Wednesday, December 06, 2017

6th December,2017 daily global regional local rice e-newsletter by riceplus magazine

Rice export up by 16.87pc in 4 months

December 05, 2017
ISLAMABAD - Rice export from the country during first 4 months (July-October) of current fiscal year increased by 16.87 per cent as compared to same period of last year. The rice export during the period under review rose to $457.66 million from $391.595 million during July-October 2016-17, according to latest data released by PBS. On month-on-month basis, the rice export also increased to $137.423 million in October 2017 from $96.306 million in September 2017, showing an increase of 42.69 per cent. However, on year-on-year basis, the rice export decreased by 7.71 per cent as the export went down $148.9 million in October 2016 to $137.42 million.

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Indian rice offered lowest in Iraq's 30,000 T tender

HAMBURG (Reuters) - The lowest price offer received by Iraq’s state grains buyer in a tender to purchase at least 30,000 tonnes of rice was $305 a tonne c&f free out for rice to be sourced from India, traders said on Monday.The traders said they believed the Iraqi buyer had not yet made a decision in the tender, which closed on Monday with offers having to remain valid up to Dec. 10.One offer was made for rice from Pakistan at $445 a tonne c&f free out, they said. The lowest among a series of offers for rice from Thailand was $459 a tonne c&f free out.One offer was made for rice from the United States at $667 a tonne c&f free out.Iraq also received single offers for rice from Argentina at $575 a tonne c&f free out, optionally from Argentina or Uruguay at $591 a tonne c&f free out, from Paraguay at $569 a tonne c&f free out and from Vietnam at $573 a tonne c&f free out.In its last reported rice purchase on Nov. 16, Iraq’s trade ministry said it had bought 90,000 tonnes of U.S. rice in a direct deal outside the tender process.Iraq’s cabinet in May authorised the trade ministry to make direct purchases of wheat and rice to guarantee food security.Iraq had been struggling to import grains for its food subsidy programme after introducing new payment and quality terms that kept traders away from its international tenders earlier this year.But traders said participation in the latest rice tender by international rice export houses was again at normal levels.
Rice exports hit almost US$2.5 billion
Tuesday, 12/05/2017, 12:41
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s rice exports achieved a great triumph in the 11 months leading up to December as they hit 5.52 million tons worth US$2.49 billion, up 24.1% in volume and 24.9% in value against the same period last year.
These figures are much higher than last year’s total (nearly 4.9 million tons and US$2.2 billion).

In the first 10 months of this year, Vietnam shipped rice to 132 world markets. China was the largest importer with 40% of the export volume or 2.03 million tons, up 35% over the corresponding period last year. Meanwhile, exports to other markets also witnessed a sharp rise such as the Philippines (up 41.3%), Malaysia (up 97.3%) and Ivory Coast (39.7%).

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, 2017 is a successful year for the rice sector despite the forecast that many countries would implement a self-supply policy which causes difficulties to rice exporters.
However, Vietnam’s rice exports obtained a rapid growth after rice production in some countries were negatively impacted by clime change. Major importers like China, the Philippines, Malaysia and the Republic of Korea were in great demand and particularly, new import markets such as Bangladesh and Iraq also helped push up rice exports.
It is forecast that rice exports in the last month of the year will reach around 400,000-500,000 tons, bringing the total export volume to 5.9-6 million tons this year, 1.1-1.2 million tons higher than last year.

NFA rice supply in CV good for 9 days

By: Futch Anthony Inso


09:59 PM December 5th, 2017

The National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA-7) has limited the distribution of NFA rice supply to accredited retailers because of the current 9-day NFA rice buffer stock in the region. However, there is sufficient supply of commercial rice in the region.
CDN PHOTO/JUNJIE MENDOZATHE National Food Authority in Central Visayas (NFA-7) is limiting its distribution of the supply of NFA rice to accredited retailers in the region because the NFA has only a 9-day buffer stock for Central Visayas.
Procopio Trabajo II, NFA-7 regional director, said that Region 7 has around 305,829 bags of NFA rice available in their warehouse which is expected to last for 9 days.
NFA rice is a cheaper alternative for commercial rice.

