• WASDE Report Released

    Feb 09, 2017
    U.S. 2016/17 rice exports are lowered 2 million cwt to 110 million. Long-grain milled exports account for the entire reduction and reflect the sales and shipment pace to date. U.S. ending stocks are raised by an equal amount and are the highest since 1985/86. The 2016/17 all rice season-average farm price range is raised $0.10 per cwt at the midpoint to $10.50. The long-grain, and the Other States medium- and short-grain season-average prices are both increased.
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  • Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to Head Trump’s USDA

    Jan 19, 2017
    Yesterday, President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team officially announced the nomination of former Georgia Governor George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.
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  • Rice, Ducks, and Friends Awarded $15 Million in 2017 RCPP Funding

    Dec 21, 2016
    USA Rice, through its USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, was awarded funding for two projects bringing $15 million to the Mid-South and Gulf Coast’s rice-growing regions.
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  • Calling All Farmers: NASS Surveys Need Your Input

    Dec 01, 2016
    USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently distributed two surveys to the majority of rice producers that have a big impact on farm safety net assistance levels.
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  • Prevented Planting Update Good for Rice

    Nov 23, 2016
    Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced changes to the agency’s prevented planting rules.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Nov 09, 2016
    The 2016/17 U.S. rice crop is reduced 1.2 million cwt to 234.8 million on lower yields. Ending stocks are lowered by the same amount. The average yield forecast is reduced 39 pounds per acre to 7,493. Arkansas and Missouri were the only states to have reductions.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Oct 12, 2016
    The 2016/17 U.S. rice crop is reduced 1.1 million cwt to 236 million on lower yields. The average yield forecast is lowered 37 pounds per acre to 7,532. A reduction in Arkansas is partially offset by increases in California, Mississippi, and Texas.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Aug 12, 2016
    Total U.S. rice supplies for 2016/17 are lowered 2.2 million cwt from last month to 307.7 million, still the highest on record. Carryin is lowered 1.5 million cwt to 39.4 million due to 2015/16 revisions. The 2016/17 U.S. rice production forecast is lowered 700,000 cwt to a record 244.3 million based on the first survey-based yield forecast of the 2016/17 crop. At 7,659 pounds per acre, the 2016/17 yield is down 21 pounds from the previous projection.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    May 10, 2016
    U.S. 2016/17 all rice production is forecast at 231 million cwt, up 38.7 million cwt from the previous year and the largest since 2010/11. The increase reflects larger area and a higher yield. Long grain harvested area is forecast at 2.4 million acres, up 32 percent from the previous year and the largest in six years. Combined medium- and short-grain harvested area is forecast at 60,000 acres, down 17 percent from 2015/16 due to a sharp reduction in southern medium-grain planted area. The yield increase for both classes of rice reflects a return to trend. Total U.S. 2016/17 all rice supplies are forecast to increase 13 percent from the previous year. Long grain supplies are up, while medium- and short-grain supplies are down.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Apr 12, 2016
    U.S. 2015/16 rice supplies are lowered 500,000 cwt on lower long-grain imports. Long-grain ending stocks are lowered 500,000 cwt to 22.5 million. All rice ending stocks are now 43.4 million cwt. The all rice and long-grain season-average prices are each lowered $0.30 per cwt at the midpoint to $12.30 to $12.70 and $10.80 to $11.20, respectively. Medium- and short-grain prices are also down with the California price lowered $0.50 per cwt at the midpoint and the Other States price lowered $0.20 per cwt at the midpoint.
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