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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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06 October 2022

Days away from Taiwan's National Day, a long line of people snakes out of Chang Lao-wang's restaurant, where the Chinese civil war refugee displays his ardent love for Taiwan's flag while serving up Yunnan rice noodles to the lunchtime crowd.

06 October 2022

PHILIPPINE rice imports are expected to rise to 3.4 million metric tons (MT) in the July 2022-June 2023 period, the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) said, upgrading its previous forecast of 3.3 million MT.

06 October 2022

Thailand’s rice exports are likely to exceed 8 million tonnes this year as flooding caused by Typhoon Noru had little impact and a weak baht has helped overseas sales, President of the Thai Rice Exporters Association (TREA) Chookiat Ophaswongse has said.

05 October 2022

"It is clarified in respect of normal rice that rice (5% and 25%) is already exempted as it is not broken rice but normal rice with permissible limits of broken rice as per standards. However, it will carry 20% duty," PTI quoted it as saying.

05 October 2022

An 800-tonne rice shipment docked in the Indian Ocean archipelago and was offloaded on October 3, after three months of shortages that have sharpened hunger and stoked unrest.

Vietnam
06 October 2022

India’s official ban placed on broken rice has led to a negative impact on the global rice market, resulting in the price of Vietnamese rice to increase sharply and surpass that of Thai rice, according to details given by the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).

06 October 2022

Prices of Vietnamese rice surged in the global and domestic markets after India announced restrictions on broken rice exports and a 20% duty on exports of various other types.

06 October 2022

Vietnamese rice has been served for the first time for lunch at the Japanese Cabinet Office, according to the Vietnam Trade Office in Japan.

India
06 October 2022

Frank Su can’t live without his airboat. Similar to a combine, it helps him harvest and seed his wild rice crop in northern Saskatchewan.

06 October 2022

Prices of two major staples - rice and wheat - are moving in two different directions this festive season. While wheat prices have gone up by 4% in the ongoing festive season, rice prices have fallen. Basmati rice prices have fallen by 12%, while non-basmati prices have slipped by up to 5%.

05 October 2022

The commerce ministry on Tuesday clarified that there is no export ban on rice and traders can ship the commodity after paying 20 per cent duty.

Pakistan
06 October 2022

Recent flooding in Pakistan has damaged the rice crop and hindered wheat planting, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

04 October 2022

Minister for Agriculture Hussein Bashe has warned traders who illegally import rice into the country, ordering them to stop the malpractices immediately because the acts thwart government efforts of protecting local growers.

04 October 2022

Since independence, Pakistan has faced both internal and external threats to its national security and existence on all levels. The internal threats in Pakistan include threats like a poor economy, an increase in population, a decline in education, a decline in mortality rate, unavailability of clean water, lack of food resources, and environmental degradation.

Philippines
06 October 2022

The government initiative to import rice from different sources to beef up the stock and keep the prices stable is yet to see any significant progress.

06 October 2022

The Philippines is seen to import more rice to make up for local supply shortfall as steep fertilizer prices force farmers to plant less rice, a staple food of Filipinos.

05 October 2022

Some members of the League of Provinces of the Philippines (LPP) are poised to ask the national government to review the Rice Tariffication law and to return the regulatory powers of the National Food Authority (NFA).

Bangladesh
06 October 2022

Cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said at a meeting on Wednesday that rice could not be sold as Miniket as such a variety does not exist.

26 September 2022

India's imposition of 20 percent duty on rice export is unlikely to affect prices of the staple in Bangladesh, according to local traders.

23 September 2022

Ohiamadwen Rice Growers Association in the Shama District of the Western Region has appealed to matrons to use locally produced rice in feeding students as it will boost growth of the industry to create jobs for the youth.

Indonesia
30 September 2022

We directly brought pediatricians and doctors from Jakarta to provide dissemination to posyandu (integrated health posts) cadres and the community...

14 September 2022

Food security will provide food availability for the community, thereby helping to maintain national economic stability, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto stated.

13 September 2022

Despite the country's large amount of food waste, stunting, a condition of impaired growth and development in children due to malnutrition and poor hygiene, remains a problem.

China
05 October 2022

China has destroyed a tacit agreement on military movements in the Taiwan Strait by crossing an unofficial “median line” running down the waterway, Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Wedesday

04 October 2022

Ronnarong Phoolpipat, who was recently appointed as DFT director-general, said on Monday that the agency’s most important agenda is to boost cross-border trade, as its value rose to 1.15 trillion baht in the first eight months of 2022, rising 3.18 per cent year on year.

