WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) issued the following statement after USA Rice announced that Iraq has committed to buying 40,000 metric tons of American rice. This is half of the remaining tonnage committed under the memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iraq.
“Since coming to Congress, I’ve worked to expand global markets and trade opportunities for Louisiana farmers. This latest tender is a win for the rice industry. Businesses up and down the supply chain will benefit, with some of the rice being milled and exported through Louisiana. As we execute the remainder of the Iraq MOU, my office will continue to advocate for Louisiana’s rice farmers, millers, and exporters.”
Last year, Congressman Higgins and Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) led the push and helped secure a new U.S.-specific rice tender with Iraq. More information on those efforts is available here.

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