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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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19 May 2022

Government has extended the temporary ban on the exportation of maize, rice, soybeans and others grains to September 20,2022

19 May 2022

According to USDA estimates, California rice acreage this year will drop to its lowest level since the 1983-84 growing season.

19 May 2022

While much of the recent attention has been focused on India’s decision to restrict most wheat exports — just weeks after declaring that it planned to drastically increase shipments of the food grain — several other countries that are traditional net exporters also have restricted or banned exports.

18 May 2022

Inflation in Asia has largely trailed the recent highs seen in other markets, but could climb to similar levels this year on surging commodity prices, prompting firmer central bank action, some analysts warn.

18 May 2022

Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Climate Change, Sherry Rehman, on Monday raised the issue of water scarcity while Pakistan is designated as one of the three most water-stressed countries in the world as the intense water crisis in the country has led to severe droughts.

Vietnam
18 May 2022

The prices of some consumer goods and fresh food for sale at small and spontaneous points of sale in Ho Chi Minh City have started to hike in the past few days.

17 May 2022

At wet markets, consumers can find varieties of rice stored in bowls and baskets from age-old brands such as Nang Thom Cho Dao, Huong Lai, Tai Nguyen and Bong Su. In supermarkets, as well, it’s not hard to find new rice brands packaged in plastic bags weighing up to 25 kilos.

16 May 2022

At the COP 26 Glasgow, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh joined more than 100 countries in signing a methane emission reduction pledge.

India
19 May 2022

With the rising temperatures in the range of 35 to 38 degrees in Eastern Delta and Central delta, the farmers are able to dry their paddy

19 May 2022

The Haryana government on Wednesday announced an incentive of Rs 4,000 per acre for farmers opting for direct seeding of rice method.

19 May 2022

More than 500,000 people have fled their homes in India's northeastern state of Assam to escape heavy floods triggered by pre-monsoon rains that drowned seven, authorities said on Wednesday, as they warned the situation could worsen.

Pakistan
19 May 2022

Food exports from the country witnessed an increase of 20.29pc during the ten months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported.

18 May 2022

The National Assembly was told that there is no food insecurity threat in near future in Pakistan.

18 May 2022

Highlighting that the Himalayan glaciers have lost more mass since 2000 than in the entire twentieth century, a report by a Washington-based institute said that water scarcity in Pakistan is projected to worsen with climate change.

Philippines
18 May 2022

Food insecurity at unprecedented levels in most coastal and Sahelian countries

18 May 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.

18 May 2022

This report examines the yearly domestic supply and consumption of rice and projects its future supply and consumption. International imports and exports are also examined; and global market trends are discussed.

Bangladesh
19 May 2022

Food Minister Sadan Chandra Majumder has said the rice price is expected to come to a stable position soon.

19 May 2022

Bangladesh is preparing to strike a deal to import wheat from India, said food ministry Secretary Mosammat Nazmunara Khanum.

19 May 2022

The government is looking to ramp up the production of rice bran and mustard oil to reduce dependency on the international market for cooking oil amid a shortage and a hike in prices, the commerce minister has said.

Indonesia
19 May 2022

Indonesia's ban on palm oil exports has refocused attention on the efficacy of the government's policy to boost domestic production

19 May 2022

Food security as a policy issue has evolved to reflect the dynamism of global events. The increasing attention paid to food’s impact on poverty, humanitarian crises and conflicts all suggest that food security is a national security concern.

09 May 2022

Off Foods recently opened a new branch in Hindu-majority Bali, which is one of the most important plant-based food markets in Indonesia

China
19 May 2022

“We are about to promote corn, cotton, wheat, and vegetable seeds in Pakistan to assist Pakistan in variety optimization and yield improvement of these crops,” said Zhang Qin, vice president of China Seed Association, who is also the CEO of Win-all Hi-Tech Seed Co., Ltd, a leading seed enterprise in China.

18 May 2022

Xu Dongyu, a student from Northwest A&F University (NWAFU) in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, felt a sense of accomplishment when his bid won Yangling Culture Box, an agricultural innovation and entrepreneurship platform at the university.

16 May 2022

China's main producing areas have purchased a total of 370.5 billion jin (185.25 million tons) of autumn grain, an increase of 50 billion jin year-on-year from 2021, marking a successful conclusion of national autumn grain purchase, said National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration on Thursday.

