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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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18 August 2022

The government’s special fund through the Agriculture and Rural Development Bank to the rice sector is expected to witness an increase to help further promote rice production.

18 August 2022

Officials said the government is weighing up the option of some kind of restrictions on the shipments of rice

18 August 2022

The amount of water flowing from key rivers and creeks into lakes Travis and Buchanan, the chief reservoirs of Central Texas, is now zero.

17 August 2022

The production of foodgrains in India is estimated at record 315.72 million tonne during 2021-22, which is higher by 4.98 million tonne than the production of foodgrain during 2020-21, an official release said on Wednesday (17 August).

17 August 2022

The focus of the country’s overseas agricultural investments would involve strategic food crops such as wheat, rice, vegetables and fruits and livestock, says a senior government official

Vietnam
18 August 2022

(VAN) The Agritechnica Asia Live 2022 event will begin on August 25, 2022 in Can Tho City. The preparations for the event are in the final stages.

18 August 2022

The Mekong Delta is expected to have less flooding than normal this year, according to the Directorate of Water Resources.

17 August 2022

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh reaffirmed the importance of developing high-quality human resources for agriculture, while attending an innovation event and job fair of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) in Hanoi on August 17.

India
18 August 2022

According to the US Department of Agriculture, India is likely to produce 128.5 million tonnes of rice this year, with exports, including Basmati rice, estimated at 21.75 million tonnes, up from 21.38 million tonnes in the previous year.

18 August 2022

Drawdown in wheat stocks, fear of fall in rice production raise doubts on scheme's sustenance beyond Sept 30 deadline

18 August 2022

Maize, gram, pulses, rapeseed and sugarcane could also witness high yields, says Agriculture Ministry

Pakistan
18 August 2022

Speakers at an international symposium on “Climate Smart Sustainable Rice and Wheat Production System” held on Monday stressed the need to have a systematic approach to address food security challenge in the country.

04 August 2022

The runaway inflation has increased the cost of cultivation, prompting the Sindh Abadgar Ittihad (SAI) to push for a significant increase in the purchase prices of wheat, cotton, rice, and sugarcane.

03 August 2022

Pakistan's consumer price index (CPI) rose 24.9 per cent year on year in July as compared to the same month a year ago when it was recorded at 8.4 per cent, according to official figures.

Philippines
18 August 2022

As undersecretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Domingo Panaganiban said he would also exercise functions of a secretary “like in acting capacity.”

16 August 2022

The Rice Tariffication Act (RTA) was signed in 2019 to reduce the price of rice and supposedly help farmers who would be hurt by the removal of quantitative restrictions on imported rice.

15 August 2022

“Our Land, Our Food, Our Rice! Reject Golden Rice!” is an outcry of countless farmers and concerned consumers over the recent approval of Golden Rice’s application for varietal registration by the National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) and DA’s issuance of a biosafety permit for Golden Rice propagation in the Philippines last July 2021.

Bangladesh
18 August 2022

Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder said his ministry will start selling rice at a cheaper rate for poor families through a food friendly programme from Sept 1.

15 August 2022

Bangladesh is expected to import rice in large quantities for the next few months, more than doubling the 2022 estimate to 650,000 tons this month. On June 23, the government of Bangladesh reduced the import tariff on rice from 62.5 percent to 25.0 percent, in effect until October 31, 2022.

09 August 2022

There is a chance of record production of rice this year. As compared to last year, the rice production may increase by two per cent to 36,320,000 tonnes this year.

Indonesia
15 August 2022

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the national rice stock until April 2022 has reached 10.2 million tons, which proves that Indonesia has achieved food system resilience.

06 July 2022

Dr. Ir. Fadjry Djufry, M.Si Director General of the Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development shares how the organisation is championing sustainable agriculture and improving the country’s agricultural productivity.

01 July 2022

Rice grown on terraces created in the village of Jatiluwih, located on the Indonesian island of Bali and declared a world cultural heritage by UNESCO, is harvested in the shadow of Batukaru Mountain, one of the highest peaks of Bali.

China
18 August 2022

China has sent expert teams to some parts of southern China to help address potential crop failures, as continuous heat waves sweep the country and pose challenges to the nation's autumn grain harvest.

18 August 2022

Hot weather and high temperatures continue across China, with temperatures in many provinces and cities breaking records, the highest since record-keeping began. Continuous high temperatures accompanied by drought have caused the Changjiang River to go dry even though this is flood season. The crop production of rice and maize is very difficult.

16 August 2022

Global Info Research has conducted comprehensive and in-depth research on the global Self-Heating Rice Meal market.

Japan
29 July 2022

A regional sake brewer has released a product for an eye-popping 330,000 yen ($2,400) -- a set of two 720-milliliter bottles of sake made from Japan's famed Koshihikari rice cultivated by hand and free of any agricultural chemicals and synthesized fertilizers.

