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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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26 September 2022

A worker piles sacks of rice at a rice processing center in Hongcheon, a town in South Korea's northeast province of Gangwon, on Sept. 26, 2022, one day after the government and the ruling People Power Party agreed to purchase 450,000 tons of rice to be harvested this year for its reserves of the staple grain, as they seek to stabilize rice prices.

26 September 2022

Days after imposing a ban on rice exports and levying duty on certain grades, the government on Friday said that the domestic price of the commodity is in a comfortable position and will remain well under control.

26 September 2022

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos declared suspension of government work and classes for Monday as a category 3 tropical storm barrelled through the main island Luzon after making landfall northeast of the capital Manila.

23 September 2022

Rice production in the Kharif season of 2022-23 will be 104.99 million tonnes (mt), which is 6% lower than last season's production, the Union Ministry of Agriculture said in its estimates report.

23 September 2022

Domestic rice prices are showing an upward trend and it "may continue to increase" due to low kharif production forecast and 11 per cent jump in export of non-basmati rice, the food ministry said

Vietnam
26 September 2022

Vietnam’s rice export is likely to surpass the target set for this year, the country earned nearly 2.4 billion USD from exporting 4.97 million tonnes of rice in the first eight months of this year, up 20.7% in volume and nearly 9.9% in value from the same period last year.

26 September 2022

Vietnam’s exports to Cambodia in the first eight months of 2022 reached the highest scale compared to the same period in previous years. Cambodia is the 11th largest export market among markets, accounting for nearly 1.7% of Vietnam’s total export turnover.

26 September 2022

There are great business opportunities for Vietnamese pepper exporters in the United Kingdom - a lucrative market with high demand for pepper imports.

India
26 September 2022

The Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI) has appealed to the Centre to re-examine the 20% duty on rice exports.

26 September 2022

Pruning poplar trees on his three-acre field that stands on the banks of the Sutlej river in Punjab’s Maniewal village, about 30 km from Ludhiana, Raghvir Singh, 53, explains why he stopped cultivating paddy.

26 September 2022

The government on Friday said retail prices of rice in the domestic market will remain under control, helped by a ban on exports of broken rice and sufficient stocks in its godowns.

Pakistan
26 September 2022

Preliminary estimates put Punjab’s losses at Rs39b, Balochistan’s at Rs61b and K-P’s at Rs16b

26 September 2022

The responsibility now lies on the government to provide farmers with special incentives to cover their losses to get them back on their feet, the expert said.

21 September 2022

TCP will receive bids from international suppliers till 26 September. The bidding process will also be opened on 26 September. TCP had procured 250,000 tons of wheat through a previous tender at the rate of $407 per ton.

Philippines
26 September 2022

The yield and high quality needed for harvest. This results in a vicious cycle for the need of chemical fertilizers that strip the soil of its essential nutrients.

26 September 2022

“When I first saw the video, most part of the farm was above the water but as you can see, more than 70 per cent of the entire rice farm land is under water.”

23 September 2022

“Bigas sa Basura aim is to gather household waste. We encourage women and mothers to segregate waste and bring it to ESC (Environmental Sanitation Center) in exchange for rice,” said the city’s information office in a statement.

Bangladesh
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.

23 September 2022

Prime Minister Hun Sen has invited Bangladeshi companies to invest in rice processing warehouses and rice mills in Cambodia for export to Bangladesh, while also encouraging the South Asian country to increase imports of the Kingdom's rice.

Indonesia
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.

08 September 2022

How Bali is creating food security and more environmentally friendly rice production at the same time.

China
26 September 2022

In this regard, according to Gwadar Pro, the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) in collaboration with China Certification and Inspection Group (CCIG) Shanghai, and Tofflon Group Shanghai organized a webinar on Tuesday.

26 September 2022

Scientists in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province have found various ways to make the staple crop of rice more cold-resistant, thus increasing its yield and expanding its planting area to relatively cold northern regions.

26 September 2022

Villagers thresh grains at a paddy field in Lianglong Village of Hongshui Township in Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Sep 22, 2022. The rice-fish production base greets busy harvest in Rongshui.

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
19 September 2022

Thailand and Vietnam, the world's second and third largest rice exporters, will meet to discuss price rise of exported rice by about 20%, reported The Nikkei.

19 September 2022

Thailand’s rice exports are likely to exceed 8 million tonnes this year, driven by the resumption of purchases by Iraq and India’s restrictions on rice shipments.

15 September 2022

Thailand plans to export 7.5 million tonnes of rice this year, up from a previous target of 7 million tonnes, thanks to increased output and a weak baht amid global food insecurity.

Others
26 September 2022

The prices may have dropped due to provisions of barley and other grains along with special distributions of food to mark the country's founding on Sept. 9

26 September 2022

COUNTRIES along the Mekong River have become the world’s dumping ground for waste. Rubbish is finding its way into the water – killing marine animals and clogging up animals with plastic that are later eaten by humans. And it only got worse during the pandemic.

