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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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21 January 2022

Rice prices in top exporter India hit a more than seven-month high this week due to a railway wagon scarcity, while rates in Thailand reached their highest level since July on a stronger baht.

21 January 2022

Paddy for the plant, expected to be ready in a year at Jagnnathpur block, will come from Odisha.

21 January 2022

Thailand on Thursday achieved "historic" success in exporting 1,000 tonnes of Thai rice to western China’s Chongqing municipality for the first time via the E-san Gateway, the newest railway linking the Laos-China rail system.

20 January 2022

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, on Tuesday disclosed that rice production in the country rose to nine million metric tonnes in 2021 from about 5.4m MT in 2015.

20 January 2022

With the EU rolling back import tariffs on long grain white rice from Cambodia and Myanmar, market participants expect a rise in shipments from Cambodian exporters who were however still skeptical due to continued high freight rates.

Vietnam
21 January 2022

The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is seeking Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s approval for the grant of 9,877 tonnes of rice from the national reserve for people hard hit by Covid-19.

19 January 2022

Covering an area of 161,000 square meters in Tri Ton District, which is surrounded by four other paddy-growing districts in An Giang and Kien Giang, the plant meets requirements of volume processed and processing time after harvest, keeping the best quality and fragrance of rice.

19 January 2022

An Giang should bring into full play its advantages in high-tech agriculture and tourism to move ahead, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc told incumbent and former leaders of the Mekong Delta province on January 18 as part of his working trip to the locality on the occasion of the Lunar New Year festival.

India
21 January 2022

A new rice variety suitable for sodic soil conditions, developed by the Anbil Dharmalingam Agricultural College and Research Institute (ADACRI) at Navalur Kuttapattu in Tiruchi, has been released by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU).

21 January 2022

India’s agriculture exports are likely to cross $50 billion for the first time, which is the highest ever in history.

21 January 2022

Nearly a third of India’s rice exports for January 2022 are stuck due to a shortage of freight trains. Most traders have stopped signing February export contracts to avoid demurrage charges, industry officials told Reuters.

Pakistan
21 January 2022

Pakistan and Japan on Thursday agreed to further enhance bilateral trade, particularly trade in agriculture products, besides enhancing mutual cooperation to benefit from expertise and knowledge for the welfare of the people of both countries.

21 January 2022

Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan Mitsuhiro Wada called on the Federal Minister of National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam in Islamabad on Thursday.

20 January 2022

The district administration in consultation with wholesalers, retailers, traders and consumer representatives re-fixed the wholesale and retail prices of various essential commodities

Philippines
21 January 2022

The Department of Agriculture - Caraga (DA-13) on Thursday reported the arrival of 1,500 bags of certified seeds that will be distributed to rice farmers whose farms were devastated by Typhoon Odette.

19 January 2022

A stopgap aid program by the government like the Cash Assistance For Filipino Farmers Act (Republic Act 11598), signed recently by President Duterte, is a welcome development and a step in the right direction if the direction it has is toward really solving our rice problem and addressing the predicament of our agricultural sector for the long haul.

19 January 2022

As we move to the sectoral level in formulating a strategic plan for the Philippine economy, the first and most important step is to have a long-term plan for Philippine agriculture, the Achilles heel of the Philippine economy.

Bangladesh
21 January 2022

Naogaon farmer Mokabbar Ali used to get 4-6 maunds of paddy per bigha of land before 1971. His yields after the country's independence had been growing slowly as seeds of many hybrid varieties were available even in the remote rural area.

21 January 2022

The government will start selling rice and flour (ata) at a subsidised rate through its open market sale (OMS) programme at the upazila level from today (Thursday).

20 January 2022

The government started selling rice and wheat through Open Market Sale (OMS) of Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) in upazila level across the country from today.

Indonesia
12 January 2022

The Ministry of Social Affairs sent 20 tons of rice as well as several basic necessities, including blankets, mattresses, clothing, toothbrushes, and soaps, to Papuans impacted by a flooding disaster.

06 January 2022

For Balinese souvenir shop owner I Kadek Rai Nama Rupat, the past two years during the Covid-19 pandemic have been a fight for survival.

05 January 2022

Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo has said that he expects agricultural students to continue to innovate in the food sector to help Indonesia's agriculture sector become competitive and dominate the world market.

China
21 January 2022

All nations vow to make domestic food security a top priority, but none have shown a greater commitment to achieving this goal in recent years than China.