29 July 2022

Japan will pledge to assist Africa to double rice production on the continent in response to the global food crisis propelled by Russia's war in Ukraine, according to a draft aid package to be unveiled at an African development conference in late August.

05 July 2022

Japanese retailers are introducing specialty rice products to lure customers as prices for the staple have steadily declined.

Thailand
15 August 2022

THE Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), through Thai Trade Center Manila, announced the success of the Think Rice Think Thailand booth at Wofex 2022, the booth welcomed more than 500 visitors and generated more than $4.28 million in sales in the expo, proofing a success and Thai rice popularity among Filipinos.

10 August 2022

From the 4th to the 7th of November 2022, Phuket, Thailand will host the 19th International Symposium on Rice Functional Genomics ISRFG 2022 where we will see agricultural science “Driving the Next Green Revolution”

05 August 2022

Thailand’s Kasikornbank (KBank) is pressing ahead with plans to become a regional digital bank, with an expansion drive in Vietnam.

Others
18 August 2022

The origin of the rice and corn sold through the food shops was China, not North Korea, a Daily NK source claimed

18 August 2022

The fertile plains in southern Nepal is known as the country’s rice bowl. Thousands of farmers here are currently facing a double whammy of a ertilizer shortage and inadequate monsoon rains.

18 August 2022

Minister of Agriculture and Minister of Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation Mahinda Amaraweera has presented cabinet paper to the cabinet of Ministers yesterday (15) to provide a higher price for paddy to the rice farmers.

18 August 2022

Rice is a popular staple food in Tanzania. But its cultivation is destroying the main water source of an important national park in Africa – endangering endangered animals.

18 August 2022

Fertilizer price hikes of over 300% make it increasingly difficult for African farmers to grow enough wheat, maize, rice and other crops

18 August 2022

Climate change impacts and solutions to enhancing the productivity of Africa’s agricultural value chains were in the spotlight during the recent launch of a project initiated by the Côte d’Ivoire Environment and Sustainable Development Ministry (MINEDD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Côte d’Ivoire and African Risk Capacity Limited.

17 August 2022

The MV Brave Commander left the Black Sea port of Pivdennyi and will sail to Djibouti "for delivery to Ethiopia", the infrastructure ministry said on Telegram.

16 August 2022

The African Agricultural Transformation Initiative (AATI) set to enable successful execution of strategic agricultural interventions

16 August 2022

Officials in Cameroon are urging people to eat local foods instead of imports, following protests over shortages and price spikes caused in part by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

12 August 2022

In a move to rekindle a cordial relationship with the communities it operates, Bea Mountain Mining Company (BMMC), on Wednesday lived up to its commitment by providing 450bags of rice and cash of US$11,250 to three clans; Darblo, Mana, and Laar.

11 August 2022

Twelve trucks of parboiled rice smuggled into the country have been intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

11 August 2022

The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) is cautioning that Ghanaians may buy Christmas goods at much higher prices in December this year.

09 August 2022

Central Regional Minister, Justina Marigold Assan, has said the region has the potential to produce enough rice to feed the country and boost the economy and livelihoods of farmers.

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.

07 July 2022

The hassle of travelling to Tavua town to harvest rice will now become a thing of the past for rice farmers of Volivoli in Ra.

06 July 2022

Two Australian advisory bodies – the Commission for International Agricultural Research and the Policy Advisory Council – recently visited Vietnam to see first-hand the major challenges facing one of the region’s critical food bowls, the 40,500 km2 Mekong Delta.

20 June 2022

The strained supply chain and other issues important to the grain industry were discussed at the 49th annual Australian Grain Storage & Protection Conference.

14 June 2022

The Ministry of Agriculture is urging villages, especially in the rural areas to take up rice farming.

31 May 2022

Fiji will be self-sufficient in rice within 20 years, said Minister for Agriculture Dr Mahendra Reddy in Rakiraki on Monday.

26 May 2022

GrainCorp has unveiled plans to build 2 million tonnes of new storage capacity as part of an upgrade of its grains receival network on the east coast of Australia (ECA). The announcement comes on top of a 1.5 million-tonne expansion of additional storage in 2021.

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.

17 August 2022

In particular, preliminary forecasts of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) show that in 2022-2023 volume of wheat worldwide will not be enough to meet the expected demand.

17 August 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday to review the deal allowing Ukrainian grain to be shipped to world markets to help alleviate the global grain crisis and discuss diplomatic ways to end the six-month-old war.

17 August 2022

More than half a million tonnes of grain have been exported from Ukraine across the Black Sea since the beginning of August, the UN said.

