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Indonesia willing to assist Pakistan in palm oil production By Imran Rana Published: August 9, 2018

Indonesia to help Pakistan with palm oil production. PHOTO: FILE FAISALABAD: Indonesia is willing to set up joint ventures in the production and processing of palm oil, along with manufacturing of high-value products from palm oil in Pakistan.This was shared by Indonesian Embassy Islamabad Minister Counselor Wisnu Suryo Hutomo. During a meeting with Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) Acting President Farooq Yousaf, Hutomo said that there are vast opportunities in exploiting untapped trade potential between the two countries. ―Pakistan is exporting rice while there is a huge demand of Pakistani Kinnow and mangoes in Indonesia,‖ he said. ―However, efforts are in

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process to encourage the production of palm oil in Pakistan in collaboration with Indonesian businessmen. ―A proposal is under consideration for a refinery to process crude oil in order to produce food grade palm oil,‖ he said. ―This will initiate the process for production of numerous high-value products including biscuits, chocolates, soaps and cosmetics. ―I have been making efforts to promote consensus on these projects between the investors of the two countries to ensure balanced bilateral trade.‖ Regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Hutomo said that 288 different projects were being implemented with a huge investment of $63 billion. ―This massive infrastructure will not only benefit Pakistan but also ensure enhanced regional connectivity,‖ he said. He further recalled that a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) has already been signed and now Pakistan‘s business community should contact its commerce ministry to finalise the draft of the proposed Free Trade Agreement. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1776392/2-indonesia-willing-assist-pakistan-palm-oilproduction-business/

Tobacco worth $26.073m exported in FY 2017-18 By APP August 9, 2018

ISLAMABAD: About 7,211 metric tons of tobacco worth $26.073 million exported during 12 months of the fiscal year 2017-18 as compared the exports of the corresponding period of last year.The exports of the above-mentioned commodity during the period under review witnessed 76.1 per cent growth as against the same period of last year, said data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

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The exports of tobacco were recorded at 3,802 metric tons worth $14.813 million in the financial year 2016-17, the data revealed.Meanwhile, about 1,469,802 metric tons of sugar worth $508.333 million exported as compared the exports of 307,348 metric tons valuing $161.039 million, showing over 200 per cent increase. Besides, the country exported 1.189 million metric tons of wheat worth $236.339 million during 12 months of last fiscal year as compared the exports of 3,937 metric tons valuing $1.038 million of the corresponding period last year.During the period under review, about 20,694 metric tons of spices worth $79.154 million exported during last year, which was stood at 22,831 metric tons valuing $84.572 million of the same period of 2016-17. However, in last fiscal year, the local exports of leguminous vegetables (pulses) registered negative growth in their exports and no quantity of the commodity was exported during the period under review. In last fiscal year, about 520,759 metric tons of basmati rice worth $540.231 million were exported during the period from July-June, 2017-18 as against the exports of 496,263 metric tons valuing $453.441 million of the corresponding period of last year.

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During the period under review, the exports of basmati rice witnessed 19.14 percent growth when the quantity was compared with the same period of last year, according the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. . Meanwhile, about 4.106 million tons of rice worth $2.073 billion were exported during 12 months of last financial year as compared the exports of 3.523 million tons valuing US$ 1.606 billion of the corresponding period of last years, registered 26.78 per cent growth during the period under review. During the period from July-June, the country earned $1.496 billion by exporting rice other then basmati as about 3.585 million tons of other rice exported as against the exports of 3.053 million tons worth $1.153 billion of the same period last year. https://profit.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/08/09/tobacco-worth-26-073m-exported-in-fy2017-18/

FIR registered against 94 rice miller defaulters in Haryana from 2013-17: Kamboj Chandigarh, Aug 9 (UNI) Haryana Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Karan Dev Kamboj on Thursday said that an FIR had been registered against 94 defaulting rice millers, from 2013 to 2017.Addressing a press conference here, he said that besides taking action on Rice Millers for not delivering the Custom Milled Rice (CMR), action is also being taken against the concerned inspector and sub-inspector, assistant food and supplies officer, under Rule 7. He said the delivery of 47,352 tonnes of rice of kharif crops of rice millers were pending to Food Corporation of India in 2013-14. This pendency of CMR is continuously been decreasing due to the efforts of the present government and now, the pending delivery has reduced to 1,736 tonnes in 2016-17. Mr Kamboj said that the present state government has launched special campaign for recovery from rice millers, resultantly, in the last two years about 99 per cent CMR has been recovered.

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KARACHI: The UAE government will open a new office in Karachi in next two months to attend all kind of visas including renewal of residence and work permits to facilitate the Pakistanis going to UAE. This was announced by the acting Consul General of UAE in Karachi Bakheet Ateeq Al Romaithi in the meeting of Pakistan-UAE Business Council FPCCI, chaired by Dr. Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Chairman of the Business Council at the Federation House. Dr. Baig discussed proposals for 12th Session of Pak UAE Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC), particularly early signing of the Pak-GCC Free Trade Agreement and the resolution of PTCL, Etisalat outstanding dues. Dr. Baig said the bilateral trade between the Pakistan and UAE is US$8.3 billion which includes Pakistan exports to UAE worth US$ 869 million, while the volume of import from UAE is US$7.5 billion leading to a huge trade deficit. He recommended allowing export of rice and sugar from Pakistan for cooperative stores in the UAE. He appreciated the consul general‘s initiative to cultivate animal feed Alpha-Alpha in Pakistan and successfully exporting to UAE for the last many years. The audience were informed that an Abu Dhabi infrastructure fund is interested to invest in clean and renewable energy projects in Pakistan. Dr. Baig also discussed participation in the Expo 2020, a mega event to take place from October 20, 2020 to April 2021 in UAE for promotion of tourism and assured visit of FPCCI businessmen delegation to UAE coinciding with the inaugural meeting of Pak UAE JMC in Abu Dhabi. He requested the consul general to provide names of 10 members from UAE for PakUAE JMC to finalize the date of the meeting. The meeting was attended by Mazhar A. Nasir SVP FPCCI, Usama Qureshi, Khalid Masood, Zubair Haider Sheikh, Anwar Qureshi, Abdul Haseeb Qureshi and other members of the council. https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/352528-uae-to-open-new-visa-office-in-karachi

Rice import tariffs to trim inflation by 0.8 percentage points —BSP Published August 9, 2018 6:57pm

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By JON VIKTOR D. CABUENAS, GMA News Mandating tariffs on rice importation could trim inflation by 0.8 percentage points, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said Thursday.The rice tariffication bill, once enacted into law, would have an impact on inflation, BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said in a press conference. ―In early 2019, the impact on inflation will be a reduction of 0.8 percentage points,‖ the BSP official told reporters.The Agricultural Tariffication, pending in Congress, seeks to lift the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice and allow private trader to import the staple food of Filipinos from countries of their choice. Authored by former Agriculture Secretary and incumbent Bohol Representative Arthur Yap, House Bill 4904 passed on second reading at the House of Representatives earlier this week. ―If rice tariffication bill is approved by Congress in the third quarter of this year and becomes operational by the fourth quarter, we expect inflation to be reduced by 0.2 percentage points and another 0.6 percentage points next year,‖ Guinigundo said. The Duterte administration‘s economic team, particularly Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, has been vocal about the significance of congressional action in helping to temper the accelerating. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/663594/rice-import-tariffs-to-trim-inflationby-0-8-percentage-points-bsp/story/

Rice tariffication to temper inflation By Leslie Gatpolintan August 9, 2018, 9:18 pm

MANILA -- Liberalizing rice trade in the country can significantly temper inflation, the country‘s chief economist said.―If the Senate and Congress can pass the bill on rice tariffication, for example tomorrow, that would have already an impact, very noticeable impact on food inflation especially,‖ said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia in a press conference on Thursday. Pernia believes the proposed replacement of quantitative restriction on rice with tariffication will have a ―bigger impact‖ in addressing inflation because rice has a dominant weight on the food basket of consumers, especially the poorest 30 percent.

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―Our inflation is mostly caused by the supply side: the availability of goods, high global oil prices. Those are the main causes of supply side inflation and the unavailability of rice on time,‖ he explained. Along with rice import tariffication, Pernia said the lowering of tariffs on selected basic commodities to a uniform five percent agreed among economic managers is intended as a temporary measure to alleviate the high food prices. Proposed tariff reductions will cover farm products like pork, corn, feed wheat and fish. ―The single rate reduction is a good strategy because it does not affect consumption much. It is easier to monitor and implement. The measure is temporary as the tariffs will revert once we get back to our normal inflation target,‖ he said. For her part, National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon underscored the need for the country to build up the resilience of its agriculture sector so it will not be weather-dependent. ―We should be doing biotechnology and if we can have more resilient agriculture. What we forecast is that there would be (inflation) tempering towards the fourth quarter especially if it‘s the impact of tax reform (law), it should dissipate,‖ she said in an interview.The country‘s inflation rate picked up to 5.7 percent in July from the previous month‘s 5.2 percent, brought about by the spike in the prices of food and non-alcoholic beverage. (PNA) http://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1044356 http://www.uniindia.com/fir-registered-against-94-rice-miller-defaulters-in-haryana-from-201317-kamboj/states/news/1315083.html

Scientists Say Genetically Modified Rice Can Prevent HIV August 08, 2018 Nepalese farmers plant rice saplings in a paddy field during Asar Pandra, or paddy planting day in Lele, Lalitpur, Nepal, Friday, June 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Researchers say a new genetically modified rice can prevent infections of HIV, the virus responsible for the disease AIDS.The researchers recently published their findings in a study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The team included scientists from America, Britain and Spain. The study reports the newly-developed rice produces proteins that attach directly to the HIV virus. This process prevents the virus from mixing with human cells. The scientists say this

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can neutralize the virus and block its transmission.

The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS or UNAIDS reportsthat worldwide, nearly 37 million people were living with HIV in 2017. The organization says the largest number of those were in developing countries. Nearly two-thirds of HIV cases are in Africa.

In this file photo, civil rights activists march in Durban, South Africa, July 18, 2016 at the start of the 21st World Aids Conference. There is currently no cure for HIV/AIDS. But there have been major developments in oral drug treatments shown to slow the progression of the disease. Such treatments can also reduce the chances of passing the virus onto others. Researchers have also worked on finding a vaccine.

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UNAIDS says new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths have been reduced by about 50 percent over the past two decades. The new study predicts the rice-based method will lead to long-term deployment of the anti-HIV treatment across the developing world. Researchers said the ―groundbreaking‖ discovery is ―realistically the only way‖ that anti-HIV combination treatments can be produced at a cost low enough for the developing world.

Pharmacist Mary Chindanyika looks at documents on a fridge containing a trial vaccine against HIV on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam) The scientists say the easiest and most cost-effective way to use the rice will be to make it into a cream to be put on the skin. The HIV-fighting proteins can then enter the body through the skin. People in all parts of the world could grow the rice and make the cream themselves, the researchers said. This would prevent the cost and travel required for many patients to receive treatments and medicine, especially in the developing world.A Cambodian farmer throws rice seeds onto his paddy fields on the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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The scientific team says further testing is needed to make sure the genetic engineering process does not produce any additional chemicals that could be dangerous to people.

The process of changing the genetic structure of food crops has been debated for some time. Such foods are commonly called GMOs - for genetically modified organisms, or GEs – meaning genetically edited. Critics of genetically engineered crops believe they can harm people. I‘m Bryan Lynn.