03 October 2022

Though having been undergoing prolonged heat and drought since this summer, Chen Lei's rice field in Changfeng County, east China's Anhui Province, is still expected to reap a bumper harvest at the end of October.

Japan
08 September 2022

Without immediate agricultural reforms, the country is vulnerable to an intensifying global food crisis

29 August 2022

Russian missiles pounding Ukraine have spooked Japan into boosting defence spending. Now, with tensions rising over the Taiwan Strait, calls are growing to address another security threat: shrivelling rice paddies.

19 August 2022

Brazil is expected to export a new record amount of soybeans in 2022-23 on the availability of greater supplies, according to a report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Thailand
06 October 2022

As COVID-19 pandemic rules generally have subsided across the world, VICTAM Asia, Health & Nutrition Asia and GRAPAS Asia hosted thousands of industry professionals in Bangkok for the co-located trade fairs focused on animal feed, animal health and nutrition, and grain and rice processing industries.

05 October 2022

Thailand's rice exports could reach 8 million tonnes this year as flooding caused by Typhoon Noru has had little impact and a weak baht has helped overseas sales, the president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association said on Wednesday.

03 October 2022

The center said that flooding in regions had negative impacts on the first crop of rice which was about to reach markets, especially Hom Mali fragrant rice in the Northeast and the North where it was teeming down.

Others
06 October 2022

The government's plan to spend over 1 trillion won ($701 million) to buy 450,000 tons of surplus rice this year has reignited a decades-old debate about whether and how much taxpayer money should be used to protect farmers, despite plummeting demand for the once-popular staple crop.

03 October 2022

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has commended South Korean foundation, Saemaul Undong, for investing $5 million to train thousands of rural rice farmers and provide facilities to boost local production of the commodity in the state.

29 September 2022

South Korea has announced new plans to utillise rice flour as a substitute for wheat flour where possible to combat rising inflation and supply chain challenges.

06 October 2022

The Russia-Ukraine war is causing food shortages in Africa and now the US is moving to help bridge the impending food crisis. Is it a goodwill gesture or a power play?

05 October 2022

RICE IS LIBERIA'S staple food and is the most widely consumed in the country. Rough estimates indicate that Liberia spends more than two hundred million (US$200 million) annually on rice importation from predominantly Asian countries.

05 October 2022

As residents of communities across Kogi State groan under the weight of devastating effects of heavy flooding that has rendered thousands homeless, destroyed properties worth millions and submerged entire communities, YEKINI JIMOH, reports that the worst hit are farmers under the IFAD-VCDP Rural Poor Stimulus Facility (RPSF), who not only lost homes and properties, but also lost their source of livelihood which may throw them into bankruptcy.

04 October 2022

A potential large-scale rice farming company in the Philippines will be sending a delegation to Papua New Guiena in November this year to evaluate the country’s potential for

04 October 2022

-flaws causing delay in payments to Guyanese millers and farmers, says minister . THE contract that was inked by the Panamanian and the then A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change governments for the supply of rice was corrupt, Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha has said.

04 October 2022

A United Nations’ ship is set to deliver Ukrainian wheat to Somalia. Ukraine’s infrastructure ministry confirmed the report and said the fifth vessel chartered by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), NEW ISLAND, has arrived at Ukraine’s Black Sea port of Chornomorsk, ready to leave for Somalia.

03 October 2022

“Rice is sold at L$3,500 [US$23.00]. The businessman told me before I can buy a bag of rice, I must buy L$1000 (US$6.50) worth of other items that I do not need. Can you imagine that?” said Elder Dee Zoe Lake, via mobile phone.

03 October 2022

Senegal has announced plans to talks with India over rice export ban. The country seeks to secure a much-needed rice supply after India banned exports of broken rice globally and imposed tariffs on some other types.

03 October 2022

RICE IS LIBERIA’S staple food and is the most widely consumed in the country. Rough estimates indicate that Liberia spends more than two hundred million (US$200 million) annually on rice importation from predominantly Asian countries.

03 October 2022

Agriculture in Tanzania is the backbone of the nation's economy. Government reports show that the sector employs over 65 per cent of Tanzanians and contributes 27 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

30 September 2022

Australia’s Grains Research and Development Corp. (GRDC) is investing A$20 million into infrastructure that builds long-term research capacity and supports profitability for the nation’s grain growers.

21 September 2022

The NHVR has advised of new changes it says operators who transport grain in NSW and Victoria should be aware of.

13 September 2022

Grain growers in Western Australia are eyeing off another bumper harvest that could rival last year's record-breaking crop.

07 September 2022

CBH Group’s recent equipment upgrade at its Esperance Terminal has resulted in grain throughput increases of about 10%, the company said. The upgrade involved installing a new pre-cleaner, a key component in the ship loading process.