17 August 2022

Ukraine’s grain is starting to flow through the Black Sea again thanks to a U.N.-brokered deal with Russia. If the deal holds, then it could provide relief to millions facing hunger across the world, while also rescuing Ukraine’s massive, lucrative farming sector from financial collapse.

17 August 2022

Four more ships have left Ukrainian ports carrying sunflower meal, sunflower oil and corn, from Chornomorsk and Odesa ports, under a UN-brokered grain export deal, Turkey's defence ministry said on Wednesday.

17 August 2022

Some 5.7 million tonnes of grain has been threshed in Belarus, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry.

17 August 2022

With much fanfare, ship after ship loaded with grain has sailed from Ukraine after being stuck in the country’s Black Sea ports for nearly six months. More quietly, a parallel wartime deal met Moscow’s demands to clear the way for its wheat to get to the world, too, boosting an industry vital to Russia’s economy that ha

12 August 2022

With Europe suffering through an extreme drought worsened by climate change that has dried up rivers and left millions sweltering in triple-digit heat this summer, farmers across the continent are sounding warnings about crop losses.

12 August 2022

The first ship hired to carry Ukrainian grain directly to famine-stricken parts of the Horn of Africa since the Russian invasion halted food exports six months ago will arrive in Ukraine on Friday, U.N. officials said.

12 August 2022

Russia’s economy is suffering from its six-month invasion of Ukraine and faces one of the longest downturns on record, according to analysts polled by Bloomberg. Second-quarter GDP figures will be released on Friday.

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.

05 July 2022

High prices may drive down grain and feed consumption in the United Arab Emirates for marketing year 2021-22, but an economic recovery and increased imports are expected in 2022-23, according to a Global Agricultural Information Network report from the Foreign Agricultural Service of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

20 June 2022

Persistent drought and high fertilizer prices are conspiring to cut Argentina’s 2022-23 wheat planting area estimate, Reuters reported, citing the Buenos Aires Grains Exchange on June 16.

14 June 2022

But the issue that's putting the most pressure on global food prices is undoubtedly the record inflation that's bumped up the cost of foods such as meat, poultry, and fish, as well as fresh fruit, pre-packaged cereals and baked goods, according to CNBC.

09 June 2022

The government of Panama decided to import some 60 thousand tons of rice to guarantee the consumption of one of the country’s main products.

26 May 2022

President Luis Abinader supported the success of the Dominican Republic in the fight against Covid-19.

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.

20 July 2022

Rice consumption in Iran currently stands around 3 million tons per year, 70% of which are supplied through domestic production, according to a deputy agriculture minister.

18 July 2022

The United Arab Emirates has pledged $2 billion to help develop a series of "food parks" in India to tackle food insecurity in South Asia and the Middle East, a joint statement said on Thursday.

08 July 2022

The rice market is rife with speculation on talks that Iraq’s buying authority for basic food products, including rice, is returning for further purchases.

08 July 2022

Yemen plans to send a delegation to India next week with plans to secure wheat as strategic food stockpiles are running out, Reuters reported.

07 July 2022

With strong demand, high prices domestically and internationally and diminishing uncertainty over fertilizer availability, Brazil’s corn production is expected to increase and planted acres are set to reach a new record, according to a report from the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

06 July 2022

The state-owned Saudi Grain Organization (SAGO) said it will reimburse area farmers for any wheat price increase if it had made international tenders at a higher price than the approved one, Reuters reported.

29 June 2022

India and Cuba held the second round of Foreign Office Consultations in Havana during which the two sides reviewed the entire gamut of their bilateral relations, and signed an agreement on short-term credit worth Euro 100 million for procurement of rice from India.

23 June 2022

The United Arab Emirates is interested in purchasing Thai rice, Vice Commerce Minister Sansern Samalapa said on Wednesday.

18 August 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. Data tables are provided for both domestic supply and use and major international producers and markets.

18 August 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.

16 August 2022

Erratic rainfall during the 2022 southwest monsoon to date has led to a lower kharif 2022 planting campaign across the major crops. The cumulative rainfall for the previous 2021 southwest monsoon (as of July 31, 2021), was eight percent above normal.

04 August 2022

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

04 August 2022

FAS-Nur-Sultan forecasts no significant change to wheat planted area for MY2022/23. Producers in Kazakhstan's three main wheat producing regions reported no adverse weather events and precipitation has been generally more than last year, especially through June, although July precipitation in some areas has come in slightly lower

03 August 2022

FAS-Nur-Sultan forecasts no significant change to wheat planted area for MY2022/23. Producers in Kazakhstan's three main wheat producing regions reported no adverse weather events and precipitation has been generally more than last year, especially through June, although July precipitation in some areas has come in slightly lower.

02 August 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.

02 August 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.

01 August 2022

Rice export prices decreased 1-2 percent as new inquiries for white rice were quiet.