Trabajo said that Central Visayas has an average consumption rate of 33,019 bags of rice per day.
He said that the move to limit the supply to be distributed to the retailers was done to ensure that there would be available stocks of NFA rice during calamities like typhoons, landslides, floodings and earthquakes.
“During calamities, DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development) and NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council) are buying rice from us. DepEd (Department of Education) is also purchasing for their feeding programs and BJMP (Bureau of Jail Management and Penology) for their inmates,” Trabajo said.
However, he said that commercial rice available in the market could still last for 17 days with 565,423 bags while household supply available could last for 38 days with 1,241,092 bags of rice.
Overall, according to NFA-7’s Industry Supply Situation report, Central Visayas has 2,112,344 bags of rice available or rice supply that can last for 64 days.
“We’re just thankful that some areas in Central Visayas are corn eaters which lessen the demand for rice in the market, especially in Bohol and Negros and some parts of Cebu. But nonetheless, our supply of rice is good enough,” Trabajo said.
Despite this, the NFA is requesting for an increase in NFA rice allocation for the entire country that will be imported from Vietnam.
He said that the request pending at the NFA Council would involve from 250,000-300,000 metric tons of imported NFA rice for next year.
He said that the NFA-7 is building a new warehouse for the possible increase of rice allocation in the region.
“We hope that this will be approved. Especially that PAGASA (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) has forecast that in the first quarter of the month, the country might experience a La Niña phenomenon,” he added.
Since Central Visayas is not a rice sufficient region, he said, then this would mean that we would need to import rice from other regions

Nagpur Foodgrain Prices Open- December 5, 2017

Reuters Staff


Nagpur Foodgrain Prices – APMC/Open Market-December 5


Nagpur, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Gram prices firmed up in Nagpur Agriculture Produce Marketing

Committee (APMC) on increased buying supprot from local millers amid weak supply from producing

belts. Fresh rise in Madhya Pradesh gram prices and reported demand from South-based millers

also pushed up prices.

About 200 bags of gram reported for auctions in Nagpur APMC, according to sources. 





   * Desi gram moved down in open market here on poor demand from local traders.




   * Tuar varieties ruled steady in other market here but demand was poor.


   * Udid varieties, Batri dal and Lokhodi dal firmed up in open market here on good

     marriage season demand from local traders amid tight supply from producing regions.


   * In Akola, Tuar New – 4,000-4,150, Tuar dal (clean) – 5,700-5,800, Udid Mogar (clean)

    – 8,200-9,000, Moong Mogar (clean) 7,000-7,300, Gram – 4,525-4,675, Gram Super best

    – 7,300-7,500


   * Wheat, rice and other foodgrain items moved in a narrow range in

     scattered deals and settled at last levels in weak trading activity.


 Nagpur foodgrains APMC auction/open-market prices in rupees for 100 kg


     FOODGRAINS                 Available prices     Previous close  

     Gram Auction                  3,500-4,300         3,400-4,3000

     Gram Pink Auction            n.a.           2,100-2,600

     Tuar Auction                n.a.                3,500-3,850

     Moong Auction                n.a.                3,900-4,200

     Udid Auction                n.a.           4,300-4,500

     Masoor Auction                n.a.              2,600-2,800

     Wheat Mill quality Auction        1,600-1,698        1,600-1,680

     Gram Super Best Bold            7,000-7,500        7,000-7,500

     Gram Super Best            n.a.            n.a.

     Gram Medium Best            6,000-6,400        6,000-6,400

     Gram Dal Medium            n.a.            n.a

     Gram Mill Quality            4,550-4,600        4,550-4,600

     Desi gram Raw                4,550-4,850         4,600-4,900

     Gram Kabuli                12,400-13,000        12,400-13,000

     Tuar Fataka Best-New             6,200-6,400        6,200-6,400

     Tuar Fataka Medium-New        5,900-6,100        5,900-6,100

     Tuar Dal Best Phod-New        5,400-5,600        5,400-5,600

     Tuar Dal Medium phod-New        5,100-5,300        5,100-5,300

     Tuar Gavarani New             4,100-4,200        4,100-4,200

     Tuar Karnataka             4,600-4,900        4,600-4,900

     Masoor dal best            5,000-5,400        5,000-5,400

     Masoor dal medium            4,700-4,900        4,600-4,800

     Masoor                    n.a.            n.a.

