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Asian/Regional Rice News

Kisan Telecom : Board flays govt policy on rice


Iran asked to lift rice, kinno import ban
Indonesian city closes schools as haze worsens
Renewed monsoon cheers farmers
NFA tells rice traders to guard vs extortion
The season so far: Arkansas rice heading to the back stretch
RPT-COLUMN-Currency moves to tag-team El Nino in Asia rice markets: Russell
Boro paddy price dropsdown in Nilphamari
Rough rice correction likely done
30-baht bagged rice to be sold at cooperatives
Vietnam to post 216.2 bln USD in trade revenue in 8 months: statistics office

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Kisan Telecom : Board flays govt policy on rice
08/27/2015 | 07:04am US/Eastern
President Kisan Board Gujranwala Division Aman Ullah Chattha has strongly condemned failed
rice policy of the government and advised to ensure export of last two years rice stock without
further delay. Addressing cultivators of Kolo Tarar, Kassoki, Vanike Tarar and Jalalpur Bhattian
he said that due to anti-Kisan policies of the government the growers of Gujranwala Division
would stage sit-in demonstration inGujranwala on August 30. He said that the non-basmati
paddy, which has started pouring into the grain markets, is being purchased at rupees 500 per 40
kg as against rupees 1300 last year, which is deplorable.
He demanded immediate announcement of support price of different varieties and PASCO
should be directed to ensure procurement of paddy at minimum support price of non-basmati
at rupees 1200 and basmati paddy at rupees 2500 to provide relief to the growers.Meanwhile,
Ex-MNA and leader of PTI Ch. Mehdi Hassan Bhatti has said that growers are backbone of
country's economy but the present government has increased the prices of POL, fertilizers,
pesticides and electricity but have not arranged procurement of rice at reasonable price. He said
that September 5Kisan convention at Hafizabad Stadium would be chaired by PTI Chief Imran
Khan and it would pave the way to mitigate the sufferings of the growers.
DCO shocked over education system: DCO Hafizabad Muhammad Usman has expressed his
disappointment over standard of education in the Govt. Girls and Boys High School Nauthen and
Madhrianwala and warned the teachers to perform their duties honestly and with commitment to
brighten the career of the students.While making surprise visit to the schools along with EDO
(Education)Iftikhar Nawaz Virk and District Monitoring Officer Adnan Irshad Cheema, he
enquired from the students regarding the education being imparted in the schools. Thereupon, he
took strong exception and advised the teachers to work sincerely for getting better results in the
annual examinations. He also issued show cause notice to four teachers including the
Headmaster of Nauthen High School for their absence from duties without any intimation.
Boy killed in road mishap: A boy was killed on the spot while three others were seriously injured
when a recklessly driven truck after hitting a bike intruded into shop near Nokhar Mandi
of Gujranwala Road on Wednesday. According to rescue source, Muhammad Javaid alongwith
his 6-year-old son Sono Javaid and Qamar and another was going towards his house
on Gujranwala Road when a speeding truck coming from opposite direction hit their bike
killing Sono Javaid on-the-spot while three other seriously injured.
The injured were shifted to the DHQ Hospital Hafizabad. After hitting the bike, the truck
intruded into a shop which was badly damaged. The police have registered the case and started
investigation.WAPDA/APCA employees hold protest: The employees of WAPDA Hafizabad
division observed complete strike to protest against the proposed privatization of WAPDA. The
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strike was observed on the call ofWAPDA Hydro-Electric Labour Union. Addressing the
employees Malik Shafqat Mehmood Chairman and Abdul Razzaq Mughal General
Secretary have declared that the employees of WAPDA would not tolerate privatization of
WAPDA as it would prove economic murder of the employees.
They demanded that the proposal to privatize WAPDA should be withdrawn otherwise the
employees would be constrained to continue to stage protest demonstrations.Meanwhile, APCA
activists protested against non-issue of the notification regarding the acceptance of their
demands. Ch. Nasrullah Hanjra President and Muhammad Amjad Fareedi General Secretary
APCA Hafizabad chapter have said that the government had accepted their demands few months
back but has not yet issued notification in this regard. They demanded immediate issuance of the
notification to relieve the clerks of mental agony and hardships.They threatened that if
notification was not issued immediately the clerks would not perform election duties and would
be constrained to stage sit-in demonstration at Jati Umra.
Pakistan Press International, source Asianet-Pakistan
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Iran asked to lift rice, kinno import ban


MUBARAK ZEB KHAN UPDATED 2 DAYS AGO
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday formally requested Iran to withdraw its ban on imports
of rice and kinno.The ban has led to a drastic cut in Pakistans exports to Iran, which fell to mere
$43 million in 2014 from $182m in 2010, an official told Dawn.Rice exports constitute 63 per
cent of the countrys total exports to Iran.The issue, among others, was raised during the two-day
meeting of Pak-Iran Joint Working Group (JWG) on Trade.Pakistans delegation was headed by
Additional Secretary Commerce Robina Ather, while Iranian side was led by Mojtaba
Mousavian, Director General (Asia-Pacific) Iranian Trade Promotion Organisation.
A representative of Pakistan Ministry of National Food Security and Research informed the
meeting that Irans quarantine department inspectors visited hot water treatment plants for
mangoes and approved 16 facilities, while approval for another three was in the
process.Pakistani side also informed that they have provided a draft of Agreement on
Cooperation in the Field of Veterinary and Animal Health to the ministry concerned in Iran.
Both sides agreed to constitute a joint working group for implementation of electronic data
interchange. Pakistan also showed its interest to hold a single-country textile exhibition in
Tehran in Feb/March 2016.
Both the countries reiterated the need for granting visa to businessmen and truck drivers on a
priority basis, and agreed to implement the bilateral Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) in letter
and spirit including strengthening of transparency and prior notification mechanisms.Discussing
freight train operations, Pakistan proposed that till freight traffic picks up, Iranian authorities
may also introduce concessional fares between Zahedan-Quetta.Regarding tax and charges
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imposed on Pakistani vehicles, the Iranian side informed that those taxes did not constitute para
tariffs and were consistent with the PTA as per Article 2 on services charges.
The meeting discussed the draft of Five Years Strategic Plan to enhance bilateral trade.Both
sides agreed to consider incorporating linkage of Iran with China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,
strengthening border markets, upgrading road and railway networks, building warehouses and
opening/upgrading border crossing points into the five-year plan.It was agreed that both sides
will exchange soft data about their tariff and trade regimes as per the format provided by
Pakistani side, within two weeks of this JWG meeting.
Published in Dawn, August 27th, 2015
http://www.dawn.com/news/1203051

Indonesian city closes schools as haze worsens


August 28, 2015 12:29 pm

Jakarta (dpa) - Worsening haze from forest and brush fires caused kindergartens and elementary
schools to be closed in a town on Indonesia's Sumatra island Friday, an official said. "The haze
in Jambi city has become a threat to health," said Muhammad Suaidi, the head of the provincial
disaster management agency.The local government were considering deploying aeroplanes to
drop water, he said."Fire-fighters on the ground have been outpaced by the spread of the fires,"
he said. Thick smog has blanketed much of Sumatra and the Indonesian parts of Borneo in the
past few days because of a prolonged drought worsened by the El Nino weather pattern, officials
said. The practice of open burning to clear land is illegal but is common in Indonesia.
The Indonesian government has warned that El Nino would result in an extended dry spell and
more forest fires.The Agriculture Ministry has predicted that El Nino could damage200,000
hectares of rice fields, or about 1-2 million tonnes of rice crops.President Joko Widodo warned
that legal action would be taken against those who deliberately start fires to clear land.The
drought has hit parts of Indonesia including Java, South Sulawesi, Bali and West Timor,
resulting in shortages of clean water.Experts said El Nino is expected to last until October.
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Indonesian-city-closes-schools-as-haze-worsens30267635.html

