Rough Rice Stocks Down from Last June

Rice harvest. ©Debra L Ferguson Stock Photography

Rough rice stocks in all positions on June 1, 2018 totaled 45.1 million hundredweight (cwt), down 32 percent from the total on June 1, 2017. Stocks held on farms totaled 4.41 million cwt and off-farm stocks totaled 40.6 million cwt. Long grain varieties accounted for 71 percent of the total rough rice, medium grain accounted for 26 percent, and short grain varieties accounted for 3 percent.

Milled rice stocks in all positions totaled 5.05 million cwt, down 6 percent from a year ago. Milled rice stocks were comprised of 3.60 million cwt of whole kernel rice and 1.46 million cwt of second heads, screenings, and brewers rice.

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