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    Rice Market: Largely Focused on Midsouth Weather, Production May 2, 2022

    🕔May 2, 2022
    Rice futures put in another good week with new highs in the September contract.  Trading Thursday touched $17.29 with a close at $17.24.  This is the highest trading for the […]

    Rice Market: New Crop Supported by Slow Planting Apr 23, 2022

    🕔Apr 23, 2022
    It has been an interesting week for the September contract.  The week’s 96-cent trading range was captured in Tuesday’s wild session, which included a new contract high of $17 and […]

    Rice Market: Acreage Projected Down 3% Apr 5, 2022

    🕔Apr 5, 2022
    The key focal point for the crop markets last week was the March 31 Prospective Plantings.  Ahead of the report, the average trade estimate for U.S. rice acres was 2.465 […]

    Rice Market Update: U.S. Domestic Demand Vital for 2022 Jan 7, 2022

    🕔Jan 7, 2022
    The market is shaking off the holiday cobwebs and beginning to see new life in the new year. The Omicron variant is sweeping across the U.S. and threatening more shutdowns but […]

    Rice Market: Interest Evaporating in Nov. Futures Oct 18, 2021

    🕔Oct 18, 2021
    The focal point for the rice market this week was USDA’s monthly WASDE report, released on Tuesday.  Changes to 21/22 long-grain production were relatively minor.  However, there was a slight […]

    Rice Market: Prices Decline on Dollar Strength Oct 4, 2021

    🕔Oct 4, 2021
    After touching $14/cwt. in trading Monday and Tuesday, November rice futures turned lower to finish the week.  Renewed strength in the U.S. Dollar may have played a role in the […]

    Rice Market: Favorable News in WASDE Sep 13, 2021

    🕔Sep 13, 2021
    Favorable news Friday in USDA’s supply/demand and Crop Production reports.  November rice futures closed 17 cents higher at $13.48/cwt. following the reports.  USDA made several adjustments to the new crop long-grain balance […]

    Rice Market: Global Prices Spiked During Pandemic, Remain High Despite Ample Supply Aug 24, 2021

    🕔Aug 24, 2021
    The COVID-19 pandemic created a spike in global rice prices in the second quarter of 2020, according to a new University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture report. Since then, […]

    Mississippi: Rice Approaches Harvest with Increased Prices Aug 19, 2021

    🕔Aug 19, 2021
    A crisis exemption that allowed Mississippi rice farmers to control fall armyworms helped them keep this year’s crop in good condition as harvest approaches. In late June and early July, […]

    Rice Market: Upside Potential Requires Confirmation Acreage Estimates Are Too High Aug 9, 2021

    🕔Aug 9, 2021
    Mostly lower trade this week as September rice futures lost ground Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, giving up a combined 48 ½ cents in three days of trading.  Corn and soybeans […]

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