Japan
19 May 2022

An automatic rice transplanter has been demonstrated in a paddy field in western Japan.

19 May 2022

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has planted rice seedlings in a paddy field at the Imperial Palace in central Tokyo.

16 May 2022

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine causing wheat prices to soar worldwide, the food industry is looking more at rice as a possible

Thailand
18 May 2022

The Cabinet has allocated an additional 594 million baht for the rice quality development project as registered farmland exceeded the target by nearly 600,000 rai.

18 May 2022

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is pleased with Thai-German collaboration to implement the Thai Rice NAMA project to fight global warming, according to the government spokesman.

18 May 2022

Thailand's economy expanded 2.2% in the first quarter from a year earlier, its National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said on Tuesday, as robust exports and the easing of COVID restrictions helped to boost business activities and revive tourism.

Others
19 May 2022

Deadly combination of conflict, misgovernance and climate change threatens widespread hunger

18 May 2022

Comsumer prices in Asia have been shielded from the worst inflationary pressures by factors such as government subsidies and restrained demand, though this could change as spending rebounds and commodity prices soar, said economists.

18 May 2022

Commissioner General of Essential Services K.D.S Ruwan Chandra has decided to sell 40,000 MT of rice owned by the Paddy Marketing Board through cooperatives from today.

18 May 2022

Members of Parliament on the committee on Tourism, Trade, and Industries have commenced inquiries into the petition of Kampala Rice Traders’ Association over the unfair Value Added Tax – VAT exempt rice importation.

18 May 2022

The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun Area 1 Command, has intercepted 19 boat engines worth N17.322m and eight trailer loads of foreign rice during its anti-smuggling activities in the state.

18 May 2022

Members of Kampala Rice Traders Association have accused the State minister of Trade and Cooperatives, Ms Harriet Ntabazi, and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) officials of colluding to edge them out of business after rice import permits were revoked.

17 May 2022

Farmers say new rice variety has better yields

17 May 2022

Founding Director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana Prof. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, says Africa needs to adopt genetically modified organism (GMO) technology to help improve agriculture.

13 May 2022

Among those areas are farmlands, and already, over 200 acres of rice have been destroyed, and more lands are under threat as the rainy season persists.

13 May 2022

An Egyptian scientist and head of the National Rice Development Project at the Ministry of Agriculture invented a new type of rice that does not need much water, after the Egyptian government announced that the country is suffering from water poverty.

11 May 2022

Rice traders have halted importations from Tanzania in protest over the reinstatement of the 18 per cent value added tax (VAT) levy. For the past two weeks, no single rice truck entered the country, pushing a kilogram of rice to Shs 4,000 from Shs 3,500.

11 May 2022

A total of 530 acres of rice in Mbigiri, Tindiga and Kilangali wards in Kilosa District, Morogoro Region have been destroyed by quelea birds, leaving farmers in shock of loss and famine risk.

09 May 2022

A coalition of rice farmers and other crop growers on Friday moved to drag the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele into the 2023 presidential race by purchasing the N100 million All Progressives Congress’ presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for him.

17 May 2022

The Australian Government is supporting quality rice seeds through the Quality Declared Seed (QDS) system under the Cambodia-Australia Agricultural Value Chain Programme (CAVAC), according to the Australian Embassy in Cambodia.

04 May 2022

Northern Rivers rice growers who lost half their crops in the recent floods say they have been dealt another blow. 

04 May 2022

Every time you serve rice at home or have it at a restaurant in town, there is a high chance it had travelled over 8400 kilometres from Asia to reach your plate.

15 April 2022

Thanks to consistent rainfall and well-timed warm temperatures, the New South Wales rice crop is set to be the largest in five years, with the industry predicting 600,000-650,000 tonnes to be received into storages by the end of May.

06 April 2022

Queensland government scientists are working to double soybean production in high rainfall coastal and hinterland areas within three years, a move that could potentially spark further growth in what is currently a $30 million industry in existing and emerging crop regions in Bundaberg, Mackay and the Burdekin.

11 March 2022

Minister for Agriculture, Doctor Mahendra Reddy says approximately 80 percent of rice consumed in Fiji is mostly imported from Vietnam and we are losing out $42 million per year by paying for the rice.

10 March 2022

The Australian dollar looks ripe for further upside as it continues to benefit from soaring commodity prices while also facing limited downside from economic or financial linkages or geographical proximity to the Russia-Ukraine conflict, according to analysts at Standard Chartered.