Bryan Lynn wrote this story for VOA Learning English, based on reports from PNAS.org and other online sources. Hai Do was the editor.We want to hear from you. Write to us in the Comments section, and visit our Facebook page.______________________________________________ https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/scientists-say-genetically-modified-rice-can-prevent-hivaids/4519044.html

A plan to shoot tiny droplets into the sky would cool the planet—but wouldn‘t help crops By Sid PerkinsAug. 8, 2018 , 3:30 PM:As the climate heats up, some scientists wish to use a novel technique to cool things back down: geoengineering. One method would spew tiny particles high into the atmosphere to scatter sunlight. That would cool Earth‘s surface and, in theory, protect crops like corn, which are expected to become less productive as temperatures

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rise. But a new study suggests any boost in crop yield due to lower temperatures would be largely counteracted by dimmer sunlight. Scientists have long known that airborne sulfur dioxide gas—like that spewed from major volcanic eruptions—can briefly cool the planet when it reacts with water vapor to form lightscattering droplets. After the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines, there was also evidence that it increased the uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) in plants around the globe. That‘s because light-scattering aerosols can diffuse direct sunlight, whose harsh rays typically hit only the tops of trees and other tall plants. But diffuse sunlight can reach all layers of foliage, including those below the canopy. Many researchers presumed the same effect would work to boost agricultural yields, says Jonathan Proctor, an agricultural economist at the University of California (UC), Berkeley. To estimate what geoengineering might do to a wide variety of crops, Proctor and his colleagues analyzed agricultural records worldwide in the wake of two volcanic events: the eruption of Mount Pinatubo and the 1982 eruption of Mexico‘s El Chichón. They used them to guide a model of the future in which people injected enough light-scattering aerosols into the stratosphere to counteract all human CO2 emissions after the year 2020. During the period from 2050 through 2069, geoengineering cooled the crop-growing regions of the planet by about 0.88°C on average. That cooling boosted corn harvests about 6.3%. But the sunlight that accompanied the scattering, in addition to being more diffuse, was also slightly dimmer. And the researchers found that it had the opposite effect, decreasing yields by about 5.3%. On top of that, yields dropped by another 0.2%, thanks to subtle changes in cloudiness and precipitation patterns. Overall, geoengineering had no discernable effect on crop yields for corn, soy, rice, and wheat, the researchers report online today in Nature. Maybe it shouldn‘t be surprising that diffuse sunlight, as opposed to direct, didn‘t seem to have much effect on crop yields, says Dennis Baldocchi, a bioenvironmental engineer at UC Berkeley who was not involved in the study. Unlike long-lived trees, which can be tightly packed in a forest and overshadow lower layers of foliage, crop plants stand mostly unshaded by their neighbors for much of their life cycle. ―This is an important and impressive study, hats off to the researchers,‖ says Gernot Wagner, a climate economist at Harvard University who was not involved in the study. The findings ―are an important reminder that neither climate change nor solar geoengineering act on temperatures alone.‖ Other effects of the technique, such as how it might affect ocean acidification because of uptake of CO2, deserve significant study, he adds. Although the team‘s findings are disappointing in one sense, says Proctor, the approach could be easily adapted to assess the costs and benefits of geoengineering on other economic sectors, including the construction industry and health care. ―Geoengineering may be ineffective at mitigating damage to agriculture, but it might still be worth doing,‖ he notes. ―At this point, we just don‘t know.‖ http://www.sciencemag.org/news//08/plan-shoot-tiny-droplets-sky-would-cool-planet-it-wouldn-t-helpcrops

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Boozman, state farmers talk tariffs; worried about losing established markets, one grower says By Frank E. Lockwood This article was published August 8, 2018 at 4:30 a.m. HOTO BY AP / DANNY JOHNSTON U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., speaks in front of the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, May 26, 2015.ENGLAND -- Arkansas farmers are concerned about the escalating trade tensions between the United States and the rest of the world, they told U.S. Sen. John Boozman on Tuesday.It's a message the lawmaker's heard elsewhere this week during his annual agriculture tour across Arkansas."Trade, I know, is a huge issue. ... We're all concerned about that," Boozman told an audience of roughly 20 people. The Republican from Rogers answered questions about the new agricultural tariffs and other issues during a meeting at Dow Brantley Farms in Lonoke County.The Brantleys, who have farmed the land for generations, now oversee 10,000 acres of agriculture land, raising rice, soybeans, corn and cotton.China has slapped a 25 percent tariff on all four crops this year.Boozman defended President Donald Trump's trade policies, portraying the Chinese as the bad guys. Trump's goal is trying to level the playing field, Boozman said."You all can compete with anybody. You do a tremendous job. We're the cheapest, safest food supply. ... But we are disadvantaged in many ways, particularly with agriculture," he said.Rick Bransford, who farms near Pettus, told Boozman that he's worried about the long-term consequences of Trump's trade policies. "I think this tariffs business, we're going to lose long-term markets that we ... have worked on for years to try to get into," he said. "This is really going to affect us this year and for possibly many more years down the road," he said.Recent tariff increases by China could "prove to be devastating" for the Mississippi Delta, Walton Family Foundation researchers say.In the American heartland, the effect of these retaliatory measures "will likely be substantially worse than on the rest of the country," foundation researchers Jonas Crews and Ross DeVol wrote in a research brief released Tuesday."It appears that China surgically targeted these products to place maximum economic and political pressure on the Trump administration," Crews and DeVol wrote in their paper titled, "American Heartland Counties Targeted by Chinese Tariffs on U.S. Crops." In an interview, DeVol said farming is "vital" to the economic well-being of many counties in the Delta."The Mississippi Delta has a very high concentration of these crops," he added.In an interview, Boozman portrayed the Chinese as the aggressors."The Chinese are just a huge

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problem. They steal our trade secrets. They steal everything they can get their hands on. They manipulate their currency," he said. "We need to have a solution to that problem. So the president's working hard to do that."The goal is to fix the problems, he said. "We don't want an all-out trade war," he added.Addressing the group in Lonoke County, Boozman noted that the White House has called for $12 billion in emergency aid for farmers to help them deal with the affects of a wide range of tariffs. Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, said the extra assistance would be welcome."The $12 billion could be a really big help," he said. "Our farmers and our ranchers, we're not looking for welfare or a handout or anything like that, but our income has been drastically affected," he said.Arkansas Farm Bureau Vice President Rich Hillman suggested more help may be needed if the trade impasse continues."This $12 billion's going to be spread pretty thin when push comes to shove, but we appreciate you doing what you're doing," he told Boozman. The goal, he maintained, is fair trade."You let us go head-to-head with them. We'll beat them every time," he added.In addition to trade, farmers also asked questions about the farm bill, immigration policy and environmental regulation.The Environmental Protection Agency has become more farm friendly since Trump took office, Boozman argued."You've got the friendliest EPA that you've had in decades," Boozman said. Boozman's stop in Lonoke County was the latest on his four-day agriculture tour.Starting Monday morning at the Don Tyson Center for Agriculture Sciences in Fayetteville, he visited an Angus cattle ranch in Lavaca, a peach orchard in Lamar and a cattle ranch in Center Ridge. Today, he is scheduled to stop by the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart, a rice farm in Stuttgart and a crop duster in Sherrill. On Thursday, Boozman is to tour the University of Arkansas at Monticello's forestry, agriculture and natural resources department, meet with farmers at the Pickens Store in Pickens and hear about wetland reserve easements in Collins. Metro on 08/08/2018 http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/aug/08/boozman-farmers-talk-tariffs-20180808-1/?f=newsarkansas

Term limits makes the ballot And more fallout for PFH. Term limits makes the ballot

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A proposal to roll back the term limits provision of the Arkansas Constitution has enough valid signatures to qualify for the November election ballot, according to the secretary of state's office. The petition campaign began two years ago.The secretary of state's office said petitions had 93,998 valid signatures out of 124,674 submitted. That was in excess of the 84,859 valid signatures needed. The proposal limits state legislators to 10 years of service, down from a minimum of 16.If approved in November, the measure could bring an upheaval in the legislature in 2021 because majorities of both houses — presuming they are the same as today — would be ineligible for further service under the proposal, which is retroactive to include past service. As it stands, legislators are limited to 16 years of total service, but two-year terms drawn by senators after redistricting every 10 years don't count against the limit. So, for example, Sen. Cecile Bledsoe (R-Rogers) is running for a term that will give her 20 years in the Senate. Depending on the draw and the future of this amendment, Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) could serve 22 years in the Senate. The provision in effect now was disingenuously pitched as a "term limits" amendment in a legislatively referred amendment in 2014 that also gave legislators cover for a huge pay raise and provided loopholes for nominal limits on lobbyist wining and dining. It replaced a previous amendment that limited service to six years in the House and eight years in the Senate. (Again, with a lucky draw, a legislator could qualify for up to 16 years of total service.) The current limit is a godsend for the power-hungry. Accruing 16 (or 20 or 22) years in a single house is a pathway to immense power, similar to lifetime tenure for some incumbents. Added to legislative efforts to strengthen their power over the executive branch with new review powers, it's even more fearsome. Issue 1, also on the ballot this year, would make their power even mightier by stripping the Arkansas Supreme Court of rulemaking authority while discouraging lawsuits for damages. More fallout for PFH Preferred Family Healthcare, the scandal-plagued behavioral health provider suspended from the Arkansas Medicaid program in June, has withdrawn itself from one of the state's new providerled managed care organizations for certain high-cost Medicaid enrollees.

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That organization, Empower Healthcare Solutions, notified the Arkansas Insurance Department last week that PFH had voluntarily withdrawn as an equity member "and in all other respects" effective July 26. Empower is one of four recently created companies in the state known as PASSEs (Provider-led Arkansas Shared Savings Entities), which are intended to lower Medicaid costs and coordinate services for those beneficiaries with the most intensive behavioral health needs and/or severe developmental disabilities. (About 30,000 individuals fall in this category.) PFH had roughly a 14 percent stake in Empower, David Ramsey reported in July for the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network. Empower's remaining co-owners are Beacon Health Options, the Arkansas Healthcare Alliance, Stratera, Woodruff Health Group, Independent Case Management and the Arkansas Community Health Network. Those entities will divvy up PFH's share of equity, insurance department spokesman Ryan James said. Arkansas announced June 29 it was suspending PFH from the state's Medicaid program — thereby halting reimbursements to the nonprofit — and the state Department of Human Services said it would terminate its contracts with PFH. That move came after the arrest of Robin Raveendran, a former PFH executive (and onetime DHS "program integrity" official) accused of masterminding a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud Medicaid through improper billing practices. Another former PFH executive, Rusty Cranford, was previously accused of bribing multiple Arkansas legislators and — along with other leaders of PFH — embezzling vast sums of money from the Missouri-based nonprofit. A federal investigation into those allegations appears to be ongoing. Before its fall from grace, PFH was the largest behavioral health provider in Arkansas, with 47 service sites statewide. It also does business under the names Dayspring, Health Resources of Arkansas and Decision Point. Its many sites remain open for now, but their future is uncertain, and PFH has indicated it's searching for a buyer for its Arkansas assets. Rice researchers charged The U.S. attorney's office in Little Rock announced federal charges against two rice researchers from China who allegedly conspired to steal rice production technology, a scheme that included contacts in Arkansas.Liu Xuejun, 49, and Sun Yue, 36, were charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets and conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property.

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An indictment returned last week said they were involved in the theft of rice seeds to be used in medicine. The seeds were developed by Ventria Bioscience to produce proteins used in medicine and drugs. The men allegedly stole seeds from the Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center in Stuttgart and Ventria's rice production facility in Kansas. The government news release said Ventria, which is headquartered in Colorado, had invested $75 million in developing the intellectual property behind the rice seeds. https://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/term-limits-makes-the-ballot/Content?oid=21285658

Mutant Rice Varieties Help Indonesia Reduce Rice Imports 08 Aug 2018 Nancy Hart, International Development Correspondent

The village of Gowa in the South Sulawesi province of Indonesia has an agrarian history that dates back to the fourteenth century – an agricultural prominence it still maintains, in part due to the top-grade fertile soil in the region. In fact, the area is now serving as a centre for the introduction of new mutant rice varieties that owe their existence to nuclear technology. Through the combined expertise of the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN), the Joint FAO/IAEA Division and PB Salewangang, a certified seed breeding company, 18 Gowa farmers have planted their land exclusively with six new mutant rice varieties. But these farmers aren’t growing the new varieties as a food crop. They are using BATAN’s breeder seed material in their fields for seed multiplication. Once multiplied, PB Salewangang distributes seeds to other

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farmers interested in planting the new varieties to take advantage of their improved yield and quality. Although Indonesia is the world‘s third largest grower of rice, it still must import rice almost every year, mainly to keep reserves at a safe level. The main reasons for the gap can be traced to farmers using non-optimal production techniques and to the fact that each person in the country consumes an average 150 kg of rice per year – an extremely high consumption rate. In addition, smallholder farmers, with less than 0.8 ha of land, account for 90 percent of Indonesia‘s rice production and so cannot take advantage of economies of scale in their production. Indonesia encourages technological innovation in its goal of reaching self-sufficiency in rice production. Indonesia encourages technological innovation in its goal of reaching self-sufficiency in rice production. In addition to promoting improved rice infrastructure, including irrigation planning, it also supports the plant mutation breeding work of the National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN). BATAN has a long history of success, breeding crop varieties that bring higher yields to meet the needs of Indonesian farmers. Now, it is expanding this success – still breeding for yield but also focusing on specific quality parameters, meaning that it seeks

varieties that have the taste and texture that consumers are increasingly looking for.

