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Founded by Jeremy Zwinger in 2002, The International Commodity Institute is the umbrella organization that serves to offer clients an integrated media source that connects all critical aspects of the world rice industry. The institute brings together in-depth market reports and analysis (The Rice Trader publications), trade networking (World Rice Conference and other Events), expounding in various media (Weekly Direct TV Interviews), working with international producers of commodities (Farm & Trade), helping entities with global consulting, and international recognition for achievements and contributions to the global rice industry (World’s Best Rice Award and The Rice Trader Lifetime Achievement Award).

From farm to fork, from research to destination, the rice industry will be able to utilize the tools offered by the International Commodities Institute for insights and the ability to understand short, medium, and long term industry consequences, interpret market dynamics into commercial success.

For over 30 years, The Rice Trader publication has brought its subscribers crucial, up-to-the-minute information on rice trade through its daily and weekly publications. Acknowledged as the only source of confidential information about the rice market, this weekly summary of market data analysis has helped both the leading commercial rice companies and the regional government officials make informed decisions, which are critical in today’s market.

Our Mission

The Rice Trader is the world’s leading trade publication dedicated to in-depth analysis of the global rice industry. We assist your organization with valuable intelligence for risk management, trade, and decision-making abilities across the rice industry supply chain.

Rice is the staple food for over three billion people making it the world’s most important grain. Leaders from over 20 countries and every corner of the rice industry receive The Rice Trader. They rely on it to determine the most efficient ways to trade and transport this vital commodity. Comprehensive, in-depth market analysis makes The Rice Trader a pillar in the global rice industry and is the most profitable investment a person in this trade can make.

Acknowledge and honors development achievements through the prestige of our international awards, The Rice Trader aims to recognize and promote the development of the rice industry in countries that appreciate continuous development by education and research. 

Our Values

Published 48 times a year, the Weekly Report is a vital source for market intelligence. We serve our subscribers by delivering an integrated platform of information on rice origins, allied markets, and risk management tools. The Rice Trader combines market data with proprietary research to provide our clients the most comprehensive rice report in the world on a weekly basis.

Daily News Update from The Rice Trader features all of the most recent activities of the global rice industry from various related aspects and beyond.

The Rice Trader World Rice Conference is the world’s leading forum for rice industry professionals, and emphasizes on the global rice trade, with a strong reputation in bringing leaders and rice industry and the various elements that deliver rice, from farm to fork. 

Our Team

Team up from rice professionals, along with the companionship of researchers, enthusiastic advisors and reputed traders of the global rice industry who have decades of experience, The Rice Trader aims to deliver an integrated platform of information to the rice trade and allied industries that not only informs, but provides analysis, insight and valuable intelligence that will assist risk management, trade, and decision-making abilities across the rice industry supply chain. 

Jeremy Zwinger – President & CEO:
 “As the world and market transforms, so must we or we will be left behind.”

Jeremy Zwinger is the CEO/President of The Rice Trader, Farm And Trade, Inc., and International Commodity Institute.  Mr. Zwinger is the founder of the World Rice Conference, along with several other key projects which help build bridges between a vast number of global entities. He was raised on his family’s farming operation in North Dakota, USA, and is a graduate of North Dakota State University, where he also attended graduate school for agriculture economics.  Jeremy followed up this graduate school studies by taking on the position of the market analyst for U.S. Wheat in Washington DC, where he was able to get hands on experience in complexities of global trade and U.S. agricultural trade policy.  His interests are broad, ranging from commodities markets to the digitalization of global business to the rapidly changing international cultural/geopolitical environment.  Development of water distribution systems, ownership of water rights, and large-scale water trading are also key passionate interests. On a personal note, Mr. Zwinger is blessed with five children and an amazing family, whose support has allowed him to be here today.

A regular participant at international events and conferences, Mr. Zwinger has contributed extensively on the analysis of markets by predicting inter-commodity effects (rice, wheat, corn, soybeans, sugar, etc.), as well as currency and oil price led impacts on the rice markets. He is also well known among clients for his direct advisory work and market analysis that has proven to be very close to actual market developments.  His 2007 speech forecast rice prices to go past $1,000 per ton levels, the more recent global food oversupply predictions, his prediction of the 2016 Trump presidency more than a year in advance of the U.S. elections, and a split 2020 election, are a just a few key examples that are well regarded. 