26 September 2022

The Ministry of Health says that tests have revealed that rice imported within the last few weeks was not contaminated.

26 September 2022

Efforts to improve the yields of staple cereal crops like maize and rice at scale in Africa remain seriously hampered by the effects of poor soil fertility. The lack of adequate information to base an effective fertilizer recommendation upon often results in inefficient nutrient use by crops and low crop yields.

26 September 2022

The rice probem is raisng eyebrows yet once again because the price of a 25kg long grain parboiled rice has gone up from USD14 to USD20.

26 September 2022

I eat all types of rice but the brand I prefer most is Al-Wabel long grain from Kebbi state and Ebonyi Gold from Abakaliki. Apart from their lovely rich taste, texture, and colour after cooking, you are sure not to encounter any stone or sand while eating these two brands of locally cultivated rice.

26 September 2022

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

23 September 2022

Delta Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Dr Godfrey Enita, on Thursday expressed concern over the extent of damage wrought by flood on rice farm in the state.

23 September 2022

The food grain production under the kharif crop this year is expected to be 4 per cent less than last year and 8 per cent below the target production.

23 September 2022

There is an emerging scarcity of rice again, Liberia's staple on the market with consumers across Monrovia complaining that they are being coerced by distributors to purchase other assorted items before buying a 25kg bag of rice, despite previous assurance from President George Weah that there would no shortage under his administration.

22 September 2022

The government of Ukraine has resolved to ship free grain to African countries facing starvation as a result of prolonged drought.

22 September 2022

The contry’s economy has seen an impressive growth in the second quarter of ther year, as figures released by the Ghana Statistical Service show it grew by 4,8%.

19 September 2022

OVERNMENT government says it will distribute grain to nearly 2,5 million people in the last quarter to December as hunger stokes Zimbabweans, with a further 560 000 people set to get assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP).

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.

08 July 2022

It is dark purple in colour, high in protein and antioxidants, and you may have tasted it in a takeaway burrito or sushi roll.

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.

22 September 2022

The Türkiye-U.N. brokered landmark grain deal has freed up Ukraine's Black Sea ports and paved the way for millions of tons of much-needed Ukrainian and Russian grain exports while also empowering President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the world stage as a leader making progress in resolving the grain crisis

21 September 2022

COCERAL, in its latest grain crop forecast for the EU-27+UK in 2022, projects a significant decline from its previous forecast in May, dropping from 309.5 million tonnes to 287.9 million tonnes. The projection also would be a 7% decrease from last year’s harvested total of 309.8 million tonnes.

21 September 2022

The landmark agreement to export grain out of war-torn Ukraine is among the UN’s greatest accomplishments in recent decades, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told the General Assembly on Tuesday.

21 September 2022

Ukrainian grain exports should reach pre-war levels in the coming months as its strategically important seaports are functioning again, despite security issues and threats from Russia.

20 September 2022

The Russian Grain Union proposes to abandon the current floating tariff on grain export and to restrict shipments with a seasonal quota. This is stated in the letter of the RGU sent to the country's government, Interfax reports.

20 September 2022

Since the approval of the Black Sea Grain Initiative in Istanbul, 159 vessels have already left the Ukrainian sea ports with a cargo of grain and other agricultural products.

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.

15 July 2022

The Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) is conducting a study of paddy bugs to reduce their impact on rice cultivation here. This is being done to secure the country’s rice export, specifically to the European Union market, preserve the ecosystem and aid in food security.

05 July 2022

A new report from Mercy Corps, a humanitarian organization based in Portland, Oregon, US, describes how the war in Ukraine has impacted agriculture, food security, energy and transportation in six Middle East countries.

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.

18 August 2022

Al Awees, the purchasing entity in Iraq, has just purchased another 44,000 tons of U.S. long grain rice, completing the terms of the USA Rice-Al Awees Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the 2021-2022 year.

04 August 2022

A lack of rainfall in parts of India, the world’s largest exporter, could make rice the next challenge to the world’s food supply.

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.

26 September 2022

Corn and wheat production forecasts remain unchanged in marketing year (MY) 2022/23. Due to unfavorable weather conditions and less planted area, the sorghum production estimate is revised downward from USDA/Official estimate for MY 2021/22.

26 September 2022

Post forecasts Burmese rice exports higher in September with increasing demand for Burmese rice due to India’s policies restricting rice exports. Despite larger domestic rice supplies from the new rice crop, domestic prices for both Emata and Shwe Bo Pawsan rose significantly

26 September 2022

Use the chart below to check futures prices for commodities. Click the links for pricing on grains, livestock, oil and more and stay on top of what's going on in the markets. Cash price reflects the USDA Chicago terminal.