06 September 2022

The newly created Grains Australia Oat Council is accepting applications for oat industry representatives to join the Council.

01 September 2022

Rice Breeding Australia is established with a focus on water use improvements

30 August 2022

A third consecutive bumper grain crop is expected in Australia in the 2022-23 marketing year, according to the latest projections from IKON Commodities.

25 August 2022

Rice production in farming communities on the outskirts of Labasa is now surpassing production in the traditional rice growing areas of Vanua Levu.

12 August 2022

Perhaps more than anywhere on earth, Australia is having to face up to the realities of climate change.

29 July 2022

Two Australian companies, including a brash young agtech upstart, are among the many working to change rice cultivation in this region and shift to new crops. From our upcoming August issue.

05 October 2022

As part of the "grain initiative," four more ships loaded with agricultural products left the ports of Greater Odesa, Ukraine.

05 October 2022

Russia’s grain harvest is set to grow by about five million tonnes a year thanks to its incorporation of four Ukrainian territories, Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev said Tuesday.

05 October 2022

President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Ukraine's military had made major, rapid advances against Russian forces in the past week, taking back dozens of towns in regions in the south and east that Russia has declared annexed.

03 October 2022

The World Bank has said it will provide an additional $530 million in support to Ukraine, bringing the total aid by the bank to $13 billion, Trend reports citing Reuters.

28 September 2022

Nearly 5 million tonnes of agricultural products have been shipped from Ukraine’s Black Sea ports since the United Nations and Turkey brokered a deal on July 22, allowing grain shipments to restart following a five-month Russian blockade, Reuters reported.

28 September 2022

Less winter grain may be planted in Russia for the 2023 crop as heavy rains replace dry weather, creating muddy and unsuitable sowing conditions in the country’s central and southern regions, Reuters reported, citing agricultural consultancy Sovecon.

23 September 2022

Beginning on September 8, the EU now imposes an import duty of €65 ($64) per tonne on white milled rice with the CN 1006 20 code.

22 September 2022

A €10m tillage scheme for 2023 has been announced by the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.

22 September 2022

The EU-Ukraine Solidarity Lanes and the UN-led Black Sea Grain Initiative have helped partially alleviate the severity of the global food crisis and deliver Ukrainian grain to countries most in need - in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

22 September 2022

On Wednesday, September 21, as part of the implementation of the grain agreement, 8 more vessels left the ports of Odesa, Chornomorsk, and Yuzhny. 170,300 tons of agricultural products were sent to Asian and European countries. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure.

06 October 2022

As India, the world leader in exports restricts rice shipments, Brazil signaled at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that together with Mercosur partners, it is ready to expand exports and help with global food security.

30 September 2022

Soybean production in Argentina in the 2022-23 marketing year is forecast to rise 15% to 48 million tonnes, according to a report from the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange.

19 September 2022

Persistent drought conditions in Argentina, described by weather and agricultural experts as the driest in three decades, have farmers starting to abandon some lots of wheat, Reuters reported, citing the major Buenos Aires grains exchange.

12 September 2022

“No one has eaten it in two days,” laments Luciano, a resident of the San Luis de Sancti Spíritus neighborhood, while showing some neighbors on Friday morning the rationed bread. In the midst of the wheat flour deficit, state bakeries in several areas of this city must add up to 20% of husked rice waste to the dough, a mixture that gives it a sandy texture and sour taste.

05 September 2022

Summer is already over in the Northern Hemisphere and what a season it was this year. The greatest worry over dryness was in North America, but it turned out that Europe was driest and lost the most crop yield.

30 August 2022

While uncertainty remains over the likelihood of Mexico following through on a ban of genetically modified corn, agriculture officials and trade groups are continuing discussions with Mexican leaders to show the negative impacts of such a ban.

26 August 2022

The first forecast by the National Supply Company (Conab) for Brazil’s 2022-23 grain and oilseed harvest projects total production of 308 million tonnes, up from this year’s estimated total of 272 million tonnes. Conab foresees rising output for corn, soybeans and rice. 

18 August 2022

Amid worry over pesticide residue in rice, Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha says the product is monitored by food seevral bodies locally to ensure safety standards are met.

26 July 2022

The Ministry of Trade, Commerce, and Food Security says that there will be NO rice shortage in the country for the next few days.

20 July 2022

Corn exports from Brazil have increased by 221% in the first half of 2022 as importers seek to replace Ukrainian corn that isn’t making it to market due to the ongoing war with Russia, according to a report from Reuters.