Additionally, Mr. Zwinger has extensive experience that extends globally in the fields of publishing, brokerage, water trading, advisement, production financing, and consultancy services to a number of internationally respected players, including several Fortune 500 companies.  He has consulted for many countries on key strategic interests, with direct access to heads of state and their cabinet members throughout the globe. More recently, he has become heavily involved in globally critical topics such as water rights and value, food security issues, electronic trading, international production financing, global investment strategies with a focus on the commodity fields, market development strategies, and the coming solar cycle, which is likely to lead to major global issues on a multitude of levels. In 2020, he was also made a lifetime member of the Farm Foundation, a prestigious agriculture and trade policy group, which helps make recommendations for the future, while facilitating key leaders into action.  Mr. Zwinger has recently taken on the role of a weekly market discussion analyst on Direct TV, talking about the commodity markets and the important topics of the day. The changes brought on by Covid-19 have forced major developments in Mr. Zwinger’s business, where unique software was developed to help allow personalized networking with automated contracts.  The goal remains of a more efficient trade mechanism in this new and ever-changing environment.

Mr. Zwinger looks forward to contributing more insights on the future and hopes to make yet another accurate assessment of the direction the market is headed in aid of those in attendance. As we have seen in the past, there are likely to be some interesting insights that come from his engaging and passionate discussions.

V Subramanian – Vice President

Subra is Vice President and a member of The Rice Trader team with primary responsibilities in the TRT’s Asian and African rice market coverage. As Vice President at The Rice Trader, Subra presents daily updates on rice market prices, market developments and the latest in dealings amongst buyers and sellers as well as to provide a significant contribution to the weekly TRT report that has a wide readership from the global rice trade.

Subra’s contributions extend to covers developments and market intelligence gathering across all major rice markets, with an emphasis on development of TRT’s focus on rice market verticals that look at markets specifics like white rice, parboiled rice, fragrant rice, basmati rice, broken rice as well as key price trends and analysis in global rice markets and how these relay market signals and trends in procurement. Special reports on African markets, China, Indonesia, the Philippines and all the major export markets of India, Vietnam, Thailand, Pakistan, US, South America, Myanmar and Cambodia are also part of Subra’s market specific special reports that provide readers with specialist insights into global rice markets.

Subra is well-known for his role in the TRT World Rice Conference (held since 2009) the annual meeting place for the global rice trade.

Subra was also Managing Editor of Rice Today, between 2009 and 2012. Rice Today is the flagship publication of IRRI that was published by the The Rice Trader from between 2009 and 2012.

Subra was previously part of IBC Asia (Informa Group) for 14 years between 1994 and 2008 and helped create several firsts including Asia’s first coffee, sugar, rice conferences, and the world’s first Dry Bulk Shipping conference in a role that saw him create and eventually head IBC Asia’s Commodities and Maritime Division.

Educated in Singapore and the United Kingdom - Economics degree (University of Leicester) and a Masters in Science (MSc) degree in shipping trade and finance (City University, London, now known as the Cass Business School), Subra started his career at the Singapore Trade Development Board compiling trade statistics between Singapore and Malaysia. Subra subsequently joined Peregrine Futures where he provided daily market reports and analysis (including fundamental and technical analysis) to clients on futures markets, with emphasis on Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar as well as the metals markets of the London Metals Exchange.

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08 February 2023

Bangladesh has slashed its wish-list for annual import of six consumer commodities from India in tune with domestic demand, official sources said.  Delhi recently recommended that Bangladesh should rationalize its proposed yearly commodities quota.

08 February 2023

The world bank reports stated that rice production in Pakistan fell by 6 million tons amid disastrous floods, ARY News reported. According to the World Bank that because of floods wheat was not sowed in several areas.

08 February 2023

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, rice is a staple crop for more than half of the world’s population. However, for farmers, buying seeds annually in their hybrid genetic state, which has proven to perform more efficiently, can be expensive. 

07 February 2023

The problem of access to irrigation water will soon be solved in Hadejia, a locality located in Jigawa State, Nigeria. This is the promise of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Muhammadu Buhari visited the site of the Hadejia Valley Irrigation Dam on 31st january 2023 to reactivate it.

07 February 2023

Officially known as the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, it is a South Asian country possesses GDP of about $ 85 billion according to the statistics of world bank. Over the past few years, the contribution of agriculture sector in Sri Lana’s GDP has experienced a rising trend.