     Moong Mogar bold (New)        7,200-7,600         7,200-7,600

     Moong Mogar Medium            6,600-6,900        6,600-6,900

     Moong dal Chilka            5,600-6,500        5,600-6,500

     Moong Mill quality            n.a.            n.a.

     Moong Chamki best            7,500-8,000        7,500-8,000

     Udid Mogar best (100 INR/KG) (New) 8,500-9,500       8,500-9,000

     Udid Mogar Medium (100 INR/KG)    6,000-7,500        5,800-7,000   

     Udid Dal Black (100 INR/KG)        5,600-6,800        5,300-6,400    

     Batri dal (100 INR/KG)        5,200-5,500        5,100-5,200

     Lakhodi dal (100 INR/kg)          2,850-2,950         2,800-2,900

     Watana Dal (100 INR/KG)            3,100-3,200        2,900-3,000

     Watana Green Best (100 INR/KG)    3,400-3,800        3,400-3,800  

     Wheat 308 (100 INR/KG)        1,900-2,000        1,900-2,000

     Wheat Mill quality (100 INR/KG)    1,850-1,950        1,850-1,950  

     Wheat Filter (100 INR/KG)         2,100-2,300           2,100-2,300        

     Wheat Lokwan best (100 INR/KG)    2,200-2,450        2,200-2,400   

     Wheat Lokwan medium (100 INR/KG)   1,900-2,150        1,900-2,100

     Lokwan Hath Binar (100 INR/KG)    n.a.            n.a.

     MP Sharbati Best (100 INR/KG)    3,100-3,600        3,100-3,600   

     MP Sharbati Medium (100 INR/KG)    2,300-2,700        2,300-2,700          

     Rice BPT best (100 INR/KG)        3,000-3,500        3,000-3,500   

     Rice BPT medium (100 INR/KG)        2,800-2,900        2,800-2,900   

     Rice Luchai (100 INR/KG)         2,200-2,400        2,200-2,400     

     Rice Swarna best (100 INR/KG)      2,500-2,600        2,500-2,600  

     Rice Swarna medium (100 INR/KG)      2,300-2,400        2,300-2,400  

     Rice HMT best (100 INR/KG)        3,600-4,000        3,600-4,000    

     Rice HMT medium (100 INR/KG)        3,250-3,600        3,250-3,600   

     Rice Shriram best(100 INR/KG)      4,900-5,200        4,900-5,200

     Rice Shriram med (100 INR/KG)    4,500-4,700        4,500-4,700  

     Rice Basmati best (100 INR/KG)    10,200-14,000        10,200-14,000    

     Rice Basmati Medium (100 INR/KG)    5,200-7,500        5,300-7,500   

     Rice Chinnor best 100 INR/KG)    5,000-5,500        5,000-5,500   

     Rice Chinnor medium (100 INR/KG)    4,700-5,000        4,700-5,000  

     Jowar Gavarani (100 INR/KG)        2,000-2,200        2,000-2,100   

     Jowar CH-5 (100 INR/KG)         1,800-2,000        1,700-2,000



Maximum temp. 29.3 degree Celsius, minimum temp. 11.9 degree Celsius

Rainfall : Nil

FORECAST: Mainly clear sky. Maximum and minimum temperature would be around and 30 and 12 degree

Celsius respectively.


Note: n.a.--not available

(For oils, transport costs are excluded from plant delivery prices, but

included in market prices)