05 October 2022

It's late in the evening in the Comorian capital of Moroni but the city's port is filled with eager faces.

03 October 2022

Kabul witnesses a slight drop on prices of food products – including rice, flours, and oil among others – which over the past months have seen its highest due to the political uncertainty and economic collapse.

26 September 2022

Imports of basmati and parboiled still flow in smoothly from India, UAE traders say

22 September 2022

Iraq intends to plant 750,000 hectares of wheat in 2022-23, an increase from the previous season, Reuters reported, citing an agriculture ministry official.

21 September 2022

Climate change, a faltering economy and residual security issues have decimated Syria's 2022 grain crop, leaving the majority of its farmers in a precarious position, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.

15 September 2022

Investors from Israel are eyeing potential business ventures in the Philippines’ (ICT) information and communications technology, agriculture and water sector, citing future opportunities as the Southeast Asian country’s economy bounces back from the pandemic.

14 September 2022

The move comes as it is expected to record lower rice production due to rain deficiency in key states

12 September 2022

Aman production costs are likely to be up to 39% more this season than the previous years thanks to low rainfall, costlier fertilisers and irrigation and rising labour charges, according to a government report.

02 September 2022

The Egyptian Cabinet agreed to set the price of white rice, in accordance with the provision of a Law on Protection of Competition and Prevention of Monopolistic Practices, which states that the Cabinet may determine the selling price of a basic product for a specified period of time, after taking the opinion of the Competition Protection Authority.

01 September 2022

The Commerce Ministry has joined hands with a top Saudi supermarket to promote Thai products in Saudi Arabia.

04 October 2022

FAS Manila revised MY 2022/23 milled rice production downward to 11.975 million MT both because of a 3 percent expected reduction in yields as soaring fertilizer prices result in significantly reduced application and because of the effects of Typhoon Noru (Local name: Karding).

04 October 2022

On September 15, 2022, Taiwan announced the extension of tariff and tax exemptions for several agricultural commodities till the end of 2022.

03 October 2022

For MY 2022/23, Post maintains wheat and barley planted area forecast, while raising yield forecast on the account of reports that grain harvest and storage operations took place in good conditions

03 October 2022

Export prices decreased 1-2 percent due to the further weakening of the Thai baht.

03 October 2022

Due to the impact of the recent flooding, the 2022/23 rice production forecast is lowered to 8.3 million tons. With a slow-down in exports during July and August, plus the recent flooding causing a pause in export activities, marketing year 2021/22 rice exports are lowered to 4.5 million tons. Similarly, due to expected lower exportable supplies, 2022/23 rice exports are now projected at 4.2 million tons.

28 September 2022

This report covers the national rice market. Rice prices are listed by variety and by state, with historical trend data for select varieties. Also included is a market trend analysis.

28 September 2022

This full text file contains reports, issued weekly during the growing season (April to November), which lists planting, fruiting, and harvesting progress and overall condition of selected crops in major producing states.

26 September 2022

U.S. rice imports for the 2022/23 marketing year (August–July) are projected to rise 16 percent from a year earlier and to reach the highest volume on record at 44 million hundredweight.

26 September 2022

Demand for Thai rice pushes export prices higher despite the weakening of the Thai baht.

26 September 2022

The Government of Morocco has released its final wheat and barley production numbers for the 2022 crop, including 1.89 MMT of common wheat, 0.81 MMT of durum wheat, and 0.7 MMT of barley.

06 October 2022

A fire off Nelson Road has burned about 60 acres before firefighters were able to contain it, Cal Fire-Butte County Capt. David Hori said Wednesday afternoon.

05 October 2022

When heading to the field for harvest, it’s important to make sure your monitors, sensors and scales are getting accurate numbers.

05 October 2022

Grain prices mostly higher, except wheat in a risk on day with outside markets like crude oil higher and the dollar sharply lower. 

03 October 2022

The Arkansas rice industry donated 214,900 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Foodbank on Thursday (Sept. 29) in honor of National Rice Month. The donation from seven mills will provide over 1.6 million servings of rice to help feed families, children, and seniors across the state.

03 October 2022

Steady as she goes can be the mantra this week. Harvest continues forward in Arkansas, where more field yields are coming in to substantiate the initial reports from last week.

03 October 2022

Two upper-level weather systems danced across the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) during this U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) week (September 21-27). One partner of the pair was an upper-level low pressure trough which twirled from the West Coast to the northern Plains then migrated to the Northeast.

03 October 2022

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has praised Nigeria, particularly its smallholder farmers for the considerable progress in rice production. However, according to the FAO, more still needs to be done.

