Tag Archives: Marketing

Unique Opportunities

Convention brings together the world of technology and rice marketers in Houston. Although the focus of the Rice Market & Technology Convention has always be on the rice market of the Americas, the success of this event has spread to other regions of the world. The 2016 edition, scheduled for May 31-June 2 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston, ... Read More »

USA Rice readies for full plate of issues in Washington, D.C.

Some trading ‘partners’ fail to live up to their agreements. Just as you’re getting your farms ready for the next rice-growing season, we’re getting ready here in Washington, D.C., for the next legislative season, finalizing priorities and planning for the year ahead.  And what a year it is promising to be. The second session of the 114th Congress has what ... Read More »

‘¿Quien tiene arroz?’

RMTC in Houston offers opportunities to network with international buyers, vendors and other participants. Mark your calendar — the Rice Market & Technology Convention is coming to Houston, May 31–June 2. Judging from early comments from participants and confirmed exhibitors, the 2016 edition will be another great opportunity to meet the rice buyers, sellers, shippers, grower leadership, seed technology, research, ... Read More »

A dream come true

Direct-farmer marketing pays off with a rough rice shipment to Mexico. If we begin with the premise that rice producers today have lost most of the assistance they used to receive from Washington, then marketing their harvests takes on an even greater importance. Pricing the crop is pretty much it; there are not a lot of chances to make money ... Read More »

A rollercoaster ride

Weaker demand and lower prices replace bullish start to marketing year. By Kurt Guidry The rice market is starting to feel similar to a rollercoaster ride with highs and lows. After starting at extremely low levels in June and July, prices made a sustained move higher over the next couple of months. Momentum from lower acreage and lower production along ... Read More »

Arkansas Century Farm Applications Due May 31

The Arkansas Agriculture Department would like to remind potential applicants that it is accepting applications for the 2015 Arkansas Century Farm program. The program recognizes Arkansas’s rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The program is voluntary and places no restrictions on the land. Since the program’s inception ... Read More »

All factors suggest another year of lower prices

By Kurt Guidry LSU AgCenter The rice market has been in a mostly downward trending pattern since the start of 2015. Large production and supplies from the 2014 crop have laid heavy on this market, seeing futures prices falling from around $12 per hundredweight ($19.44 per barrel) to start 2015 to the current level around $10 per hundredweight ($16.20 per ... Read More »

Early RMTC sign up is brisk

Rice Market & Technology Convention goes to Cancun, Mexico! Building on the success of last year’s big event in San Jose, Costa Rica, the 2015 Rice Market & Technology Convention (RMTC 2015) is heading to Mexico, the largest rice-importing country in the Western Hemisphere. The following well known companies and entities have already confirmed registration: Saman (Uruguay), Arrocera Los Corrales ... Read More »