01 August 2022

Dry and warm conditions across the EU, combined with a decline in corn plantings, are anticipated to reduce the bloc’s total grain production in MY 2022/23.

18 August 2022

Morning report: After hitting a one-week low yesterday, buyers enter back into corn, soy markets.

17 August 2022

Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station scientists are exploring new modes of action to combat barnyardgrass, the most problematic weed in Arkansas rice fields.

16 August 2022

With the events of COP26 still fresh in everyone’s mind, it’s unsurprising that a focus on sustainability remains at the forefront of agricultural practices.

16 August 2022

A Malay eatery in Bayan Lepas is in trouble for allegedly selling non-halal chicken and ducks to Muslim customers.

16 August 2022

Nutritionist Bhuvan Rastogi said, "it's important to understand the ratios of food on a plate".

16 August 2022

DESPITE average prices of goods and services shooting up to 6,8% last month, some items have been cheaper for the past few months and rice surprisingly is part of the list.

16 August 2022

The impact of a number of factors such as economic, legal, social, political, technological, and modern business developments on market dynamics is briefly examined in the Basmati Rice market analysis.

16 August 2022

Farmers are adopting precision agriculture, using data collected by GPS, satellite imagery, internet-connected sensors and other technologies to farm more efficiently.

15 August 2022

As California continues to reel from the depths of this historic drought, farmers are facing an uncertain future. That’s especially the case in the rice fields of the Sacramento Valley.

15 August 2022

It is said often that rice is forgiving, but diseases are not forgiving to rice. While the weather was hot and dry, rice grew well without significant disease pressure in the 2022 season.

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.

11 July 2022

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization's (FAO) Food Price Index averaged 154.2 points in June, down from 157.9 in May, 158.4 in April and the record of 159.7 points in March scaled immediately after the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

07 July 2022

World hunger levels rose again last year after soaring in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Ukraine war and climate change threatening starvation and mass migration on an “unprecedented scale” this year, according to U.N. agencies.

27 June 2022

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned of an "unprecedented global hunger crisis," saying next year could be worse.

16 June 2022

The recent rise in food prices is also raising concerns about rice prices. Experts said rice production is still adequate, but prices might need to be monitored next, CNBC reported on Sunday.

09 June 2022

The World Bank slashed its growth estimate for the global economy to 2.9 percent, 1.2 percentage points below the January forecast, due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine which has caused a severe downturn.

08 June 2022

Consumers around the world are facing high food prices, but by restricting food exports, governments of major food exporting nations will only exacerbate the issue, Sonia Akter writes.

18 August 2022

As many as 5 billion people worldwide – 75% of the global population – would die from famine and hunger after a nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia, a new study says.

18 August 2022

India’s farm ministry increased wheat production estimates for 2022 even as other forecasters were predicting a smaller harvest because of a heatwave, Reuters reported.

18 August 2022

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) announced on Aug. 16 that it is contributing $68 million to the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) to purchase, ship and store up to 150,000 tonnes of Ukrainian wheat to help address the world food crisis.

15 August 2022

The polite enquiry, “Have you eaten rice today?”, has long been considered equivalent to “How are you?” in South Korea.

12 August 2022

Chaya Badushi lives in the village of Kerawadi, 120 miles (190km) from the bustling streets of India's financial capital Mumbai, but in terms of lifestyle - a different world.

12 August 2022

Firefighters from across Europe struggled Thursday (local time) to contain a huge wildfire in France that has swept through a large swath of pine forest, while Germans and Poles faced a mass fish die-off in a river flowing between their countries.

11 August 2022

Coinbase shares dropped in extended trading on Tuesday after the crypto exchange reported a loss of over $1 billion in the second quarter and missed analysts’ estimates for revenue.

11 August 2022

Shipments of grain-loaded vessels from Ukrainian ports will continue, Turkish Defense Ministry says

11 August 2022

Supply of 20% ethanol-blened petrol will result in savings of an estimated $4 billion annually in terms of forex reserves.

10 August 2022

None of the ships released so far are going to Yemen, Somalia, Ethiopia or other countries facing catastrophic levels of hunger. Instead, they are going wherever buyers want them to

Executive Summary

08 August 2022

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

Not a lot has changed in the last week as we saw markets get a respite with a weaker dollar this week. The global economy remains under pressure as costs, inflation, recessionary economic performance remains elements at play. As mentioned last week, weakening corn prices have added more pressure on rice markets, through a reduced demand for broken rice. We have also heard of a weaker Chinese, Philippines and African demand that is adding to the pressure with some traders seeming pushing to liquidate broken rice long positions at a time when pressure is showing.

Thought of the week

08 August 2022
China ...

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger--but recognize the opportunity..

-- John F. Kennedy --