Renewed monsoon cheers farmers


Sangam Prasain, Kathmandu

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Aug 28, 2015- The monsoons revival in most of the Tarai districts last week, after a month-long
drought during the key paddy transplantation period, has generated optimism among farmers
about this years harvest. Things looked really bad a fortnight ago, but the scenario has changed
with most of the drought-affected districts getting drenched by heavy rains last week.The
Ministry of Agricultural Development has also revised its paddy transplantation estimate with
the arrival of heavy rains in the eastern and central Tarai. Earlier, we had estimated that paddy
transplantation would reach below 90 percent on the 1.60 million hectares of rice fields this year.
But the late arrival of the monsoon has changed the calculation, said Shankar Sapkota, assistant
spokesperson of the ministry.
We have expected that the transplantation rate will now touch 95 percent. Technically, the
paddy transplantation period in the Tarai ends in mid-August, but in some cases, paddy can be
planted till early September. The rains have come as a relief, said Sapkota, adding that the
output, however, would decline as the late transplantation would reduce the ripening time and
harvests. He added that plants would not get enough solar intensity if the ripening period were to
stretch into the winter. Agro experts said that a majority of farmers sow paddy seeds directly on
their fields rather than growing seedlings as they dont have enough time. Normally, drought
tolerant rice varieties like Sukha Dhan are applied if the normal transplantation period exceeds as
they can recover at a faster rate and have a lower ripening time. Two weeks ago, the government
had projected a loss of Rs25 billion in paddy output this year amid droughts in the eight Tarai
districts in the eastern and central regions. However, the projected losses will not reach that
level, Sapkota said.
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The eight districts-Saptari, Siraha, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara and Parsa-have
been hit hard by late and insufficient rainfall this year, with the average paddy transplantation
rate reaching just 40 percent in the combined 326,501 hectares of land two weeks ago.As of
August 24, Saptari had observed paddy transplantation on 47 percent of its 70,000 hectares,
while in Siraha it had reached 40.6 percent on its 60,757 hectares of paddy fields. Dhanusha
district in the central Tarai region has the lowest rate of 30 percent. Paddy is cultivated on 40,635
hectares in Dhanusha.
In Mahottari and Sarlahi, transplantation has reached 48 percent of 36,144 hectares and 58
percent of 45,550 hectares respectively. Sapkota, who is also a senior agro economist, said that
the ministry had released funds to install 500 shallow tube wells in the eastern and central Tarai
regions to prevent further paddy crop damage if droughts occur during the weeding period.Most
of the farmers have installed shallow tube wells, while others are in the process of doing so. He
said that the ministry had requested additional funds from the Finance Ministry to distribute
more shallow tube wells in the affected areas. The ministrys statistics showed that as of
August 24, the national average paddy transplantation rate had reached 83.14 percent of the total
land available. Belt-wise, the transplantation has been completed on 90 percent of 68,364
hectares in the mountain region. Likewise, in the hilly region, the transplantation has been
completed on 91 percent of 423,173 hectares.
The transplantation in these two belts normally ends in the first week of August.The ministry
said that the transplantation in the Tarai belt, the countrys food basket, had been completed on
79.66 percent of the total 1.11 million hectares of paddy fields.The ministry has also decided to
expedite its system of rice intensification and direct seedling rice system in the affected
districts. We have also planned to distribute subsidized vegetable seeds to farmers who have not
been able to plant paddy, Sapkota said.
The country produced paddy worth Rs100 billion in the fiscal year 2014-15. The paddy output
dropped 5.1 percent to 4.78 million tonnes last year due to a late monsoon and untimely rainfall.
The ministry had estimated a loss of Rs5 billion last year.Agro experts said the economic outlook
for the next year is bleaker amid weak monsoon forecasts. Agriculture, the major contributor to
Nepals economy, is mainly rain-fed. In 2011-12, paddy production rose an impressive 13.7
percent, and as a result, the farm sectors growth rate swelled to 4.63 percent.However, in 201213, paddy output dropped 11.3 percent and the economic growth rate slumped to a six-year low
of 3.5 percent. Nepals economy inched up just 3 percent in the last fiscal year due to the April
25 earthquake and a drop in paddy production.
PLANTATION IN TARAI BELT (As of August 24)
EASTERN TARAI
District Plantation rate Total land
(in %)
(in hectare)
Jhapa
87.8
88,000
Morang
88.6
97,860
Sunsari
90.7
58,500
Saptari
47.0
70,000
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Siraha
40.6
60,757
Total
73.2
375,117
CENTRAL TARAI
Dhanusha 30
40,635
Mahottari
48
36,144
Sarlahi
58
45,550
Parsa
80
46,710
Bara
75
61,680
Rautahat
55
39,500
Chitwan
90
29,575
Total
62
299,794
WESTERN TARAI
Kapilvastu
88
72,000
Rupendehi 99
69,500
Nawalparasi 100
44,800
Total
95
186,300
MID-WESTERN TARAI
Banke
93
36,300
Bardia
99
52,000
Dang
96
38,500
Total
96
126,800
FAR-WESTERN TARAI
Kailali
100
76,000
Kanchanpur100
48,761
Total
100
124,761
(Source: Agriculture Ministry)
Published: 28-08-2015 08:53

http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2015-08-28/renewed-monsoon-cheers-farmers.html

NFA tells rice traders to guard vs extortion


ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 08/28/2015 6:26 PM
MANILA -- The National Food Authority (NFA) warned rice traders to be vigilant against
people claiming to be NFA officials trying to extort money in exchange for import permits.NFA
Administrator Reynan Dalisay said no person in the agency is authorized to collect such fees.The
NFA has received reports that someone is using Dalisay's name to extort money from rice traders
who applied to import rice under the minimum access volume (MAV) importation.Dalisay added
that as long as rice importers have complied with documentary requirements, they can expect
their permits to be processed and released.
For 2015, MAV total import volume is 805,200 metric tons under the country specific quota
(MAV-CSQ) and omnibus origin (MAV-OO) with a 35% tariff. The volume of importation and
general guidelines were published in a newspaper, and are available through the NFA
website.Also available in the website are information on the eligibility requirements, allowed
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rice varieties, issuance of certificate of eligibility (COE), validation of documents, processing fee
and other procedures.
Rice importation under the MAV is pursuant to Republic Act No. 8178 also known as the
Agricultural Tariffication Act where the government adopts "the use of tariffs in lieu of nontariff import restrictions to protect local producers of agricultural products, except in the case of
rice, which will continue to have quantitative import restrictions."The MAV is the quantity of a
specific agricultural product that is allowed to be imported in a MAV allotment year at the inquota tariff rate or at a lower tariff as committed by the Philippines to the World Trade
Organization (WTO) under the Uruguay Round Final Act.
The MAV for rice is exclusively imported by the NFA in accordance with PD No. 4 and
Philippine commitments under the Uruguay Round Final Act. Under the law, the NFA can
allocate MAV rice importation quota to the private sector.Dalisay said that a list of importerapplicants for MAV, along with other information as to the volume, source country, authorized
representative and status of their application are published in the NFA website.He also appealed
to all rice traders to report to the NFA office any person claiming to be the NFA administrator, or
any information against extortion or bribery involving the agency.
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/08/28/15/nfa-tells-rice-traders-guard-vs-extortion

The season so far: Arkansas rice heading to the back stretch


A chat with Jarrod Hardke
Aug 27, 2015David Bennett | Delta Farm Press

A chat with Jarrod Hardke


Aug 27, 2015David Bennett | Delta Farm Press

The most recent USDA numbers has Arkansas rice acreage pegged at
1.39 million acres.Were about a week away from the first FSA
acreage report, says Jarrod Hardke, Arkansas Extension rice
specialist, who is fresh off speaking at the Aug. 7 Arkansas Rice
Expo. Traditionally, that report hasnt provided all the enrolled
acreage regardless of crop. But it is a pretty good indicator of the
direction were going.If the first report, for instance, says the state has only a million acres of rice,
theres no need to be worried. FSA will keep updating that figure each month until the final report is
released in January.
Before the USDA 1.39 million acres estimate was
released, Hardkes rough prediction was 1.35 million
acres in the state. Based on that expectation, a final
reported acreage number between 1.3 and 1.4 million
acres wont be a surprise.As far as yield predictions,
USDAs newly released figure has Arkansas rice listed at
7,550 pounds per acre (or 167.8 bushels per acre). In
2012-2014, weve had three straight years of record

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yields for the state: 166-, 168- and 168-bushels per acre. The current yield prediction of 167.8
bushels per acre seems high based on what we know about the 2015 season. While the early season
conditions this year were similar to 2014, the later season conditions have not been. The conditions
havent been terrible, but we moved out of the ideal temperature conditions for heading and lateseason. The rice in the field still looks very good. But without the milder temperatures late-season
like weve had in the recent past, its doubtful well hit records.
http://deltafarmpress.com/rice/season-so-far-arkansas-rice-heading-back-stretch