Vietnam
08 February 2023

Vietnamese included in Ulsan city’s multilingual e-newspaper

07 February 2023

Agro-forestry-fishery exports reach 3.7 bln USD in January

06 February 2023

The visits will be made at the invitations of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.

India
08 February 2023

The State government has earmarked Rs 3,117 crore for the Civil Supplies department. Out of this, Rs 3,000 crore has been allocated for the provision of rice under public distribution system, distribution of nutritious food and beverages and implementation of special nutrition programmes.

07 February 2023

India’s agriculture sector has witnessed a robust average annual growth rate of 4.6 % over the last six years.

07 February 2023

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in her budget speech on January 1, 2023, made some announcements related to the agriculture sector, which can help upscale organic/natural farming in India.

Pakistan
08 February 2023

President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Ahsan Zafar Bakhtawari on Tuesday lauded the efforts of the Ethiopian Ambassador to Pakistan, Jemal Beker Abdula, for mobilizing a high-profile Pakistani delegation to Ethiopia.

08 February 2023

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Industry and academia have agreed to promote Agri-tech in the country, develop the value of agri-business and create more opportunities for women’s involvement in agriculture and information technology.

07 February 2023

The district administration has fixed new rates for daily-use commodities for convenience of general public.

Philippines
08 February 2023

The country’s headline inflation rate in January 2023 increased to 8.7 percent from 8.1 percent in December 2022, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) Undersecretary Dennis Mapa reported Tuesday.

08 February 2023

THE PHILIPPINES is expected to obtain P150 billion in investment pledges during President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s official visit to Japan.

07 February 2023

The Banaue Rice Terraces are sometimes called the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. Perched 1,500 metres up on the side of the Cordillera mountains in Ifugao, Philippines, the network of fields is as old as some Egyptian pyramids.

Bangladesh
08 February 2023

The "11th International Agro Tech Bangladesh-2023", South Asia's largest milling technology exhibition, was held on Feb. 2-4 in Bangladesh's capital city Dhaka.

07 February 2023

There is nothing new about the impact food has on politics. In the old days, many kings practised food diplomacy in entertaining their guests – by serving the best and most unique dishes that could have been created only by the royal house’s finest chefs.

07 February 2023

The goal of mechanisation is to conduct agricultural activities more efficiently. Hence, the nature and extent of mechanisation are closely related to the agricultural development of a country.

Indonesia
07 February 2023

Indonesian Inflation Cools in January

03 February 2023

President director of the State Logistics Agency (Bulog) Budi Waseso on Thursday said there are 300,000 tons of rice imports that have landed in Indonesia, with additional 200,000 tons currently still at sea or docking at ports. 

03 February 2023

Indonesia's food procurement agency (Bulog) aims to procure 2.4 million tonnes of rice in 2023, its chief executive Budi Waseso said on Thursday, adding that the agency would prioritise domestic procurement.

China
08 February 2023

The world is currently experiencing a global food crisis. Record-high food prices have driven millions more into extreme poverty, magnifying hunger and malnutrition.

07 February 2023

Goods trade between the United States and mainland China likely reached a new record high in 2022, despite increasingly chilly relations, new U.S. export controls and the lingering impact of tariffs imposed during the Trump administration.

06 February 2023

China has started promoting Rice bran as the staple food amid the ongoing food shortage in the country, as since 2020, shortages have remained a significant issue for the Chinese masses, Geo Politik reported.

Japan
08 February 2023

Tokyo and Manila will aim to sign a total of seven key agreements during Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s five-day visit to Japan starting Wednesday, with the strategic partners seeking to further boost economic and defense cooperation.

03 February 2023

The preservation of plant seeds as a genetic resource is becoming more and more important at a time when many crops are threatened by extinction or lower productive output due to climate change and the destruction of ecosystems through overdevelopment.

02 February 2023

A Japanese agricultural bank is planning to resume its purchases of bundled leveraged loans in the US and Europe, after pausing last year when UK pension funds were dumping their holdings, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Thailand
03 February 2023

Thailand targets its rice exports this year at 7.5 million tons, in response to high demand and the instability of the Thai baht, local media reported Thursday.

01 February 2023

Thailand exported 7.69 million tonnes of rice in 2022, up 22.1% from a year earlier, the commerce ministry said on Tuesday.

