Rough Rice Stocks Up 54% from Aug. 2020

Rice maturing near Beaumont. Photo: Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension

Rough rice stocks in all positions on August 1, 2021 totaled 37.6 million hundredweight (cwt), up 54 percent from the total on August 1, 2020. Stocks held on farms totaled 4.87 million cwt and off-farm stocks totaled 32.8 million cwt. Long grain varieties accounted for 72 percent of the total rough rice, medium grain accounted for 26 percent, and short grain varieties accounted for 2 percent.

Milled rice stocks in all positions totaled 4.22 million cwt, up 41 percent from a year ago. Milled rice stocks were comprised of 2.48 million cwt of whole kernel rice and 1.75 million cwt of second heads, screenings, and brewers rice.

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