20 January 2022

Emission levels are having a tangible impact on farming in the world’s leading country for cereal, cotton, fruit, vegetable, meat, poultry, egg and fish production.

20 January 2022

China is set to grant 1 million metric tons of rice to Sri Lanka in March 2022, Minister Bandula Gunawardena said today.

Japan
21 January 2022

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) bought a total of 72,351 tonnes of food-quality wheat from the United States and Canada in regular tenders that closed on Thursday.

17 January 2022

In shift to quality over quantity, registered varieties triple since 1994

05 January 2022

The findings play an important role in the debate over how and when rice cultivation spread from central China. Rice is believed to have been cultivated along the Yangtze River in central China around 8000 BC. It is believed that rice was first brought from China to Japan via the Korean Peninsula between 300 and 100 BC.

Thailand
21 January 2022

A first shipment 1,000 tonnes of Thai rice has been delivered using the Lao-Chinese railway to Chongqing, marking a new chapter in exports to China, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry announced on Thursday.

19 January 2022

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has stated that its intervention in the Nigerian agricultural sector has led to the massive reduction in imported rice from Thailand from 2014 when Thailand exported 1.3 million metric tons of rice to Nigeria to just 58,000 metric tons at the end of 2021.

11 January 2022

Thailand pins hopes on new higher-yield rice cultivar as it seeks top export spot

Others
21 January 2022

Cambodia is in high hope of seeing the amount of milled rice export to the European Union increase after the import tariff on the country’s rice was revoked.

21 January 2022

Allegations that a student was served with just rice and gravy under the Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) in school turns out to be false, says Datuk Dr Radzi Jidi

21 January 2022

The Education Ministry is investigating an allegation that students under the Supplementary Food Programme (RMT) are being served just rice and gravy.

21 January 2022

Stakeholders have faulted the launch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) rice pyramid unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, describing it as another political jamboree ahead of the 2023 election.

21 January 2022

Stakeholders have faulted the launch of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) rice pyramid unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, describing it as another political jamboree ahead of the 2023 election.

21 January 2022

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday said the federal government has placed full ban on importation of foreign parboiled rice through the seaports.

21 January 2022

The agriculture policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is, undoubtedly, revolutionising the sector in a manner that has restored the sector to its pristine glory of making vital contribution to the expansion of the nation’s economy.

21 January 2022

A partnership between the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) has created an avenue for an increase in the exportation of rice and rice products, as the southern bond of the Demerara Sugar Terminal, Ruimveldt, will soon be available for this purpose.

21 January 2022

Dr Archibald Yao Letsa, Volta Regional Minister, has cut the sod for the commencement of work on a high standard Rice Mill factory in the region.

21 January 2022

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled what one of his media aides has dubbed the “world’s largest rice pyramids” – made with one million bags of rice – in the capital, Abuja.

20 January 2022

By poaching veterans from rice trading giant Phoenix Global, which was liquidated in 2020, and taking over its contractual positions, the firm's competitors Swiss Singapore, Olam and Ameropa are now ready, thanks to their vastly expanded African network, to face the current surge in food prices.

20 January 2022

Nigeria’s central bank governor has hinted that Nigeria’s wheat production is expected to rise as 100,000 hectares of wheat was planted in the 2021 dry season.

20 January 2022

Most times you look at Nigeria, you seem to lose hope of getting things right.

05 January 2022

The signing of the UK’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) has boosted Australia’s rice exports. The company said this would bring historic market access to Australia’s rice exports.

05 January 2022

Cases of the new virus in Australia surged to record levels on Tue, increasing the burden on hospitals and testing centers across the country.  In New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, 23,131 new cases have been reported. record 22,577 cases on New Year’s Day. There are 1,344 people in the hospital, an increase of 140 the day before, 78 more than the record set in late Sep. New cases were detected from 83,376 tests with a positive rate of 28%.

14 December 2021

As we wind down the year and look into 2022, the Australian economy is poised to become the world’s 13th largest next year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 

13 December 2021

Australian exporters are taking advantage of growing demand and improved access for agricultural commodities in Latin America.   

03 December 2021

Rice farmers of Lagalaga and Nubu farming cooperatives in Macuata have been reassured that their existing rice harvesters will be replaced with a new one.

