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News Detail‌ USA Rice Joins Kraft Heinz to Rise Against Hunger By Jesica Kincaid

U.S. rice integral partner in the fight against world hunger

WASHINGTON, DC -- More than 150 food and ag people representing trade associations, hunger relief organizations, and the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, worked the line yesterday at the 3rd Annual Kraft Heinz Rise Against Hunger meal packaging event. The packaged meals consisted of rice, and a rice and soy blend mixture fortified with Kraft Heinz Micronutrient Sprinkles. The overall goal of the partnership between Kraft Heinz and Rise Against Hunger is to pack one billion meals in 2018 as the international organization works to distribute food aid to end world

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hunger by 2030. In support of this goal Kraft Heinz gave a $2.5 million dollar donation to procure food for the packs, including six tons of U.S.-grown long grain rice. While the initial goal of the day was 15,000 meals, in the end more than 20,000 meals were measured, sealed, and packed for shipment, destined for school feeding programs in Mozambique. The Ambassador of Mozambique was in attendance to thank the participants and sponsors for their support. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS), chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, gave remarks at the beginning of the event emphasizing his support for food aid programs and said he is working to make sure the new Farm Bill helps to feed 800 million people around the world who go to bed hungry. Rice is an excellent tool in the fight against hunger for its long, stable shelf life, virtually complete global acceptance, and its ability to effectively deliver vital micronutrients through a variety of methods. "The reach of U.S. rice is felt worldwide, providing healthy meals to some of the most vulnerable populations," said USA Rice Manager of International Promotion Asiha Grigsby, who participated. "USA Rice has a long commitment to food aid through our work with the federal government's food assistance programs, and we are proud to do our part in the fight to end world hunger."

Dr. Dartey recommends CRI rice varieties for PFJ program By Ghana News Agency May 16, 2018

The Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has impressed upon the government to give priority to rice varieties being developed under its Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI). Dr. Paul Kofi Dartey, Principal Investigator for the Initiative, said the improved rice varieties developed could be adopted under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme for cultivation by farmers to improve food security and their incomes.

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This is due to its high-yielding, disease-resistant and nutritious qualities.Dr. Dartey, who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), on the sidelines of a workshop of the KAFACI at Fumesua in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region, said the agronomic importance of encouraging Ghanaians to plant and use high quality rice developed locally could not be glossed over. It is estimated that the nation imports over US$300 million worth of rice annually.

The two-

day workshop dubbed ‗Enhancement of National Agricultural Extension Services (ENAES) Phase II‘, brought together participants, including agricultural researchers and scientists from Ghana, Gabon, Ethiopia, Malawi, Senegal and Zimbabwe. The objective was to discuss progress of the Initiative, brainstorm and find appropriate ways of disseminating quality rice varieties unto the market to reduce rice importation.Dr. Dartey, giving an overview of the Initiative, said the project had established three demonstration fields in three districts – Kadjebi, Biakoye and Hohoe, adding that so far, some small-holder farmer groups from Jasikan and three from Hohoe had requested for seeds after being linked. Additionally, 23 farmers from the Dzidefo Farmers‘ Group had also tested three rice varieties under KAFACI, while some varieties were further test-milled at the Food Research Institute. Dr. Kim Jeong Jun, Executive-Secretary of the KAFACI, gave the assurance that the South Korean government was committed to assisting Ghana make the most out of agriculture through research and technology. He was optimistic the KAFACI project would expose farmers to improved rice varieties for cultivation to improve yield and incomes. https://www.newsghana.com.gh/dr-dartey-recommends-cri-rice-varieties-for-pfjprogram/

Global Basmati Rice Market Growth, Size, Trends, Analysis and Foresight to 2023 May 15, 2018 - by Frank Beck

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Bulog to control garlic prices through market intervention Jakarta | Mon, May 15, 2017 | 10:21 am The State Logistics Agency will carry out market intervention practices to stabilize the price of garlic starting on Saturday. (Kompas/Defriatno Neke) The State Logistics Agency (Bulog), anticipating a possible jump in garlic prices ahead of the fasting month of Ramadhan, which begins late this month, will carry out market intervention practices at several traditional markets in Jakarta, starting on Saturday.

