China Market Open for Import of U.S. Milled Rice; Big Deal for Louisiana and Rice Farmers

By Sylvia Masters, KLFY-TV 10, Lafayette

An announcement was made today that the China market is now open for the import of U.S. milled rice. This is a huge deal for Louisiana and rice farmers. "China is huge,” Kevin Berken, President of the Jeff Davis Rice Growers Association. “It's been a work in progress for the last 10 to 20 years and it's still going to be a work in progress, but this was a giant step forward."