24 November 2021

South-east Asian powerhouse Vietnam announced last week it had revised its most-favored-nation (MFN) tariff rates for corn and wheat imported from origins not already subject to free trade agreements. The tax on corn will fall from 5% to 2%, and the wheat tax will drop from 3% to zer

22 November 2021

Minister for Agriculture, Dr Mahendra Reddy is calling on all sugarcane and vegetable farmers nationwide to help reduce the country’s rice import bill by allocating at least one acre of their land to plant rice.

19 November 2021

Prices of Australian Standard White wheat have plunged on the back of wet weather during peak harvest period in Australia, raising quality concerns and widening grade spreads to record highs. 

19 November 2021

The desire for face-to-face business was recently demonstrated by the return of the 44th EIMA Show in Italy - the first major event of its type since the onset of Covid.

17 November 2021

Heavy rains across eastern Australia’s cropping zones over the past week have interrupted harvest and caused lodging and potential crop downgrade issues in the hardest hit areas. 

18 January 2022

Despite difficult growing conditions in some parts of the world, the International Grains Council (IGC) is forecasting total grains (wheat and coarse grains) production in the 2021-22 marketing year to reach an all-time high at 2.286 billion tonnes, up 71 million tonnes from last year.

06 January 2022

A leading ingredients supplier has warned that the market is set to experience a significant increase in the price of sushi rice.

06 January 2022

The UK is set to experience a significant increase in the price of suchi rice, according to ingredients firm Eurostar Commodities.

05 January 2022

Several government agencies are discussing a plan to enhance ties with Europe in several fields and would unveil it soon, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said yesterday.  Department of European Affairs Director-General Remus Chen (陳立國) did not name any of the agencies other than the MOFA.

14 December 2021

Much like the coronavirus pandemic, and the economic disruption that it has caused, a global shipping crisis looks set to go on delaying goods traffic and fueling inflation well into 2023. 

19 November 2021

Pakistan’s exports to European Union (EU) have increased by 65% during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

19 November 2021

This year, food is set to become Italy’s main wealth with a total value of 575 billion euros for the supply chain.

17 November 2021

The government recently moved all destinations on the red list to the green ‘rest of world’ list. The red list will remain in place, for Covid variants of concern.

15 November 2021

Valencia, Spain, has given paella protected cultural status. Valencia tourism official Miguel Perez explains why.

10 November 2021

The implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) from Aug last year has created a new impetus for Vietnam-EU relations.

14 January 2022

Argentine farmers are expected to harvest 48 million tonnes of corn in the 2021/22 season, the Rosario grains exchange said in a report on Wednesday, a smaller number than the 56 million tonnes previously estimated, because of a drought and high temperatures in key farm areas in the last month.

11 January 2022

Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Mujibur Rahman alleges that the India is in the process of making Sri Lanka an economic hub for the South Asian Power House.

10 January 2022

The reduction in the paddy harvest this time had affected paddy mills, says Kandy District Rice Producers’ Cooperative Society.

05 January 2022

Guyana’s rice industry has proven its resilience, reaping $40 billion (US$189,232,690) from the export of 412,810 tons of rice for the period Jan to Nov 2021.  This is a significant improvement from the $30 billion (US $144,178,325) earned relative to the corresponding period in 2020. This feat is remarkable, as it occurred despite the COVID-19 pandemic and recent floods.

05 January 2022

The Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) has recorded major success in 2021, as the organization continued to ensure accurate measurements in the trade and elimination of substandard products from the local markets.

04 January 2022

Guyana’s rice industry has proven its resilience, reaping $40 billion (US$189,232,690) from the export of 412,810 tons of rice for the period Jan to Nov 2021.

04 January 2022

Despite inclement weather and threats of flooding, rice farmers across the country have managed to move ahead with sowing their fields for the first rice crop of the year. National sowing projections for the year stands at an overall target of 227,240 acres, with more than 129,784 acres already sown, representing a percentage of over 57.11%, as at last month. This is according to figures provided by Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha.

04 January 2022

As over $1 billion owed by the Panamanian government to the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) for rice sold to the country remains in limbo, a proposal is being put forward for consideration by the GRDB to offer a commission to millers.

03 January 2022

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and recent floods, Guyana’s rice industry remained resilient and raked in close to $40 billion (US$189,232,690) from the export of 412,810 tonnes of rice for the period January to November 2021.

13 December 2021

Fedearroz BioZn035, the first biofortified zinc rice for Colombia, was released in Oct 2021. It is expected to generate strong demand in rural markets given its health benefits.