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―The prices of garlic at markets has continued to increase. Therefore, Bulog will intervene in the markets to stabilize the prices. The price increase is expected to remain controllable during the fasting month,‖ head of Bulog‘s Jakarta branch Mansur said as reported by kompas.com. The market operation, held in cooperation between Bulog and the Trade Ministry, will be implemented at Kramat Jati Market in East Jakarta, Senen Market in Central Jakarta, Tomang Barat Market in West Jakarta, Pasar Minggu Market in South Jakarta and Tanah Abang Market in Central Jakarta. Bulog prepared 24 tons of garlic from Brebes in Central Jakarta for the operation. ―Bulog sold garlic at Rp 36,000 (US$2.69) per kilogram. We hope this can decrease the current garlic prices, especially in Jakarta,‖ he added. According to infopangan.jakarta.go.id, the price of garlic was at Rp 58,357 per kilogram last Saturday. The market intervention, which is officially known as the Food Price Stabilization Movement, will be carried out nationwide to control prices of garlic and other commodities, such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, meat and onion. (ecn/bbn) http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/05/15/bulog-to-control-garlic-prices-through-marketintervention.html

PDS rice scam: Akun surrenders DSO to govt . SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT KARIMNAGAR, MAY 16, 2018 00:02 IST UPDATED: MAY 16, 2018 00:02 IST Civil Supplies Commissioner Akun Sabharwal on Tuesday took to task officials of the district civil supplies department over reported diversion of rice under public distribution system (PDS) by TRS leader Shila Srinivas in Huzurabad assembly segment recently. Mr. Sabharwal conducted a review meeting with the district officials and berated them for ―lethargy‖ over illegal transportation of PDS rice. He also visited Huzurabad and announced the surrender of District Supply Officer (DSO) Usha Rani, deputy tahsildar Nawaz Hussian and food inspector Akramullah Khan to the government. He posted Gowri Shankar as the new DSO, Satish as the deputy tahsildar and Tirupal Singh as food inspector.

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The Civil Supplies Commissioner said a criminal case would be registered against Shila Srinivas under section 6A of Essential commodities Act. He also said that he would oversee the case and ensure that the accused is punished. The TRS leader, who is also Huzurabad mandal rice millers‘ association president, was caught red-handed while transporting four lorries of PDS rice. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/pds-rice-scam-akunsurrenders-dso-to-govt/article23896850.ece

Govt Confirms Rice Import of 500,000 Tons 15.05.2018 | UkrAgroConsult

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The government confirmed the additional import of 500,000 tons of rice from Vietnam and Thailand, which was decided in the Coordination Meeting at the Office of the Coordinating Minister for the Economic Affairs.Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita confirmed the report on The Voice Of Vietnam Online (vov.vn) page, which states that the National Logistics Agency (Bulog) has signed a contract to purchase 300,000,000 tons of rice from Vietnam and 200,000 April to July 2018."

In the news entitled "Import Demand Continues Boosting Vietnam's Rice Export", it is stated that the import is the third time since 2018. Vietnam Food Association (VFA) Chairman Nguyen Ngoc Nam confirmed the report.Nguyen stated that Bulog has invited The Vietnam Northern Food Corporation and The Vietnam Southern Food Corporation to supply the rice. The contract will be realized from April to July 2018.

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is to increase the government's rice reserves at least until next year. If there is no import since the beginning, then we will have deficit," said Enggartiasto, Monday (5/142018).Earlier in the year 2018, the government also decided to import rice from Vietnam and Thailand amounting to 500,000 tons to strengthen government stocks and lowered the price of the commodity which at that time reached IDR13,000 per kilogram. Bulog Stocks on May 14, 2018 was recorded amounting to 1,262,782 tons. A total of 453,787 tons of rice were imported and commercial stocks were 106,186 tons. The rest is the result of Bulog local purchase since early 2018. http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/govt-confirms-rice-import-of-500-000-tons

Global Brown Rice Syrup Market | Industry Analysis, Growth, Market Share, Opportunities and Forecast 20182025 May 16, 2018 - by Ajinkya Ghule

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By Ghana News Agency May 16, 2018 The Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has impressed upon the government to give priority to rice varieties being developed under its Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI). Dr. Paul Kofi Dartey, Principal Investigator for the Initiative, said the improved rice varieties developed could be adopted under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme for cultivation by farmers to improve food security and their incomes.This is due to its highyielding, disease-resistant and nutritious qualities. Dr. Dartey, who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), on the sidelines of a workshop of the KAFACI at Fumesua in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region, said the agronomic importance of encouraging Ghanaians to plant and use high quality rice developed locally could not be glossed over. It is estimated that the nation imports over US$300 million worth of rice annually. The two-day workshop dubbed ‗Enhancement of National Agricultural Extension Services (ENAES) Phase II‘, brought together participants, including agricultural researchers and scientists from Ghana, Gabon, Ethiopia, Malawi, Senegal and Zimbabwe.The objective was to discuss progress of the Initiative, brainstorm and find appropriate ways of disseminating quality rice varieties unto the market to reduce rice importation. Dr. Dartey, giving an overview of the Initiative, said the project had established three demonstration fields in three districts – Kadjebi, Biakoye and Hohoe, adding that so far, some small-holder farmer groups from Jasikan and three from Hohoe had requested for seeds after being linked. Additionally, 23 farmers from the Dzidefo Farmers‘ Group had also tested three rice varieties under KAFACI, while some varieties were further test-milled at the Food Research Institute.

