S. Files WTO Complaint Against China, Offers Data on China’s Excess Price Support
  • USRPA Chairman completes successful week in Washington, D.C.
  • Rice Market Update: Price Outlook Challenging for Farmers

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TRA 13.36

In this issue:

  • U.S. Files WTO Complaint Against China, Offers Data on Chinas Excess Price Support
  • USRPA Chairman completes successful week in Washington, D.C.
  • Rice Market Update: Price Outlook Challenging for Farmers

(more…)

TRA 13.35

In this issue:

  • Congress Returns from Seven Week Recess, House Ag Committee to Conduct Cuba Hearing
  • Market Update: Rice Harvest in Arkansas Impacting Prices
  • Missouri Rice Farmers Engaging Youth
  • USRPA “Consume Arroz USA” Campaign Increases Rice Consumption in Mexico

(more…)

TRA 13.34

In this issue:

  • No TPP Vote This Year, Says McConnell
  • Rice Market Update: Additional Export Sales Essential
  • Senate Judiciary to Study Ag Industry Consolidation
  • USDA Making Progress on GMO Labeling Rules

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TRA 13.33

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: “We Are Dealing with an Unknown Supply”
  • New Agricultural Research Foundation Names Advisory Committee Members

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TRA 13.32

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Weather Damage and Tragedy Unfolding Along Gulf Coast, South Louisiana
  • Trump Names Ag Advisory Team
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way
  • USRPA Promotional Activities Continue in Valley of Mexico with Excellent Results

(more…)

TRA 13.31

In this issue:

  • Fall Vote on TPP Unlikely; USRPA Opposed to Trade Deal
  • Rice Market Update
  • NASS Reports Ag Production Costs Declined in 2015

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TRA 13.30

In this issue:

  • Congressional Election News from Missouri and Kansas
  • Market Update: Long Grain Harvest in Full Swing and Searching for Markets

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TRA 13.29

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Harvest in Full Swing, Growers Face Tough Market Choices
  • Democrats Meet in Philly, Approve 2016 Party Platform
  • US Rice Producers Oversee Campaign Activities in El Salvador
  • USRPA Visits Guatemala to Oversee Promotional Program
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way
  • Successful Promotional Campaign for USRPA in Mexico

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TRA 13.28

In this issue:

  • GOP 2016 Platform: Agriculture
  • Rice Market Update
  • Reminder: ARC and PLC Deadlines

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TRA 13.27

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Â Farm Level Prices Lacking Strength
  • GMO Labeling Agreement Passes House, Heads to President’s Desk

(more…)

TRA 13.25

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update
  • Brexit Vote Leaves Uncertainty for U.S. Agriculture
  • 42nd Annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day Enjoy Cool Weather
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way

(more…)

TRA 13.24

In this issue:

  • Potential for House Action on Cuba
  • Rice Market Update
  • Senators Strike Deal on GMO Labeling
  • USRPA’s Promotional Activities Increases Coverage with Two Teams in Toluca, Mexico

(more…)

TRA 13.22

In this issue:

  • The Americas and Beyond Gather in Houston for RMTC 2016
  • Market Update: All Eyes on Asian Rice Prices While USDA Report Benign for US Rice
  • Rice Producers of California Host Area Farmers
  • House Subcommittee to Examine U.S. Ag Trade and Exports

(more…)

TRA 13.21

In this issue:

  • A World of Rice Coming to Houston, Texas Next Week
  • Market Update: Export Sales Up This Week

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TRA 13.20

In this issue:

  • US Rice Producers Association Does Not Support Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement
  • GE crops are safe for consumption and environment, according to National Academies of Science
  • Agriculture Appropriations Update; Senate Action
  • ITC report says TPP good for U.S. agriculture except for rice
  • Market Update

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TRA 13.19

In this issue

  • World of Rice Coming to Houston, Texas !!!!
  • Rice Market Update: Crystal Ball Cloudy as Market Undertones Looking More Positive Since First of the Year
  • USRPA Requests Extension of USDA Farm Status Deadline

(more…)

TRA 13.18

In this issue:

  • General Market Update
  • Pacific Trade Deal Likely to Hurt Sales of U.S. Rice to Mexico
  • Rice Grading Equipment Studied