05 January 2022

The second freight train running from Pakistan to Turkey through Iran has departed with the coordination of customs, railways, and forwarders in the three countries following the successful launch of the service last month, Fars News Agency said.  The train of 24 wagons carrying talcum powder, a mineral-based product commonly used in baby powder, cosmetics, personal hygiene, and industrial products, left Pakistan's Azakhel dry port on Thu for Istanbul in Turkey, Press TV wrote.

04 January 2022

Dake Rechsand, a Dubai-based company offering sustainable solutions in water conservation and desert farming, has unveiled a successful implementation of its solution that illustrates an integrated use of its ‘Breathable Sand and IDer’ honeycomb water harvesting technologies.

24 December 2021

The middle east region is a leading consumer of basmati rice which it imports from India and Pakistan.

22 December 2021

The first freight train to run from Pakistan to Turkey through Iran has departed after a 10-year hiatus in a major boost to the trading credentials of the three founders of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

14 December 2021

The Chargé d'Affairs of the Syrian Embassy in Jakarta, Minister Plenipotentiary Abdel Moneim Annan, discussed with an Indonesian official, via video call, ways to enhance investment and trade exchange between the two countries.

13 December 2021

Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (Reap) Tue urged the federal government to take immediate measures to ensure the timely availability of the containers for export purposes.

13 December 2021

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Wang Wenbin said on Wed that Pakistan-China bilateral trade and Pakistan’s exports to China were both running at record levels for the year to date.

13 December 2021

Pakistan and Russia have decided to sign the draft shareholders agreement for the $2.5 billion Pakistan Stream Gas Pipeline Project (PSGP). 

13 December 2021

“During the same eight-month period, around 139,983 tons of goods valued at $98.46 million were imported through Astara,” Karim Rasouli was also quoted as saying by IRNA. 

07 December 2021

Iran imported 20.322 MT of basic goods worth $12.436 billion in the first eight months of the current Iranian calendar year (Mar 21-Nov 21), 62% more than the figure for last year’s same period, Mehr News Agency reported. 

21 January 2022

The year 2021 has not been easy for food markets given an abundance of uncertainties, from production to distribution and consumption.

21 January 2022

Incorporating a number of changes since the November report, the forecast for world total grains (wheat and coarse grains) production in 2021/22 is lowered by 1m t, to 2,286m, as reductions for maize (mainly in South America), oats, barley and rye more than offset an increase for wheat (led by Australia and Argentina).

19 January 2022

Agriculture in the Economy, Agriculture in the News, Climate Change/Global Warming/Food Security, Cotton and Products, Grain and Feed, Oilseeds and Products

19 January 2022

This annual report contains crop production data for the past year for grains and oilseeds, sugar crops, cotton, tobacco, and others. Information on area planted and harvested, yield, and production is provided by type of crop, as well as the planted and harvested area, yield, and production of crops in the U.S. cumulatively. An annual crop summary and annual weather summary is also included at the end of the report.

17 January 2022

The planting seed sector remains a priority for the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The PRC government released new measures and policies to support and improve the operating environment for the domestic seed industry throughout 2021

17 January 2022

Export prices of most grades of rice decreased one percent as the Thai baht weakens

17 January 2022

Rough rice stocks in all positions on December 1, 2021, totaled 127 million hundredweight (cwt), down 7 percent from the total on December 1, 2020.

17 January 2022

U.S. 2021/22 Rice Crop Estimated at 191.8 Million Hundredweight

14 January 2022

Agriculture in the Economy, Grain and Feed, Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the News, Policy and Program Announcements, SP1 - Expand International Marketing Opportunities, SP2

14 January 2022

Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide.

21 January 2022

The US Army Corps of Engineers will spend $3.94 billion for commercial navigation improvements at coastal ports and on inland waterways during fiscal year 2022, including a Mississippi River project awaiting funding for more than 14 years.

21 January 2022

China nearly doubled its soybean imports from the United States in December compared to the previous month, Reuters reported, citing data from China’s General Administration of Customs.

21 January 2022

Fish-rearing projects show that postharvest flooding of fields doesn't just benefit waterfowl.

21 January 2022

It's been over two decades since growers stopped burning rice stubble after harvest. Now rice is known as 'The Environmental Crop.'

20 January 2022

Sixth-generation rice grower Jeff Gallagher is perpetually surrounded by birds on the Sutter County farm that has been in his family since 1872.

18 January 2022

Our annual grower meetings will be held this Thursday in Colusa and Yuba City.  The meetings are an excellent way for rice growers and handlers to get the latest on key issues impacting the industry.