RPT-COLUMN-Currency moves to tag-team El Nino in


Asia rice markets: Russell
* Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own.
By Clyde Russell
Aug 28 (Reuters) - Market wisdom is that Asian rice prices are set to rally as El Nino cuts output
and bulging stockpiles are steadily eroded.There's nothing wrong with this view, but as is often
the case there are some offsetting factors that make a strong rally far from a sure thing, as can be
seen by recent price movements in the grain, the staple for some two-thirds of the world's
population.Benchmark Thai 5-percent broken white rice RI-THBKN5-P1 staged a 10 percent
rally from a 7 1/2-year low of $367.50 a tonne on June 24 to a recent peak of $405 on July 17.
However, since then, it has dropped back to a fresh low of $362.50 a tonne on Aug. 27, making
the rally very short-lived.Part of this is the general malaise that has roiled most commodity
markets, but part is also that buyers have been demanding lower prices because of the
depreciation of the Thai baht.The baht has lost 10 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar
since its 2015 closing high of 32.33 in April to Thursday's close of 35.64.The fall in the baht has
caused the baht price of rice to whipsaw about, but overall it is down about 6 percent so far this
year, or less than half the 13.3 drop in dollar terms.
It's much the same situation for Thailand's regional competitor in rice exports, Vietnam, which
has seen its currency, the dong, slip 6.7 percent against the dollar from the year high in early
February to the close of 22,534 on Thursday.Vietnamese 5-percent broken white rice RIVNBKN-P1 has surrendered 12.9 percent so far this year to $337.50 a tonne, but is down only
8.2 percent in local currency terms.With the outlook for ongoing dollar gains, especially against
emerging market currencies, the chances are that buyers will apply additional pressure on sellers
to keep prices low in dollar terms.
EL NINO LOOMS
But what of El Nino, the weather phenomenon that brings dry, hot weather to Southeast Asia and
Australia, but wetter conditions to North America.Weather forecasters have been upping their
predictions for a strong El Nino, which would last into next year and most likely cut output of
rice, as well as that of Australian wheat, soybeans in India and corn in China.Any rice production
shortfall will have to be made up from stockpiles, but how much more rice is likely to be needed
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and will it be enough to significantly dent Thailand's rice mountain, built up by the ousted
government as part of its generous support measures for farmers?
Indonesia, traditionally a rice importer but trying hard to become self-sufficient, still expects to
increase its harvest by 7 percent in 2015 despite El Nino.However, El Nino may delay rice crops
and lead to imports of as much as 1.6 million tonnes this year, according to analysts, a step that
would help curb rising domestic rice prices, already the second-highest in Southeast Asia.The
Philippines, another heavy importer, also plans to boost domestic rice production in 2016, but
will import more in 2015 to meet a shortfall in this year's output.
The government has already bought 750,000 tonnes this year and may import another 250,000
before the end of the year. Private traders may add as much as 805,200 tonnes by Nov. 30,
subject to a 35 percent tariff.China's early season rice output dropped 0.9 percent to 33.69
million tonnes in 2015 from a year earlier, according to official figures, raising the possibility of
higher imports by the world's second-biggest economy.While it seems likely that Asia's top
importers will increase purchases, there is still the question of large stockpiles that need to be
worked through.Thailand's 13-million tonne rice mountain may actually contain only about 9
million tonnes of edible rice because of spoiling from long storage periods, according to the U.N.
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

The FAO also says that inventories have been dropping steadily in the world's five biggest
exporters, after strong shipments in 2014, and the stock-to-use ratio, the level of inventories
relative to domestic consumption and exports, will drop to 19 percent in 2015/16, the lowest
since 2007/08.This indicates a tightening of supply, but still suggests there is plenty of rice
available even as El Nino makes its presence felt.While rice prices should rise, the chances are
that the process won't be even and will be influenced by currency movements, with those
exporters experiencing stronger depreciation against the dollar likely to seek to maximise their
advantage. (Editing byMichael Perry)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/28/column-russell-rice-asia-idUSL4N1131OR20150828

Boro paddy price dropsdown in Nilphamari


Our Correspondent

NILPHAMARI, Aug 27: Boro farmers are sustaining huge losses in Nilphamari district due to
abnormal low price of Boro paddy in the markets. At present the price of one maund (40 kg) of
paddy is Tk 400 in the markets whereas its production cost was nearly Tk 500 per maund. While
contacted, Abdur Rahman, a farmer of Sonarai UP of Domar Upazila, said he cultivated Boro in
two acres of land where his production was 120 maunds and the markets price of it is Tk 48000
against his cultivation cost at Tk 55000.District controller of food, Nilphamari, allotted a very
small amount of paddy to each Union Parishad (UP) to be procured from the growers on
recommendation of respective UP chairmen.
Accordingly Boro procurement in each UP would be only around 25 MT which is very
negligible and frustrating for the farmers. Sources said all the 60 UP chairman of the district are
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said to be utilizing the situation and recommending only such growers who are their near and
dear ones.This grin situation disappointing the Boro growers and they are demanding huge
amount of procurement by the government so that they can recoup their production cost.
abumusa88@gmail.com
http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/08/28/105586

Rough rice correction likely done


Andreas Clenow
Chief Investment Officer / ACIES Asset Management
Switzerland

There is not much worth buying in the agricultural commodity space at the moment.
Most of the sector is heading down, and doing so rapidly. That's why the few markets
that behave a little different can be so valuable. The rough rice market is one of those
interesting markets that break out of the mold.Start by looking at the long term picture. The
decline has been going on for over five years and ended in a very steep exhaustion rally. That
last bit there is quite significant. This may very well be a long term reversal situation, and they
don't come around very often.
Weekly rough rice futures continuation

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What we're seeing in the rice market is a positive market reversal. The prices have been going up
since May and the recovery from the previous bull market looks very credible. But in the past
couple of weeks, we have again seen falling prices. This however appears to be a normal
correction.
Daily rough rice futures continuation

Source: CSI Data

Management and risk description


This trade is about going against the short term trend, while betting on that the dominant trend
prevails. In this case, the positive trend is the strong and likely to win. Therefore, we buy into the
dip.Set a fixed stop and target in the market from the start, for a known risk and potential reward.
The current market to trade is November. The September contract has a higher open interest, but
it's about to roll so no need to move into that one. Go straight to X5.
Rough rice dashboard
Source: FollowingTheTrend.com
Parameters
Entry: Enter long on current levels, around 11.70 USD
Stop: Stop at 11.244 USD.

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Target: Take profits at 12.612 USD.


Time horizon: Around two weeks.
https://www.tradingfloor.com/posts/rough-rice-correction-likely-done-6127163

30-baht bagged rice to be sold at cooperatives


28 ug 2015 at 19:32 2,033
29 WRITER: ONLINE REPORTERS

Authorities will sell bagged rice at 20% lower than market prices to help low-income earners.
The grain, coming from stocks under the rice-pledging programme, will be bagged and sold at
124 cooperatives in 58 provinces at discounted prices.
Of the total, 500 tonnes are 5% white rice, to be packaged into 250,000 2kg bags and sold at 30
baht each. The remaining 100 tonnes are sticky rice packaged into 50,000 bags priced at 50 baht
each.

The campaign, a cooperation between the Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Ministry
and Commerce Ministry, is in response to the prime minister's policy of helping people cope
with the cost of living.
The Bangkok Post

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Vietnam to post 216.2 bln USD in trade revenue in 8


months: statistics office
English.news.cn 2015-08-28 11:41:28

HANOI, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam is expected to post 216.2 billion U.S. dollars in trade
revenue in the first eight months of 2015, said the General Statistics Office (GSO) on Friday.
Specifically, the country is estimated to earn 106.3 billion U. S. dollars from exports, up 9
percent year-on-year while spending 109.9 billion U.S. dollars on imports, up 16.4 percent yearon- year, said the monthly statistics report released by the office.During eight-month period,
Vietnam is forecast to see growth in export revenue of several items including cell phones and
accessories (nearly 20 billion U.S. dollars, up 31.1 percent year- on-year), garment, textile (15
billion U.S. dollars, up 10.9 percent year-on-year), computers, electronic products, accessories
(9.9 billion U.S. dollars, up 51.8 percent year-on-year), footwear (8.1 billion U.S. dollars, up
20.9 percent year-on-year), machines, equipment, tools and spare parts (5.2 billion U.S. dollars,
up 10. 1 percent year-on-year), wood and its products (4.4 billion U.S. dollars, up 9.6 percent
year-on-year), among others.