10 March 2022

Of the responses from nearly 1000 farmers from around the country to the January farm confidence survey, a net 7.8 per cent considered current economic conditions to be good.

02 March 2022

Rice is one of Australia's thirstiest crops, but the industry has now set itself the ambitious target of improving water efficiency by 75 per cent by 2026. 

21 February 2022

Rice farmers and ecologists in south-west New South Wales are weaving new partnerships between agriculture and wildlife conservation in efforts to rescue a little-known waterbird with a mysterious story.

17 May 2022

The US Department of Agriculture in its May 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report supported a bullish outlook for 2022-23 wheat and corn with reduced supplies for wheat, lower production for corn, and higher prices for both. But the outlook for soybeans was somewhat less bullish with projected increases in supplies, crush, exports, and carryover, although prices were forecast sharply higher.

17 May 2022

Russia intentionally started a grain war, deliveries are not possible and prices are rising, with the risk of famine, they are not collateral damage, it is an intentional strategy. Russia is creating the basis for new crises so that international cooperation can be reduced.

11 May 2022

Global trade of cereals is forecast to decline by 1.2% to 473 million tonnes in the 2021-22 marketing year compared to the previous year’s record total, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

10 May 2022

Serbia’s wheat and corn exports are expected to drop significantly from earlier estimates in 2021-22 due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, which led Serbia to ban exports it deems important to food security, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

09 May 2022

Using a B30 biofuel-blended marine fuel for the first time, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) successfully completed a biofuel trial collaboration with Wisby Tankers AB, Sweden, on one of LDC’s upgraded juice vessels, MV Essayra, LDC announced April 29.

09 May 2022

The National Food Authority (NFA) over the weekend reported narrower losses in the past year following the implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL), the Finance Department announced.

03 May 2022

A German government official is saying Russian attacks on Ukraine’s grain infrastructure appear to be attempts to diminish competition in Russian export markets, Reuters reported.

29 April 2022

Uncertainty stemming from the war in Ukraine clouds the outlook for grain production and trade in the European Union, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

28 April 2022

The President of the African Development Bank, Dr Akiwumi Adesina, has revealed that the bank has developed a $1.5bn Africa Emergency Food Plan, which is now before its Board for approval.

28 April 2022

The German government is working to build a “grain bridge” to move agriculture products out of Ukraine and bring machinery in by railways, according to Handelsblatt, a German media outlet.

17 May 2022

Mexico will waive import duties for one year on a range of household staples, most of them foodstuffs, in a bid to curb inflation, the government said on Monday.

17 May 2022

Mexico aims to as much as triple its fertilizer production, the government said on Sunday, to support its plan to boost local agriculture production and control consumer price inflation.

13 May 2022

Expected dry weather will mean a smaller wheat crop in Argentina in the 2022-23 marketing year, according to the Rosario Grains Exchange.

09 May 2022

The Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station's Rice Breeding Program off-season harvest in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico pulled in a record amount of rice breeding materials this year for ongoing experiments and seed increases.

05 May 2022

Self-Help International is promoting the cultivation and consumption of biofortified rice in Nicaragua, making rice the third nutritionally enhanced crop that Self-Help has introduced there.

28 April 2022

Lower wheat production and exports are forecast for Argentina in the 2022-23 marketing year, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

21 April 2022

As its economy continues to recover, Venezuela is expected to increase its wheat consumption by 5% in 2022-23, according to a report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

21 April 2022

Alicorp SAA, Peru’s largest flour miller and a company with wide-ranging business interests, has expanded its flour production capabilities by nearly 50% at its plant in the Callao district near Lima, the nation’s capital.

21 April 2022

The burning of rice stubble in the province of La Vega and other rice-growing areas has become an environmental and sanitary problem, denounced yesterday by Senator Ramón Rogelio Genao, who called for the intervention of the country the corresponding authorities to stop this.

20 April 2022

Wheat production in Paraguay for marketing year 2022-23 is expected to hit 1 million tonnes on better yields from similar acreage compared to 2021-22 with exports increasing to 280,000 tonnes, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

16 May 2022

Drought is threatening the Iraqi tradition of growing amber rice, the aromatic basis of rich lamb and other dishes, and a key element in a struggling economy.

