Tag Archives: Marketing

Mercosur international access

Mercosur ships rice at more competitive prices the first half of the year when it is off-season in the United States and Southeast Asia. By Tiago Barata Owner of Agrotendências, Brazilian rice market news publication, Market Advisory Committee USRPA Over the past years, the ever increasing share of Mercosur countries, as major suppliers of rice to the international market, has ... Read More »

Central American rice buyers seek quality

One idea is to ship single varieties of rice as approved by the buyer. BY DWIGHT ROBERTS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER USRPA In 2012, 15 percent of all rice exports were destined to Central America. Consisting mostly of rough rice for processing in local mills, the region has purchased an average of 570,000 metric tons over the past five ... Read More »

Industry News

Will Rice Prices Increase? Rice prices are likely to improve with the expectation that China will buy American rice and the Brazilian crop will be off this year, a rice marketing consultant said on Jan. 31 at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference. U.S. rice acreage will drop this year but not by much because the price will ... Read More »

Rice Quality Matters

Ideas For Central America To Remain A Key Market CARLOS GONZÁLEZ ARGÜELLO BUSINESS MANAGER OF THE DEMASA RICE GROUP PRESIDENT OF FECARROZ SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA Because rice is an excellent basic food in Costa Rica and for many poor countries in the region, quality is important. Consumer surveys show that the three most important attributes are that the rice ... Read More »

Rice Market & Technology Convention set for May

A record crowd is expected from throughout the Western Hemisphere BY DWIGHT ROBERTS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER USRPA With the largest buyers of U.S. rice in the region already confirmed to participate, the 2013 edition of the Rice Market & Technology Convention is shaping up to be a major success. Set for May 28-30, 2013, at the Hilton Miami ... Read More »

Conservation Pays Off

Both the environment and the economy realize benefits BY JUSTIN FRITSCHER NRCS-MISSISSIPPI Farmers and ranchers who use conservation practices on their land help clean water and air. Their operations are more efficient, and they promote the wise use of natural resources. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is an agency that helps private landowners improve their land and any nearby ... Read More »

Columbia market to provide stable exports for U.S. rice

The first shipments arrived in Columbia in November 2012. BY SARAH WINNAN MANAGER, INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION USA RICE FEDERATION Colombia has become a potential growth market for U.S. rice exports, following the implementation of the U.S-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) this year. As required by the TPA, an export trading company, Colombia Rice Export Quota, Inc. (COL-RICE) was established to administer ... Read More »

USRPA works closely with Columbian rice organizations

USRPA, FEDEARROZ and INDUARROZ maintain ongoing dialogue. BY DWIGHT ROBERTS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER USRPA The finalizing of the new U.S.- Colombia Free Trade Agreement during 2012 has to be one of the bright spots for the U.S. rice industry. Now with duty free access beginning with 79,000 tons milled basis in 2012 and increasing 3 percent each year, ... Read More »

High-Quality Rice Satisfies Farmers, Markets

John Morgan Vice President Louisiana Rice Mill LLC Crowley, La. Today, quality has got to come back into the discussion across all segments of the U.S. rice industry. We are seeing a higher demand for quality rice from our customers and have to strike a balance between a farmer’s goal for higher field yields and the market’s desire for higher ... Read More »

Rice farmers look to 2013: A potential Chinese market?

Draft protocol is being updated and adjusted for Chinese review. By Dwight Roberts President and Chief Executive Officer USRPA Let’s talk about a subject that would have been a dream just a few years ago. Yes, this is not your grandfather’s market. China: Are you kidding me? We know China as the world’s largest consumer and producer of rice, so ... Read More »