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Dr. Kim Jeong Jun, Executive-Secretary of the KAFACI, gave the assurance that the South Korean government was committed to assisting Ghana make the most out of agriculture through research and technology.He was optimistic the KAFACI project would expose farmers to improved rice varieties for cultivation to improve yield and incomes. https://www.newsghana.com.gh/dr-dartey-recommends-cri-rice-varieties-for-pfjprogram/

Beer Made with Rice Wins Gluten-Free Homebrewing Competition By Jennifer L. Blanck PORTLAND, OR -- The winner of the first annual PNW (Pacific Northwest) Gluten Free Homebrewing Competition is a beer made with rice. Dad's Red Ale, an American Amber Ale brewed by Joe Morris from Portland, Oregon, won the competition. Morris used James' Brown Rice, Crystal Rice, and Biscuit Rice malts made with California rice to give the beer its dark caramel flavor. "The rice malts are responsible for the majority of the flavor composition," Morris said. In addition to the three malts, Morris used rice hulls in the mash to filter the liquid out. "Rice hulls are crucial to gluten-free homebrewing," Morris explained. Over time he's learned to use a significant amount of rice in the grain mix so rice hulls are included naturally for filtration. Morris had been a traditional homebrewer for seven years. His dad bought him his first homebrew kit and included an Amber Ale recipe with it. The beer style is his dad's favorite. Last year, Morris was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder where ingestion of gluten results in small intestine damage. Gluten is a protein found in barley, a main ingredient in beer, as well as wheat, rye, and triticale. The Celiac Disease Foundation estimates 1 in every 100 people worldwide have Celi ac Disease and 2.5 million Americans are undiagnosed. Winner Joe Morris Jr (left) and competition host Jesse Bufton Morris considered giving up brewing. Then he learned about gluten -free beer.Using the rice malts, Morris was able to brew a gluten-free Amber Ale that tasted like the original recipe. He beat out nine other entries to win. Gluten-free beers were submitted from the

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Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, and Canada. Hopeful entries from overseas, including the United Kingdom and Australia, weren't included due to shipping regulation issues. The competition was hosted by Ground Breaker Brewing, a certified gluten -free brewery established in 2011. Ground Breaker is based in Portland and distributed in eight U.S. states, Canada, and Japan. The brewery emphasizes research and development, and prioritizes sharing knowledge with the craft beer industry and home brewers. "People are hungry for information about gluten-free beer," said Ground Breaker's Jesse Bufton. "The competition's goal is to encourage quality in gluten-free brewing." Entries were required to be gluten-free naturally. Gluten-removed or gluten-reduced beers were not allowed. In fact, Ground Breaker does not permit any gluten on its premises. Eight judges assessed the beers on aroma, flavor, mouth feel, appearance, and overall impression. Ground Breaker will work with Morris to brew the beer and release it under the brewery's label. Rice Webinar: Thursday May 17 Tune in Thursday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m. Central Time, for a new rice webinar hosted by Dr. Bobby Coats, with the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Arkansas. Get a Farm Bill update from Keith Coble, Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Mississippi State Univers ity, who will discuss risk management, agricultural policy, and insurance. Go here to register for the webinar. USA Rice Daily

Soaking seeds in selenium reduces arsenic content in rice NEW DELHI, MAY 15 The presence of arsenic traces in rice is a major problem in several parts of the country. Now scientists have found that soaking rice seeds in selenium can mitigate adverse effects on rice plants grown in arsenic-contaminated soils and can arsenic accumulation in rice grains. The Ganga-Meghna-Brahmaputra basin is a source of drinking water and irrigation but high arsenic content due to weathering of arsenic-rich natural rocks and other man-made activities is a serious issue. Arsenic exposure in humans occurs through consumption of contaminated water as well as

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through food grown on arsenic-contaminated soils or irrigated water. Exposure to arsenic causes a range of health problems.