01 February 2023

Thailand exported 7.69 million tonnes of rice in 2022, up from 22.1% from a year earlier, the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.  The exports exceeded a target of 7.5 million tonnes with top markets being Iraq, South Africa, China and the United States, it said in a statement

Others
08 February 2023

AGRICULTURE industry representatives said the government has not adequately supported farmers in achieving competitiveness against imports, which they called a necessary step before opening up the market under the terms of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

08 February 2023

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will make an official visit to China from Thursday to Saturday, becoming the first foreign leader Beijing will host after the Chinese New Year holiday.

07 February 2023

North Korea has scheduled a major political conference to discuss the “urgent task” of improving its agricultural sector, a possible sign of worsening food insecurity as the country’s economic isolation deepens amid a defiant nuclear weapons push.

08 February 2023

THE year 2023 started on a high note for all African food and nutrition security visionaries and all well-meaning supporters of the Feed Africa initiative.

06 February 2023

Three African youth-led Agritech businesses— Kenya’s DigiCow, Botswana’s Brastorne Enterprises and Nigeria’s ThriveAgric— will receive mentorship and $1.5 million in grants to help them to aggressively expand solutions to long-standing challenges faced by smallholder farmers across the continent.

06 February 2023

The Vice Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Canada, Dr Abiola Oshodi, has assured Nigerians, that the Presidential candidate of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will within four years of his election, tame the virus of insecurity, thereby increase the percentage of cultivated land from 35 percent to 65 percent.

06 February 2023

The return of an ancient grain to the global food marketplace could be the answer to increased hunger if other grains that were similarly dismissed for centuries also make a comeback. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization notes that the war in Ukraine and drought, among other factors, have worsened hunger globally, especially for nations that rely on imports.

06 February 2023

The World Bank Group today presented a new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) 2023-2027 with Côte d’Ivoire that focuses on improving human capital, reducing disparities and building resilience, and creating private sector jobs.

03 February 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by supply-chain disruptions and surging inflation, has highlighted the fragilities of Africa’s food systems, leading to a 60% increase in hunger across the continent in 2020 alone.

02 February 2023

Horticultural experts from around the globe will convene in Stellenbosch next week.

02 February 2023

The African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) initiative has reached a landmark $1 billion in approved funding designated for lending to African  women entrepreneurs.

02 February 2023

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has joined efforts with the African Risk Capacity (ARC) Group to integrate gender dimensions in climate action and disaster risk management and reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa.

02 February 2023

The African Development Bank Group (www.AfDB.org) and the Government of Canada have established a new special fund to support Africa’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the agriculture sector.

07 February 2023

Australian and Chinese trade ministers held their first bilateral meeting in three years Monday as Australia urges China to lift official and unofficial barriers that are costing exporters 20 billion Australian dollars ($14 billion) a year.

02 February 2023

If you’re sticking around Auckland this Waitangi Day—Monday 6 February to be exact—you’ll be delighted to know a bunch of top-notch eateries will be open for brunch, lunch, a cheeky tipple or three, or an all-out feast. 

02 February 2023

JUST a month into the new year, and Australian agriculture has once again shown it is being increasingly seen as important part of an investment portfolio for institutional investors and families alike.

31 January 2023

Rising interest rates and softening livestock commodity prices could lead to more farms up for grabs this year.

27 January 2023

VETERINARIAN and livestock business consultant Phil Holmes, rural communications specialist Robbie Sefton, organic beef industry leader Dalene Wray and a high country cattleman, parliamentarian and ‘crack rider’ who featured in the Man from Snowy River films are among a number of Australian agricultural identities to have been recognised with 2023 Australia Day Awards, announced today.

26 January 2023

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has announced that in the latest round of WorldStar Packaging Awards, Australian and New Zealand companies received the second highest number of wins, behind only Japan.

25 January 2023

Tech tycoon Bill Gates is backing, through its Breakthrough Energy Ventures accelerator, Rumin8, a start-up targeting methane emissions in agriculture through its synthetically replicated red seaweed.

25 January 2023

When normally well-to-do shoppers of inner-west Sydney start trimming spending on fruit and vegetables, it’s a hint that households everywhere are feeling the pinch.

24 January 2023

Supermarket price increases accelerated over the past three months of 2022, with Woolworths leading the charge, according to research by investment bank UBS.

