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 […]

Arkansas: Cover Crops – 5 Things To Know Oct 11, 2021

🕔Oct 11, 2021
The proper use of cover crops can produce several benefits for production systems in Arkansas including improved soil health, increased nitrogen, and additional weed control options, according to research done […]

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 […]

Arkansas Rice: Harvest Passes Mid-Way Point, Yields Still Look Bright Sep 27, 2021

🕔Sep 27, 2021
Briefly put, yield reports continue to be bright as we cross the mid-point of rice harvest progress in Arkansas.  Most seem very optimistic about their yields this year and there […]

Projected 2020 Price Loss Coverage Payment Rates Sep 16, 2021

🕔Sep 16, 2021
In USDA’s September update of 2020 PLC Payment Rates, wheat, peanuts, seed cotton, long-grain rice, and southern medium-grain rice are projected to receive PLC payments. USDA’s Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program […]

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 […]

Projected 2020 Price Loss Coverage Benefits Aug 20, 2021

🕔Aug 20, 2021
In USDA’s August update of 2020 PLC Payment Rates, wheat, peanuts, seed cotton, long-grain, and southern medium grain rice are projected to receive PLC payments. The final 2020 marketing year average […]

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 […]

Rice Market: Long-Grain Rough Rice Sales Up 27% from 2020 Aug 2, 2021

🕔Aug 2, 2021
The big news this week came on Thursday with the announcement of U.S. rice sales to Iraq.  This pushed nearby futures up to $13.85 at one point in Thursday’s trading.  […]

Rice Market: No Supply Side Changes, Exports Increased Jul 19, 2021

🕔Jul 19, 2021
On Monday this week USDA released its monthly WASDE report.  The most significant adjustments this month for long-grain were made to the old crop (20/21) balance sheet.  There were no supply […]

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