10 May 2022

Turkey's leading agribusiness firm Yayla Agro Gida is expecting to raise 887.5 million lira ($59.25 million) in an IPO this week, and it will be followed by a new investment in Turkey and a buy-out in the United States, its chairman said.

21 April 2022

Iran’s campaign to bypass US-led sanctions is moving into higher gear as more countries, especially in Asia and Latin America, soften up to barter trade with the Islamic Republic.

21 April 2022

The Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran have started dredging works in the Gorgan Bay, said the Iranian Government Spokesman Ali Bahadori Jahromi, Trend reports citing ISNA.

20 April 2022

Drought continues to plague Iraq as the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture recently cut agricultural cropping in irrigated areas of the country to 50% less than the previous year due to shortages in surface water, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

18 April 2022

Jordan, a limited producer of cereal grains gradually building up its grain reserves, will import 1.3 million tonnes of wheat in marketing year 2022-23, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

14 April 2022

Contract-based cultivation of rice has been launched in Iran this year (started March 21) for the first time and more than 6,322 hectares of paddy fields have joined the scheme so far, according to CEO of the Central Organization for Rural Cooperatives affiliated with the Agriculture Ministry.

11 April 2022

A fifth batch of food aid from China has been being distributed on Friday in Afghanistan amid a humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country, which is suffering from an economic meltdown.

28 March 2022

Weather conditions are expected to lea to an 8.2% drop in Israel’s wheat production to 90 million toones in 2022-23, according to a report by the Foreign Agricultural Servuce of the Us Department of Agriculture (USDA).

10 March 2022

With commodity costs hitting daily record highs, and food prices far surpassing levels seen in the historic 2011 as a result of the collapse of Russian and Ukrainian food exports.

17 May 2022

On Thursday May 12, the Government of Brazil (GOB) cut import tariffs for several categories of goods, focusing on food staples in an attempt to reduce consumer inflation

13 May 2022

Russia’s recent military invasion of Ukraine significantly increased the uncertainty of agricultural supply and demand conditions in the region and globally

13 May 2022

Global corn production is forecast down, driven primarily by a cut in Ukraine and the United States, but China and the European Union are expected to have smaller crops as well

13 May 2022

Ukraine wheat production for marketing year (MY) 2022/23 is forecast at 21.5 million metric tons, down 35 percent from last year, and down 23 percent from the 5-year average. T

13 May 2022

International prices of coarse grains fell in April as maize harvests in Argentina and Brazil helped ease pressure on maize markets.

13 May 2022

For rice, strong Asian demand and weather setbacks in the Americas drove international prices up during April.

13 May 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.

10 May 2022

Angola’s wheat milling capacity has increased to achieve self-sufficiency with five wheat mills now operating in the country, with milling capacity of up to 1 million metric tons of wheat per year. Market price is a major challenge to increasing U.S. wheat exports to Angola.

06 May 2022

Spring planting in the Northern Hemisphere is underway amid high commodity prices but high input costs as well.

05 May 2022

This report provides trade data on Vietnam's monthly rice exports by grade and destination and weekly export quotes for rice by grade.

19 May 2022

Trading last week was focused on Thursday’s supply/demand report from USDA.  The rice market’s reaction to the May WASDE was favorable as new crop futures closed 10 ½ cents higher Thursday.

19 May 2022

The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) is actively setting up traps across the Sacramento Valley to monitor armyworms

19 May 2022

On Thursday, May 12, the USDA released its first complete 2022/23 marketing year supply and demand estimates for corn, soybeans, and wheat in the May 2022 WASDE report.

19 May 2022

This week, the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University released a study on the impact of commodity price changes and higher input costs on its 64 crop representative farms, including rice farms, requested by Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.

19 May 2022

Drought in the west continued to drag US winter wheat conditions lower, while the cool wet start to the season had spring wheat seeding remarkably behind normal pace, the US Department of Agriculture said in its May 16 Crop Progress report.

19 May 2022

This week, the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University released a study on the impact of commodity price changes and higher input costs on its 64 crop representative farms, including rice farms, requested by Senator John Boozman (R-AR), ranking member on the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.

18 May 2022

A wild day of weather is on tap for millions in the northeastern U.S. Monday as a round of severe storms is forecast to bring strong winds, large hail and possible tornadoes from Virginia to New York State.

