Mississippi Rice Could Be Heading to South Korean Tables

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Trade representatives and the US Department of Agriculture have announced an agreement with South Korea that could allow mass exports of rice grown in Mississippi to that country. Mississippi Delta rice production ranks sixth nationally with more than 10 million hundredweight grown in 2018 and a production value of $117 million. The news comes days after China agreed to open its market to U.S. poultry exports after banning American-grown poultry in 2015. China imported more than $500 million worth of U.S. poultry products in 2013 and the department of agriculture estimates China could increase its intake of American poultry and poultry products by 68 percent, to $1 billion annually.

 


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