New rice variety in the spotlight
Cambodia and China will sign an agreement in the near future to support research on growing a new variety of rice in the kingdom, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF). The proposed MoU, which is being negotiated by MAFF and its Chinese counterpart, will lay down the rules for cooperation between both nations in conducting studies on the rice variety known as oryza sativa japonica. The ultimate goal is to grow the crop in the kingdom and export it to China, where demand for the rice variety is huge.
 “The agreement will help us conduct the research needed to grow japonica rice in Cambodia,” said Hean Vanhan, director general of MAFF’s general directorate of agriculture. Mr Vanhan added that, while being a new plant in the kingdom, japonica rice is very popular in Northern China. “We now only supply the south of the country. This agreement is an important step forward in helping us expand our exports to the north of China as well,” he said. The main markets for japonica rice are China, South Korea, Japan and the European Union, explained Mr Vanhan, who also added that sending the commodity to the EU is unlikely as Italy is already a producer of that particular variety.
The MoU will be signed in the next few weeks, said Mr Vanhan, who failed to provide a more specific date. Demand for Japonica rice accounts for 20 percent of the total global demand for rice. Because of its high quality, Japonica rice is often sold at a high price. Song Saran, CEO of Amru Rice, said his company was also conducting field trials of growing Japonica rice. “It will take time to finalise the results,” he said, without going into the details. He said there were also a few other rice producers in Takeo and Prey Veng provinces conducting field trials.

Price increase in rice observed in local market


It is reported, the price of rice in the local market has increased.
Traders say the price of rice has been increasing gradually over the past three months.
When News1st visited the local rice market, it was evident that the price increase has affected local rice products.
President of the Marandagahamula Rice Traders’ Association, D.K. Ranjith, said the low supply to the market is the sole reason for the price increase.
A three month drought and torrential rainfall forced farmers to abandon cultivation for three months.
The Marandagahamula Rice Traders’ Association say, small and medium rice producers do not posses any extra stocks of rice.
They say, this situation has forced the closure of around five-hundred small and medium rice mills across the country.



BCFN Award Recognizes Young Food System Researchers

The Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition (BCFN) announced the winners of the 2017 Young Earth Solutions (YES!) competition, which inspires young researchers under 35 to conduct innovative studies to meet global research needs on the sustainability of food systems. This year, two teams were selected for the award.
Joana Abou Rizk (University of Hohenheim, Germany) from Lebanon and Jeremias Theresa (University of Hohenheim, Germany) from Germany won for their project Maternal and Child Nutrition Among Refugees and Host Communities in Greater Beirut, Lebanon: A Focus on Anemia.
The first 1,000 days of life are the most impactful in a child’s development. Access to adequate amounts of nutritious food is a growing concern in Lebanon, which has the highest per capita concentration of refugees in the world. The project studies mother/child pairs of Syrian refugees and Lebanese host communities to determine the underlying causes of anemia in these populations and uses sustainable nutrition education to improve maternal and child nutrition.
“A great path to sustainably rebuild post-crisis Syria and improve the nutrition situation in Lebanon is by raising healthy generations from early life,” say Rizk and Theresa.
The second winner is Laura Garzoli (National Research Council, Institute of Ecosystem Study) from Italy for her project YES!BAT – Sustainable Rice Fields: Say YES! to Bats. Although rice is a primary staple food, its production uses pesticides that can place the environment and human health at risk. The YES!BAT project uses an Integrated Pest Management strategy to eliminate pesticide use by encouraging bats to roost in rice fields. Bat colonization is being studied in Piedmont, Italy, and the project will raise awareness of the importance of bats and the ecological value of traditional landscapes.
“I truly believe we should rethink our shared awareness on the close link among food-quality, environmental sustainability, and life-quality,” says Garzoli.
Winners receive a one-year research grant to support their projects. All YES! finalists are welcomed into the BCFN Alumni Association. Together, they act as a global network committed to sharing experiences and developing an even stronger impact on changing the food system. Through their own research, work, or business ventures, each of the BCFN Alumni contributes to a more sustainable food system in their own way and place.
“Personally, I like to think that this is only the beginning,” says Francesca Allievi, President of the BCFN YES! Alumni Network, “I am confident that the BCFN Alumni will be able to achieve great things, both individually and as a group, and that each of the actions we are carrying out will be a small yet important contribution to an increased sustainability of the food system.”
Founded in 2009, the BCFN Foundation is a private, nonprofit, apolitical institution. Working as a multidisciplinary and independent think tank, it analyzes the cause-and-effect relationships economic, scientific, social, and environmental factors have on food. The BCFN Foundation produces valuable scientific content that can be used to inform and help people to make conscious choices every day about food and nutrition, health, and sustainability.