14 September 2022

Shares of Rice Acquisition Corp. II (OTCMKTS:RONIU – Get Rating) traded down 0.4% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $10.00 and last traded at $10.00. 11,700 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, The stock had previously closed at $10.04.

13 September 2022

FAO and WFP. 2022. Special Report – FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. September 2022.

13 September 2022

India, the largest rice exporter, implemented policies on September 9 to restrict its exports. The government imposed a ban on exports of 100 percent broken rice (HS 100640) and also is applying a 20 percent tariff on paddy (100610), brown (100620), and white rice that is neither basmati nor parboiled rice (10063090).

13 September 2022

USDA estimates marketing year (MY) 2022/23 Pakistan cotton production at 5.5 million 480-pound bales, down 0.7 million bales (11 percent) from last month, and down 0.5 million bales (8 percent) from last year.

26 September 2022

Rice is the primary staple food for more than half the world's population—with Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and South America the largest consuming regions.

26 September 2022

“There could be some wheat that has to be used as a substitute for rice,” said MarketsFarm analyst Bruce Burnett.

26 September 2022

After Don Quattlebaum bought White House Farms in 2011, he started growing rice to attract ducks for hunting.

22 September 2022

Wheat futures recovered losses from Monday’s session and ended sharply higher Tuesday, with some contracts reaching two-month highs. The reversal came after news that war-pressured Russia was planning to annex occupied areas of Ukraine, which may jeopardize the United Nations agreement to allow Ukrainian grain exports through an established Black Sea humanitarian corridor.

22 September 2022

A $52,884 federal grant will fund a much broader vision to inspire future farming generations in an upcoming program spearheaded by the Alaska Division of Agriculture and the Fairbanks Soil and Water Conservation District.

22 September 2022

As farmers across the U.S. look for ways to improve productivity amid a changing climate, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture has received a $30 million grant to help grassland farmers enter the emerging carbon economy while enhancing productivity and ecological benefits.

21 September 2022

US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack unveiled a $2.8 billion investment in 70 chosen projects under the first round of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding program. A second funding pool will come later this year.

21 September 2022

The common practice in Arkansas of burning crop residue comes at the cost of soil nutrient levels and lost potential to build soil health with carbon.

21 September 2022

Wild rice is sacred to Indigenous peoples in the Great Lakes region. "That manoomin is our brother," Said Ojibwe band member, Dave Bismarck, as he and his family unloaded roughly 200 hundred pounds of wild rice from their canoes.

21 September 2022

Seated low in her canoe sliding through a rice bed on this vast lake, Kendra Haugen used one wooden stick to bend the stalks and another to knock the rice off, so gently the stalks sprung right back up.

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.

26 September 2022

The duplication of a transporter gene reduces toxic cadmium accumulation in rice without harming quality or yield, according to the researchers.

26 September 2022

Bhubaneswar: Odisha will be one of Olam Agri’s key markets as it expands into the basmati rice retail segment by introducing its longstanding Heaven’s Harvest and True Earth brands in consumer-friendly packaging.

26 September 2022

I had the great opportunity to host the Philippine economic briefing in New York with President Marcos as keynote speaker, and moderate the panel with economic managers Finance Secretary Benjamin Diokno, Budget Secretary Amenah Pangandaman, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Felipe Medalla, plus Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala for the private sector.

22 September 2022

People in California are not noticeably dirtier than other Americans, and yet residents of the country’s most populous state use less water than many of their fellow citizens to bathe, wash their hands, and flush their toilets.

22 September 2022

Riverside County's water officials appeared before the Board of Supervisors to present updates amid the drought.

22 September 2022

It’s human nature to mark big-number anniversaries, but there’s a centennial looming just ahead that Californians — and other Westerners — might not want to celebrate.

22 September 2022

5G networks provide high speeds and bandwidth that allow for many new use cases across many industries that have been lacking reliable connectivity.

22 September 2022

In this research service, the analyst examines the core capabilities of AI technology in the agriculture industry. The study examines the growth environment that drives new use-cases and greater adoption as AI-based solutions are adding new value to ??farming operations.

22 September 2022

Sollio Agriculture, the majority shareholder in the Ontario Grain partnership, said the company will wind down Ontario Grain operations, which include six operating elevators in the province, including one in Princeton.

22 September 2022

The annual Restaurant “Week” allows diners to try out places they might otherwise miss, and one of our favorite discoveries this year was Bulla Gastrobar in Plano, which originated in Coral Gables, Florida.

Executive Summary

26 September 2022

The last two weeks were about India, as was this week, as we now see markets and India in particular deal with the aftermath of India’s decision to ban broken rice exports and install a 20% duty on most grades of rice other than parboiled and basmati rice. This has resulted in chaotic scenes at ports across India, with 600 TMT (according to some reports) or some say over 1 MMT of export volumes from India affected.

Thought of the week

26 September 2022
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