Other items whose export revenue is likely to decrease compared with the same period last year
include seafood (4.2 billion U.S. dollars, down 16.6 percent year-on-year), vehicles and spare
parts (3.6 billion U.S. dollars, down 7.1 percent), and rubber (921 million U.S. dollars, down
10.3 percent).Meanwhile, some items that experience sharp plunges in both export volume and
value compared with the same period of 2014 include coffee (down 32.4 percent in volume and
32.8 percent in value), rice (down 6.5 percent in volume and 11 percent in value), coal (down
74.4 percent in volume and 64.2 percent in value), steel (down 7.4 percent in volume and 14.2
percent in value) and crude oil (down 0.6 percent in volume and 48.7 percent in value), said the
statistics office.
During the January-August period, the United States remains the largest market for Vietnamese
exports, with revenue of 22.1 billion U.S. dollars, up 19.8 percent year-on-year, followed by the
European Union with 20.2 billion U.S. dollars, up 12.3 percent year-on-year.The Association of
Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China rank third and fourth among major importers of
Vietnamese exports with 12.3 billion U.S. dollars and 10.4 billion U.S. dollars,
respectively.Regarding imports, in the first eight months, the country is projected to see rise in
import revenue of several items including machines, equipment, tools and spare parts (18.9
billion U.S. dollars, up 33.4 percent year-on-year), computers, electronic products, accessories
(7.1 billion U.S. dollars, up 36.3 percent year-on-year), fabrics (6.8 billion U.S. dollars, up 11
percent year-on-year), and plastic (2.5 billion U.S. dollars, up 23.9 percent year-on-year) among
others.

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China continues to be the largest supplier for Vietnam's imports, with revenue of 32.7 billion
U.S. dollars, up 20.4 percent year-on-year, accounting for 29.8 percent of Vietnam's total import
revenue.As a result, during eight-month period, Vietnam is forecast to suffer from a trade deficit
of 3.6 billion U.S. dollars, making up 3.4 percent of the country's total export revenue.
Among the figure, domestic sector is likely to see trade deficit of 13 billion U.S. dollars, up 44
percent year-on-year while foreign invested sector is expected to enjoy a trade surplus of 9.4
billion U.S. dollars, according to the statistics office.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-08/28/c_134564893.htm

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Nagpur Foodgrain Prices Open- Aug 28


Nagpur, Aug 28 Gram prices firmed up in Nagpur Agriculture Produce and Marketing
Committee (APMC) here on good buying support from local millers amid thin arrival from
producing
regions. Fresh rise in NCDEX, good hike in Madhya Pradesh gram prices and enquiries from
South-based millers also pushed up prices, according to sources.
*

FOODGRAINS & PULSES


GRAM
* Desi gram reported higher in open market on renewed demand from local traders amid
thin supply from producing belts.
TUAR
* Tuar varieties ruled steady in open market here matching the demand and supply
position.
* Udid varieties reported strong in open market here on good festival season demand
from local traders amid weak supply from producing regions. Low production
expectation in this season also activated stockists
* In Akola, Tuar - 9,800-910,100, Tuar dal - 13,800-14,200, Udid at 9,400-9,700,
Udid Mogar (clean) - 11,300-11,700, Moong - 7,600-7,800, Moong Mogar
(clean) 9,200-9,800, Gram - 4,500-4,800, Gram Super best bold - 6,000-6,0200
for 100 kg.
* Wheat, rice and other commodities remained steady in open market in thin trading
activity, according to sources.
Nagpur foodgrains APMC auction/open-market prices in rupees for 100 kg
FOODGRAINS
Gram Auction
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Gram Pink Auction
n.a.
2,100-2,600
Tuar Auction
n.a.
8,500-9,775
Moong Auction
n.a.
6,000-6,400
Udid Auction
n.a.
4,300-4,500
Masoor Auction
n.a.
2,600-2,800
Gram Super Best Bold
6,500-6,800
6,500-6,800
Gram Super Best
n.a.
Gram Medium Best
5,900-6,100
5,900-6,100
Gram Dal Medium
n.a.
n.a.
Gram Mill Quality
5,800-5,900
5,800-5,900
Desi gram Raw
4,950-5,050
4,900-5,000
Gram Filter new
6,200-6,400
6,200-6,400
Gram Kabuli
6,400-7,500
6,400-7,500
Gram Pink
6,800-7,000
6,800-7,000
Tuar Fataka Best
14,350-14,750
14,300-14,700
Tuar Fataka Medium
13,550-13,950
13,500-13,900
Tuar Dal Best Phod
12,800-13,200
12,800-13,200
Tuar Dal Medium phod
12,000-12,600
12,000-12,600
Tuar Gavarani New
10,350-10,450
10,350-10,450
Tuar Karnataka
10,450-10,750
10,450-10,750
Tuar Black
12,600-12,900
12,600-12,900
Masoor dal best
8,600-8,800
8,600-8,800
Masoor dal medium
8,150-8,450
8,150-8,400
Masoor
n.a.
n.a.
Moong Mogar bold
9,600-9,900
9,600-9,900
Moong Mogar Medium best
8,200-8,800
8,200-8,800
Moong dal Chilka
8,600-8,800
8,600-8,800
Moong Mill quality
n.a.
n.a.
Moong Chamki best
8,400-9,200
8,400-9,200
Udid Mogar Super best (100 INR/KG) 11,800-12,100
11,700-12,000
Udid Mogar Medium (100 INR/KG) 10,700-11,100
10,600-11,000
Udid Dal Black (100 INR/KG)
9,500-9,900
9,400-9,800
Batri dal (100 INR/KG)
5,150-5,550
5,150-5,550
Lakhodi dal (100 INR/kg)
3,850-4,050
3,850-4,050
Watana Dal (100 INR/KG)
3,150-3,350
3,150-3,350
Watana White (100 INR/KG)
3,100-3,300
3,100-3,300
Watana Green Best (100 INR/KG) 3,200-3,600
3,200-3,600
Wheat 308 (100 INR/KG)
1,400-1,500
1,400-1,500
Wheat Mill quality(100 INR/KG) 1,600-1,700
1,600-1,700
Wheat Filter (100 INR/KG)
1,350-1,550
1,350-1,550
Wheat Lokwan best (100 INR/KG) 2,250-2,400
2,250-2,400
Wheat Lokwan medium (100 INR/KG) 1,950-2,100
1,950-2,100
Lokwan Hath Binar (100 INR/KG) n.a.
n.a.
MP Sharbati Best (100 INR/KG) 3,400-3,700
3,400-3,700
MP Sharbati Medium (100 INR/KG) 2,750-2,900
2,750-2,900
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Rice BPT New(100 INR/KG)
2,800-3,000
2,800-3,000
Rice BPT (100 INR/KG)
2,900-3,100
2,900-3,100
Rice Parmal (100 INR/KG)
1,700-1,900
1,700-1,900
Rice Swarna new (100 INR/KG)
2,300-2,450
2,300-2,450
Rice Swarna old (100 INR/KG) 2,700-2,800
2,700-2,800
Rice HMT new(100 INR/KG)
3,400-3,800
3,400-3,800
Rice HMT (100 INR/KG)
3,900-4,300
3,900-4,300
Rice HMT Shriram New(100 INR/KG) 4,200-4,500
4,200-4,500
Rice HMT Shriram old (100 INR/KG) 4,600-5,100
4,600-5,100
Rice Basmati best (100 INR/KG) 8,000-10,000
8,000-10,000
Rice Basmati Medium (100 INR/KG) 7,000-7,500
7,000-7,500
Rice Chinnor new (100 INR/KG) 4,500-4,900
4,500-4,900
Rice Chinnor (100 INR/KG)
5,400-5,700
5,400-5,700
Jowar Gavarani (100 INR/KG)
2,100-2,350
2,100-2,350
Jowar CH-5 (100 INR/KG)
2,400-2,500
2,400-2,500
WEATHER (NAGPUR)
Maximum temp. 30.3 degree Celsius (86.5 degree Fahrenheit), minimum temp.
24.1 degree Celsius (75.4 degree Fahrenheit)
Humidity: Highest - n.a., lowest - n.a.
Rainfall : 7.8 mm
FORECAST: Partly cloudy sky. Rains or thunder-showers likely. Maximum and minimum
temperature would be around and 30 and 24 degree Celsius respectively.
Note: n.a.--not available
(For oils, transport costs are excluded from plant delivery prices, but
included in market prices.)
ATTN : Soyabean mandi, wholesale foodgrain market of Nagpur APMC and oil market in
Vidarbha will
be closed tomorrow, Saturday, on the occasion of Rakhi festival.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/08/28/nagpur-foodgrain-idINL4N11332920150828

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International Benchmark Price
Price on: 27-08-2015

Product
Garlic
1
2
3

Benchmark Indicators Name

Price

Chinese first grade granules, CFR NW Europe (USD/t)

2100

Chinese Grade A dehydrated flakes, CFR NW Europe (USD/t)


Chinese powdered, CFR NW Europe (USD/t)

2000
1800

Ginger

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Chinese sliced, CIF NW Europe (USD/t)

4600

2
3

Chinese whole, CIF NW Europe (USD/t)