Agriculture in J&K going down fast, now just 16% of GDP

SRINAGAR: The largest employer and the primary driver of Jammu and Kashmir’s economy — agriculture — continues to be in decline. Over the past decade, its contribution to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) has fallen by 8 percent.
According to the Draft Srinagar Master Plan 2035, the share of agriculture has dipped from 28 percent to 16 percent, while industries (secondary sector) has stayed stagnant at 43 percent and the share of services (tertiary sector) has gone up to 57 percent in the past ten years.
Agriculture, which has been categorised as the weakest contributor in the draft master plan, provides employment to about 60 percent of the population, followed by the industries and services sectors. This has led to disparity between the average income of agriculturists and of non-agriculturists, which has been increasing since long and has made the major part of the population poorer.
“It is a point of concern,” says the draft master plan. “That the combined contribution from primary and secondary sectors is becoming less than the lone contribution from service sector, is a very unhealthy condition for sustaining growth in the long run.”
The decline has primarily been triggered by the conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes, the document says. About 8.47 lakh hectare of agriculture land in 2005-06 has shrunk to 7.94 lakh hectare in 2015-16, as per the government figures.
A major casualty has been Kashmir’s staple food rice. Imports of rice from various Indian states have quadrupled in the past seven decades. About 21.70 percent is the deficit of rice production in the state at present.
Illiteracy, insufficient government support, unavailability of power, inadequate marketing facilities, and underpricing of agricultural products are the main reasons for the decline in agriculture sector, as per the draft master plan.
The draft has also attributed the dip to the lowest average land holding in the country, and laggard approach towards modern technology and agricultural practices. As per the document, the average size of farms is very small and approximately 90% of land holdings are of the size of 2-4 kanals, which results in low productivity.
“The sector has not adopted modern technology and agricultural practices to a larger extent. Also decline in plan allocations investment and investment credit are contributing factors,” the document adds.

FG imports N110bn fertiliser through Lagos ports in one year

The Federal Government imported one million tons (20 million bags of 50 kilogrammes) of fertilizer worth N110 billion through Lagos and Tincan Island ports between January and first week of December 2017, New Telegraph has learnt.
The fertiliser, imported from Morocco and Europe, is being sold to farmers at N5,500 per bag.
Already, the last batch of the 157,000 tons scheduled for the last three months of the year has arrived and has been cleared, while the last vessel, V. Sanderling, berthed at ENL terminal last Monday with 43,180 tons to complete the imports.
Since the beginning of the year, Nigeria has taken delivery of at least 957,000 metric tons of the product from ENL Consortium terminal at Lagos Port and JosepDam terminal in Tincan Island Port.
Findings revealed that both Lagos and Tincan ports have taken delivery of 254,157 metric tons of the substance valued at N27.95 billion from eight vessels.
The fertiliser was ferried to the seaports by Orient Tiger laden with 19, 892 tons; SFL Humber, 37,800 tons; Nord Mumba, 3,570 tons; Desert Calm, 46,200 tons; Team Tango, 13, 199 tons; Silver Lake, 25, 000 tons; Skala Wolid, 31,246 tons; Atlantic Tramp, 36,250 tons and Ionian Eagle, 41,000 tons.
Also, between May and June 2017, some 343,657 metric tons of Muriate of Potash arrived Lagos and Tincan Island ports, while 359,006 tons of NPK were imported into the country between July and November.
It would be recalled that in 2016, the Federal Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Morocco to import phosphorous and potassium (NPK).
Also, some companies in Europe were contracted to export Muriate of Potash (MOP) to the country.
Following the agreement, government promised that one million tons of NPK and MOP fertiliser would be exported into the country in five batches of 200,000 metric tons per batch before the end of 2017 as part of efforts to find solution to food shortage and to further reduce the price of food in the country.
In the MoU, government explained that it would control 40 per cent shares, while IML Limited, a consortium of private local investors, would hold the remaining 60 per cent equity stake.
Following the massive importation of the product, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, said recently that the Federal Government would further reduce the price of fertiliser to cut down the price of locally produced rice.
Udoma added that the Federal Ministry of Agriculture had undertaken soil analyses in the 36 states of the country to enable it determine the kind of fertiliser needed for food production.
According to him, the ministry had been able to establish the blend of fertiliser that was most suitable for a particular kind of soil.
He said: “The problem is bringing down the price of our rice; we are trying to support rice production by bringing down the price of fertiliser, because the price of inputs determines the price of output. We are trying to see how we can bring down the prices of farm inputs so as to cut down the prices of local rice.”
“We have an agreement with Morocco to import phosphate from the country to blend and support fertiliser production. The Federal Government is working towards strengthening all the value chains to boost productivity and improve yield.”
He said that farmers would be advised on what type of fertiliser to use, “so that they won’t apply fertiliser without specifications on crops as this often leads to low yield.

