Direct Farmer Sales to Mexico Support Louisiana Rice Farming Industry

Story by US Rice Producers Association

HOUSTON -- The unloading of a second vessel of Louisiana rough rice in Mexico's Port of Veracruz last week marks a shift in the battle against low prices. Rice farmers throughout Louisiana have been trapped between rising input costs and lower demand for milled rice, and the ability to sell rough rice into the largest market for U.S. rice has been a critical factor.  Loaded in the new IFG facility in the Port of Lake Charles, some 45 farmer-shareholders participated in the direct sale to a major rice mill in Mexico.

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