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Senators ask Lighthizer to secure access for U.S. rice in trade deal with UK

February 12, 2020 at 1:02 PM
A group of Republican senators this week asked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to prioritize access for U.S. rice in a trade deal with the United Kingdom. “As Senators representing rice-producing states and the associated farmers, millers, merchants and others involved in the supply chain, we encourage you to take advantage of the rice demand in the UK to achieve increased market access for U.S.-grown rice through your upcoming negotiations,” the lawmakers wrote in a Feb. 10 letter . The...

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