• WASDE Report Released

    Jul 12, 2018
    U.S. 2018/19 all rice supplies are increased this month by 4.8 million cwt to 272.3 million as higher production more than offsets reduced beginning stocks. Rice production increased by 9.8 million cwt to 213 million as the NASS Acreage report indicated greater rice area for both long-grain and medium- and short-grain than previously forecast.
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  • Rice Acreage Report Released

    Jun 29, 2018
    According to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), area planted to rice in 2018 is estimated at 2.84 million acres, up 15 percent from 2017. Area for harvest is forecast at 2.80 million acres, up 18 percent from last year. Acreage increased from last year in all rice-producing states mainly due to lower prices for competing commodities.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Jun 12, 2018
    U.S. 2017/18 rice ending stocks are raised 3 million cwt this month on a 1-million-cwt increase in imports and a 2-million-cwt decrease in exports. Both changes reflect the pace of trade to date.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    May 10, 2018
    The 2018/19 outlook for U.S. rice is for higher supplies, exports, domestic use, and ending stocks. U.S. all rice production is projected at 203.2 million cwt, up 14 percent from the previous year, primarily on a larger expected long grain crop. Total rice supplies are projected to increase 5 percent to 263.5 million cwt, mainly on long grain.
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  • Arkansas Rice Leaders, Ag Industry Meet with USDA Under Secretary Bill Northey

    May 02, 2018
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agriculture Services Bill Northey met with Arkansas government and agriculture leaders here yesterday and then traveled to Stuttgart to meet with producers and rice industry representatives.
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  • Training Day for Foreign Ag Service

    Apr 23, 2018
    Last week, USA Rice participated in a “Meet the Cooperators” seminar series led by the U.S. Agricultural Export Development Council (USAEDC) to provide training to approximately 30 new foreign service personnel and other staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These annual seminars provide opportunities for local trade associations to educate USDA staff about our organizations and how we work together to increase exports of rice.
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  • USDA Staffs Up with New Appointments

    Apr 20, 2018
    Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the selection of several senior leaders within U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies. Perdue appointed Ken Isley as Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administrator, where among many other priorities he will oversee the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) programs that help build and maintain overseas markets for U.S. agriculture.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Apr 10, 2018
    U.S. 2017/18 rice ending stocks are raised 4.1 million cwt to 33.3 million, mostly on decreased exports. These ending stock levels still remain below the 5-year average. The 4-million-cwt decrease in exports is divided evenly between long-grain and medium- and short-grain. Rough and milled rice exports are also lowered by 3 and 1 million cwt, respectively.
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  • USDA Implements up to $2.36 Billion to Help Agricultural Producers Recover after 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires

    Apr 06, 2018
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make disaster payments of up to $2.36 billion, as provided by Congress, to help America’s farmers and ranchers recover from hurricanes and wildfires. The funds are available as part of the new 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP). Sign-up for the new program, authorized by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, will begin no later than July 16.
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  • USDA Estimates Rice Acreage Up 9 Percent, Less than Expected

    Mar 29, 2018
    According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service's Prospective Plantings report released today, acreage will be higher, but not by very much.
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