Pact to open China’s market to U.S. rice

Crop inspection protocols last step in 6-year process

Posted: November 25, 2012 at 2:42 a.m.

A child samples U.S.-grown rice during a marketing study in September at a store in Guangzhou, China. The U.S. rice industry has spent more than six years trying to win permission to export their crops to the world’s largest rice producer.

An effort to open the Chinese market to U.S.-grown rice is drawing one step closer to completion as trade officials from both countries hammer out crop inspection protocols.

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Business, Pages 67 on 11/25/2012