Rough Rice Stocks Down Slightly from Last Year – USDA

Rice harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography

Rough rice stocks in all positions on March 1, 2017, totaled 108 million hundredweight (cwt), down 1 percent from the total on March 1, 2016. Stocks held on farms totaled 21.6 million cwt, and off-farm stocks totaled 86.0 million cwt. Long grain varieties accounted for 67 percent of the total rough rice, medium grain accounted for 31 percent, and short grain varieties accounted for 2 percent.

Milled rice stocks in all positions totaled 6.22 million cwt, up 1 percent from a year ago. Milled rice stocks were comprised of 3.71 million cwt of whole kernel rice and 2.52 million cwt of second heads, screenings, and brewers rice.

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