Mutation breeding adds 3 275 varieties to the world‘s food basket

Since the 1970s, BATAN has worked very closely with the Joint FAO/IAEA Division and has received both state-of-the-art equipment and extensive training in the implementation and use of mutation breeding technologies that improve and speed up the process of mutation breeding. Indeed, the Joint Division has promoted the worldwide use of plant mutation breeding since its

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inception in 1964. As of March 2018, people around the world were benefitting from 3 275 officially released mutant varieties of 214 different plant species, 50 percent of which are cereals and 15 percent are legumes. The process itself calls for exposing seeds to gamma irradiation, which generates random genetic variations. Those variations that display the desired characteristics are then subject to further testing and breeding. To date, BATAN has developed 23 mutant rice varieties. It typically contracts with certified seed breeding companies that multiply the seeds for dissemination and then market the new seeds to farmers, hosting harvest fairs to introduce farmers to the advantages of adopting the new varieties. PB Salewangang, one of Indonesia‘s most respected producers of certified seed, chose farmers in Gowa, in South Sulawesi, to multiply the seeds of six of BATAN‘s latest mutant varieties. This area was chosen because, while it has top-grade soil, farmers there do not really prosper as they should, mainly because they have insufficient supply of good quality rice seeds that would ensure high yields and a profitable return.

In 2016, those farmers growing BATAN‘s new Sidenuk, DiahSuci and Mira-1 rice varieties had a 150 percent increase in yield compared with conventional paddy seeds, and were indeed able to supply 3 percent of the seed required by the entire South Sulawesi province. The success inspired other farmers to use the company‘s seeds. In 2017, the company chose 18 farmers to plant six mutant varieties and, with the March 2018 harvest, the six varieties had averaged a 50 percent increase in yield. These new rice mutant varieties are especially important today because they are adaptable to climate change variability. Already, 4.7 percent of Indonesia‘s rice fields are cultivated with

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high-yielding mutant varieties of rice. This means that 800 000 farmers are involved, and they are producing enough rice for 20 million people. BATAN recognizes the value of these high yielding varieties and, in collaboration with some local governments and the Ministry of Agriculture, it has established Agro Techno Parks (ATPs) in some provinces which are expected to become centres of excellence for developing certified seeds of mutant varieties and related technologies to support food production under climate smart agriculture. https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/mutant-rice-varieties-help-indonesia-reduce-rice-imports

Dissecting Data: How rice tariffication, more rice imports affect prices ABS-CBN News Aug 08 2018 05:37 PM

Economic managers have said that imposing tariffs on imported rice in place of quantitative restrictions could help lower the prices and curb inflation. Farmers, however, raised concerns of the potential harm it can do to the local rice industry.ABS CBN‘s Data Analytics team presents how rice tariffication and increased importation of rice could potentially lower prices. http://news.abs-cbn.com/video/business/08/08/18/dissecting-data-how-rice-tariffication-more-riceimports-affect-prices

House approves rice tariffication bill RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News Aug 07 2018 09:03 PM

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved on second reading a bill which imposes tariffs on rice imports in place of quotas.Congressmen approved House Bill 7735 or the rice tariffication bill, which was dubbed as urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte during his third State of the Nation Address. Economic managers have said that removing quotas on rice imports would lead to lower prices of the staple. Some legislators however raised concerns that lifting import quotas would put local rice farmers at a disadvantage. ―We really have to make sure that our farmers are prepared and competitive enough to withstand any shock that a new rice regulation would create,‖ said Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano. Albay Representative Edcel Lagman meanwhile said the funds collected through the tariffs should be automatically appropriated and released to farmers. Lagman said there are concerns that the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund would not go to farmer-beneficiaries.

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―We must be able to assure that the rice fund will be automatically appropriated without passing Congress. It must be released periodically,‖ Lagman said. Importing rice was also one of the 5 ―vigorous‖ measures to curb inflation that were discussed during House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's meeting with the administration's economic managers, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda has said. http://news.abs-cbn.com/business/08/07/18/house-approves-rice-tariffication-bill

Executive order sets zero tariffs to ease food inflation President Duterte is expected to issue an executive order (EO) reducing to zero the tariffs on imported fish, corn, vegetables and feed wheat to curb inflation, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said yesterday. Michael Varcas

Jess Diaz, Paolo Romero (The Philippine Star) - August 9, 2018 - 12:00am

Food imports to flood market MANILA, Philippines — High food prices? Flood the market with imports.President Duterte is expected to issue an executive order (EO) reducing to zero the tariffs on imported fish, corn, vegetables and feed wheat to curb inflation, Albay Rep. Joey Salceda said yesterday.Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia also revealed at a Senate hearing the impending issuance of an EO on tariff cuts for certain agricultural products and the imposition of tariff on rice.

Pernia said a public consultation on the issue is set for tomorrow.Salceda told a news forum that the President would issue the order after Congress goes on an 11-day recess next weekend.He said the reduction of tariffs on these imported products was among the counter-inflation measures Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and other House leaders had agreed upon with the President‘s economic advisers last week.He revealed imported meat was removed from the list after industry leaders made a ―strong lobby‖ with the Palace.

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―It‘s not ours. It‘s the executive department that doesn‘t like it. If they don‘t like it, what could we do?‖ Salceda told the Kapihan sa Manila Bay forum. Arroyo clarified that she was ―not advocating the importation of meat products at reduced tariff rates considering that there are other more substantive drivers of inflation as cited in the PSA (Philippine Statistics Authority) survey.‖ Pernia said temporary tariff cuts are being readied for some agricultural products like corn, wheat flour, chicken and vegetables. Inflation represents the increase in the prices of goods and services. According to the PSA report, inflation in July further jumped to 5.7 percent from 5.2 percent in June. Critics blame rising consumer prices largely on new and higher taxes on diesel, kerosene, cooking gas and bunker fuel for electricity generation imposed under the controversial Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. Salceda, who describes himself as Arroyo‘s focal person for anti-inflation measures, said the measures agreed with the President‘s economic team included deferring ―regulated price adjustments‖ for electricity, water and even certain oil products, and the importation of 500,000 to 800,000 metric tons of rice. ―What we really need to do is arrest momentum to prevent any speculation… We should bring immediate relief to consumers, especially the poor, to bring inflation back to four percent,‖ he said. ―Next month, without measures, we see inflation peak at 5.9 percent and this will hover around 5.6 percent till yearend. With vigorous measures, we can see July to be the peak inflation with September falling to 5.6 percent,‖ Salceda said. ―Mas mabilis pa ang inflation (Inflation is faster). I would say this is possibly the first near crisis of this administration,‖ he added. Rep. Michael Romero of party-list 1-Pacman, an economist like Arroyo and Salceda, said the counter-inflation measures proposed by the Speaker are intended to cut inflation by at least 1.8 percent. ―At this point, the specifics must come from the President‘s economic managers. The departments, for example, must send to us the list of fish and other products whose tariffs can be reduced to zero,‖ he said. Enough time to ready EO Senate President Vicente Sotto III said the Senate and the House of Representatives will adjourn session from Aug. 16 to 27 to allow Duterte to issue the order.

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Sotto said despite the two-week break, Congress will actually just lose one session day, which is sandwiched between non-working holidays and weekends. Letting Congress do its task of setting tariffs would take time and require public hearings with affected sectors. Also, the Senate is still discussing the Rice Tariffication Bill, which seeks to impose a 35 percent tariff on rice imported from other Southeast Asian countries in lieu of quantitative restrictions. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon said the adjournment would allow Duterte to set tariffs while Congress is drafting the necessary legislation. Sen. Cynthia Villar, chair of the committee on agriculture and food, said plenary deliberations on the bill may start soon. Villar said the bill needs to be passed as soon as possible so the country can avoid possible sanctions from the World Trade Organization (WTO), which required the lifting of quantitative restrictions as part of its mandate to liberalize trade. The country usually imports rice from Thailand and Vietnam. The Senate will also conduct an inquiry into the failure of certain government agencies to put behind bars suspected rice smugglers despite the enactment of the Anti-Agricultural Smuggling law two years ago. The probe by Villar‘s committee was prompted by a resolution filed by Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito seeking an audit on the implementation of Republic Act 10845 of 2016, which imposes a penalty of life imprisonment and other penalties on any person found guilty of large-scale agricultural smuggling. At a recent Senate hearing, Ejercito noted the prevalence of the use of fake import permits as well as delays in the filing of cases against erring traders. The Bureau of Customs (BOC) was only able to file three cases with the Department of Justice (DOJ). ―Allegedly, the cases are still pending before the DOJ,‖ Ejercito said. Only last month, the BOC discovered the unauthorized release of over a hundred containers from the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Misamis Oriental that may have contained agricultural products, he said. Uniform 5% rate At a press briefing, Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno said the Duterte administration is ―leaning towards the uniform reduction (of tariffs) to five percent.‖

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―We want to make it five so it‘s simpler, more uniform. A standard rate like five is kind of neutral‖ and ―does not affect the consumption of goods,‖ Diokno said. At the Senate, economic managers said the planned tariff cuts would not significantly affect revenue collection. They were responding to questions from Sen. Ralph Recto. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said duties on chicken and fish alone have reached P1.9 billion. Pernia told reporters after the hearing that the reduction in tariffs would only be temporary or until inflation normalizes next year. He said tariff for fish products is at 15 percent; meat, 20 percent; corn, 35 percent; feed wheat, seven percent, and vegetables, 40 percent. Aside from reducing tariffs, Dominguez said the government wants to reduce the processing time for permits and phytosanitary certificates and lift some restrictions on meat products. The finance chief said easing both tariff and non-tariff barriers would help the government temper the increase in consumer goods. Agriculture industry stakeholders, meanwhile, have expressed support for the government‘s plan for more importation of basic commodities like pork, fish and chicken. ―We do not have problem with that. Last year we also imported additional pork. For as long as the proper tariff will be implemented, we have no problem with that,‖ Rosendo So, chairman of the Samahang Industriya ng Agrikultura (Sinag), said yesterday. The industry earlier expressed concern over proposals to remove tariff on pork and fish imports as part of measures to ease inflation. ―Reducing tariffs to zero percent will annihilate the agriculture sector with the expected dumping of cheaper agri imports,‖ So said. A consumer group, for its part, is pushing for a moratorium on price increases on basic goods at least until the end of the first quarter next year.―In two weeks‘ time, we shall enter the ‗ber‘ months where pressures on demand and supply of basic necessities and prime commodities can trigger another round of price increases,‖ Laban Konsyumer Inc. said in a statement. TRAIN is culprit Meanwhile, Anakpawis party-list Rep. Ariel Casilao said the new 5.7 percent record inflation in July should leave no doubt that TRAIN law has done more harm than good.―Inflation had been relatively low in the last three years until the Duterte administration implemented its TRAIN law which increased prices overnight and drove inflation higher for seven straight months now,‖ Casilao said.

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He cited a study indicating that ―the soaring inflation in the last six months has caused the loss of about P933 to P2,715 in the income of each of some 60 million Filipinos.―The inflation rate rose to 5.7 percent in July, the highest and fastest in five years. It was mainly pushed by price spikes in fuel, food and transportation, with food prices registering a year-on-year increase at 7.1 percent,‖ he pointed out. He accused the Duterte administration of ―making it appear that the 5.7 percent inflation in July was triggered more by supply problems, not by its economic policies.‖ – With Mary Grace Padin, Louise Maureen Simeon, Louella Desiderio, Ding Cervantes, Ghio Ong

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Rice tariff bill hurdles House on second reading August 7, 2018 | 9:48 pm

PHILSTAR THE House of Representatives, voting viva voce, passed on second reading the rice tariff bill, which hopes to broaden rice imports and use the tariffs to fund measures to improve competitiveness in the rice industry.

