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AFB Rice Close: Futures Continued Lower

By AaronT June 21, 2013

Rice futures continued lower today. According to USDA, the crop is now caught up with previous years. The question now is, how many acres were actually seeded and were they too late to achieve top yield-potential. This week’s action makes the charts look toppy, with September closing below $16. The sharp up-trend that began in May has been broken this week. Futures could be confirming a top at the recent high of $16.47 ½.

Long Grain Cash Bid for June – – –  to – – –
NC 1520/cwt  to – – –


Chicago Futures: July down 6 1/2 at 1591
Sept down 15 1/2 at 1589 1/2
Nov down 14 at 1617 1/2
Jan down 14 1/2 at 1640 1/2
March down 14 at 1641
Today’s Arkansas LDP rate for long grain rice is
medium grain rice is


By AaronT June 21, 2013