17 May 2022

Consumers paid more to obtain food commodities during the first quarter of this year, when compared with both first and fourth quarters of last year.

17 May 2022

Better weather helped Arkansas farmers make big strides in planting progress.  Planting progress for most crops is near average, despite the late start.

16 May 2022

California’s worsening drought is spreading misery among Sacramento Valley farmers, their workers and a host of businesses that revolve around Valley agriculture.

16 May 2022

Governments around the world are taking steps to safeguard food supplies as inflation soars due to supply-chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

06 May 2022

Vegetable oil and maize prices slightly decrease after recent surge, while rice, meat, dairy and suger prices slightly increase and global trade prospects dim

20 April 2022

Every day, millions of sailors, truck drivers, longshoremen, warehouse workers and delivery drivers keep mountains of goods moving into stores and homes to meet consumers’ increasing expectations of convenience. But this complex movement of goods underpinning the global economy is far more vulnerable than many imagined.

11 April 2022

Rice is one of the most consumed staple foods in the world, but its production creates environmental and social problems.

10 March 2022

The benchmark gauge for world food prices went up in February, reaching an all-time high, led by vegetable oils and dairy products, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.

07 March 2022

The culturally and historically important role of steep-slope agriculture, including traditional olive groves, is threatened by increasingly arid climates and desertification.

14 February 2022

Rice Seeds Market report acts as an efficient and tested tool as it collects important market data including market growth factors and entire market scenario.

11 February 2022

Cereal production, utilization and trade are all reaching record levels in 2021-22, according to the Feb. 3 UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report, which also noted a rise in its Food Price Index (FFPI).

26 January 2022

ADAMA announced that it has received registration by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for two rice herbicides: Diverge™ Silk and Diverge™ EC.

20 January 2022

Numbers are a fickle mistress.

17 May 2022

Wheat importers in Asia were scrambling to find new sources of supply on Monday after India banned exports of the grain at the weekend in a bid to keep a lid on soaring domestic prices, trade sources told Reuters.

17 May 2022

The European Union and the United States agreed on Monday to closer cooperation to counter disrupted supply of commodities and food caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and to combat disinformation from Moscow.

17 May 2022

Euro zone trade balance swung into a record deficit in March, data showed on Monday, on surging costs of imported energy.

17 May 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting surge in energy and commodity prices will slash euro zone economic growth this year and next, while boosting inflation to record levels, the European Commission forecast on Monday.

17 May 2022

A proposed EU embargo on imports of Russia crude oil and refined products would keep prices at elevated levels in the short term as it would require redirecting trade flows from other regions and utilising spare capacity,

17 May 2022

Saudi Arabia is on track to lift oil production capacity by more than 1 million barrels per day to over 13 million barrels bpd by the end of 2026 or start of 2027, the energy minister said on Monday.

17 May 2022

Double Chabi is an esteemed brand in the production and distribution of rice, and has been active for over seventy years in the commercial space, with no sign of slowing down any time soon.

16 May 2022

Millions of tons of sugarcane waste, also known as bagasse, is produced every year. And India grows the second-most sugarcane of any country in the world. That's why Yash Pakka's brand Chuk is creating tableware out of the waste that is usually burned for fuel.

13 May 2022

Japan and the EU agreed on May 12 to cooperate and help each other’s security of LNG supply, and work together to reduce Europe’s dependency on Russian energy supply by ensuring diversification through necessary investments.

13 May 2022

Global food demand continues to be strong but the supply side is going through turmoil because farmers across the world have seen their input costs go up. How much these input costs have risen is very dependent on the region and the type of crop the farmers cultivate or the type of animals they rear.

Executive Summary

23 May 2022

The TRT will not be published next week, as the TRT TEAM is in THAILAND for the week meeting clients and setting up the World Rice Conference.

Rice markets remain relatively calm (but increasingly nervous) when we compare it to wheat, corn or soy, and perhaps better described as Indian rice markets remain unperturbed by global developments, even as last Friday saw the Indian government ban wheat exports to leave markets in a frenzy, to firstly understand if there are any exceptions to this “ban” as we have Egypt and some destination markets and buyers still in the news on wheat purchases, possibly involving India, while traders scamper to find out what contracts can (if any) be shipped.

Thought of the week

23 May 2022
Rice...

If you give me rice, I'll eat today; if you teach me how to grow rice, I'll eat every day..

-- Mahatma Gandhi --