Tag Archives: Marketing

Market Update

By Kurt Guidry LSU AgCenter After not having a supply and demand report from the USDA in October due to the government shutdown, the November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was highly anticipated by many of the commodity markets. For rice, the biggest changes made to the supply and demand situation were an increase in expected 2013 production ... Read More »

Ag economist analyzes rice and soybean markets

By Dr. Kurt Guidry LSU AgCenter From a fundamental supply and demand situation, the rice market continues to show signs of improvement. In its March supply and demand report, the USDA once again lowered ending stocks for the 2012/13 marketing year based on stronger export demand expectations for the remainder of the marketing year. Looking at the demand side of ... Read More »

USRPA update

Producer organization continues to focus on viable export markets. By Dwight Roberts President and Chief Executive Officer, USRPA The old saying, “There are no two years alike,” rarely fails to be true, and 2013 is certainly shaping up to be another unique version. Record cold spring weather, frozen Farm Bill progress and China: What next? With one in five of ... Read More »

A brave new world

Our industry must aggressively campaign to promote U.S. rice. By Sarah Winnan Moran Manager International Promotion USA Rice Federation For more than 15 years, the United States has enjoyed a robust market share in Latin America. A logistics advantage, strong contract performances and the ability to promptly ship specific quantities (including rough rice) enabled the United States to be the ... Read More »

Mercosur international access

Mercosur ships rice at more competitive prices the first half of the year when it is off-season in the United States and Southeast Asia. By Tiago Barata Owner of Agrotendências, Brazilian rice market news publication, Market Advisory Committee USRPA Over the past years, the ever increasing share of Mercosur countries, as major suppliers of rice to the international market, has ... Read More »

Central American rice buyers seek quality

One idea is to ship single varieties of rice as approved by the buyer. BY DWIGHT ROBERTS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER USRPA In 2012, 15 percent of all rice exports were destined to Central America. Consisting mostly of rough rice for processing in local mills, the region has purchased an average of 570,000 metric tons over the past five ... Read More »

Industry News

Will Rice Prices Increase? Rice prices are likely to improve with the expectation that China will buy American rice and the Brazilian crop will be off this year, a rice marketing consultant said on Jan. 31 at the National Conservation Systems Cotton and Rice Conference. U.S. rice acreage will drop this year but not by much because the price will ... Read More »

Rice Quality Matters

Ideas For Central America To Remain A Key Market CARLOS GONZÁLEZ ARGÜELLO BUSINESS MANAGER OF THE DEMASA RICE GROUP PRESIDENT OF FECARROZ SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA Because rice is an excellent basic food in Costa Rica and for many poor countries in the region, quality is important. Consumer surveys show that the three most important attributes are that the rice ... Read More »

Rice Market & Technology Convention set for May

A record crowd is expected from throughout the Western Hemisphere BY DWIGHT ROBERTS PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER USRPA With the largest buyers of U.S. rice in the region already confirmed to participate, the 2013 edition of the Rice Market & Technology Convention is shaping up to be a major success. Set for May 28-30, 2013, at the Hilton Miami ... Read More »

Conservation Pays Off

Both the environment and the economy realize benefits BY JUSTIN FRITSCHER NRCS-MISSISSIPPI Farmers and ranchers who use conservation practices on their land help clean water and air. Their operations are more efficient, and they promote the wise use of natural resources. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is an agency that helps private landowners improve their land and any nearby ... Read More »