09 December 2022

Australia is forecast to produce yet another record wheat crop in the 2022-23 marketing year, according to a report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES).

08 February 2023

According to a report by the European Commission, organic farming in the EU grew to 14.8 million hectares between 2010 and 2020, which represents 9.1% of all agricultural land in the region. 

06 February 2023

In a release yesterday via the Department of Public Information, the GRDB advised farmers that while taking steps to protect their rice crop, they must at the same time endeavour to protect their European market by complying with the Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) for various pesticides at different levels set by the European Union (EU).

02 February 2023

Almost one year after Russian forces invaded Ukraine, Moscow’s natural gas exports to Europe have declined by well over half due to sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines, lower European purchases, and Moscow’s throttling of deliveries in retaliation for Western support of Ukraine. Natural gas is a key energy source for home and industrial heating, and it serves as a feedstock for chemical production.

01 February 2023

Agri-cooperatives and European farmers are warning of a very complex regulatory landscape in 2023 because a lot of European agricultural proposals such as the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and the new farm-to-fork strategy were written without taking into account unprecedented inflation and the war in Ukraine.

31 January 2023

The number of ships departing Ukrainian ports through the Black Sea Grain Initiative food corridor has fallen to less than three a day, on average, the lowest in months. The war-torn country accuses Russia of artificially blocking the grain corridor via delayed ship inspection.

30 January 2023

Food prices have continued to rise across Europe despite inflation dropping for a second consecutive month in December, according to data shared on Wednesday by Eurostat, the European statistics agency.

30 January 2023

Greater diversification could help agriculture withstand climate, economic and geopolitical crises.

25 January 2023

The director of China's largest oil and petrochemical products supplier has warned the only way the industry will properly develop is to fully embrace low-carbon technology.

24 January 2023

The frozen food market size in Europe is estimated to increase by USD 36.76 billion between 2020 and 2025.

24 January 2023

Basmati is the most popular specialty rice in the UK, adding extra flavor and subtlety to everything from curries to pilafs to kedgerees.

08 February 2023

The February 2023 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report from USDA is not likely to be near the market mover as is the January report series.

07 February 2023

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. CST, USDA will issue the next World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

03 February 2023

Female scientists from four different Latin American countries have come together to work on TechMaiz, a project supported by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), and continue the organization’s commitment to inclusivity and inclusion.

02 February 2023

Rising temperatures in the U.S., recent rainfall in Argentina, and some breaks in rain for parts of Brazil are the weather factors driving the markets Wednesday.

31 January 2023

The transaction aims to strengthen of Crop Care’s position in the high-performance adjuvants and agricultural enhancers market.

30 January 2023

The Mercosur trade group and the European Union will reach a trade agreement soon, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said Saturday in Buenos Aires, during German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s visit to the South American nation.

26 January 2023

Brazil's 2022/2023 summer grain production will outgrow total storage capacity for the first time in 20 years amid expectations of a record soybean harvest, Reuters reported, citing government data obtained from Conab, the food supply and statistics agency.

26 January 2023

Shortages in Peru of basic products, including increasingly expensive fuel and food, continued to mount Wednesday as over a month of anti-government demonstrations showed no end in sight.

25 January 2023

Cuban authorities have not revealed the bad results of the 2022 rice production, but a note published on Sunday in Granma, the official daily, leads us to believe that is worse than expected.

25 January 2023

As Brazil continues to expand its agriculture frontiers and farming techniques, two cereals of which the country has been historically an importer are becoming increasingly self-sufficient.

08 February 2023

In a region with plenty of sun but little water, farming is rarely an easy option, so it’s little surprise that Gulf countries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates import around 85% of all the food they consume, according to a 2021 report by Dubai-based Alpen Capital.

02 February 2023

The Public Investment Fund (“PIF”) today signed a joint venture agreement with AeroFarms, a US-based commercial market leader in vertical farming, to establish a company in Riyadh to build and operate indoor vertical farms in Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

31 January 2023

Price action in oil over the last week was rangebound with the market awaiting this week’s OPEC+ meeting and the return of China from the Lunar New Year holidays.

30 January 2023

Saudi Arabia plans to list agricultural firms on its stock market in a push to raise the financial efficiency of such firms as it looks to boost investment in the sector.

27 January 2023

Quadintel offers a thorough analysis of the global Wild Rice Products market, including assessments of business solutions, studies and advancements, applications, advantages, benefits, and breadth.

