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Cotton Statement on USDA Agreement Allowing Rice Exports to China

July 20, 2017

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the USDA agreement with China allowing for rice exports:

"Arkansas rice is the best in the world, and today's announcement is a victory for our rice farmers. Now, for the first time, millions of new customers will be able to buy Arkansas rice, which will give a big boost to our state economy. I want to commend President Trump and Secretary Perdue for seeing this through. I raised this issue with them early on, and now I'm glad to say they have delivered for Arkansas farmers."