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House Bill 7735, the Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act, proposes the creation the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) as the government expands the role of private traders in importing rice. The fund will help support upgrades to farming equipment and provide financing for crop loans and insurance, among others. The fund will also be used for post-harvest, logistical projects and rice marketing, rice scholarships and vocational education and research extension services. Albay Representative Edcel C. Lagman, prior to voting, moved to introduce a provision to automatically appropriate funds for RCEF. ―The proceeds from the rice fund shall automatically be appropriated and periodically released by the DBM (Department of Budget and Management) to the DA (Department of Agriculture) in order to sustain the program on rice sufficiency and enhance the small farmers self-reliance,‖ Mr. Lagman said. The proposal was accepted by bill sponsor Representative Jose T. Panganiban. The measure also proposes to restore the minimum access volume (MAV) on rice to its 2012 level of 350,000 metric tons (MT). It also proposed that the bound rate for rice imported from non-ASEAN World Trade Organization members be set at the 40% Most Favored Nation (MFN) rate within the 350,000 MT MAV. Beyond the quota, the rate rises to 180% for MFNs. Imports from ASEAN will follow import duty rates set out by the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement. The measure will also allow the President to make adjustments in the applied rate, or regulate rice exports as well as imports, and enter into trade negotiations, relating to bound or maximum rates on rice trade. The president, however, can intervene for not more than two months.

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The ―Revised Agricultural Tariffication Act,‖ is among the priority bills listed by the Legislative-Executive Development Advisory Council. Its counterpart measure, Senate Bill 1839, authored by Senator Sherwin T. Gatchalian, remains pending at the committee level. — Charmaine A. Tadalan http://www.bworldonline.com/rice-tariff-bill-hurdles-house-on-second-reading/

Rice hoarder‘s warehouses to be opened by force ―He invoked national security in this regard, so we warn rice hoarders that the President will use the full force of the state and force open warehouses where these hoarded rice may be found,‖ presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said. MIchael Varcas

Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star) - August 8, 2018 - 12:00am

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MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte remains consistent in his pronouncement in his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) last month that he would not hesitate to use the entire power of the state to order the seizure of rice hoarded in warehouses, Malacañang said yesterday.―He invoked national security in this regard, so we warn rice hoarders that the President will use the full force of the state and force open warehouses where these hoarded rice may be found,‖ presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said. Malacañang made the statement in the wake of Duterte expressing alarm over inflation, which has broken last month‘s record high. Roque assured the public that the government is working double time to address the issue. ―We are looking at all aspects, further alleviation measures. And of course, the statement of the President against rice hoarders was because the increase in price of rice was the major contributor to the increase in overall inflation,‖ he said. Roque confirmed that the President earlier personally called a rice trader suspected of hoarding tons of rice in his warehouse and warned of charging him with economic sabotage. Rice immediately flooded the market, Roque said, citing monitoring of concerned agencies. The Palace did not identify the trader. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo solution At a press briefing in Malacañang, Roque said Duterte is amenable to looking at the recommendation of Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to lower tariff imports for fish, rice, meat, poultry, corn, wheat flour and vegetables. ―The President has previously expressed alarm over rising inflation,‖ Roque said. ―The recommendation given by Arroyo was considered by the economic cluster.‖ Duterte met with the Cabinet last Monday, where they discussed various issues. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno also held another meeting with the President. On the recommendation of Agriculture Secretary Emmañuel Piñol, Roque said the law restricts Piñol‘s recommendation on imposing suggested retail prices for fish products. ―As far as the importation of fish products is concerned… it cannot be delivered immediately to the markets,‖ Roque said. ―It has to be delivered at an intermediate point, which has to be amended before we can actually effect importation of fish products,‖ he added.

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Rice tariff bill OK’d The House of Representatives yesterday approved on second reading the rice tariffication bill, which is among the priority legislative measures Duterte mentioned in his third SONA last July 23. Under the bill, volume restrictions on rice imports would be replaced with 40-percent tariff. All duties collected from the importation of rice would go to a rice competitiveness enhancement fund that would be used to help farmers. The administration‘s economic managers have projected that liberalizing rice imports through tariffication could lower the inflation rate by 0.4 percentage point. Rep. Jose Panganiban Jr. of party-list ANAC-IP, agriculture committee chairman, is the principal author and sponsor of the bill. Camarines Sur Rep. Luis Raymund Villafuerte, a co-author, said the proposed law ―will not only pull down the price of rice by as much as P7 per kilo but also set up a huge support fund that will enable palay growers to increase their harvests while reducing their production costs.‖ ―It will provide immediate relief to ordinary Filipinos reeling from soaring rice prices resulting from the perennial supply shortfall and volatile prices of the grain in the domestic retail market,‖ he said. Villafuerte had called on his colleagues in the House as early as May last year to look into the true state of the country‘s rice inventory with an eye on coming up with policy proposals for the government to ensure ―ample and affordable‖ supply. He made the call after the National Food Authority manager in his province informed him of the precarious level of Camarines Sur‘s rice stocks. At that time, the province‘s buffer stock totaled only 42,293 cavans. The supply was equivalent to three days‘ consumption, NFA manager Yolando Navarro reported. ―The rice tariffication bill will hit two birds with one stone: it will help bring down rice prices and stabilize its supply while helping our farmers become competitive through the establishment of a competitiveness enhancement fund that will be used to provide them cheap loans, training, scholarships and modern facilities, among other benefits,‖ Villafuerte said. Camarines Sur is the fourth largest rice-producing province in the country. Rice tariffication is one of the measures being pushed by the administration‘s economic team. In a joint statement, the economic team –composed of the Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the National Economic and Development

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Authority (NEDA) – said the rise in consumer prices in July was mainly caused by supply issues, particularly affecting agricultural products. ―The current price pressures emanate mainly from supply-side factors. Addressing supply constraints to curb inflation is the utmost priority of the government,‖ members of the team said. They cited in particular the declining rice stock inventory caused by weather disturbances affecting the Philippines and other rice-producing countries like Thailand and Vietnam. They added the country‘s rice inventory in July declined to 2.36 million metric tons from the 2.57 million MT recorded in the same period last year. The July inventory was lower than the 2.91 million MT recorded in June. They also pushed for the enactment of a rice tariffication measure. ―This reform in agriculture will also provide a P10-billion enhancement fund for rice farmers that will help them have better access to technology and, thereby, ramp up their production,‖ they added. The economic team also called on concerned government agencies, such as the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Agriculture, to implement stricter price monitoring to ensure that no unscrupulous individuals or groups would manipulate the prices of goods. On rising fuel prices, the DOF, DBM and NEDA said the government needs to complete the implementation of the Pantawid Pasada Program, which provides a lump sum subsidy of P5,000 to 179,852 jeepney franchise holders this year. Inflation last month accelerated further to hit a fresh five-year high of 5.7 percent, bringing the average year-to-date inflation to 4.5 percent. This is above the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas‘ target range of two to four percent. This was brought about by the spike in the prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages, economic managers said. However, they also noted that inflation slightly eased on a month-on-month basis, settling at 0.5 percent in July from 0.6 percent the previous month. The economic team expressed confidence that inflation would taper off towards the end of 2018, echoing the BSP‘s near-term outlook. Defer rate hikes For Arroyo, regulatory agencies should defer increases in oil prices and in electricity and water rates to arrest the continued rise in the cost of products and services.

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Albay Rep. Joey Salceda, Arroyo‘s focal person for counter-inflation measures, said yesterday the new Speaker is proposing that these ―regulated price adjustments‖ be postponed ―until inflation goes back to the 2-4 percent target band.‖ He said the increases ―add to inflation pressures.‖ Salceda said he has already relayed the proposal of Arroyo and her economic team to the Energy Regulatory Commission, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System-Regulatory Office and the Department of Energy. He added that in the case of electricity, there is a newly approved rate increase of 18 centavos to 26 centavos per kilowatt-hour. ―Some of these regulated price adjustments were approved way before and are just starting to be implemented. There is also suspicion that aside from the 60-percent spike in global oil prices, higher ethanol content requirement may have nudged retail petroleum prices higher,‖ Salceda stressed. Rep. Michael Romero of party-list 1-Pacman, an economist like Arroyo and Salceda, said the counter-inflation measures proposed by the Speaker ―are surgically targeted ways to ease the financial woes of our constituents.‖ Romero also recommended that the monthly subsidy to 10 million poor households under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law be increased from P200 to P500. ―The increase will allow these families to cope with five-percent inflation and the depreciation of the peso,‖ he said. – With Jess Diaz, Mary Grace Padin, Paolo Romero https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2018/08/08/1840695/rice-hoarders-warehouses-be-opened-force

PNG makes rice staple food without growing it August 9, 2018The NationalBusiness

By Louisah Frank Papua New Guineans have made rice a staple food at great cost without growing and producing their own, says Agriculture and Livestock Minister Benny Allan. He told a media conference in Port Moresby on Tuesday that plans were underway to produce rice to cut the cost of importing annually. Allan said the government was spending K600 million to import 400,000 tonnes of rice annually. ―A kg of rice costs about K6 on PNG shelves,‖ he said.

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―That is because consumers are paying for other fees on top of the initial price of the rice, such as taxes to cover import costs. ―Stopping imports will cut price by 50 per cent – which is about K3.‖ Allan said 10ha of land had been allocated and cleared at 14-Mile, outside Port Moresby, with the help of the Philippines government, to grow and produce rice. ―We want to stop rice imports, supply the country with local rice and begin rice exports to other countries by 2025,‖ he said. ―Coffee and chocolates are now being produced locally and I don‘t see why we cannot do the same for rice. Trukai is already growing rice in the Markham Valley.‖ Allan said PNG had resources and can do it with the help from the Philippines government. https://www.thenational.com.pg/png-makes-rice-staple-food-without-growing-it/

EDITORIAL - Importation to fight inflation (The Philippine Star) - August 8, 2018 - 12:00am

More supply of any product generally means lower prices. So it‘s understandable that the administration, whose officials insist that the tax reform package implemented this year is not to blame for galloping

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inflation, is now reportedly considering importations of certain basic commodities to temper consumer price increases. The downside in flooding the market with any product has always been its impact on local producers. This is the biggest concern of farmers in the ongoing move toward rice tariffication, which will open the floodgates to rice imports. In addition to rice, the government is reportedly also considering more imports of meat, fish and wheat products. Consumers always welcome lower prices and more product choices in the market. The agriculture sector, however, includes millions of the country‘s poorest, whose livelihoods could be affected by a flood of imports. In several other countries, the agriculture sector remains protected even in a globalized economic environment. During extraordinary times such as when natural calamities strike, affecting crop and livestock production, the country has no choice but to augment local supplies with imports. But creating a supply glut to bring down prices must be balanced with the risks of the long-term deleterious effects on the country‘s food production and security. Once people leave farming and livestock breeding because of low earnings, they may never go back to their former means of livelihood. Those against a food importation spree are also raising concern about the potential for corruption when import restrictions are relaxed. There is also concern that imports of various products are being pushed as an election year approaches. With inflation at a five-year high, the government must find ways of taming price surges. Importation is one way of tempering price hikes. But its benefits must be carefully weighed against the long-term impact as well as potentials for abuse.

https://www.philstar.com/opinion/2018/08/08/1840580/editorial-importation-fightinflation

Import of non-basmati rice step towards stabilising ChinaIndia trade Thursday, 09 August, 2018, 08 : 00 AM [IST] Ashwani Maindola, New Delhi China‘s recent move to import Indian non-basmati rice and approvals to about 14 Indian companies for import are being seen as steps towards stabilising the Sino-India rice trade, which had been fluctuating in the past. However, food safety requirement is a big hurdle towards achieving a stable long-term trade perspective, and India needs to maintain a formidable plan for the same. Arpita Mukherjee, professor, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), said, ―If we are able to export to China, this is definitely a good move. However, as can be seen from the data, our exports have a fluctuating trend, and this is because we may not be meeting the food safety conditions.‖