Indian Cochin, CIF NW Europe (USD/t)

5100
3000

Indian 100 mesh 3500 cps, FOB Kandla (USD/t)


Indian 200 mesh 3500 cps basis, FOB Kandla (USD/t

4080
1500

Indian 200 mesh 5000 cps, FOB Kandla (USD/t)

2600

Guar Gum Powder


1
2
3
Source:agra-net

For more info

Market Watch
Commodity-wise, Market-wise Daily Price on 26-08-2015
Domestic Prices
Market Center

Variety

Bonai (Orissa)

Other

2200

2400

2
3

Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh)


Devala (Maharashtra)

Other
Other

1960
1610

2000
1610

1
2

Bonai (Orissa)
Manvi (Karnataka)

Other
Other

1450
1609

1600
1609

Matar (Gujarat)

Other

1400

1470

1
2

Zira (Punjab)
Dhand (Haryana)

Other
Other

2200
4600

2600
4700

Solapur (Maharashtra)

Other

500

500

1
2

Akluj (Maharashtra)
Bonai (Orissa)

Other
Other

1500
1000

1500
3000

Manjeri (Kerala)

Other

3400

3600
For more info

Product

Unit Price : Rs per Qty


Min Price
Max Price

Rice

Wheat

Apple

Carrot

3
Source:agra-net

Egg

Rs per 100 No
Price on 27-08-2015
Product
1

Market Center

2
3
Source: e2necc.com

Ahmedabad

Price
316

Hyderabad
Nagapur

295
288

Other International Prices


Product
Onions Dry
1
2
3
Cucumbers
1
2

Market Center
Atlanta
Baltimore
Detroit
Atlanta
Dallas

Daily Global

Unit Price : US$ per package

Origin

Variety

Low

Price on 27-08-2015
High

Colorado
California

Yellow
Yellow

19
17

Package: 50 lb sacks
21
18

Canada

Yellow

16

Canada
California

Long Seedless
Long Seedless

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9
12

16.50
Package: cartons film wrapped
10
14

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3
Grapes
1
2

Miami

Honduras

Long Seedless

10

10

Atlanta
Dallas

California
California

Red Globe
Red Globe

25
27

Package:19 lb containers bagged


26
27

3
Detroit
Source:USDA

California

Red Globe

25

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Arkansas Farm Bureau Daily Commodity Report


A comprehensive daily commodity market report for Arkansas agricultural commodities with
cash markets, futures and insightful analysis and commentary from Arkansas Farm Bureau
commodity analysts.Noteworthy benchmark price levels of interest to farmers and ranchers, as
well as long-term commodity market trends which are developing. Daily fundamental market
influences and technical factors are noted and discussed.
Soybeans
High Low
Cash Bids 914 824
New Crop 901 834

Riceland Foods
Cash Bids Stuttgart: - - New Crop Stuttgart: - - -

Pendleton: - - Pendleton: - - -

Futures:
Sep '15
Nov '15
Jan '16
Mar '16
May '16
Jul '16
Aug '16
Sep '16
Nov '16

High
895.75
888.75
893.25
894.25
897.25
900.75
898.00
882.25
882.75

Low
884.00
876.25
881.00
882.00
885.25
889.00
891.50
880.50
871.75

Last Change
893.25 +7.00
885.50 +6.50
890.75 +7.00
892.25 +7.25
895.00 +7.00
898.50 +6.75
897.25 +7.00
885.50 +6.75
879.75 +6.75

Arkansas Daily Grain Report


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Soybean Comment
Soybeans ended the week on a high note after putting in new contract lows earlier this week.
While new crop soybeans were down only 4-cents on the week, which is more than 30-cents
higher than their Monday close. While improving exports and strengthening product markets are
providing most of the support for prices, this market is still facing a strong supply forecast and
needs this demand to hold to prevent major stock building. Prices are likely to remain volatile as
uncertainty surrounding China and the U.S. supplies will act as a weight on prices. While
soybeans could make a run to retest $9, if the wheels fall off of this market we could also see
price move towards $8.

Wheat
High Low
-Cash Bids -498
473
New Crop

Futures:
Sep '15
Dec '15
Mar '16
May '16
Jul '16
Sep '16
Dec '16
Mar '17
May '17

High
487.50
493.50
501.00
506.00
509.75
517.50
529.75
534.25

Low
476.00
482.75
490.50
496.00
500.00
509.50
523.25
533.75

Last Change
477.00 -7.25
483.75 -6.00
491.75 -6.00
497.00 -6.00
501.25 -5.50
510.75 -5.00
524.25 -4.50
533.75 -5.00
537.00 -5.00

Arkansas Daily Grain Report


FOB Memphis Elevator Crops
Wheat Comment
Wheat prices for the day were down slightly as we saw prices loose more than 20-cents on the
week. Wheat prices were the major looser on the week as they continued to move lower despite
improvements in other markets. With global wheat supplies ample it is increasingly difficult for
U.S. wheat to compete. While export sales have shown some life recently, Egypt, which has
historically been a large buyer of U.S., placed two tenders for wheat this week where the U.S.
again failed at the tender as other countries are more competitive. Look for prices to remain
weak and as such acreage in Arkansas could be even lower than last year.

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High Low
Cash Bids 368 327
New Crop 365 340

Arkansas Daily Grain Report


FOB Memphis Elevator Crops

Corn
High Low
Cash Bids 363 334
New Crop 375 340

Futures:
Sep '15
Dec '15
Mar '16
May '16
Jul '16
Sep '16
Dec '16
Mar '17
May '17

High
368.75
380.00
391.25
397.75
402.25
397.00
403.50
409.50

Low
362.25
374.00
385.25
392.00
396.75
390.75
398.00
409.50

Last Change
363.25 -0.50
375.00 0.00
386.50 +0.25
393.00 +0.25
397.50 +0.50
391.75 -1.50
399.00 -0.25
409.50 0.00
415.75 0.00

Arkansas Daily Grain Report


FOB Memphis Elevator Crops
Corn Comment
New crop corn prices closed unchanged on the day. While prices are down a couple of cents on
the week, corn prices have been stable relative to other crops. While prices are seeing some
pressure from forecasted large U.S. supplies and a strengthen dollar, reports of shrinking crops in
Europe and hopes that China could potentially get in the corn market are providing some support
for prices and keeping them above contract lows near $3.57. Prices need to brake resistant near
$3.76 to open the potential for a move higher. The likelihood of prices retesting resistance near
$4 in the near term is limited as we see more harvest pressure building. A reminder that last year
we saw prices dip to a low $3.18 and if supplies remain ample we could see prices move back to
these lows.

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Cotton
Futures:

High
Oct '15 64.24
Dec '15 63.62
Mar '16 63.34

Low
63.74
62.76
62.51

Last Change
63.75 -0.08
63
-0.35
62.68 -0.45

Memphis, TN Cotton and Tobacco Programs


Cotton Comment
Cotton futures traded higher in early dealings, but were unable to sustain any upward momentum
an turned around to close lower. Net export sales of 63,300 running bales last week brought the
marketing year total to 2.715 million running bales. The market continues to be concerned about
a global economic slow down and China in particular, as it has the potential to impact cotton
demand. December futures continued to retrace the gains charted in reaction to the monthly
supply/demand report with the next support at the contract low of 61.25.

Rice
High Low
Long Grain Cash Bids - - - - - Long Grain New Crop - - - - - -

Futures:
Sep '15
Nov '15
Jan '16
Mar '16
May '16
Jul '16
Sep '16

High
1163.5
1194.5
1218.5
1235.5

Low
1136.0
1165.0
1196.0
1235.5

Last Change
1159.0 +29.0
1188.5 +29.5
1218.0 +29.5
1244.0 +30.0
1268.5 +29.5
1272.5 +30.0
1173.5 +30.0

Rice Comment
Rice futures ended the week on a positive note, posting solid gains. The market has taken the rice
stocks report pretty much in stride, as the totals weren't entirely unexpected. Rough rice in all
positions on August 1, 2015 were up 61% from the 2014 total. Stocks held on farms totalled 1.48
million cwt and off farm stocks totalled 41.3 million cwt. Milled rice stocks were up nine percent
from a year ago at 4.06 million cwt. Monday's low of $11.43 1/2 is providing support for
November for the time being and the market has moved back into position to test resistance at
$12.

