By John Lee.
The USA Rice Federation has announced that that "after being passed over" in the previous Iraqi rice tender, U.S. rice has been awarded 120,000 MT of long grain in the current tender.
USA Rice Federation President and CEO Betsy Ward said:
"This is really great news for the entire U.S. rice industry ... We're sitting on a large, high quality crop, and with the Iraq Grain Board (IGB) placing the order for bulk and bagged rice, the whole southern region will win.
"We're very pleased to have won the confidence and business of the IGB and the rice industry has worked hard to maintain a positive relationship with them ...
"We know the Iraqi people like the taste and quality of U.S. rice, and our growers look forward to supplying rice to Iraq on future tenders."
(Source: USA Rice Federation)
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