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―What is more important from India‘s long-term trade perspective is to have steady exports. This is only possible when we are able to meet the food safety regulations of the importing countries. We have enough production for export, and this is not going to impact the domestic availability of rice. Not being able to export is going to impact farmers‘ incomes,‖ she added. India-China rice trade India‘s rice exports to China have seen a fluctuating trend over the last couple of years. However, the imports of rice from China have been quite low vis-a-vis exports, thus leading to a positive trade balance in rice exports to China. Import data for the years 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 are missing in the World Integrated Trade Solutions (WITS) database. As such, import data for the years 2014 and 2016 are depicted through a table, and the exports data from 2012 to 2017 are depicted through a graph. Exports of rice from India to China between 2012 and 2017 India’s imports of rice from China (2014 and 2016) Years Imports ($ million) 2014 103 2016 1,011 China specifically has concerns about pests. ―The consignments have to comply with the Chinese plant quarantine laws and regulations, said Mukherjee, adding, ―For this, there is a need for more interaction and sharing of information between the Indian Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage, under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers‘ Welfare, Government of India, and the Chinese authorities.‖ ―There is need for the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers‘ Welfare to focus on ensuring that the food safety standards at the farm level are in line with the global best practices and help to maintain the quality standards,‖ she said. Commenting on the subject, K Singaravadivel, independent director, Tamil Nadu Food Grains Marketing Yard, Madurai ,said, "The move to export Indian rice to China will be positive. There will be no bad impact on the country.― ―Talking to about Tamil Nadu, the state is expecting more production of rice this year. So, there will be no impact if rice is exported to China. In fact, farmers will get a good share for their produce,‖ he added. ―However, the Chinese and even Japanese people prefer sticky rice to the other variant. The simple reason for it is they can eat it using chopsticks. This type of variant is grown and available in the North-Eastern region of India. So, if the doors for exports open, farmers from this region will benefit. However, we need to see if the farmers get a fair rate for their produce,‖ Singaravadivel stated. China has agreed to import rice from 14 registered rice exporters from India. Currently, the former only allows import of basmati rice from the latter but with this clearance, non-basmati

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rice can be exported too. The clearance came amid rising tension between the United States and China over trade tariffs. China is looking for newer markets to boost its inventories, while exports from India have been delayed, as it failed to clear the Chinese food safety and quality norms. Non-basmati rice exports from the country between April 2017 and February 2018 stood at $3.26 billion as against $2.53 billion in 2016-17. India wants to increase exports to China with a view to bridging the increasing trade deficit, which has increased to $63.12 billion in 2017-18 from $51.08 billion in the previous fiscal. http://www.fnbnews.com/Top-News/import-of-nonbasmati-rice-step-towards-stabilising-chinaindiatrade-43576

ASIA RICE-INDIAN PRICES HOLD STEADY; LOW RAINFALL MAY HURT OUTPUT 8/9/2018 * Floods, heavy rain likely to dent Thai, Vietnamese production * Vietnamese demand picking up; Thai demand stays flat By Sethuraman N R BENGALURU, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Rice prices in India held steady this week as concerns over lower production due to below-normal rainfall offset sluggish demand in the world's top rice exporter. Prices for India's 5 percent broken parboiled variety <RI-INBKN5-P1> were hovering between $392-$396 per tonne this week, unchanged from last week.India's rice exports in April to June rose 4.4 percent from a year ago to 3.15 million tonnes due to good demand from African countries."Rice planting has been lagging due to poor rainfall. Yieldscould (be) impacted if rainfall fails to improve next week,"said an exporter based at Kakinada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Farmers in India had planted summer-sown paddy rice on 26.27 million hectares as of Aug 3, down 4.2 percent from a year ago.The country is likely to receive below-normal monsoon rains in 2018, a private weather forecaster said on Wednesday.In contrast, heavy rains and floods in rice-growing regionsin Vietnam and Thailand are affecting harvests and are to likely impact rice prices.

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In Thailand, 30 provinces have been affected by seasonal floods in the past three weeks, while nine provinces, includingsome rice-growing areas, are partially inundated. "The flood in northeastern regions may raise the domestic price of Jasmine rice, which has been quite strong this year,and could impact export prices in the future," a trader said.Overall demand for Thai rice remained relatively quiet thisweek, but prices inched up as some exporters were fulfilling old deals. "Many exporters are buying rice this week because a shipfrom Africa is arriving... These are old deals with markets likeNigeria, Senegal, and Ghana. Prices usually go up when the ship arrives," another Bangkok-based trader said.Thailand's benchmark 5 percent broken rice <RITHBKN5-P1> rose slightly to $390-$395 per tonne this week free on board(FOB) Bangkok, from $385-$393 last week.Meanwhile in Vietnam, rates for 5 percent broken rice<RI-VNBKN5-P1> were $395$400 a tonne, up from $385-$395 a tonnea week ago. "Prolonged rain is slowing down (the) summer-autumn harvest,while demand is picking up," a Ho Chi Minh City-based tradersaid."We are seeing rising demand from new markets, including Cuba, Syria and Iraq... There are also rumours that the SouthernFood Corp (or Vinafood II) is buying rice from farmers forstockpiling," the trader added. In Bangladesh, rice imports in July-August stood at 26,730 tonnes, data showed, after the government imposed a 28 percent tax on shipments to support its farmers after local production revived."We are not striking any new deals for rice as it is no longer profitable given the huge import duty," a trader said.(Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um in Bangkok, Khanh Vu in Hanoi, Rajendra Jadhav in Mumbai, Ruma Paul in Dhaka; Editing by Koustav Samanta and Jan Harvey) https://www.agriculture.com/markets/newswire/asia-rice-indian-prices-hold-steady-low-rainfall-mayhurt-output

UAE to open new Visa Office in Karachi KARACHI: United Arab Emirates will be opening a new office in Karachi in next two months' time to facilitate Pakistanis planning to visit the emirate or intending to renew their residence and work permits. Acting Consul General of UAE in Karachi, Bakheet Ateeq Al-Romaithi announced this here Wednesday during the 1st meeting of Pakistan-UAE Business Council held at FPCCI office.

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He said procedures related to all kind of visas will be handled at the office so as to facilitate Pakistanis going to UAE.

On the occasion Chairman, Pakistan-UAE Business Council, Dr.Mirza Ikhtiar Baig discussed proposals for 12th Session of Pak-UAE Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC). These were said to particularly include early signing of Pak-GCC Free Trade Agreement and resolution of PTCL/Etisalat outstanding dues. Dr Baig said the bilateral trade between the Pakistan and UAE comes to US$8.3 billion which includes Pakistan exports to UAE worth US$ 869 million and import from UAE worth US$7.5 billion. Acknowledging the huge trade deficit between the two countries,he suggested that the import of rice and sugar from Pakistan can be allowed for cooperative stores in UAE. Dr Baig appreciated Consul General's initiative to cultivate animal feed Alpha-Alpha in Pakistan and successfully exporting to UAE for last many years.

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The members were informed that an Abu Dhabi infrastructure fund is interested to invest in clean and renewable energy projects in Pakistan. Pakistan-UAE Business Council Chairman also discussed participation in the Expo 2020, a mega event to take place from October 20, 2020 to April 2021 in UAE for promotion of tourism. The meeting was attended by Mazhar A. Nasir, senior vice president of FPCCI, Usama Qureshi, Khalid Masood, Zubair Haider Sheikh, Anwar Qureshi, Abdul Haseeb Qureshi and other members of the council. https://www.thenews.com.pk/latest/352410-uae-to-open-new-visa-office-in-karachi

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Pakistan cultivated hybrid rice over 800,000 hectares of land across the country By Yasir Zeb August 8, 2018

In order to boost the local output of rice production, Pakistan has cultivated the hybrid rice over 800,000 hectares of land across the country.

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Pakistan is focusing more on agriculture to fetch foreign exchanges via exports and rice is one of the popular options to do that, the hybrid rice cultivation will give boost to local production as well as the income of small-scale and medium landholders, the area cultivated for hybrid rice is increasing gradually and it will replace the traditional seed cultivation, said Member Pakistan Agriculture Research Council (PARC), Dr. Muhammad Yousaf.

There was a significant increase in hybrid rice across the country during the current season, the increase shows that the cultivation will expand more in the next season. The rice had been cultivated over 2.8 million hectares to produce 7.4 million tonnes of rice during the current season, he added. 60 percent of the rice was consumed locally while 40 percent was exported from this cultivation. He also informed that a delegation from China expert on hybrid rice would visit the country next month to train local scientists for the development and promotion of hybrid verities and the crop sowing area, this will also help to boost the local production. Going into the details of the training sessions he said, the first batch of 40 scientists have been selected for the training from the country. Pakistan has signed a MoU with China for the promotion and development of hybrid rice in Pakistan and supporting local scientists for this purpose.

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Pakistan has already fetched $2.073 billion by exporting 4.106 million tonnes of rice in the last 12 months of the previous fiscal year 2017-18. The exports were increased during this year as compared to the previous year when the exports fetched $1.606 billion by exporting 3.523 million tonnes. https://www.researchsnipers.com/pakistan-cultivated-hybrid-rice-over-800000-hectares-of-landacross-the-country/

An old Kerala family farm is reviving the near-forgotten navara rice variety PRIYADERSHINI S AUGUST 10, 2018 12:52 IST

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In Chittur, in the rice bowl of Kerala, the land flattens conspicuously, its evenness heightened by the undulating Western Ghats that loom large in the background. Here the Shokanashini (destroyer of woes), a tributary of the Bharathapuzha, irrigates the dark soil on which grows luscious paddy. Rains fall often here, enhancing the beauty of

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the landscape. Of late, peacocks have come to roost and their shrill cries are heard ever so often. Narayanan Unny‘s Navara Eco Farm is snuggled in this picturesque scenery. This 125year-old, 18-acre farm exclusively produces navara, a rice species acclaimed for its medically beneficial properties. Consumed traditionally during the wet months of karkidakam and used extensively in the famed navara kizhi Ayurvedic treatment, navara is a rice endemic to Kerala. Not being a staple variety and used mainly as health food, the rice lost its prominence after the Land Ceiling Act of 1967, when paddy acreage was considerably reduced. In 1994, Narayanan Unny quit his computer business in Kozhikode and took charge of the family farm, after the demise of his father. He found that the rice with a 60-day life cycle, and consumed periodically, had being reduced to production of a mere 50 acres from the 2,000 that it once commanded. ―Even pure navara seeds were not available,‖ says Unny. He then made and executed a plan for conservation of navara. It began with a search for pure navara seeds, and not finding any, not even at the Rice Research Centre in Pattambi, Unny began seed purification in 15 cents of land, sowing only navara without another rice variety. He then planted the pure seeds in 12 acres. ―I was clear that there was a demand for this wellness rice and that it had to be grown organically.‖ Navara paddy is delicate with soft strands that wilt easily and is prone to rice pests. To make it organic, he tried and tested an array of natural pesticides — neem, marigold, tulsi, stale fish mix — but found them wanting in countering pest attacks. Finally, he came up with an innovative method of using a butterfly catching net to manually comb the paddy for pests twice a day. Along with his five colleagues, the workers on his farm, he brushes the paddy daily. ―It is the only successful pesticide-free method,‖ he says with pride. In 2003, the process for Organic certification of the farm was started. A year later, he along with all stakeholders, pitched for registration of Geographical Indication

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of navara. The move brought together farmers, the Kerala Agriculture University, Department of Agriculture, rice millers and traders with CII Kerala facilitating Navara Rice Farmers Society in the process. In 2007, the rice got its GI branding. ―We now have a traditional product which was on the verge of extinction,‖ says Unny, adding that the price of the rice depends on output. For him, this journey has been special, of carrying forward the hard work done by three generations of his family. Unny believes that the rice has the potential to conquer the world as a health food. ―It can be a representative ethnic product.‖ And so he presents its story, his story in a telling narrative as a PPT to documentary filmmakers, scientists, agriculturists, conservationists, reporters, and chefs, who make a beeline to his farm looking for the rare purple rice. There are still more challenges ahead, the current one being particularly tricky. Wild boars and the preening peacocks that swarm over his farm destroy the delicate paddy. ―Both are protected species. Being the national bird, we are helpless when it comes to them; the peacocks are not so pretty after all,‖ he says with a sigh. For more details, contact Narayanan Unny 944727749. https://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/food/an-old-kerala-family-farm-is-reviving-the-near-forgottennavara-rice-variety/article24652765.ece

Administration, DDMA distribute rice in Kiphire DIMAPUR : Published on 9 Aug. 2018 1:00 AM IST

Kiphire District Administration and DDMA distributed rice among the widows of eleven wards of Kiphire Town at the Deputy Commissioner‘s Conference Hall in the presence of their respective

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ward chairmen on August 8.A DIPR report stated that Sub Divisional Officer (C), Reny Wilfred handed over the rice immediate relief due in view of shortage of essential commodities in the district. The essential commodities were donated by the Governor of Nagaland P.B Acharya, Nagaland state Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) & 7th Assam Rifles Kiphire. Also on August 7, Kiphire District Administration DDMA distributed rice as immediate relief received from NSDMA to different departments under Kiphire district on. The departments include State Bank of India, Medical Department, Kiphire Town Council, G.Bs & Village Guard. EAC (HQ) Chenithung Ovung handed over the essential commodities to them in the presence of District Administration, doctors and nurses. http://www.nagalandpost.com/channelnews/state/StateNews.aspx?news=TkVXUzEwMDEzNzQxNQ%3 D%3D

Field Days in the Natural State By Deborah Willenborg ARKANSAS -- USA Rice staff fanned out across Arkansas over the last week to meet with millers and farmers; attend field days in Jonesboro, Stuttgart, Osceola, and Harrisburg; and present at the Arkansas Rice Research Promotion Board (ARRPB) meeting.