Saturdays at Rice Creek to feature hikes, story hours this winter

December 5, 2017
Winter fun -- Nature lovers of all ages are invited to visit Rice Creek Field Station for nature walks and story hours throughout the year.
SUNY Oswego's Rice Creek Field Station will offer nature programming every Saturday this winter, from January to March.
Rice Creek Rambles -- naturalist-led walks -- will take place at 11 a.m. Jan. 6, 13 and 20; Feb. 3, 10 and 17; and March 3, 10, 17 and 24. 
Those planning to attend a Rice Creek Ramble are asked to call 315-312-6677 on the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. Since program size is limited, Rice Creek cannot accommodate groups to these free Saturday programs.
Story hour -- tales of nature, animals' wild ways, and how humans relate to the world around them -- will focus on elementary-age children at 11 a.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 24 and March 31.
Most Saturdays, citizen scientists of any age can participate in winter bird study by helping count birds at Rice Creek feeders from an indoor viewing area, according to programming administrator Dr. Diann C. Jackson.
An adult needs to accompany children age 17 and under for these events. 
Rice Creek's trails, covering nearly 400 acres of mixed-use terrain off Thompson Road about a mile south of State Route 104, stay open all winter during daylight hours. Parking is available at the field station's headquarters building and near the gate. Building hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. most Saturdays.
Visit for more information. Jackson said 2018 applications for the field station's long-running Exploring Nature summer program in July will be available online soon at the shortcut

Rice millers of Andhra Pradesh told to ensure MSP for paddy
By Express News Service  |   Published: 06th December 2017 01:58 AM  |  
Last Updated: 06th December 2017 10:37 AM  |   A+A A-   |  
Minister P Pulla Rao inspecting rice bags at a rice mill in Penugonda mandal on Tuesday | Express
ELURU: Civil Supplies Minister Prathipati Pulla Rao has said that the government is purchasing paddy at minimum support price. Addressing the media at Cherukuwada in Penugonda mandal on Tuesday, the Minister said paddy purchase centres have been set up across the State. He said that Pithani Satyanarayana Consumers Cooperative Society in Penugonda purchased 12,000 metric tonnes of paddy from farmers so far. 
The Minister said that many rice millers are not maintaining e-registers. He said that the government has decided to supply sugar on 50 per cent subsidy at fair price shops (FPs) in the State from January. He informed that the government is taking steps to supply kerosene to Rajakas and fishermen through FPs.
The Minister said the Civil Supplies Corporation had procured 4.3 lakh tonnes of paddy in twin Godavari and Krishna districts during kharif season.

USA Rice Outlook Conference
From Piles to Files
Monday, December 11, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
217 A, Meeting Level
Session repeats Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
SAN ANTONIO, TX -- Paperwork grows like weeds.  Conquer it by learning how to sort, categorize, and file your paper files, with help from Lori Firsdon, owner of Forte Organizers.  Lori has been featured on national television shows including A&E Television's popular Hoarders, and she is the mother of five children, which gives her valuable insight on what organizational challenges most people face in trying to balance home and work life.
Lori will share practical solutions to get you thinking differently about your 'stuff' and help you reclaim time lost to being disorganized.  You'll learn how to:  apply simple strategies to address your daily mail; reduce the paper you process and keep; streamline your filing system and find documents fast, and much more.

Underreporting of Rice Exports Cause for Concern 
By Sarah Moran
ARLINGTON, VA -- In a recent meeting with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), USA Rice members heard an update on export sales reporting - a federal requirement for exporters of specific commodities, including rice.  On a weekly basis, exporters are mandated to report any contract for export sales entered into or subsequently modified during the reporting period. 

