Kennedy's Mission: Stifle North Korea & Open Trade

By Ken Stickney, The Daily Advertiser

Speaking on Tuesday from Washington, Kennedy said the mission also included some trade discussions, especially with the Japanese, about Louisiana rice and energy. Japan keeps a high tariff and quotas on rice imports. “We have a great product. The Japanese like it,” Kennedy said. “Quotas they impose are not good for Japan or for the U.S.”