Rough Rice Stocks Up 62% from 2018

Rice being harvested in Prairie County, Arkansas. Photo: Fred Miller, University of Arkansas

Rough rice stocks in all positions on August 1, 2019 totaled 38.6 million hundredweight (cwt), up 62 percent from the total on August 1, 2018. Stocks held on farms totaled 6.66 million cwt and off-farm stocks totaled 31.9 million cwt. Long grain varieties accounted for 76 percent of the total rough rice, medium grain accounted for 22 percent, and short grain varieties accounted for 2 percent.

Milled rice stocks in all positions totaled 4.38 million cwt, up 13 percent from a year ago. Milled rice stocks were comprised of 2.94 million cwt of whole kernel rice and 1.44 million cwt of second heads, screenings, and brewers rice.

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