For rice, the reporting period is the seven-day period ending at midnight on Thursday.  Reported information includes type, class, and quantity of the product, the marketing year of shipment, and the destination, if known.  Reports are due by noon each Monday and can be submitted online, faxed, or mailed. 

Reporting export sales is not optional.  It is mandated by law and exporters who fail to report can be fined up to $25,000 and/or imprisoned for up to a year.

"It was very concerning to hear the magnitude of underreporting in many of our top export markets," said Betsy Ward, president & CEO of USA Rice.  "When comparing data from USDA's export sales with U.S. Census Bureau Trade data, underreporting of as much as 50 percent is occurring in some countries.  The primary destinations where we see reporting problems are Mexico, where there is a 75 percent difference in reporting, Canada where there is a 60 percent difference in reporting, and several Central American countries, which range from 48 - 78 percent."

"As an export dependent industry that relies on accurate data from USDA, it is critical that reporting is done correctly and on time," said Bobby Hanks, president of Louisiana Rice Mill and chairman of the USA Rice International Trade Policy Committee.

This message will be reiterated during business meetings at the 2017 USA Rice Outlook Conference that starts this coming weekend.
USA Rice Daily

HAMBURG: The lowest price offer received by Iraq’s state grains buyer in a tender to purchase at least 30,000 tonnes of rice was $305 a tonne c&f free out for rice to be sourced from India, traders said on Monday.The traders said they believed the Iraqi buyer had not yet made a decision in the tender, which closed on Monday with offers having to remain valid up to Dec. 10.One offer was made for rice from Pakistan at $445 a tonne c&f free out, they said. The lowest among a series of offers for rice from Thailand was $459 a tonne c&f free out.
One offer was made for rice from the United States at $667 a tonne c&f free out.Iraq also received single offers for rice from Argentina at $575 a tonne c&f free out, optionally from Argentina or Uruguay at $591 a tonne c&f free out, from Paraguay at $569 a tonne c&f free out and from Vietnam at $573 a tonne c&f free out.In its last reported rice purchase on Nov. 16, Iraq’s trade ministry said it had bought 90,000 tonnes of US rice in a direct deal outside the tender process.Iraq’s cabinet in May authorised the trade ministry to make direct purchases of wheat and rice to guarantee food security.Iraq had been struggling to import grains for its food subsidy programme after introducing new payment and quality terms that kept traders away from its international tenders earlier this year.But traders said participation in the latest rice tender by international rice export houses was again at normal levels

Rice basmati softens on muted demand

By PTI  |   Published: 05th December 2017 02:23 PM  |  
Last Updated: 05th December 2017 02:30 PM  |   A+A-   |  
New Delhi, Dec 5 (PTI) Rice basmati prices drifted lower by Rs 200 per quintal at wholesale grains market today owing to slackened demand.However, grains held steady in thin trade.
Traders said easing demand against sufficient stocks position, mainly weighed on rice basmati prices.In the national capital, rice basmati common and Pusa- 1121 variety fell by Rs 200 each to Rs 7,700-7,800 and Rs 6,200-6,300 per quintal respectively.Following are today's quotations (in Rs per quintal): Wheat MP (desi) Rs 2,125-2,325, Wheat dara (for mills) Rs 1,830-1,835, Chakki atta (delivery) Rs 1,835-1,840, Atta Rajdhani (10 kg) Rs 260-300, Shakti Bhog (10 kg) Rs 255-290, Roller flour mill Rs 990-1,000 (50 kg), Maida Rs 1,030-1,040 (50 kg)and Sooji Rs 1,060-1,070 (50 kg).
Basmati rice (Lal Quila) Rs 10,700, Shri Lal Mahal Rs 11,300, Super Basmati Rice Rs 9,800, Basmati common new Rs 7,700-7,800, Rice Pusa (1121) Rs 6,200-6,300, Permal raw Rs 2,325-2375, Permal wand Rs 2,375-2,425, Sela Rs 2,700-2,900 and Rice IR-8 Rs 1,950-2,000, Bajra Rs 1,215-1,220, Jowar yellow Rs 1,375-1,425, white Rs 2,750-2,850, Maize Rs 1,300- 1,305, Barley Rs 1,480-1,490. PTI SUN KPS ADI MKJ .