During the ARRPB meeting, Sarah Moran, USA Rice vice president for international, gave an update on international markets, highlighting the growing importance of promotional activities as other rice producing countries are increasing their exports.

"Not only are these countries encroaching on traditional U.S. export markets like Mexico but they're also increasing their exports to our own country," said Moran. "If they were playing by the rules, that would be one thing, but many of these countries are subsidizing their exports and not being held accountable. USA Rice has raised this concern repeatedly to the United States

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Trade Representative (USTR) and the Trump Administration, and also requested a 25 percent tariff be imposed on Chinese rice." Horizon Ag overflow crowd Jesica Kincaid, manager for international policy who joined USA Rice in January, attended the Horizon Ag Field Day at Mark Wimpy's farm near Jonesboro last Thursday. It was Kincaid's first trip to Arkansas and she joined a group of 150 producers and industry professionals, plus 40 rice producers from Central and South America, who listened to Horizon Ag General Manager Tim Walker talk about the company's Provisiaâ&#x201E;˘ Rice System and its strength in combating weed resistance. Presentations by the Horizon Ag research team indicated that additional varieties are in the development pipeline, and future releases will continue to be higher yielding and more disease tolerant.

Last Friday, more than five hundred people attended the University of Arkansas Rice Research and Extension Center's field day that showcased the latest results in irrigation, weed management, entomology, pathology and fertility trials, and also highlighted new trials being conducted that look at the effects of high nighttime temperatures. Dr. Bob Scott, director of the

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Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart, was presented with the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents. On Monday, farmers Mike and Ryan Sullivan joined the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), the USDA Agriculture Research Service, along with the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership to host the Mississippi County Water Management Field Day at the Sullivan's Florenden Farms in Osceola, to talk about the latest research on water conservation, irrigation automation, and more. Ryan Sullivan finds a better way Ryan Sullivan discussed the practices involved in row rice production and some of the early indications of how this production practice can save not only water, but also labor costs and trips across the field. "I saw how we'd been growing rice for all these years and said, there's got to be a better way," said Sullivan. "For us, it's about saving trips across the field."

"This field day started three years ago with about 15 people and has grown tremendously, drawing a crowd of about 250 people on Monday," said Josh Hankins, director of the Rice Stewardship Partnership, who who gave a presentation on the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). "Water conservation and new practices are gaining popularity and interest among growers in the Mid-South."

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Lauren Waldrip Ward, executive director of Arkansas Rice Farmers, educated growers on the recently released Arkansas Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines for Row Crop Burning and encouraged growers to put 1-800-830-8015 in their phones to call before they burn this fall. The guidelines were developed through a broad coalition of Arkansas ag stakeholders and more information can be found here.

USA Rice's Lydia Holmes

On Tuesday, Hankins and USA Rice Manager of Regulatory Affairs Lydia Holmes attended the RiceTec field day outside Harrisburg. The field tour included new innovations for irrigation management, and new hybrids coming to the market including the herbicide-tolerant trait, FullPage. The annual event closed with a dinner with some great giveaways, farm bill updates

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by Representative Rick Crawford's (R-AR) staff, rice market updates from Holmes, and highlights of RiceTec's SmartRice program and sustainability initiatives by RiceTec CEO Mike Gumina

Device Measures Health of Rice Plant, Save Farmers Money LONOKE, Ark. - Through water and fields, 2018 has placed technology in the hands of farmers."A point and click," says Dr. Jarod Hardke, with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. "It's just focused on the plant." Dr. Hardke says the Trimble Greenseeker reveals vital details in a plant's life. "Refer to this as a fuel gauge for the rice plant," he says.The device sends a light to the plant and a light source is sent back to the handheld device showing how healthy the plants are.The lower the number on the reader, the more nitrogen, a food source for rice plants, is needed to keep the plant alive. "[The] real hope on this is we get to say is 'No, you don't need additional nitrogen at that time' and we can save that roughly $20 an acre [on nitrogen]," says Dr. Hardke.Dr. Hardke says the device, which costs about $400, will help keep Arkansas farmers number one in the country in rice production. He calls it a small investment for long-term success."Ultimately if we save one mid-season nitrogen application in just one field, you've more than paid for the handheld itself," he says. 2

https://www.kark.com/news/local-news/device-measures-health-of-rice-plant-goal-is-to-save-farmersmoney/1355499480

Rice import tariffs to trim inflation by 0.8 percentage points â&#x20AC;&#x201D;BSP Published August 9, 2018 6:57pm By JON VIKTOR D. CABUENAS, GMA News Mandating tariffs on rice importation could trim inflation by 0.8 percentage points, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) said Thursday. The rice tariffication bill, once enacted into law, would have an impact on inflation, BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo said in a press conference.

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―In early 2019, the impact on inflation will be a reduction of 0.8 percentage points,‖ the BSP official told reporters. The Agricultural Tariffication, pending in Congress, seeks to lift the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice and allow private trader to import the staple food of Filipinos from countries of their choice. Authored by former Agriculture Secretary and incumbent Bohol Representative Arthur Yap, House Bill 4904 passed on second reading at the House of Representatives earlier this week. ―If rice tariffication bill is approved by Congress in the third quarter of this year and becomes operational by the fourth quarter, we expect inflation to be reduced by 0.2 percentage points and another 0.6 percentage points next year,‖ Guinigundo said. The Duterte administration‘s economic team, particularly Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, has been vocal about the significance of congressional action in helping to temper the accelerating. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/money/economy/663594/rice-import-tariffs-to-trim-inflationby-0-8-percentage-points-bsp/story/

NFA’s plan to import more rice opposed Updated August 10, 2018, 12:27 AM

By Madelaine B. Miraflor The government‘s plan to import more rice at the latter part of the year will just further hurt local farmers who are expecting to harvest their year-end yields.This was according to Herculano ―Joji‖ Co, president of the Philippine Confederation of Grains Association, who first couldn‘t believe that the National Food Authority (NFA) is still pushing for more importation this year. ―Ewan ko kung magagawa yan [I don‘t know if they can do it]. If you do it last quarter, for what? Aani na [it‘s already harvest season],‖ Co said in an interview. The NFA has particularly proposed to import additional 500,000 metric (MT) of rice for this year, and another 500,000 MT of rice for the first few months of 2019. If things will happen according to NFA‘s plan, the total amount of imported rice that have entered and are set to enter the country would already stand to as much as 2.4 million MT.

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This includes the 500,000 MT of rice imported through the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) scheme of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in February, which was followed by another 250,000 MT for its second tranche; 500,000 MT of rice imported through the NFA-led government-to-government and government-to-private bidding; and the first phase of the latest MAV importation, which stood around 653,000 MT. Co is now questioning the purpose of another importation when imported rice already started flooding the local market. ―Is that to avoid depleting of stocks? The purpose of importation is food security and stabilize the prices. By December, local harvest is expected to increase because those areas not usually covered by irrigation have been supposedly rainfed already,‖ Co said. For his part, Samahang Industriya sa Agrikultura (SINAG) Chair Rosendo So said that instead of pushing for more importation of agriculture commodities, the government must support efforts of the local agriculture industry to improve local productiona and reduce retail prices of basic commodities. ―Farmgate prices have remained constant, despite rising prices of our cost of production the past months. Why are we now being penalized with the proposal of zero tariff for meat and other agriculture products,‖ SINAG Chair Rosendo So said, referring to an earlier proposal for the government to cut the tariff for meat and fish imports.SINAG added the government has been pushing programs to raise revenues and now they want to forego revenues in the guise of lowering inflation.―Reducing tariffs to zero percent will annihilate the agriculture sector with the expected dumping of cheaper agricultural imports,‖ So further said. https://business.mb.com.ph/2018/08/09/nfas-plan-to-import-more-rice-opposed/

PH gov’t eyes importation to lower prices by UNTV News | Posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Market in Buhi, Camarines Sur MANILA, Philippines — The National Price Coordinating Council (NPCC) immediately convened following the announcement of the 5.7 percent inflation last July. In the meeting, the NPCC identified the commodities that increased in price which include rice, fish, vegetables and sugar.

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To address this problem, the government will soon import such products to augment the supply.NPCC chairman and Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez said, ―When we talk of importation kailangang masigurado rin na it will really go to the retail; either diresto sa market o diresto sa mga user industries.‖ The government is also eyeing the implementation of a five percent tariff on the prices of imported products to protect the local industry and farmers from the impact of the tariffication of sugar, rice and other commodities. Lopez added that the high price of oil in the world market is the main culprit in the surge of prices and not the tax reform law. ―Na wrong timing itong TRAIN implementation, but it‘s a needed reform but pero without the TRAIN makikita mo, kung hindi tayo nag TRAIN talagang yung presyo tataas because of the world oil price yung galaw nya.‖ Meanwhile, a consumer group is offering another solution. For Laban Konsyumer group, the NPCC must implement a moratorium on the price increases listed on the expanded suggested retail price and discourage the use of easy-open lid for canned products as it costs higher than the regular canned sardines and meat. The group also suggests that the National Food Authority start the implementation of the 10 to 50 percent discount to consumers and to strictly monitor the price of basic goods in all the market in the country Meanwhile, the government is appealing to the public to wait for three more months to feel the effect of these solutions. — Mon Jocson https://www.untvweb.com/news/ph-govt-eyes-importation-to-lower-prices/.

PNG makes rice staple food without growing it August 9, 2018The NationalBusiness By Louisah Frank Papua New Guineans have made rice a staple food at great cost without growing and producing their own, says Agriculture and Livestock Minister Benny Allan. He told a media conference in Port Moresby on Tuesday that plans were underway to produce rice to cut the cost of importing annually. Allan said the government was spending K600 million to import 400,000 tonnes of rice annually. ―A kg of rice costs about K6 on PNG shelves,‖ he said. ―That is because consumers are paying for other fees on top of the initial price of the rice, such as taxes to

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cover import costs. ―Stopping imports will cut price by 50 per cent – which is about K3.‖ Allan said 10ha of land had been allocated and cleared at 14-Mile, outside Port Moresby, with the help of the Philippines government, to grow and produce rice. ―We want to stop rice imports, supply the country with local rice and begin rice exports to other countries by 2025,‖ he said. ―Coffee and chocolates are now being produced locally and I don‘t see why we cannot do the same for rice. Trukai is already growing rice in the Markham Valley.‖ Allan said PNG had resources and can do it with the help from the Philippines government.

https://www.thenational.com.pg/png-makes-rice-staple-food-without-growing-it/

Đồng Tháp to release floodwater into rice fields REPORT from Viet Nam News Published on 09 Aug 2018 —View Original HCM CITY — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Đồng Tháp plans to release flood water into more than 81,000 hectares of rice fields between August and October to enrich the soil with sediment. The release of water will not affect the production of other fields. Farmers and local authorities will give suggestions about the time and quantity of flood water that should be released, according to the province‘s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. The delta‘s annual floods are caused by the rising water levels of the Mekong Delta in the rainy season. Nguyễn Thanh Hùng, vice chairman of the provincial People‘s Committee, said last year the province released flood water into more than 113,600 ha of rice fields. The flooding helps destroy germs, reduces the cost of improving the fertility of the fields and helps crops grow.