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Cattle
Futures:
Live Cattle:
Aug '15
Oct '15
Dec '15
Feb '16
Apr '16
Jun '16
Aug '16
Oct '16
Dec '16

High
146.525
144.600
146.525
146.300
144.975
136.925
135.125
137.350
138.400

Low
144.550
142.225
144.575
144.475
143.600
135.875
134.075
136.300
137.000

Last Change
146.025 +1.375
144.000 +1.450
146.025 +1.175
145.950 +1.275
144.750 +1.000
136.675 +0.925
134.925 +0.575
137.325 +0.575
138.400 +0.700

Sep '15
Oct '15
Nov '15
Jan '16
Mar '16
Apr '16
May '16
Aug '16

High
203.200
199.875
197.300
191.100
189.000
189.550
189.250
188.375

Low
200.075
196.900
194.900
188.825
187.525
187.975
188.000
188.100

Last Change
202.875 +2.525
199.325 +2.250
196.775 +1.925
190.875 +1.875
188.650 +1.100
189.325 +1.475
188.925 +1.725
188.700 +2.150

Feeders:

Arkansas Prices
Arkansas Weekly Livestock Summary
Cattle Comment
Cattle prices closed sharply higher again today as prices are able to erase losses on the week and
end up a few cents in the week. Strength over the last couple of days could help prices see furor
their gains next week; however, we will need to see further improvements in wholesale beef
prices and cash prices for these gains to hold and not slip back to recent lows.

Hogs
Futures:
Oct '15
Dec '15
Feb '16
Apr '16
May '16
Daily Global

High
67.050
62.550
66.725
70.525
74.850

Low
66.000
61.125
65.625
69.725
74.800

Last Change
66.650 -0.400
62.050 0.000
66.300 -0.125
70.200 -0.050
74.825 -0.325

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Jun '16
Jul '16
Aug '16
Oct '16

78.800
77.775
76.650
66.475

78.100
77.500
76.150
66.325

78.500
77.600
76.625
66.325

-0.025
-0.175
+0.075
-0.025

Hog Comment

Shell Eggs
Daily Midwest Regional Eggs
Daily New York Eggs
National Turkeys
Weekly Weighted Average Prices for Whole Young Turkeys
Delmarva Broilers
Daily Southern Broiler/Fryers
http://www.arfb.com/ag-markets-statistics/report/

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North Dakota Court on WOTUS: "Whoa" to EPA

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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States, better
known as Waters of the U.S. or WOTUS, has been sidelined by afederal judge in the U.S.
District Court of North Dakota who called the measure "exceptionally expansive." EPA has
said they consider the preliminary injunction to only affect the 13 states involved in the lawsuit:
Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New
Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. For all other states, WOTUS will go into
effect today as scheduled.
The North Dakota judge found the rule likely to be arbitrary and capricious and so expansive that
it was contrary to the Clean Water Act's grant of jurisdiction. EPA's argument is that the lawsuit
needed to be consolidated in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, where 14 other suits are pending.
In the meantime the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) sent a
letter to the agency requesting more time before implementation so state agencies could
understand "their duties and obligations," but were rebuffed.
"The Clean Water Rule is now in effect in all rice states except Arkansas and Missouri. Farmers
and landowners in the states where the regulation applies are advised to consult with state and
local authorities regarding the timeline of implementation and how to avoid regulatory action,"
said USA Rice Vice President of Government Affairs Ben Mosely.
"There are still several pieces of legislation that have been introduced and passed out of
committees in both the House and the Senate that would restrict or delay the final rule from
going into effect," Mosely added. "Congress will likely consider language in appropriations bills
that would also aim to prevent the regulations from being enforced. USA Rice supports these
efforts and will work with our allies in Congress to include a statutory fix in whatever legislative
vehicle has the best potential to clear both chambers of Congress."
Contact: Steve Hensley (703) 236-1445

National Rice Month Spotlight: Promotion Raises


Awareness
Final in a series of three articles this week highlighting upcoming
USA Rice National Rice Month promotions
ARLINGTON, VA -- Promotional events and activities are held throughout September, National
Rice Month (NRM), to celebrate the harvest underway, and show support for rice farming
families. To help spread awareness of NRM, USARice will have daily social media postings on
Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram covering topics such as sustainability and conservation, health
and nutrition, farming, rice recipes, and fun facts. New photos, videos, and infographics will
also be released throughout the month.
"Social media provides a direct line of communication to people, and it helps to grab their
attention with interesting videos and images," said Colleen Klemczewski, USA Rice social
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media coordinator. "This summer, our most popular posts on Facebook were infographics about
rice - they received more than 300 'likes' and 500 'shares,' exposing more than 45,000 people to
our messaging. We're excited to reveal our new content in celebration of National Rice Month
and anticipate it will generate a lot of interest and activity."
"It's important to take advantage
of NRM to tell our story - U.S.grown rice is healthy, locallygrown, and good for the
environment,"
said
Byron
Holmes, USA Rice Nutrition
Subcommittee chairman. "Not
only do our activities help drive
those messages home, I think
they contribute to a sense of
pride all U.S. rice farmers
should feel for what they do. "
All month long, high school
seniors in rice producing states will be conducting their own NRM promotions to enter the
annual NRM scholarships contest, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences. Teens will plan creative
activities to promote U.S.-grown rice, NRM, and the importance of rice growing in their state.
Be on the lookout for promotions going on in your state and support our scholarship applicants.

Egypt Bans Rice Exports as of September 1


Like their rice, staying put

CAIRO, EGYPT -- Egypt will ban


rice exports again as of September 1 to
satisfy domestic consumption, the
ministry of trade and industry said
yesterday. The ministry has yet to
decide the duration of the ban,
according to Sayed Abu Qomsan, a
deputy to the minister.Egypt is
expected to produce 2.7 million metric
tons (MT) of milled rice in the 20152016 season while its annual
consumption is estimated at 3.6
million MT. The 750,000 MT gap will be filled from existing stocks, the ministry said in a
statement. Egypt had allowed the export of its medium grain rice last October with an export tax
of $280 per MT, on condition that traders sell the government one MT of rice at 2,000 Egyptian
pounds ($255.43) for every MT of rice exported. Thursday's statement said any export licenses
granted according to the 2014 allowance could still be used. Egyptian medium grain rice mainly
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competes with U.S. and Australian rice in Jordan, as well as Russian, Italian, and Indian medium
grain rice on the Turkish market. However, traders had argued the export tax and regulations
imposed made exports non-profitable.
Indeed, official rice import statistics for Turkey do not indicate any Egyptian rice imports for
2014, nor for the period of January-June 2015. There are no official figures available on
Jordanian rice imports for 2015. However, black market trade has happened in the past and is
expected to continue in spite of the newly imposed ban.Egypt first imposed a ban on exports in
2008 saying it needed to save the rice for local consumption and wanted to discourage rice
farmers from growing the crop to save water. The government has used the tactic at other times
as well, including a 2013 ban that helped the government build up stocks.
Contact: Hartwig Schmidt 011-49-40-4503-8660
National Rice Month will also be celebrated in the classroom. USA Rice is continuing its school
education outreach by partnering again with Young Minds Inspired (YMI) to electronically
distribute the Think Rice education program to 5,000 teachers in all six rice states and beyond.
"We received such positive feedback from teachers in the spring, we thought National Rice
Month would be a perfect time to remind them about the program and encourage them to use it
with their new classes," said Holmes. "We also sent the program to school districts outside of
the rice growing states to reach teachers that regularly participate in the YMI program."
Contact: Katie Maher (703) 236-1453

CME Group/Closing Rough Rice Futures


CME Group (Prelim): Closing Rough Rice Futures for August 28

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Price

Net Change

September 2015

$11.590

+ $0.290

November 2015

$11.885

+ $0.295

January 2016

$12.180

+ $0.295

March 2016

$12.440

+ $0.300

May 2016

$12.685

+ $0.295

July 2016

$12.725

+ $0.300

September 2016

$11.735

+ $0.300

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Researchers continuing to develop new tools for


rice producers: Part I
Aug 27, 2015 | Delta Farm Press
| Delta Farm Press

With rice prices lower than they would like them to be, producers need all the help they can get
to return rice farming to profitability. Dr. Tim Walker, rice breeder at Mississippi State
University before he joined Horizon Ag, talked about some of those tools and his take on what
would help the rice industry in an interview at his companys field day in Rayne, La., earlier this
summer.
Watch Video on
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Fisher Delta Research Center to hold 54th annual Field Day


Sept. 2
Annual event to provide information on Delta crops, soils, weeds
Aug 27, 2015Delta Farm Press
We have a fabulous team and a great group of researchers, said Trent Haggard, director of the
Center. During this field day, you will get to see the highlights of their research, which covers
the newest and hottest topics in agriculture.
PPO inhibitor resistance, Enlist Duo, Roundup Ready Xtend, Engenia, Provisia, Rinskor Active,
Priaxor, chalkiness, Acuron, pollinators, neonicotinoids, soil moisture sensors, surge valves, flow
meters, rice fertility.
Those are just a few examples of the new terminologies farmers are having to deal with these
days. Fortunately, land-grant universities such as the University of Missouri are offering farmers
the opportunity to learn more about them and what they can mean for their operations in the
years ahead.
The 54th annual Fisher Delta Research Center Field Day, one of a number of such facilities
operated by the University of Missouri, will attempt to help farmers wade through the changes
the changes that are rapidly occurring in agriculture with discussions on several agricultural
topics.