TRA 13.17

In this issue:

  • Obstacles Remain in Trade Negotiations with Europe
  • Pressure is On For GMO Labeling Federal Preemption
  • US Coast Guard Clarifies Shipping Container Weight Requirements
  • General Market Update
  • USRPA’s Mas Por Menos Campaign Increases U.S. Long Grain Rice Consumption in Mexico
  • USA ARROZ – Rice Promotions in Guatemala

(more…)

TRA 13.16

In this issue:

  • U.S. Agency Finds Lifting U.S. Trade Ban on Cuba Would Increase U.S. Ag Exports
  • U.S. Cuba Efforts Gaining Strength
  • Ag Shippers and Ocean Carriers at Odds Over Container Weight Declarations
  • EPA caught in Anti-Farmer Campaign, House Members Demand Answers
  • General Market Update
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way

(more…)

TRA 13.15

In this issue:

  • US Rice Producers Call for Funds to Support USDA Staff at Embassy in Havana
  • Cuban Ambassador Visits Houston, Texas
  • USRPA Weighs in on Plant Genetics Treaty and Monitors Rising Cost of Pesticides
  • General Market Update
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way

(more…)

TRA 13.14

In this issue:

  • Long Grain Exports Show Strong Volume While Prices Indicate Need for Much More
  • Senate’s Return Prompts Continued GMO Labeling Discussion
  • USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Ag Producers Increase the Value of Their Products
  • USRPA’s Promotional Activity Increases Coverage with Three Teams in Mexico
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way

(more…)

TRA 13.14

In this issue:

  • Long Grain Exports Show Strong Volume While Prices Indicate Need for Much More
  • Senate’s Return Prompts Continued GMO Labeling Discussion
  • USDA Seeks Applications for Grants to Help Ag Producers Increase the Value of Their Products
  • USRPA’s Promotional Activity Increases Coverage with Three Teams in Mexico
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way

(more…)

TRA 13.13

In this issue:

  • Lack of Rice Market Demand Confirmed by USDA Report
  • Texas Legislative Committee Conducts Public Hearing on Cuba
  • USDA Approves Checkoff Action in Cuba
  • United States Trade Representative Debates Trans Pacific Partnership in Arkansas

(more…)

TRA 13.11

In this Issue:

  • Rice Producers Urge Congress to Further Open Ag Trade With Cuba
  • House Budget Calls for Trimming Agriculture Spending
  • Market Update: Â Ability of U.S. Rice to Compete Globally Brought into Question
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way

(more…)

TRA 13.10

In this issue:

  • Rice Farming Industry Loses A Renaissance Man
  • USRPA Supports Ag Coalition Effort to Protect Farm Bill
  • U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs Invites Texas Rice Farmer Ray Stoesser for Cuba Hearing
  • Market Update: Â USDA WASDE Report Makes Odd Adjustment for Southern Medium Grain
  • Promotional Activities in Mexico Begin to Show Results after Two Weeks

(more…)

TRA 13.08

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Failure of Iraqi Tender Looms Over Market as Spring Planting Begins
  • Mexico Rice Market: Â Highly Competitive, Full of Opportunity
  • Washington Update
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way

(more…)

TRA 13.09

In this issue:

  • Central American Rice Federation Addresses Market Issues & Policies in San Jose, Costa Rica: Rice Grain Quality a Constant Topic
  • Rice Market Update: Â Quiet Market Needs Bullish News
  • Senate Agriculture Committee Considers GMO Bill
  • DuPont Co. Announces Krysta Harden as New Policy Chief
  • Missouri Rice Farmers Gather in Cape Girardeau

(more…)

TRA 13.07

In this issue:

  • President Obama Announces Trip to Cuba
  • Supreme Court Nomination Could Impact Congressional Landscape
  • USRPA Supports Funding for International Food Aid Programs
  • Rice Market Update: Good Week for Exports, Farmers Waiting on Iraqi Tender Results
  • USRPA’s Promotions Began this Month in Guatemala
  • USRPA Map Promotional Activities Began In Mexico
  • 2016 Missouri Rice Conference Attracts Bootheel Rice Farmers