25 January 2023

The people of the Hawizeh marshes of southern Iraq have an ancient history living in the world’s most unique and biodiverse wetlands.

11 January 2023

Two Dubai companies and multiple individuals have been charged in an indictment for a multimillion-dollar scheme to bring non-organic grain into the United States and sell it as certified organic.

04 January 2023

Rice stocks at many companies have been dwindling for a long time with the finger of blame not only being pointed at the government but also at retailers’ monopolistic practices.

02 January 2023

Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) has signed an agreement with the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) to transport grain products from Dammam to Riyadh.

20 December 2022

Afghan authorities have distributed China-donated humanitarian aid to 6,000 needy families in the western Herat province, provincial director for Natural Disaster Management and Humanitarian Affairs Mohammad Hashim Khalid said Tuesday.

08 February 2023

The US Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has released a study outlining recent trends in non-GMO soybean production.

08 February 2023

The United Nations has declared 2023 as the ‘International Year of Millets’ at Indian instance.

08 February 2023

The benchmark index of international food commodity prices declined in January for the 10th consecutive month, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reported recently.

07 February 2023

India’s wheat plantings remained steady despite a rally in the price of the staple to a record as farmers in a key producing central state shifted to grapeseed to take advantage of even higher prices for the oilseed, farm ministry data showed on Monday.

07 February 2023

The United Nations has declared 2023 to be the “International Year of Millet” at the initiative of the Indian government

06 February 2023

Global food prices dropped for the tenth consecutive month in January, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), a Rome-based UN agency, has said.

03 February 2023

Corn export sales were solid during the week ending January 26th. The USDA says corn sales of nearly 1.6 million tons were significantly larger than average, driven by demand from unknown destinations, Mexico, and China.

02 February 2023

Chicago soybean futures inched lower in early Asian trading on Wednesday, amid technical selling, even as dry weather conditions in top producer Argentina posed supply concerns.

02 February 2023

Almost all of Africa's maize crop is at risk from the devastating fall armyworm pest (Spodoptera frugiperda) according to new research published in the journal Frontiers in Insect Science.

02 February 2023

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has declared 2023 as the International Year of Millets. Millets have special nutritive properties (they are high in protein, dietary fibre, micronutrients and antioxidants) and special agronomic characteristics (drought-resistant and suitable for semi-arid regions).

08 February 2023

At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), our vision is a good and just world where people are not just fed but fulfilled.

08 February 2023

The U.S. has some rapid catching up to do if it is to secure the reliability of its supply chain and its independence from competitors like China, a top White House advisor admitted this week.

03 February 2023

Buhler AG plays a key role in overall rice milling machines market and processing fast growing rice volumes and has taken the pole position in global industrialized rice processing market in the present as well as future forecast.

03 February 2023

In its first meeting of the new congressional session, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry gathered Wednesday for a hearing on the trade and horticulture titles in the upcoming farm bill. 

02 February 2023

A special committee on China created in the Republican-controlled House will spend part of its time investigating Chinese investments in U.S. agriculture and the risk they could pose for food security. 

01 February 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced two pools of funding last year to support pilot programs to help farmers transition to more sustainable farming practices, create new markets, grow revenue sources and create a system to verify and report data to prove to consumers that crops are produced sustainably.

01 February 2023

More than a month after Gov. Kristi Noem and state legislators announced plans to bring a bill that would bar large foreign investments in South Dakota's agricultural land, said legislation has now officially reached Pierre.

31 January 2023

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement on being named chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which has jurisdiction over funding for the Department of Energy, the Army Corp of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation and other federal agencies related to our nation’s energy and water infrastructure programs.

31 January 2023

Exposed to the beating sun and hot dry air, more than 10% of the water carried by the Colorado River evaporates, leaks or spills as the 1,450-mile (2,334-kilometer) powerhouse of the West flows through the region’s dams, reservoirs and open-air canals.

31 January 2023

This week’s Open Mic guest is Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Citing recent research on farm income, the secretary is intently concerned about the financial outlook for small- and medium-sized farms in the nation.

07 February 2023

From Brazil to Bangladesh, our progress roundup highlights land use adaptations that are producing results.

06 February 2023

The benchmark index of international food commodity prices declined to January for the tenth consecutive month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reported Friday.