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Rice, cotton, corn and soybeans will also be discussed during the Sept. 2 field day at the Fisher
Center, which is located near Portageville in the Missouri Bootheel. Tours run from 8:30 a.m. to
1:10 p.m.

Andrea Jones will discuss cotton variety trials during this year's Fisher Delta Research Center field day.

We have a fabulous team and a great group of researchers, said Trent Haggard, director of the
Center. During this field day, you will get to see the highlights of their research, which covers
the newest and hottest topics in agriculture.While the Delta Research Center does share some
similarities to other regions of Missouri, the land more closely resembles western Tennessee,
eastern Arkansas and western Mississippi. The theme for the 2015 Field Day Delta
Agriculture on the Move pertains to the entire Delta.
Our research always relates to the entire Delta region, Haggard said. The Delta and Missouri
boot heel have extremely prolific soils. Its a hyper-productive area.Corn, beans, rice, cotton,
wheat and milo can all be found in the Delta. FDRCs Field Day will take a look at most of
them.Gene Stevens, plant sciences professor, will present on impacting yield through variable
rate seed, fertilizer and irrigation regimes. Stevens will also have a second presentation on using
a smartphone app to manage your irrigation needs.Both presentations will be during the corn and
pollinator tour. Moneen Jones and Bob Walters will also present on new initiatives to benefit the
overall health of bee colonies, as well as the many crops that bees pollinate.Matt Rhine, research
associate, and David Dunn, soil and tissue lab associate, will both speak on the impact of rice.
The rice tour will highlight the University of Missouri rice variety trials, research on chalkiness
in rice and proper potash management, Haggard said.Grover Shannon, professor of plant
sciences, and Andrew Scaboo, senior research scientist, will showcase upcoming soybean
releases to enhance Delta producers productivity and profitability.At this years field day, we
are sharing our work on variable rate irrigation, stewardship of fertilizer in several crops and
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assisting the local bee population, Haggard said. That work is just a small sample of ways our
research continue to enhance our natural resources.
The FDRC field day will also include three presentations on cotton and weed science. From
variety trials to new weed technologies, numerous topics will be covered.The cotton and weed
tour will highlight the newest varieties for cotton, along with the new weed technology available
to maximize cotton revenue and minimize weed drag, Haggard said.For more information on
the Delta Center or the field day, call 573-379-5431 or emailHaggardT@missouri.edu. You can
also visit their website at http://delta.cafnr.org/.
http://deltafarmpress.com/cotton/fisher-delta-research-center-hold-54th-annual-field-day-sept2?utm_source=USA+Rice+Daily%2C+August+28%2C+2015&utm_campaign=Friday%2C+December+
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Partnership to accelerate rice research and product


development in China
By Dow AgroSciences August 28, 2015 | 12:45 pm EDT

Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned


subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has
entered into a collaboration agreement with the
Institute of Crop Sciences of the Chinese
Academy of Agricultural Sciences (ICS-CAAS).
Under the agreement, Dow AgroSciences grants
ICS-CAAS a royalty-free, non-transferable
research and commercialization license for its
proprietary Exzact Precision Genome Editing
Technology to be used in rice in China. Dow
AgroSciences and ICS-CAAS scientists will
collaboratively develop an industry-leading rice
genome editing technology platform.
The Exzact Precision Genome Editing Platform will enable ICS-CAAS scientists to capitalize on
their significant investment and technical expertise in rice genomics, transcriptomics,
proteomics, and cell biology as well as accelerate integration of the scientific knowledge
generated in rice to rapidly develop valuable products for China. Dow AgroSciences has
developed the Exzact Precision Technology platform under an exclusive license and
collaboration agreement in plants with Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. Dow AgroSciences and ICSCAAS scientists will work together to make sure that the expertise and strengths of both parties
are best combined to accelerate rice research and product development in China. This is part of
Dow AgroSciences commitment to providing innovative and sustainable solutions to bolster
food security and food safety in China.
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ICS-CAAS indicates this collaboration is a milestone, which will accelerate the development of
rice genome editing technology platform in China. It will have significant impact in developing
new agronomic traits in rice.Our collaboration with ICS-CAAS, a world-renowned agricultural
science research organization, is one with great promise, said Tim Hassinger, President and
CEO of Dow AgroSciences. We have a long-term commitment in China as a strategic partner
for agricultural sustainability and best practices. The Exzact Precision Technology collaboration
with CAAS is a strong example of this commitment, which will significantly enable Chinese
scientists to improve rice research and product development, thus benefiting Chinas long term
food
security.
http://www.agprofessional.com/news/partnership-accelerate-riceresearch-and-product-development-china

Biggs rice station continues to flourish


By Heather Hacking/Chico Enterprise-Record
BIGGS This summer has been rough for rice farmers with nearly 30 percent of the statewide
rice acreage left to bare, open ground.Yet, cutbacks on water did not keep hundreds of rice
farmers from attending the traditional summer get-together Rice Field Day.Once a year,
growers converge on the research farm, where scientists hand-plant more than 40 acres, keeping
carefully cross-bred plants separate from other plants.
The goal is to develop improved plants that will provide better yield, disease resistance, cooking
quality and other factors.Farmers pay a small amount per bag of harvested rice, and that money
funds the experiment station and researchers.During the drought, less rice was grown, which
meant a decreased flow of money to the research station. Experiment Station director Kent
McKenzie said his operation was fortunate that some funding from a tariff settlement has been
used to offset the lost financial support.For the past several years, the California Rice Research
Board has received funding from a tariff agreement with Colombia, Seth Fiack, chairman of the
Rice Research Board, explained. Rice buyers bid for the right to buy California rice. The treaty
allows for a phase-in of duty-free access to U.S. rice over time.
Yet, for now, a few million dollars are divided among rice-growing states each year.The funding
came just in time, and has been used to ensure the Biggs experiment station is fully
funded.McKenzie said the research center also could have had problems this year due to lack of
water. Like many landowners who receive surface water, the Biggs experiment station had
cutbacks of 50 percent.The station has a well, but that did not provide enough water to keep all
of the research plants alive.McKenzie said some nearby landowners through Richvale Irrigation
District provided the needed water, and all of the research plants were maintained.
Growing tenacityThe Rice Experiment Station recently passed the 100-year mark. Tim Johnson,
president of the California Rice Commission, said he is always impressed by the rice industry's
tenacity.After four years of drought, acreage in the state is down 30 percent, with 175,000 fewer
acres planted.A key goal of the breeding program is to develop even better types of rice.Calrose
is the mainstay medium-grain rice grown in the Sacramento Valley. Most growers opt for one of
just a handful of seed types, depending on their specific growing conditions.Early this year, the
board of directors approved a new Calrose named M-209, which matures early, is a semi-dwarf
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and has a high yield.One drawback is the variety can be damaged in cold temperatures, and more
of the kernels may not mature in cooler weather.
Sharing knowledge
A big part of Rice Field Day is for growers to learn more about their industry, especially if that
information will help them grow more or better rice. One highlight of Rice Field Day is the ride
through the 3,000 experimental rice plots. Farmers pile into the back of oversized pickups.Julie
Tillman was at the event to share information about the University of California's new Rice
Online website,http://rice.ucanr.eduOne feature is a map that shows early and very early rice
field test results in different parts of the valley. This can be important because one type of rice
plant may perform slightly better or worse in slightly different climates.For example, the M-206
did best in Colusa County in the past four years. In Butte County, early M-209 has done very
well the past three years.
Praise for farmers
The annual event is also a time to honor those who stand out in the industry.The group managed
to surprise attorney Tim Kelleher.Organizers asked Kelleher to present the Rice Industry Award
to Dr. C. Lorenzo Pope, who worked as a private rice researcher in Glenn County for 39 years.
After Pope's award was given, Kelleher was announced as a another recipient.Kelleher was
instrumental in helping farmer-friendly provisions in the latest version of the Farm Bill,
McKenzie said
http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/biggs-rice-station-continues-to-flourish/article_dafd2bae4d14-11e5-82f26756e052cad3.html?utm_source=USA+Rice+Daily%2C+August+28%2C+2015&utm_campaign=Friday
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Global Rice News

Egyptian government to stop exporting rice from next


September
Friday, 28 August 2015 15:14

The Egyptian Ministry of Industry and Trade has decided to stop exporting all kinds of rice
starting from the first of September. Only the export of broken rice will be allowed in accordance
with Ministerial Resolution 601 of 2009, as amended.The ministry said that this decision does
not apply to export licenses issued in accordance with Ministerial Decree 756 of 2014. This
decision came before completing the validation of Ministerial Decree 776 of 2014, which
approved the export of milled rice until the end of August of this year, or until reaching the
permitted export quantity of one million tonnes, according to Borsa newspaper.