(more…)

TRA 13.06

In this issue:

  • US Rice Producers Association Voice Concerns in Washington DC, Push Trade with Cuba
  • Rice Market Update: This Week’s USDA Report Neutral for Rice Farmers
  • President Obama final budget request is a mixed bag for Agriculture

(more…)

TRA 13.05

In this issue:

  • Rice Farmers Travel to Washington, DC to Voice Concerns
  • Rice Market Update: Bankers Helping Farmers with Planting Decisions
  • Louisiana Independent Rice Producers Association Annual Meeting Reflects on Accomplishments
  • Update from Washington, DC

(more…)

TRA 13.04

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Farmers Cautiously Optimistic as Market Sets Stage for Better Prices
  • USRPA Praises Loosening of Cuba Trade Restrictions, Calls for Congress to Do More
  • Nominee for FDA Commissioner blocked by several Members
  • EPA proposes discharge permit for pesticide spraying
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Hosts Southeast Texas Rice Symposium
  • Fortuna International to Address Rice Market & Technology Convention

(more…)

TRA 13.03

In this issue:

  • Latest News from Washington, DC
  • Rice Market Update: Signals We Have Reached the Bottom of the Cash Market?
  • From the Desk of Dr. MO Way
  • Texas Rice Farmers Meet in El Campo for Annual Meeting

(more…)

TRA 13.02

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Market Conditions Make Planting Decisions Difficult for Many Farmers
  • 19th Annual National Conservation Systems Cotton & Rice Conference Draws Record Crowd
  • Washington, DC Update
  • 30% of Uruguay’s Old Crop Unsold as Harvest Approaches

(more…)

TRA 13.01

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: No Two Years Alike & the Uncertainty of 2016
  • 65th Annual Texas Rice Council Meeting & Western Rice Belt Production Conference
  • Federal Government Publishes New Dietary Guidelines

(more…)

TRA 12.47

In this issue:

  • General Market Update
  • Congressional Report Will Santa Arrive In Time?

(more…)

TRA 12.46

In this issue:

  • Will the Chinese Buy U.S. Rice?
  • Grain Quality of U.S. Rice a Serious Concern to Central America
  • Texas Rice Update
  • General Market Update
  • Crop Insurance Cuts Restored

(more…)

TRA 12.45

In this issue:

  • In Preparation for the Opening of the Chinese Market
  • Peru Market: Why is U.S. Rice Lost in the Shuffle?
  • Rice Market Update
  • Encouraging Signs at Joint Hearing on U.S. Food Aid
  • U.S. Rice Producers Visit Supermarket Promotions in Mexico

(more…)

TRA 12.44

In this issue:

  • USDA Secretary Leads Food and Agriculture Delegation To Cuba
  • Rice Market Update

(more…)

TRA 12.43

In this issue:

  • Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Threatens U.S. Rice Sales to Mexico
  • Market Update: Next Week’s USDA Report to Indicate Outlook
  • Senate Votes to Kill WOTUS Rule

(more…)

TRA 12.42

In this issue:

  • Stark Decline in U.S. Exports to Cuba Highlights Steep Disadvantage to Competitors
  • Congress Passes Budget Agreement, Averting Default on National Debt
  • Newly Elected Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s Views On Agriculture
  • General Rice Market Update
  • Double Rice Hit!

(more…)

TRA 12.41

In this issue:

  • USRPA Awaits Release of Trans Pacific Partnership Details
  • House Ag Committee Scrutinizes Foreign Agricultural Subsidies
  • General Market Update: Export Sales Figures Biggest Positive of the Week
  • Texas Rice Update
  • Survey Results Positive for U.S. Rice in Chinese Markets

(more…)

TRA 12.40

In this issue:

  • USRPA’s Program in Guatemala Proves Successful!
  • Promotion Campaign Continues Increasing Rice Consumption in Mexico
  • General Rice Market Update: Current Conditions Make Long Term Marketing Decisions Difficult
  • Nation’s Leading Ag Educational Conference is Headed to Memphis in 2016

(more…)

TRA 12.38

In this issue:

  • Historic Rice Export Sale Attracts Attention to Southwest Louisiana and Beyond
  • General Rice Market Update
  • Government Shutdown Averted (Postponed?)
  • TPP Outlook Gloomy for Rice
  • House Ag Committee holds second hearing on International Food Aid Programs

(more…)

TRA 12.37

In this issue:

  • Rice Farmers Lead Efforts to Open Rice Trade with China
  • Market Update: Rice Farmers Cautiously Optimistic on Price Outlook
  • ASALBAR & Us Rice Producers Association Announce Its New Campaign

(more…)

TRA 12.36

In this issue:

  • U.S.-China Rice Protocol Agreement Signing Update
  • Cuba: Progress Towards Normalization Continues
  • Capitol Hill News: Congress Faces Key Issues this Fall from Elections to Legislation to Budget
  • Rice Market Update: Farmers Watching Price as Harvest Yields Continue to Drop

(more…)

TRA 12.35

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Upward Momentum Result of Harvest Concerns, USDA Report
  • USRPA Highlights Legislation to Open Trade, Travel with Cuba; House Subcommittee Weighs Opportunities and Challenges
  • From the desk of Dr. Mo Way, Texas A&M University Rice Research Specialist
  • Congress Returns to Tackle Full Fall Legislative Schedule

(more…)

TRA 12.34

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Positive Week for Rice Market, All Eyes on Next USDA Report
  • USRPA’s Program in Guatemala Proves Successful!

(more…)

TRA 12.33

In this issue:

  • Market Update: Southern U.S. Rice Harvest Entering Critical Phase
  • Consume Arroz USA Ends the Third Month of Activities
  • California Rice Field Day Focus on Water, Field Trials

(more…)

TRA 12.33

In this issue:

  • Michel Hawit Elected President of Central American Rice Federation-FECARROZ
  • Rice Market Update: Â Farmers On Hold, Playing Wait and See

(more…)

TRA 12.31

In this issue:

  • U.S. Embassy Opens in Havana, Cuba Today
  • Missouri Rice Producers Host Buyers from Taiwan
  • Rice Market Update: USDA Report Brings No Relief to the Market as Harvest Moves North
  • Consume Arroz USA Continues Increasing Rice Sales in Mexico

(more…)

TRA 12.30

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: All Eyes on Next Week’s USDA Reports
  • China U.S. Rice Phytosanitary Protocol Moving Forward
  • Texas Rice Harvest: Hot & Dry Weather Brings Smut and Stink Bugs.

(more…)

TRA 12.28

In this issue:

  • Rice Producers Applaud Legislative Action to Lift Travel Ban and Support Agricultural Exports
  • USRPA Celebrates 60 years of Food for Peace
  • Rice Market Update: Harvest Underway While Market Sleeps

(more…)

TRA 12.27

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Market Upturn Good but Farmers Need Improved Pricing
  • Senate Appropriations Approves FY 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
  • Texas Rice Update

(more…)

TRA 12.26

In this issue:

  • Rice Market & Technology Convention 2016 Going to Houston, Texas !
  • Market Update: USDA WASDE Report, Iraqi Tender Results Pump a Little Life into U.S. Market
  • USRPA Continues to Monitor U.S. International Food Aid Discussion
  • Appropriations Committee approves FY 2016 Agriculture Appropriations Bill
  • Beaumont Field Day Targets Texas Rice: A Changing Landscape
  • Crop Production Services Acquires Bayer Hybrid Rice Breeding Program

(more…)

TRA 12.25

In this Issue:

  • Texas A&M AgriLife Hosts 41st Annual Eagle Lake Rice Field Day
  • Scenes from the 2015 Rice Market & Technology Convention in Cancun!
  • USRPA Rice Promotion Programs in Mexico off to a Great Start
  • General Rice Market Update
  • Texas Rice Update
  • Bangladesh NGO founder announced winner of the 2015 World Food Prize
  • USRPA Continues to Support Food for Peace

(more…)

TRA 12.24

In this issue:

  • Congress Hands President Trade Promotion Authority
  • USDA Reports on Cuba Highlight Ag Export Opportunity
  • Scenes from the 2015 Rice Market & Technology Convention in Cancun!
  • General Rice Market Update