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Đồng Tháp authorities have also carried out measures to protect summer-autumn rice and other crops from waterlogging. In Hồng Ngự District, one of the hardest-hit flooding areas in Đồng Tháp, local authorities and farmers have strengthened rice protection dykes and set up teams to monitor dykes and sluices. The district has set up 28 rescue teams to protect agricultural production and people in case of emergency. Floodwaters have caused damage to dozens of hectares of vegetables and crops in alluvial grounds in Hồng Ngự District. Lê Thị Loan in the district‘s Long Khánh A Commune said her 2,000sq.m of cabbage fields were inundated by floodwaters. She estimated a loss of about VNĐ8 million (US$350) in her investment into this field. Flood benefits The annual floods enrich fields with sediment, support fisheries and aquatic ecosystems, and offer a livelihood for many farmers. Farmers take advantage of the flooding season to breed fish, shrimp and other aquatic species and grow other aquatic crops like lotus and water lily. Locals also catch fish and other aquatic species during the flooding season and harvest other wild crops. Common sesban, water lily, linh fish and other aquatic species are specialities of the delta‘s flood season. Nguyễn Văn Đực Em, who harvests common sesban in the flooding season in Hồng Ngự District‘s Thường Phước 2 Commune, said his family gets up at 2am to pick common sesban for selling and now earns an income of VNĐ500,000 -700,000 ($22 - 30) a day from harvesting the flower.

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Common sesban is sold for VNĐ60,000 – 70,000 ($2.6 - 3) a kilo. Bùi Thị Sương has been harvesting fish and other aquatic species in Hồng Ngự District‘s Thường Thới Hậu A Commune in the "rising water" season for more than 10 years. ―Every year I look forward to the flooding season,‖ she said. Hồng Ngự and Tân Hồng districts, as well as Hồng Ngự Town, are the province‘s upstream areas where floods occur first. As floods arrived early this year and the water level is higher, fishermen are preparing tools to catch fish. Phan Văn Triều, who catches shrimp in Hồng Ngự District‘s Thường Thới Hậu B Commune, is making several dozen new shrimp traps, which he considers to be better than store-bought traps. Producers that produce tools for catching fish and other aquatic species in Đồng Tháp said the demand for tools is about two times higher than in non-flooding areas. Fishing nets are the most popular item. Ngô Phúc Lộc, who makes fishing tools in Lai Vung District‘s Long Hậu Commune, said his establishment produces more than 100 fishing nets a day at a cost of VNĐ120,000 – 200,000 ($5 – 8.8) each. In Hồng Ngự Town‘s Bình Thạnh Commune, 100 households who make bamboo crab traps are selling to locals and exporting to Cambodia. Trương Thanh Hưng, who has made bamboo crab traps in Bình Thạnh for 10 years, said he makes more than 1,000 traps every year during flooding season.The traps sell for VNĐ28,000 – 30,000 ($1.2 – 1.3) each and producers can earn a profit of VNĐ10,000 – 15,000 from each trap, he said.―The sale of bamboo crab traps is high from now to September,‖ he said. — VNS

https://reliefweb.int/report/viet-nam/ng-th-p-release-floodwater-rice-fieldss

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Cần Thơ eyes rice exports to China Update: August, 09/2018 - 18:32

Cần Thơ hopes to take advantage of Chinese demand for Vietnamese rice to expand its exports. – Photo nongnghiep.vn Viet Nam News CẦN THƠ – Cần Thơ hopes to increase rice exports to China, city officials said at a meeting with the China Food Association on August 8. China‘s demand for Vietnamese rice remains high, Wang Zhi Xi, head of the visiting Chinese delegation, said, revealing his company sells around 800 tonnes of Vietnamese rice daily.China is Việt Nam‘s largest trading partner, while Việt Nam is China‘s largest ASEAN partner and eighth largest overall. Last year their trade was worth US$93.69 billion, a 30.3 per cent rise from 2016. China imported 3.99 million tonnes of rice, 13 per cent more than in the previous year, with Việt Nam supplying more than 2.2 million tonnes. In the first six months Việt Nam has sold 850,000 tonnes.

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But Đào Việt Anh, commercial counsellor at Việt Nam‘s embassy in Beijing, said Vietnamese rice exports to China could face difficulties in future and are unlikely to increase as rapidly again as in the last few years due to changes to China‘s import tax in July and competition from other countries. Nguyễn Minh Toại, director of the Cần Thơ Department of Industry and Trade, said the city has only four businesses that meet China‘s quality standards for direct rice exports.The city would assist firms in improving quality to help them export to China, networking and promoting their brands, he promised. – VNS https://vietnamnews.vn/economy/463517/can-tho-eyes-rice-exports-to-china.html

Monsoon peaks again even as depression weakens VINSON KURIANT+ TTHIRUVANANTHAPURAM, AUGUST 8

The monsoon is peaking yet again under the influence of Tuesday‘s depression, which, however, weakened into a well-marked low-pressure area on Wednesday.The 24 hours ending in the morning saw heavy to very heavy rain over Odisha, East Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in line with the typical West-North-West track it took from the Odisha-Bengal coast. Active monsoon Strong monsoon westerlies generated from the Arabian Sea brought heavy rain to parts of the West Coast, including Kerala, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka and further East to Tamil Nadu. Elsewhere, the convergence of westerly flows from the Arabian Sea and easterly flows from the Bay caused heavy rain over parts of Central and adjoining North-West India, especially Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi. The active monsoon rains are likely to continue into the next week with the India Met Department (IMD) signalling the possibility of another rain-generating low-pressure area forming over the Bay over the next five days. An extended forecast valid from August 13-15 said that widespread rainfall is likely over the Western Himalayan region, adjoining plains of North-West India, East and North-East India and also along the West Coast. Successor ‗low‘

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Isolated to scattered rainfall has been forecast over Central India during this period, while it will be isolated over the rest of the country, the IMD said in its forecast. Meanwhile, a US National Weather Services model has persisted with the outlook for another burst of activity over the East Coast, but more southerly than usual, towards the South Andhra Pradesh Coast. The US agency expects the Bay to be active for another fortnight (until August 25), which, if proven true, will substantiate the IMD‘s upgraded forecast for rain in August from 94 per cent to 96 per cent. In its outlook for Thursday, the IMD said that heavy to very heavy rain may lash East Rajasthan and West Madhya Pradesh, while it will be heavy over East Madhya Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Kerala, Coastal Karnataka, Konkan and Goa. Dams in Kerala Kerala has already been at the receiving end of the re-energised monsoon, with Wayanad district in the North receiving practically non-stop rain during the 12 hours ending Wednesday morning. Heavy rains elsewhere have renewed the possibility of opening the shutters of he State‘s already brimming reservoirs with a ‗red alert‘ having been declared at Idamalayar reservoir in Ernakulam district. But there is no need to panic, authorities said in a communication. The Idukki reservoir too is witnessing inflows, with its level reaching 2,396.96 ft against a full level of 2,403 ft. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/monsoon-peaks-again-even-as-depressionweakens/article24635756.ece

Rice paddy art celebrates 'Japan's Walt Disney' Osamu Tezuka Residents of Inakadate in Aomori Prefecture have been showcasing rice paddy art since 1993. This year, the intricate rice art celebrates the 90th anniversary of Osamu Tezuka, a prominent animator and film producer. 

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Perfecting the craft The Inakadate village in Japan's Aomori prefecture has been farming rice for more than 2,000 years. The villagers have displayed rice paddy art (tambo art) every year since 1993. Local residents decide on the designs that will be on display and plant it themselves. This year, there are two different themes: this field depicts the film Roman Holiday.

https://www.dw.com/en/rice-paddy-art-celebrates-japans-walt-disney-osamu-tezuka/g-45016149

Rice prices in India hold steady; low rainfall may hurt output Sethuraman N R AUGUST 9, 2018 / 5:55 PM BENGALURU (Reuters) - Rice prices in India held steady this week as concerns over lower production due to below-normal rainfall offset sluggish demand in the world‘s top rice exporter. A labourer carries a sack filled with rice to load onto a truck from the railway's goods yard in Ahmedabad, February 1, 2018. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files Prices for India‘s 5 percent broken parboiled variety were hovering between $392$396 per tonne this week, unchanged from last week. India‘s rice exports in April to June rose 4.4 percent from a year ago to 3.15 million tonnes due to good demand from African countries. ―Rice planting has been lagging due to poor rainfall. Yields could (be) impacted if rainfall fails to improve next week,‖ said an exporter based at Kakinada in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Farmers in India had planted summer-sown paddy rice on 26.27 million hectares as of Aug 3, down 4.2 percent from a year ago. The country is likely to receive below-normal monsoon rains in 2018, a private weather forecaster said on Wednesday.

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In contrast, heavy rains and floods in rice-growing regions in Vietnam and Thailand are affecting harvests and are to likely impact rice prices. In Thailand, 30 provinces have been affected by seasonal floods in the past three weeks, while nine provinces, including some rice-growing areas, are partially inundated. ―The flood in northeastern regions may raise the domestic price of Jasmine rice, which has been quite strong this year, and could impact export prices in the future,‖ a trader said. Overall demand for Thai rice remained relatively quiet this week, but prices inched up as some exporters were fulfilling old deals. ―Many exporters are buying rice this week because a ship from Africa is arriving... These are old deals with markets like Nigeria, Senegal, and Ghana. Prices usually go up when the ship arrives,‖ another Bangkok-based trader said. Thailand‘s benchmark 5 percent broken rice rose slightly to $390-$395 per tonne this week free on board (FOB) Bangkok, from $385-$393 last week. Meanwhile in Vietnam, rates for 5 percent broken rice were $395-$400 a tonne, up from $385-$395 a tonne a week ago. ―Prolonged rain is slowing down (the) summer-autumn harvest, while demand is picking up,‖ a Ho Chi Minh City-based trader said. ―We are seeing rising demand from new markets, including Cuba, Syria and Iraq... There are also rumours that the Southern Food Corp (or Vinafood II) is buying rice from farmers for stockpiling,‖ the trader added. In Bangladesh, rice imports in July-August stood at 26,730 tonnes, data showed, after the government imposed a 28 percent tax on shipments to support its farmers after local production revived. ―We are not striking any new deals for rice as it is no longer profitable given the huge import duty,‖ a trader said.

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A woman winnows rice in a field on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, India November 10, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files Reporting by Panu Wongcha-um in Bangkok, Khanh Vu in Hanoi, Rajendra Jadhav in Mumbai, Ruma Paul in Dhaka; Editing by Koustav Samanta and Jan Harvey Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. https://in.reuters.com/article/asia-rice/rice-prices-in-india-hold-steady-low-rainfall-may-hurt-outputidINKBN1KU1L8

Thailand sees bright prospects for rice exports VNA THURSDAY, AUGUST 09, 2018 - 18:00:00 PM

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Bangkok (VNA) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Thai Rice Exporters Association has been upbeat about rice shipment prospects in the second half of this year.However, many exporters worried that the rising price of hom mali, or fragrant jasmine, will drive local farmers to plant this variety more, thus causing pressure on rice price in the market. The association expected a rice output of 12 million tonnes in the sub-crop, which is higher than the amount of 8 million tonnes forecast by the Thai Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives.

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Hom mali price hits ten-year high on global strong demands and Thai Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s clear-out of rice stockpile. Each tonne of hom mali is currently sold at 18,000 THB, nearly doubling the price recorded in the same time last year. In the first half of the year, Thailand exported 5.32 million tonnes of rice worth 85.8 billion THB, decreasing 2 percent in volume but rising 7 percent in value year on year. The Philippines plans to buy 2 million tonnes of Thai rice, and Indonesia sets to make an order of 800,000- 1 million tonnes of rice from Thailand.-VNA https://en.vietnamplus.vn/thailand-sees-bright-prospects-for-rice-exports/136160.vnp

Basmati rice exporters face Iran defaults woes; exports drop 7.2% in Q1 Exports should be against formal orders which include quality specifications and a mechanism for resolution of disputes Dilip Kumar Jha | Mumbai Last Updated at August 9, 2018 02:09 IST Default by Iranian importers on some Indian basmati rice brands under bilateral deals have hit our export of these products in the June quarter. The government has cautioned exporters to avoid private transactions with Iranian importers. Data from the government's Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda) show our shipment of basmati declined by 7.2 per cent to 1.17 million tonnes for the AprilJune period, first three months of the financial year, from the same period last year.Iran is the largest importer of Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;s branded and unbranded aromatic rice (it took a third of all its export in the June quarter). Hit by trade restrictions from America, Iranian importers pay to Indian basmati exporters in rupees.

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.Many such transactions are done on a private basis without involving banks and regulators. Informed sources say a number of importers dealing primarily with private basmati exporters had defaulted in making payment of around Rs 5 billion.

