AgFax Rice Review: California Acres to Drop Again; Philippine Production to Rise Apr 13, 2015

🕔Apr 13, 2015Markets/Trade reports that the Philippines’ Department of Agriculture plans to institute a new High Yielding Technology Adoption program to boost the country’s rice production. The program will focus on […]

AgFax Rice Review: Govt. Action Requested Over Iraq Trade; Japan May Increase U.S. Imports Jan 28, 2015

🕔Jan 28, 2015Markets/Trade reports that the Mississippi Congressional Delegation joined with U.S. rice farmers in urging the Secretary of State to negotiate with Iraq over the recent decline in Iraqi purchases […]

AgFax Grain Review: Soybean Prices on Slippery Slope; Propane Worries Plague Iowa Nov 3, 2014

🕔Nov 3, 2014Markets/Trade In his daily farm policy report, Keith Good notes that the recent rally in U.S. soybean prices is “a slippery slope” driven primarily by short-term supply shortages. Strong demand, […]

AgFax Rice Review: California Harvest Around the Corner; Thailand Woes Continue Sep 4, 2014

🕔Sep 4, 2014Markets/Trade A Reuters article on Voice of America reports that a labor shortage is hampering Thailand’s plans to ramp up rice exports as many foreign laborers fled the country amid […]

AgFax Rice Review: China Could Be Big U.S. Market; Drip Irrigation Good for Yields, Environment Aug 28, 2014

🕔Aug 28, 2014Markets/Trade David Pierson reports for the LA Times that China could be the next big market for U.S. rice growers as the country has begun to undertake massive rice imports […]

AgFax Rice Review: Japan Resumes Fukushima Exports; India Production Estimates Lifted Aug 21, 2014

🕔Aug 21, 2014Markets/Trade Dennis Normile reports for the Science Insider that China has decided not to renew certificates allowing research groups to grow GMO rice. The certificates were issued in 2009 and […]

AgFax Rice Review: $1B Investment in Nigerian Rice; Multi-Inlet Irrigation Saves Water Aug 4, 2014

🕔Aug 4, 2014Markets/Trade Mfonobong Nsehe reports for Forbes that Aliko Dangote, the wealthiest man in Africa with a fortune of over $25 billion derived in part from agricultural productions, has invested $1 […]

AgFax Rice Review: UN Prescribes Arsenic Levels; Armyworms Abound in MS Jul 21, 2014

🕔Jul 21, 2014Policy/Regulations reports that the UN last week prescribed maximum levels for arsenic in commercial rice at 0.2 milligrams of arsenic per kilogram of rice. Production A release from University […]

AgFax Rice Review: India Sells State Stocks; Arkansas Farmer Tax Exemption Jul 9, 2014

🕔Jul 9, 2014Markets/Trade reports that India has announced plans to sell a quarter of government held rice stockpiles at subsidized levels in an effort to stem food price inflation as a […]

AgFax Rice Review: California Drought Worsens; Drones Could Help Fertilizer Management Jun 25, 2014

🕔Jun 25, 2014Markets/Trade Karl Lester M. Yap reports for Bloomberg that the Philippine government is considering easing import restrictions on rice to ease domestic price inflations, allowing traders a free market to […]

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