(more…)

TRA 12.23

In this issue:

  • USRPA Advocates for Increased Ability to Export U.S. Rough Rice to Colombia
  • Trade Promotion Authority Passed the House
  • Scenes from the 2015 RMTC in Cancun, Mexico
  • General Rice Market Update
  • Texas Rice Update
  • Agriculture Appropriations Update

(more…)

TRA 12.22

In this issue:

  • Enthusiastic Crowd from America’s Rice Industry Gathers in Cancun!
  • International Trade Commission Reviews Cuban Imports of Ag Products
  • Congress: Back to the Drawing Board on Trade
  • Rice Producers Praise Senator Moran’s Bill to Lift the Trade Embargo on Cuba
  • Market Update: USDA’s Supply/Demand Report Shows Continued Bearish Outlook
  • USRPA Hosts ArrozGua in Houston this Week

(more…)

TRA 12.21

In this issue:

  • USRPA is Headed to Cancun!
  • Market Update: Â Farmers Concerned About Price
  • Successful, Effective Rice Promotion Target Arkansas
  • Launch Promotion Activities In Mexico 2015

(more…)

TRA 12.20

In this issue:

  • Senate Closer to Final Vote on Trade Promotion Authority
  • Rep. DeLauro Introduces Bill on Arsenic Limit for Rice
  • USRPA Urges USDA to Approve China Protocol
  • U.S. – Cuba Road to Normalization
  • Market Update: Too Quiet for Comfort
  • Guatemala Rice Day Celebration

(more…)

TRA 12.19

In this issue:

  • U.S.-Cuba Road to Normalization
  • Senate Begins Debate on Trade Promotion Authority
  • Market Update: USDA’s World Ag S&D Estimate Brings No Relief to Low Prices
  • The U.S. Int’l. Trade Commission Announces Release of Rice

(more…)

TRA 12.18

In this issue:

  • Senate Turns to Vote on Trade Promotion Authority – USRPA Pushes to Maintain U.S. Rice Exports to Mexico
  • General Market Update
  • Texas Rice Update
  • The World of Brazilian Rice Gathers in Rio Grande do Sul

(more…)

TRA 12.17

In this issue:

  • Republica de Cuba: “We are at a Different Stage Now”
  • Rice Market Update
  • House Passes Budget Resolution

(more…)

TRA 12.16

In this issue:

  • House and Senate Committees Approve Fast Track Bills for Trans Pacific Partnership
  • Peru Ministry of Ag & USDA-APHIS Announce Market Access for Brown/Rough Rice
  • USRPA Meets with Rep. Rick Crawford (R-AR) on Ag Committee Priorities
  • US Rice… Nutritious and Delicious.
  • Market Update: Market Continues Under Overbearing Carryover Strain
  • RMTC Deadline Reminder: Thursday, April 30!

(more…)

TRA 12.15

In this issue:

  • Rice Market Update: Carryover Stocks Weigh Heavily on the Market
  • The Road to New Friendship: USA & Republic of Cuba
  • House Approves Estate Tax Repeal
  • Texas Rice Update

(more…)

TRA 12.14

In this issue:

  • Market Update: USDA’s Supply/Demand Report Confirms Oversupply
  • USDA Accepts Applications for MAP, FMD, Other Market Development Programs
  • USA Supplies Guatemala’s Import Demand for Paddy Rice in 2015
  • Lower Brazos River Coalition Luncheon Draws Large Crowd

(more…)

TRA 12.13

In this issue:

  • Four More Good Reasons to Participate in the RMTC Cancun 2015 !!!
  • Market Update: USDA’s Rice Stocks & Prospective Plantings Report Points to Oversupply
  • Arkansas Receives AV-1011 Section 18 Emergency Exemption
  • Weekly Update from Washington, D.C.

(more…)

TRA 12.12

In this issue:

  • Very Busy Week for Agriculture in Washington, DC
  • News Release: USDA Implements Farm Bill Provision to Limit Payments to Non-Farmers
  • Texas Waiting on Dry Weather to Start Planting
  • Market Update: Export Pace Continues Strong, Shipments Total 81,400 Tons This Week

(more…)