06 February 2023

Price indices for vegetable oils, dairy and sugar drove the January decline, the UN food agency said, issuing two new reports on food production expectations. The FAO food price index fell 17.9 per cent below its all-time peak, reached in March 2022 following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

03 February 2023

Sitting at the cutting edge of science, the crop breeding domain has been improving and refining tools, technologies and techniques.

03 February 2023

The global Combine Harvester market research report published by market insight reports discovers the current outlook in global and key regions from the viewpoint of Major Players, Countries, Product Types, and end industries.

02 February 2023

The global economy is at a critical crossroads with a number of interlocking challenges and crises running in parallel. The uncertainty around how Russia`s war on Ukraine will play out this year and the war`s role in creating global instability means that the trouble on the inflation front is not over yet.

02 February 2023

According to a recent Future Market Insights (FMI) report, the value of the rice mill machine market is anticipated to cross US$ 284.4 million in 2033. A steady CAGR of 4.0% approximately between 2023 and 2033.

01 February 2023

Bloomberg writers Tarso Veloso Ribeiro and Michael Hirtzer reported late last week that, “Global demand for corn will come back to the US in the coming months, according to Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., one of the world’s biggest crop traders.

01 February 2023

According to a market research study published by Contrive Datum Insights, The Asia-Pacific market was worth USD 59.23 billion in 2021, and over the next five years, it is expected to grow at an impressive 8.3% CAGR.

01 February 2023

In 2017, the RTE breakfast cereal market was valued at USD 13,831.53 million. From a regional perspective, North America held the largest market share, valued at USD 4,990.54 million. The RTE breakfast cereal market size is estimated to grow by USD 5,697.8 million from 2022 to 2027 at a CAGR of 5.67%, according to Technavio.

08 February 2023

Agro-Processing, Productivity Enhancement and Livelihood Improvement Support (APPEALS) is a six year World Bank assisted project designed in line with the Agricultural Promotion Policy (APP) of the Federal Government.

08 February 2023

A worker seals wine crocks with mud at a rice wine brewery in Yuecheng District of Shaoxing, east China's Zhejiang Province, Feb. 7, 2023.

08 February 2023

CHICAGO, IL and VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / February 7, 2023­­­­­­ / The Planting Hope Company Inc. (TSXV:MYLK)(OTCQB:MYLKF)(FRA:J94) ("Planting Hope" or the "Company"), a plant-based food and beverage company focused on producing the world's most nutritious and planet-friendly products, is pleased to announce that RightRice® is being added to the assortments at 4,581 retail locations of a leading US pharmacy.

07 February 2023

The home of banana ketchup, Eater’s favorite fried chicken, and arguably the world’s longest Christmas season (it unofficially starts in September), Manila is a huge metropolis made up of many individual cities and the homes of more than 13 million people.

07 February 2023

Fu-Wang Foods, a publicly traded bread and confectionary foods manufacturer, has decided to set up a puffed rice production line in preparation for the upcoming Ramadan.

07 February 2023

The event celebrated the Chinese Lantern Festival which takes place on the 15th day of the first month on the Chinese lunar calendar.

07 February 2023

UNESCO has settled a long-standing jollof rice dispute involving Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Cameroon, after declaring Senegal king of the famous West African delicacy tin January this year.

06 February 2023

“Gran Cocina Latina” is chef, historian, and author Maricel E. Presilla's magnum opus. Guiding her readers through 20 Latin American countries and hundreds of restaurants, chefs, home-cooks, vendors, and markets, Presilla presents over 500 recipes that encapsulate the flavors and techniques of Latin American cuisine.

06 February 2023

Onigiri in South Pasadena, vegan sushi in Santa Monica, and more

06 February 2023

In his free time, Douglas Brinkley, a history professor at Rice University, gets nominated for Grammy awards.

Executive Summary

06 February 2023

In what is the second week of the Lunar New Year, more offices were open across Asia and activity levels are expected to rise, especially as Vietnam’s winter-spring crop enters the market. Highlights this week include a short-seller attack on Adani that brings back memories of Muddy Waters in 2012. Hindenburg Research took aim at the Adani Group, with suggestion of a “short-term liquidity risk” providing the main theme for the current focus, while we have press reports of Adani Group’s own response, as the Adani Group has seen some $100 billion in market losses as the result while also cancelling a share issue late in the week.

Thought of the week

06 February 2023
Planning ...

If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail.

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