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The Minister of Industry and Trade Mounir Fakhri Abd El-Nour said that this decision aimed
primarily to meet the needs of the local Egyptian market and the General Authority for Supply
Commodities.He added that the data issued by the Ministry of Agriculture about the rice crop for
the new season 2015-2016 confirmed that the actual cultivated area of rice this year is around
1.27 million acres, the expected crop from which is estimated at about 4.4 million tonnes of
barley rice, of which about 2.7 million tonnes of white rice is produced. Domestic consumption
amounted to 3.6 million tonnes of white rice last year. The gap will be covered through stocks
from the 2014-2015 season, which amounted to 750,000 tonnes of rice.
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/news/africa/20692-egyptian-government-to-stop-exporting-ricefrom-next-september
Published On: Fri, Aug 28th, 2015

Prices of imported rice, maize slide at Mile 12 market


The prices of imported rice and maize on Friday
slightly decreased at the Mile 12 market in
Lagos State for the week ended, August 28,
a commodity index sheet made available by
Novus Agro Nigeria Ltd said on Friday.The
index showed that the price of a 50kg bag of
imported rice which now sells for N8,567 was
sold at N8,700.While the price of a paint bucket
measurement remained the same at N800 at the
market.It also showed that the price of a 100kg
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bag of maize reduced by about N500; it now sells for N6,000 but was sold at N6,433 the
previous week.However, the price of a paint bucket measurement remained the same.Meanwhile,
other agricultural commodities like Garri, Sorghum, Drum Beans and Soya Beans sold at the
same price as last week.A 100kg bag of soya beans is now selling at N15,000 at the same price
as last week; the paint bucket measure also remained the same at N550.A 60kg bag of white garri
also remained the same as last week at N6,000, while the paint bucket measurement sold at
N300.
The prices of 100kg bags of groundnut and sorghum sold at the same as last week at N25,000
and N6,500 and the paint bucket measurement at N1,000 and N350 respectively.While a 100kg
bag of drum beans also did not change in price as it remained the same at N23,000, while a paint
bucket measurement sold at N800.Also, the prices of a 100kg bag of onions and a 25 litres of
palm oil remained the same at N9,083 and N6,800, while a 2kg bag and a bottle of palm oil sold
at N308 and N220 respectively.Obiajuru Luya, Strategy Manager of the agro company, said that
the enforcement of some Federal Government policies on imported rice could be the reason for
the reduction in prices.
The reduction in the price of imported rice may not be unassociated with the recent ban on
forex trading for rice importation. As well, the sealing of the warehouses of major rice importers
by the Nigerian Customs Service could have impacted on the prices. This led to the influx of
many other products at the time, so, the effects are probably manifesting in the prices of the
products, Luya said.She added that the old stocks of maize were running out and most markets
did not have the new stock yet.
http://businessdayonline.com/2015/08/prices-of-imported-rice-maize-slide-at-mile-12-market/

Rice institute teaches 1,000 delta farmers

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Around 1,000 farmers in the Mekong Delta received training in the
best rice cultivation and crop protection practices from the Cuu Long
Delta Rice Research Institute (CLRRI) and US conglomerate DuPont
in Can Tho on Thursday. Photo baotainguyenmoitruong.vn
CAN THO (VNS) Around 1,000 farmers in the Mekong Delta received training in the best
rice cultivation and crop protection practices from the Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute
(CLRRI) and US conglomerate DuPont in Can Tho on Thursday.
Farmers from Can Tho and the provinces of Long An, Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang, Hau
Giang, and Soc Trang were taken to experimental fields belonging to the two, and they also held
discussions with researchers, agronomists and experts from CLRRI and DuPont.
On the agenda were crop protection technologies, integrated pest management, stewardship
principles, proper use of personal protective equipment, label awareness, harmful effects of fake
products, and resistance management."Empowering farmers through agriculture technology and
information is crucial," Dr Ngo Luc Cuong, former principal researcher in plant protection at
CLRRI, said. "Farmers should be equipped with knowledge and understanding of how to use
crop protection products while minimising environmental impacts."The safe use of the products
is also an important element underpinning sustainable agriculture."
At the experimental fields, the farmers were taught to clearly identify differences in leaf colour
and thickness, durability of the leaves and estimate potential productivity."To meet the
agricultural productivity challenges in Viet Nam, the public and private sectors must work
closely together to achieve sustainable solutions," Sittideth Sriprateth, managing director of
DuPont Viet Nam, said."With the extensive knowledge of CLRRI's and DuPont's experts, we
have obtained some positive results initially. We will continue to collaborate for further intensive
researches."
VNShttp://vietnamnews.vn/society/275142/rice-institute-teaches-1000-delta-farmers.html

Rice Recipe

Ready-to-serve rice cups as easy as ABC to prepare for


back-to-school meals
August 27, 2015. 3:08 pm Section: Life
Looking for quick and easy dishes for the busy back-to-school time thats almost upon us?
How about rice thats done in just one minute? Thats how long it takes to prepare Minute Rice
Ready To Serve Cups, which are available in six varieties Basmati, Whole Grain, Oriental
Style, Vegetable Medley, Long Grain and Wild Rice .Some varieties feature plain rice that can
be enjoyed on their own or as a base for a meal, such as the Basmati and Whole Grain. Others,
such as Oriental Style, contain additional ingredients like peas, sweet red pepper, mushrooms
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and onions in a light soy-flavoured base. A favourite among
kids is the Vegetable Medley, which blends peas, carrots and
corn with long grain rice.They cost about $2.75 for a sleeve of
two 125-gram microwaveable cups.Cooking with Minute Rice
Ready to Serve Cups is as easy as ABC. Here are some recipes
to whet your appetite:
More information and time-saving recipes can be found
at http://www.minuterice.ca/prod_rts.htm.
Chicken Vegetable Rice Crunch MINUTE RICE photo
Minute Rice Chicken Vegetable Rice Crunch
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Servings: 4
Ingredients:
1 Minute Rice Ready to Serve Cup Vegetable Medley
Quantities of your choice of:
Cooked shredded chicken
Ranch dressing
Chopped nuts
Sliced celery
Sliced radish
Shredded lettuce
Pita bread
Instructions:
1. Heat Minute Rice Ready to Serve Cup Vegetable Medley in microwave, per package
instructions.
2. Transfer to bowl, and add cooked shredded chicken and ranch dressing.
3. Stir in chopped nuts, sliced celery, sliced radish and shredded lettuce.
4. Stuff into pita halves
Cranberry Pecan Rice MINUTE RICE photo
Minute Rice Cranberry Pecan Basmati Rice
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Servings: 4
Ingredients:
1 Minute Rice Ready to Serve Cup Basmati Rice
Quantities of your choice of:
Dried cranberries
Toasted pecans
Melted Butter
Orange zest
Instructions:
1. Heat Minute Rice Ready to Serve Cup Basmati Rice in microwave, per package instructions.
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2. Add dried cranberries, toasted pecans and butter.

3. Stir-in orange zest.


Chicken Wild Rice MINUTE RICE photo
Minute Rice Chicken and Wild Rice Salad
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Servings: 4
Ingredients:
1 Minute Rice Ready to Serve Cup Long Grain & Wild Rice Chicken Flavour
Quantities of your choice of:
Diced fully cooked chicken breast
Sliced fresh snow peas
Sliced red onion
Mandarin orange segments
Sesame orange salad dressing (store bought)
Instructions:
1. Heat Minute Rice Ready to Serve Cup Long Grain & Wild Rice Chicken Flavour in
microwave, per package instructions.
2. Add diced chicken breast, snow peas and sliced red onion.
3. Stir in mandarin orange segments and sesame orange salad dressing.
Optional:
Serve on a bed of salad greens
http://blogs.leaderpost.com/2015/08/27/ready-to-serve-rice-cups-as-easy-as-abc-to-prepare-forback-to-school-meals/

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