Rice Market: Wild Trade with Large Ranges May 23, 2022

🕔May 23, 2022
“WILD” best describes this week’s trading in the rice market.  As of Thursday’s close, the week’s trading range for the September contract had been $1.28/cwt.  The week started with relatively […]

Arkansas Rice: Planting Nearly Finished, Be Prepared to Cut Levees with Upcoming Rains May 23, 2022

🕔May 23, 2022
The end is near!  For rice planting that is.  The state was reported as 76% planted as of 5/16, but I would wager we were even further along than that […]

Rice Market Update: Delta Farmers Planting Last Acres for 2022 May 21, 2022

🕔May 21, 2022
We are finally caught up with planting in Arkansas—a welcome sign to all farmers, processors, and industry members. Despite the return to normal after poor weather that severely delayed planting, it […]

Arkansas: “Most Crop Per Drop” Irrigation Contest Challenges Rice, Corn, Soybean Growers May 21, 2022

🕔May 21, 2022
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s annual Most Crop Per Drop irrigation yield contest is now open to Arkansas rice, soybean and corn producers, and for the first […]

Rice Farmers Across U.S. Face Extreme Financial Losses in 2022 May 18, 2022

🕔May 18, 2022
This week, the Agricultural and Food Policy Center (AFPC) at Texas A&M University released a study on the impact of commodity price changes and higher input costs on its 64 […]

Rice Market: Positive Response to WASDE Report May 17, 2022

🕔May 17, 2022
Trading last week was focused on Thursday’s supply/demand report from USDA.  The rice market’s reaction to the May WASDE was favorable as new crop futures closed 10 ½ cents higher […]

Arkansas Rice: Big Leaps in Planting Progress May 16, 2022

🕔May 16, 2022
Boy, that escalated quickly.  I mean that really got out of hand fast. That could refer to the drying conditions or the planting progress.  Last week’s big jump in planting […]

Rice Market Update: WASDE Report Indicates Complications for Buyers, Sellers May 14, 2022

🕔May 14, 2022
The story continues to be the planting progress in Arkansas—this week showing numbers that are optimistic in the grand scheme at 57% planted, but still 15% behind normal. Rice emerged is […]

Global Markets: Grains – Consumption Exceeds Production, Stocks Tighten May 14, 2022

🕔May 14, 2022
Global corn production is forecast down, driven primarily by a cut in Ukraine and the United States, but China and the European Union are expected to have smaller crops as […]

WASDE Rice: Reduced U.S. Supplies, Exports, Domestic Use May 14, 2022

🕔May 14, 2022
The 2022/23 outlook for U.S. rice is for reduced supplies, exports, domestic use, and ending stocks. Total 2022/23 supplies are projected at 258.2 million cwt, down 4 percent from a […]

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