April 28, 2016 @ 07:59 PM

Ampack Corp. a Redistributor of Essential Products & Sustanable Supplies. Has Launched WATER BLUE BOTTLE Drinking Water Products Bottled in the United States of America

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New Bottle of Water BLUE Helps to reduce CO2 in the United States

June 15, 2016 @ 12:14 AM

Ampack Corp. introduces a New Bottle of Water product called Blue TM, a revolutionary approach to be eco-friendly and with a goal to reduce CO2 in the United States of America.

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Rice Business Industry News

April 05, 2017 @ 10:57 PM

First U.S. Rice Exported to Cuba Since 2007


APRIL 4, 2017 01:12 PM



John Kavulich, president of the U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, reports that a shipment of rice will travel from the port of Houston/Galveston to the Republic of Cuba - the first shipment of its kind in a decade.



The shipment was reportedly valued at $252,000, including $126,000 worth of rice "semi/wholly milled, parboiled, inc mixes" and $126,000 worth of rice "semi/wholly milled, mixtures of grains."



Cuba imports about 80% of its food, creating a potential $2 billion market for U.S. farmers. According to the Engage Cuba Coalition, U.S. producers cannot offer private credit for exported as commodities to Cuba. This restricts access compared to other exporting nations.



Blake Gerard, chairman for the USA Rice Farmers Board of Directors, addressed the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management on the matter earlier today.



"With the appropriate statutory changes, the U.S. could regain 30% of the Cuban rice business within two years," he says. "That is an estimated 135,000 metric tons of new demand. We anticipate the U.S. share of the market would exceed 50% within five years, and it could reach 75% or more within ten years with full commercial relations. That is equal to somewhere between $40 and $60 million worth of new demand from Cuba within those first two years of lifted sanctions."


According to Kavulich, from 2002 to 2007, rice exports from the U.S. to Cuba topped $183 million.

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Rice Market News

April 05, 2017 @ 11:02 PM

Rice Market: Colombia to Remove Import Restrictions on U.S. Rough Rice


By Bob Cummings, USA Rice - March 1, 2017




The Colombian government informed the United States in early February that it has begun the process of removing existing restrictions on the import of U.S. paddy rice.  USA Rice was informed of this positive news by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently.



“This is tremendous news, and a success that we have worked hard to achieve,” said USA Rice Chairman Brian King, with rice merchant Erwin-Keith, Inc. in Wynne, Arkansas. “This development will allow U.S. exporters to maximize marketing opportunities under the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.”



In a letter to APHIS, the General Manager of Colombia’s counterpart organization, known as ICA, stated that the disease Tilletia horrida (rice smut) is prevalent in several rice growing areas of Colombia.



As a consequence, Colombia will begin the process of deregulation of the disease and updating of the current phytosanitary import requirements for rice seed and paddy coming from the United States.  Since 2012, Colombia has restricted the import of U.S. paddy to the port of Barranquilla and requires burning of rice hulls to control the spread of T. horrida.



“We waited several years for Colombia to complete its study on the prevalence of this disease, and the results confirm what many suspected.  Our task now is to encourage U.S. and Colombian officials to work quickly toward removing import restrictions on the import of U.S. rice.  We understand that U.S. and Colombian plant health officials will meet later this month, and we look forward to continued progress from this session,” concluded King.



Colombia has emerged as a significant market for U.S. rice, primarily long grain milled, since the trade agreement came into effect in 2012.  U.S. exports were 140,000 MT of rice in 2016, valued at $58.2 million.  Import duties on U.S. rice phase out gradually, and end in 2030.



In exchange for this phase out, increasing amounts of U.S. rice enter the country duty free each year under what is called a tariff rate quota (TRQ) – 98,448 MT in 2017 – and, significantly, research activities in the six rice-producing states share the profits from auctioning access under the TRQ.  In 2016, revenue to the six states exceeded $13 million.


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Bamboo Industry News

April 25, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

Major opportunities are aligning for bamboo production in the United States, and even a small slice of the global market could bring windfall profits to American agriculture. The U.S. is a second-class participant in the $60-billion international bamboo industry as an importer and consumer but hasn’t yet entered the production side of growing and manufacturing. However, the sideline status of U.S. agriculture is rapidly changing: Bamboo is set to go big on U.S. farmland.



Commercial bamboo farming has the potential to create thousands of jobs, since it is labor intensive. Bamboo plants are typically planted, maintained and harvested by hand. In Ghana, about 1,500 people were employed when a commercial project started recently. In China, the bamboo industry employs nearly 8 million people, a number that is expected to hit 10 million by 2020, according to INBAR.

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Rice Protein United States Market Overview

May 28, 2018 @ 10:18 PM

In terms of market revenue, North America currently holds the value of $19.1 million in 2018. Most of the value of rice protein market in the region has mainly come from the food and dietary supplements industry.


The North American rice protein market is majorly driven by demand from obese and overweight population particularly in Canada and the U.S. In last few years, the percentage of people suffering from obesity and overweight is rising constantly. In order to cope up with this issue, health conscious consumers in the region are increasingly asking for protein rich products.


Another driver that will aid the growth of rice protein market is an environmental and ethical concern of industrial animal farming. This has led to growing population choosing to consume meat free diets thereby pushing the demand for protein based products as substitutes. These trends in the region project the market of rice protein to reach $27.9 million by 2023, registering at the fastest CAGR of 7.9% during the period of forecast. 

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