―Usually, exporters get a certificate from Apeda and proper processes are followed. As per trade sources, several large basmati rice exporting firms have become non-performing assets with their bankers, due to non-receipt of payments against export of large volumes to importers in these brands,‖ said a senior Apeda official, on condition of anonymity. According to trade sources, some Indian exporters were dealing privately with Iranian importers without opening of Letters of Credit, which guarantee the receipt of money from importers. According to the Apeda official, around a third of India‘s basmati exported to Iran faces threat of default.―We have taken up the issue with the trade ministry in Iran. But, it seems, Indian exporters would have to go only through the legal route to recover the money,‖ added the official.

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Apeda has advised exporters not to register contracts for export of basmati or make arrangement for payment before applying to it in this regard. Exports should be against formal orders which include quality specifications and a mechanism for resolution of disputes. ―The situation might normalise in a couple of months,‖ said Gurnam Arora, joint managing director of Kohinoor Foods, an exporter of basmati. https://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/basmati-rice-exporters-face-iran-defaults-woesexports-drop-7-2-in-q1-118080900046_1.html

Rice exports to eclipse forecast Shippers confident of hitting 11m tonnes  

9 Aug 2018 at 04:00 NEWSPAPER SECTION: BUSINESS | WRITER: PHUSADEE ARUNMAS

Labourers unload sacks of rice at a warehouse in Pathum Thani. PONGPAT WONGYALA Thai Rice Exporters Association has raised its export forecast to 11 million tonnes this year, citing continuously robust purchase demand, the weakening baht and natural disasters that will dampen rice supply.The association's president, Pol Lt Charoen Laothammatas, said yesterday that the association is now confident that rice shipments will exceed the 9.5 million tonnes worth US$4.3 billion (142.8 billion baht) predicted in January, likely reaching 11 million tonnes worth $5.6 billion. "Purchase demand from rice buyers such as the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan and Africa remains strong and unabated, as they are trying to boost their domestic stocks to offset lower production at home," Mr Charoen said. "The baht is currently trading at 33 baht per US

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dollar, from an average of 31 baht at the beginning of the year, making prices more competitive in the world market." According to Mr Charoen, China is expected to soon clinch a deal to buy an additional 1 million tonnes of rice this year as part of an investment package that includes the initial high-speed rail project and sales of 2 million tonnes of rice and 200,000 tonnes of rubber agreed earlier. Thai officials and their Chinese counterparts signed a memorandum of understanding in December 2014 for 1 million tonnes each of old and new grains, along with the 200,000 tonnes of rubber. Thailand has already signed a 1-million-tonne contract for delivery this year. Chookiat Ophaswongse, honorary president of Thai Rice Exporters Association, said Indonesia is also expected to buy an additional 1 million-2 million tonnes, while the Philippines will import an additional 500,000 tonnes this year. "We also expect strong demand to also come from African countries and China," Mr Chookiat said. "Ongoing flooding in several areas in the country has yet to deliver any direct impact to annual rice production and prices, since those flooded areas are not the main rice farmland." That said, Mr Charoen added that there are several issues that need to be addressed -- namely the low levels of government rice stockpiles. The government currently has just 70,000 tonnes of rice stocks, all of it inedible. Of the total, 20,000 tonnes will be sold for animal feed while the remaining 50,000 tonnes is earmarked for biofuel production. The government is scheduled to auction off the remaining state rice stocks some time this month, which could drive up rice prices in the domestic market. While exports are expected to exceed previous forecasts, Mr Charoen said, weather conditions across Thailand may cause a drop in production output -- with the association predicting that the production of the hom mali fragrant jasmine variety will drop by 40% this year because of logistical problems caused by flooding. Mr Charoen said Thailand lacks stockpiles of softer white rice, which has higher demand and fetches higher prices in the global market.Thailand exports about 9-10 million tonnes of milled rice a year, with white rice making up the bulk of the exports with 5 million tonnes exported each year, followed by hom mali rice at 2 million tonnes, parboiled rice at 2 million tonnes and other grains making up the rest.

https://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/1518306/rice-exports-to-eclipse-forecast

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Farm-gate price of palay dips slightly By Jasper Y. Arcalas August 9, 2018

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The farm-gate price of unmilled rice as of the third week of July declined by 0.28 percent to P21.55 per kilogram (kg) after hitting an all-time high during the previous week, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Data from the PSA showed that the country‘s record-high average farm-gate price at P21.61 per kg was observed in the second week of July, surpassing the previous record of P21.53 per kg. From July 18 to 24, the PSA recorded the highest farm-gate price of palay in Ilocos region at P22.75 per kg. The lowest palay quotation was observed in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao at P18.50 per kg. However, the PSA‘s weekly price monitoring report showed that the quotation during the period was still higher by 10.57 percent compared to last year‘s P19.49 per kg Farmers and traders said the average farm-gate price of palay remains high due to more expensive fuel and inputs which raised their production cost. Despite the slight reduction in the average palay quotation on a weekly basis, both the retail and wholesale prices of regular-milled and well-milled rice varieties sustained increments during the reference period. ―Relative to the previous week‘s level of P42.09 per kg, the average wholesale price of wellmilled rice at P42.03 per kg this week moved up at a faster rate of 0.50 percent,‖ the PSA said in the report published on Thursday. ―Compared to the price in the same period of the previous year, it likewise rose by 8.21 percent,‖ it added. The retail price of well-milled rice rose by 0.38 percent to P44.98 per kg, from the previous week‘s P44.81 per kg. On a yearly basis, the latest figure was 7.27 percent higher than the P41.93 per kg average quotation recorded in the third week of July last year.

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―At the wholesale trade, the average price of regular-milled rice at P38.86 per kg during the week posted a slower increment of 0.08 percent from a week ago level,‖ the PSA said. ―Relative to the previous year‘s price of P35.34 per kg, it picked up at a higher rate of 9.96 percent.‖ The average retail price of regular-milled rice during the reference period reached P41.21 per kg, 0.12 percent and 8.89 percent higher than its previous week and year level, respectively. https://businessmirror.com.ph/farm-gate-price-of-palay-dips-slightly/

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Private players betting on modern rice seeds 12:00 AM, August 10, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 10, 2018 Until recently, private seed companies were not allowed to develop inbred or high-yielding varieties of rice. Star/file Sohel Parvez Private companies are gearing up to develop modern rice seeds after the government lifted restriction on carrying out research to introduce inbred varieties of the staple to cater to the Tk 1,000 crore market. Companies such as ACI and Supreme Seed are at the forefront of developing improved seeds of rice and other crops thanks to their own research and development capacities, said officials of the companies recently. â&#x20AC;&#x2022;We see a very good prospect in the seed market, particularly in the inbred segment as the market size is quite big,â&#x20AC;&#x2013; said FH Ansarey, managing director and chief executive of ACI's agribusinesses. Until recently, private seed companies were not allowed to develop inbred or high-yielding varieties of rice. The restriction was also applied to wheat, potato, jute and sugar crops. The control has been removed in the Seed Act, which was passed earlier this year.

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The private sector got the scope to develop inbred seeds of crops nearly two decades after the government had allowed them to market and develop hybrid rice seeds in order to increase overall production to feed the growing population in the face of falling farm land. However, hybrid rice failed to win the hearts of farmers and its coverage has remained confined to 7-8 lakh hectares, which is about 15 percent of the total boro rice area and about 7 percent of the total annual rice area, according to the ministry of agriculture. High-yielding varieties (HYVs) or inbred varieties account for nearly 80 percent of the total annual rice acreage. Industry insiders said the annual rice seed market is about Tk 1,000 crore and HYVs' share would be two-thirds of the total market, which was estimated to be 2.74 lakh tonnes in 2016-17. The organised sector, including state-run Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), can cater to 57 percent of the total requirement of rice. And of the organised seed suppliers, BADC dominates the market. Industry operators said the scope to develop inbred rice seeds will help the private sector secure a bigger share of the market. ACI, in collaboration with Rajshahi University (RU) and Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), has already developed two inbred varieties of rice, Ansarey said. One of the varieties has been developed for the aman season that begins in June and ends in December. BAU developed the second variety for the boro season that spans from November to May. Both new varieties have higher yield than the popular varieties BR-11 and BRRI Dhan 28, Ansarey said. ACI hopes to get approval from the National Seed Board (NSB) for the two modern varieties in 2019 and 2020, he said, adding that the Rabi Dhan-1 developed for the aman season would come first. Both varieties are now under trial, according to Ansarey.

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ACI has developed the R&D capacity with support from the International Rice Research Institute. ―We are doing focused and targeted research,‖ he added. The big market size is the main attraction behind the private sector's interest in developing inbred rice varieties, said Mohammad Masum, chairman of Supreme Seed Company. ―So far we are multiplying HYVs developed by the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute. We will now be able to develop modern rice varieties on our own and take them to the doorsteps of farmers along with the varieties developed by the BRRI.‖ This will create a healthy competition in the market, he said. Supreme Seed Company has been doing R&D for the last several years on inbred rice, expecting that the government would open the field. The company has three modern varieties in the pipeline that would be ready to market by 2021, Masum added. The entry of the private sector in developing modern rice will enhance competition, said Md Azim Uddin, chief seed technologist at the seed wing of the ministry of agriculture. This will have a long-term positive impact on the seed sector owing to competition between the public and private sectors in case of R&D on seeds. Farmers will get better seeds in terms of yields, resistance and taste. ―In short, they will get diversified seed,‖ said Azim.The seed wing has already drafted rules under the new seed law and sat with stakeholders to get their opinion before finalisation.―We want to frame the rules within this year,‖ Azim added. A senior official of the Seed Certification Agency stressed on proper and transparent evaluation by the NSB before the release of any new variety to farmers.

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Rice Transplanter Machines Market Analysis 2018-2025: Key Players Like - Yanmar, Iseki, Kubota, TYM, Jiangsu World Agriculture Machinery MarketExpertz added new report Rice Transplanter Machines Market Status and Future Forecast 2017-2022 in its database. The research report highlights market research and industry analysis driven by in-depth business relevant news. This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/09/2018 -- A new market assessment report on the Rice Transplanter Machines market provides a comprehensive overview of the Rice Transplanter Machines industry for the forecast period 2018 - 2025. The analytical study is proposed to provide immense clarity on the market size, share and growth rate across different regions. The profound knowledge and extensive examination of the trends from the yesteryear and future aims at offering the stakeholders, product owners, and marketing personnel a competitive edge over others operating in the Rice Transplanter Machines market for the forecast period, 2018 - 2025. Request for free sample report to understand complete structure of this report @ https://www.marketexpertz.com/sample-enquiry-form/15660 This report studies the global Rice Transplanter Machines market status and forecast, categorizes the global Rice Transplanter Machines market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, and other regions (India, Southeast Asia, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa). The major players covered in this report: - Yanmar - Iseki - Kubota - TYM - Jiangsu World Agriculture Machinery - CLAAS - Shandong Fuerwo Agricultural Equipment - Mitsubishi Mahindra Agricultural Machinery - Dongfeng Agricultural Machinery - Changfa Agricultural Equipment Purchase Full report @ https://www.marketexpertz.com/checkout-form/15660 On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into:

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The study objectives of this report are: # To analyze and study the global Rice Transplanter Machines sales, value, status and forecast (2018-2025); # To analyze the top players in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, # to study the sales, value and market share of top players in these regions. # Focuses on the key Rice Transplanter Machines players, to study the sales, value, market share and development plans in future. # Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis. # To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region. # To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks. # To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth. # To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments. # To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market # To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market # To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies. Browse complete report description on our website@ https://www.marketexpertz.com/industryoverview/rice-transplanter-machines-market Key elements from table of content: 9 Global Rice Transplanter Machines Players/Suppliers Profiles and Sales Data 9.1 Yanmar 9.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.1.2 Rice Transplanter Machines Product Category, Application and Specification 9.1.2.1 Product A 9.1.2.2 Product B 9.1.3 Yanmar Rice Transplanter Machines Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2018-2025) 9.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 9.2 Iseki 9.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base and Competitors 9.2.2 Rice Transplanter Machines Product Category, Application and Specification 9.2.2.1 Product A 9.2.2.2 Product B 9.2.3 Iseki Rice Transplanter Machines Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2018-2025) 9.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview Continuedâ&#x20AC;Ś. About MarketExpertz Planning to invest in market intelligence products or offerings on the web? Then marketexpertz has just the thing for you - reports from over 500 prominent publishers and updates on our

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10th august,2018 daily global regional local rice e-newsletter  

Daily Rice News

10th august,2018 daily global regional local rice e-newsletter  

Daily Rice News

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