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Rice Update: Positive Market Signals Needed for New Crop Planting Decisions

Rice Update: Positive Market Signals Needed for New Crop Planting Decisions

👤From the Rice Advocate, U.S. Rice Producers Association 🕔Dec 15, 2017

The holiday season is upon us and the rice market has responded accordingly with trading and market moves grinding to a crawl. In the exports sales component, traders have begun to wrap up the calendar year and taken a step back. The

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Rice Outlook: U.S. Season-Average Farm Price Forecasts Lowered for Both Classes

Rice Outlook: U.S. Season-Average Farm Price Forecasts Lowered for Both Classes

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 15, 2017

There were no supply side revisions to the U.S. 2017/18 rice balance sheet this month. On the use side, the total U.S. 2017/18 export forecast was lowered 1.0 million cwt to 103.0 million cwt, with the reduction all in medium-

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Farm Business: 7 Crops Show a Declining Cost of Production

Farm Business: 7 Crops Show a Declining Cost of Production

👤By Nick Paulson, Jonathan Coppess, and Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University Ag Economist 🕔Dec 15, 2017

In a July 25, 2017 farmdoc daily article, Schnitkey discussed declining cost of production for Illinois corn and soybeans. This article extends the discussion to the U.S. and to barley, peanuts, rice, sorghum, and wheat. Total cost per acre declined

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Arkansas Rice: ‘Mixed Bag’ Growing Season Finishes with 4th Highest State Yield

Arkansas Rice: ‘Mixed Bag’ Growing Season Finishes with 4th Highest State Yield

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

A growing season of drought, flood and do-overs may still result in the fourth highest state average yield on record for Arkansas’ rice growers, the nation’s top producer of that commodity.  Jarrod Hardke, extension rice agronomist for the University of

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Biodefense: Agriculture is Not Prepared for Internal or External Attacks – DTN

Biodefense: Agriculture is Not Prepared for Internal or External Attacks – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Dec 15, 2017

The U.S. is woefully unprepared to cope with outbreaks of emerging livestock or crop pathogens and pests, whether those outbreaks are caused intentionally or otherwise, experts told the Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday. Agricultural security risks have become a major

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Dossett on Rice: More Upside in March Contract?

Dossett on Rice: More Upside in March Contract?

👤By Markham Dossett, Talon Asset Management, LLC, Waco, Texas 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Cash Market During the last month, rice prices in Thailand have fluctuated between $400 to $412 and are now at $406. The strong Baht has slowed some exports. The Thai government is now paying farmers to cut back on rice

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Rice: Conservation, Sustainability Awards Given at USA Rice Conference

Rice: Conservation, Sustainability Awards Given at USA Rice Conference

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Dec 14, 2017

At this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference, the rice industry’s growing role in the conservation and sustainability sphere was spotlighted with two different awards, the USA Rice Sustainability Award and the USA Rice Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award.  Jim Whitaker, an

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Rice: 2018/20 Leadership Class Members Announced

Rice: 2018/20 Leadership Class Members Announced

👤By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Members of the 2018/20 Rice Leadership Development Program class were announced Monday during the annual Rice Awards Luncheon at the 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference. The class is comprised of five rice producers and two industry-related professionals selected by a

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Rice: 6th Generation Louisiana Grower Named Rice Farmer of the Year

Rice: 6th Generation Louisiana Grower Named Rice Farmer of the Year

👤By Bruce Schultz, LSU AgCenter 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Christian Richard, a sixth-generation farmer from Vermilion Parish, was honored Dec. 11 as the 2017 Rice Farmer of the Year at the USA Rice Outlook Conference. In addition, former LSU AgCenter rice breeder Xueyan Sha was honored with the Rice

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Global Rough Rice Prices Unchanged from Last Week

Global Rough Rice Prices Unchanged from Last Week

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

The Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the following prevailing world market prices of milled and rough rice, adjusted for U.S. milling yields and location, and the resulting marketing loan gain (MLG) and loan deficiency payment (LDP) rates

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