03 October 2022

US$3.3 Million for Improved Rice Cultivation Practices Reducing Methane Emissions, and Water and Energy Consumption

03 October 2022

Ari Broussard ran for two touchdowns, Treshawn Chamberlain scored on a fumble return and Rice beat UAB 28-24 Saturday night.

03 October 2022

Yuba River Endowment delivered 16,000 pounds of locally grown rice to the Yuba-Sutter Food Bank on Friday, a donation valued at over $13,000.

12 September 2022

Food supply, already squeezed by shortages in wheat, corn and cooking oils, is at risk of even more disruption, this time from the rice market.

09 September 2022

India, the world’s biggest rice shipper, levied a tax on some exports to secure domestic supplies after planting shrank, a move that could further rattle global food markets and worsen the hunger situation.

05 September 2022

The United Nations food agency’s world price index dell for a fifth month in a row in  August, further from all-time highs hit earlier this year, as a resumption of grain exports from Ukrainian ports contributed to improved supply pospects.

24 August 2022

Climate change could have more of a negative impact on low-latitude countries than on high-altitude countries, further widening the gap between the fortunes of wheat farmers in developed countries and wheat farmers in developing countries, according to research from China published Aug. 19 in the journal One Earth.

19 August 2022

Global total grains production and consumption in the 2022-23 marketing year were revised downward by the International Grains Council (IGC) in its latest monthly grain market report released on Aug. 18.

19 August 2022

LP INFORMATION recently released a research report on the Rice Climate Chamber analysis, which studies the Rice Climate Chamber industry coverage, current market competitive status, and market outlook and forecast by 2026.

17 August 2022

A recovery in global business travel spending to pre-pandemic levels is likely to be delayed by 18 months to 2026 because of factors like persistent inflation, high energy prices, labour shortages and lockdowns in China, a new industry forecast shows.

09 August 2022

Adverse weather across top rice suppliers in Asia, including the biggest exporter India, is threatening to reduce the output of the world's most important food staple and stoke food inflation that is already near record highs.

09 August 2022

Big rate hike by the Fed raises risks for a possible recession in the United States, and brings negative effects to the world economy, according to analysts from various countries.

05 August 2022

Adverse weather across top rice suppliers in Asia, including the biggest exporter India, is threatening to reduce the output of the world's most important food staple and stoke food inflation that is already near record highs.

06 October 2022

The heart pumps blood and nutrients throughout the body, making heart health essential to overall health. Coronary artery disease can contribute to severe heart problems, including heart attacks. Researchers are still examining the risk factors for developing coronary artery disease and how people can take steps to avoid it.

06 October 2022

A man was left wanting after ordering mala fried rice with pork chop and receiving no meat.

05 October 2022

Rice is just about the most versatile grain out there, as it can serve as the base of a plethora of breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals, or be served on its own as a side dish.

03 October 2022

Examining global warming and rice yield productivity with Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, Director of the Rice Science Center

03 October 2022

Korea also suffered from Mother Nature's fickleness. Gyeonggi Province suffered from bad weather which led to poor rice crops.

03 October 2022

The trope has been the same for a while: Choose whole grains, like whole-wheat pasta and brown rice over white versions. And no, that’s not wrong, but it’s also not the full story, says Kristen Chang, R.D., a sports dietitian based in Virginia. Rice is also a carb, and since so many people claim that carbs are so “bad” for you, you might end up wondering if brown rice is even healthy?

30 September 2022

Ukraine continues to ship grain across the Danube to the Romanian Black Sea port of Constanta even after some of its own ports reopened, and the new routes are likely to remain, the deputy chief of freight logistics group TTS said on Wednesday.

30 September 2022

The outlook for the global economy has “darkened” and the world is at a point of “significant economic danger”, according to the World Economic Forum’s Chief Economists Outlook survey.

29 September 2022

Typhoon Noru slammed into Vietnam today forcing hundreds of thousands of people to take shelter after the country imposed a mandatory curfew. High-rise buildings shook in Danang, as winds have been compared to that of a category five hurricane. Wind speeds were clocked between 103 and 117 kilometres per hour

27 September 2022

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Executive Summary

03 October 2022

As typhoon Noru makes its round around Asia and now heading towards Vietnam, we have weather, war (in Ukraine and the well-documented impact which persist) and in politics, nothing has been more impacting than India’ decision to ban broken rice exports and slap a 20% export duty on all types of rice except basmati and parboiled rice. With this, the Indian rice market continues to deal with what could be termed a “fallout” from the ban and new duties as the first observation was a response in Indian domestic broken rice prices, that crashed from INR 24,000 PMT levels to something closer to INR 19,000 PMT.

Thought of the week

03 October 2022
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