• USDA's McKinney Emphasizes Finding New Markets for U.S. Ag Products

    Nov 22, 2017
    USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney has stressed the importance of looking for new trading partners in emerging markets, saying the U.S.'s current trading partners alone will not provide the growth in exports required and expected.
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  • WASDE Report Released

    Nov 09, 2017
    Total 2017/18 U.S. rice supplies are increased marginally this month to 248.9 million cwt as higher projected imports (primarily Thai fragrant rice) offset slightly lower production. In the November Crop Production report, NASS reduced the 2017/18 U.S. crop size by 200,000 cwt to 178.4 million on lower forecast yield. This is 20 percent less than last year and would be the lowest U.S. rice production since 1996/97.
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