14 January 2022

The Gulf Coast Rice Producers Conference will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 at the El Campo Civic Center, 2350 N. Mechanic.

14 January 2022

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers researchers are working with the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and other Native American tribes to help improve wild rice productivity in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

14 January 2022

The USDA says farmers produced more cotton in 2021 than 2020, while rice production dropped sharply.

20 January 2022

Numbers are a fickle mistress.

13 January 2022

High pressure processing (HPP) is ‘non-warm’ food conservation and sanitization method, which has been created to stay away from compound and warm safeguarding of food

07 January 2022

Wheat and rice farming on the vast Indo-Gangetic plains, affected by excessive salts in the soil, can be cost-effectively improved by treatment with gypsum and organic manure followed by sowing with salt-tolerant crop varieties, a study says.

06 January 2022

The APO assists member countries in adopting new and next-generation technologies and practices to enhance productivity and sustainability in agriculture by showcasing proven methods.

17 December 2021

An international group of scientists has made a global assessment of rice-cropping systems in search of opportunities to improve rice production.

17 December 2021

More rice production can be produced while minimizing the crop’s environmental impact, new research suggests. And that’s important with global population projected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050 and with demand for rice on the rise.

16 December 2021

In its latest report titled 'Rice Protein Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013–2017 and Forecast 2018–2027', PMR provides some vital insights on the global rice protein market in terms of volume and value.

14 December 2021

Fortified rice with essential nutrients was started on a pilot basis for three years in 2019-20

14 December 2021

Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the main staple food for nearly half the world’s population, accounting for 21% of global calorie intake while using 11% of global cropland.

14 December 2021

Canada wants to help Bangladesh in tackling climate change-induced challenges, faced by the country's agriculture sector, and ensuring sustainable food security. 

21 January 2022

Euro zone consumer prices jumped at a record high pace in December, the EU’s statistics agency confirmed on Thursday, boosted by a surge in energy prices and supply chain bottlenecks as the economy recovers from pandemic lockdowns.

21 January 2022

Rates cuts to support growth

21 January 2022

In a recent episode of the podcast "Always Hungry with Bobby Flay and Sophie Flay," the father-daughter duo come together to share their favorite rice recipes with listeners. The pair go through paella, risotto, fried rice, and even touch on dirty rice.

21 January 2022

A Fernwood business is turning rice hulls from in the Mississippi Delta into a wood byproduct that company officials say will withstand the elements better than wood itself. 

20 January 2022

China's magnesium exports nearly doubled in November from the same month a year earlier as production ramped up alongside the lifting of restrictions on power use by energy-intensive industries, easing fears of shortages in Europe.

20 January 2022

Citing current COVID-19 restrictions amid the ongoing pandemic, the 2022 Canadian Crops Convention scheduled for March 8-10 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has been postponed to 2023, organizers said.

20 January 2022

Grain and fiber uses of industrial hemp are seen as sources of market growth for the crop in the coming years, according to “The Hemp Industry 2022 Opportunity Report” published by Let’s Talk Hemp Media.

19 January 2022

China’s 2021 corn imports almost tripled in volume from the previous year, hitting a new record, customs data showed on Tuesday, as buyers turned to cheaper alternatives overseas amid soaring prices and a domestic supply crunch.

19 January 2022

Chicago soybean futures rose for the first time in four sessions on Wednesday, with prices supported by strong demand, although improved weather in South America limited gains.

19 January 2022

Egypt’s Suez Canal revenues are expected to hit $7 billion in 2022 versus $6.3 billion in 2021, the chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said in an interview with Saudi-owned Asharq television.

Executive Summary

17 January 2022

The TRT will not be published next week, as we prepare for the coming 2022 year.  Our next publication date will be Jan 31, 2022. 

Markets remain relatively slow, as African buyers look well-stocked from the last Q4 2021 drive to import rice stocks, and while many see a second boost in demand for pre-Ramadan demand, the Lunar New Year would seem to lend to some potential quiet ahead, but we have Thailand now sitting between the main crop and an important second crop, as India looks well-supplied but tightness is seen in parboiled rice availability and yet, India offers more hope for containerized exports with an improved availability and reduced freight rate seen as lowering the premium for containerized Indian exports over break-bulk shipped cargo.

Thought of the week

17 January 2021
Adversity ...

“What on earth would a man do with himself if something did not stand in his way?”

-- H.G. Wells --