Tag Archives: Export

Unique Opportunities

Convention brings together the world of technology and rice marketers in Houston. Although the focus of the Rice Market & Technology Convention has always be on the rice market of the Americas, the success of this event has spread to other regions of the world. The 2016 edition, scheduled for May 31-June 2 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, ... Read More »

USA Rice readies for full plate of issues in Washington, D.C.

Some trading ‘partners’ fail to live up to their agreements. Just as you’re getting your farms ready for the next rice-growing season, we’re getting ready here in Washington, D.C., for the next legislative season, finalizing priorities and planning for the year ahead.  And what a year it is promising to be. The second session of the 114th Congress has what ... Read More »

‘¿Quien tiene arroz?’

RMTC in Houston offers opportunities to network with international buyers, vendors and other participants. Mark your calendar — the Rice Market & Technology Convention is coming to Houston, May 31–June 2. Judging from early comments from participants and confirmed exhibitors, the 2016 edition will be another great opportunity to meet the rice buyers, sellers, shippers, grower leadership, seed technology, research, ... Read More »

A dream come true

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Direct-farmer marketing pays off with a rough rice shipment to Mexico. If we begin with the premise that rice producers today have lost most of the assistance they used to receive from Washington, then marketing their harvests takes on an even greater importance. Pricing the crop is pretty much it; there are not a lot of chances to make money ... Read More »

Fair trade pudding, Mars, your farm and the WTO

Some trading ‘partners’ fail to live up to their agreements. Trade is all about two parties exchanging things the other wants. Competition is when two or more entities vie for a single prize. Fair trade is when all the parties involved agree on rules to govern their competition and then abide by those rules. Unfortunately, today’s global agriculture trade has ... Read More »