Rough Rice Stocks Down 17% – USDA

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Rough rice stocks in all positions on March 1, 2020, totaled 86.1 million hundredweight (cwt), down 17 percent from the total on March 1, 2019. Stocks held on farms totaled 14.4 million cwt, and off-farm stocks totaled 71.8 million cwt. Long grain varieties accounted for 60 percent of the total rough rice, medium grain accounted for 38 percent, and short grain varieties accounted for 2 percent.

Milled rice stocks in all positions totaled 5.24 million cwt, up 26 percent from a year ago. Milled rice stocks were comprised of 3.33 million cwt of whole kernel rice and 1.91 million cwt of second heads, screenings, and brewers rice.

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