Secretary Perdue Talks Trade, Farm Bill & More with Loewer & USA Rice

By Michael Klein, USA Rice

Louisiana rice farmer Jackie Loewer also praised robust rice research programs that are helping the rice industry remain competitive. "All the issues you heard about today are important, but we really have a three-legged stool of trade, safety net programs, and research on which we sit," said Loewer, who is also the chairman of the Louisiana Rice Research Board.