Researchers from the Directorate of Weed Research, Jabalpur and the University of Kalyani, West Bengal have found that pre-soaking rice seeds in sodium selenite solution for twenty four hours can reduce ill effects of arsenic on plant growth and stops accumulation of arsenic in roots which is a non-edible part. Arsenic contamination in soil or water inhibits the germination of seeds, reduces plant height, chlorophyll content, tiller and grain number. Scientists showed that selenium soaked seeds when planted on arsenic-rich soil were able to reverse this damage by confining arsenic to roots rather than translocating them to grains and other aerial parts. The confinement of arsenic to root was best observed by pre-soaking seeds in 1mg/l solution of sodium selenite where the arsenic accumulation in grains reduced by almost 38 per cent, according to results of the study published in journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. ―Entry of arsenic in the plant body and subsequent transfer to the rice grain and finally to the consumers' plate is of a big issue. A large-scale, seed soaking with selenium could emerge as an affordable and farmer-friendly mitigation option to address arsenic-induced damage in rice,‖ Dibakar Ghosh, a scientist at the Directorate of Weed Research who conducted the study, told India Science Wire.The research team also included Debojyoti Moulick and Subhas Chandra Santra from the University of Kalyani.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/soaking-seeds-in-selenium-reducesarsenic-content-in-rice/article23893800.ece

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Consider CRI rice varieties for PFJ programme - Dr. Dartey By Stephen Asante, GNA Tuesday 15th May, 2018 Kumasi, May 15, GNA – The Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, has impressed upon the government to give priority to rice varieties being developed under its Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI).Dr. Paul Kofi Dartey, Principal Investigator for the Initiative, said the improved rice varieties developed could be adopted under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme for cultivation by farmers to improve food security and their incomes. This is due to its high-yielding, disease-resistant and nutritious qualities.Dr. Dartey, who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), on the sidelines of a workshop of the KAFACI at Fumesua in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region, said the agronomic importance of encouraging Ghanaians to plant and use high quality rice developed locally could not be glossed over. It is estimated that the nation imports over US$300 million worth of rice annually. The two-day workshop dubbed ‗Enhancement of National Agricultural Extension Services (ENAES) Phase II‘, brought together participants, including agricultural researchers and scientists from Ghana, Gabon, Ethiopia, Malawi, Senegal and Zimbabwe.The objective was to discuss progress of the Initiative, brainstorm and find appropriate ways of disseminating quality rice varieties unto the market to reduce rice importation. Dr. Dartey, giving an overview of the Initiative, said the project had established three demonstration fields in three districts - Kadjebi, Biakoye and Hohoe, adding that so far, some small-holder farmer groups from Jasikan and three from Hohoe had requested for seeds after being linked. Additionally, 23 farmers from the Dzidefo Farmers‘ Group had also tested three rice varieties under KAFACI, while some varieties were further test-milled at the Food Research Institute. Dr. Kim Jeong Jun, Executive-Secretary of the KAFACI, gave the assurance that the South Korean government was committed to assisting Ghana make the most out of agriculture through research and technology.He was optimistic the KAFACI project would expose farmers to improved rice varieties for cultivation to improve yield and incomes. GNA http://www.ghananewsagency.org/science/consider-cri-rice-varieties-for-pfj-programmedr-dartey-132647

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Rotary club assist in road markings in Takoradi Tuesday 15th May, 2018

By Mildred Siabi-Mensah GNA Takoradi, May 15, GNA - The Western Regional Office of the National Road Safety Commission records indicate that 125 people lost their lives in road accidents in the Region in 2017.

It also recorded 161 pedestrian knockdowns with 57 losing their lives in the process.

This came to light when the Rotary Club of Sekondi-Takoradi embarked on sensitization on the need to be extra careful on the road to avert or bring to the barest minimum, the number of road accidents. The activities embarked on include radio talk shows on road safety issues, engagements with some driver unions and repainting of faded road markings such as zebra crossings and pedestrian walkways within the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis.

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The President of the Sekondi-Takoradi Chapter of the Rotary Club, Mrs Anita Griffiths –Buaku, explained that her outfit deemed it prudent to repaint faded road markings to remind drivers on the need to slow down or even stop at some points of the road. She noted that the paintings which were done at twenty spots targeted major streets and areas mostly used by students. She mentioned some of the streets as the Nav West, Takoradi International, Young Christian and the Latter Day Saints streets where students from Airforce Complex Schools use. Mrs Buaku appealed to drivers to exercise caution and avoid over speeding whiles driving, adding that there was the need for pedestrians to be attentive on the road to avoid being knocked down. She reiterated that road safety was the collective responsibility of all road users and commended Mr and Mrs Everret of MONPE, the National Road Safety Commission and the media for supporting the project. GNA Share

Global Rice Bran Wax Market 2018 Market Research Report Detailed Analysis & Forecast 2011-2023 May 15, 2018 - by Frank Beck

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Lack of 'happiness' hormone makes rice plants less attractive to insects May 15, 2018, Newcastle University Credit: CC0 Public Domain

Inhibiting the production of the 'happiness' hormone – serotonin – in rice plants, increases their resistance to two of the world's most destructive and costly insect pests, new research has shown. The study, published this week in Nature Plants, shows that by suppressing the production of serotonin, rice plants become more resistant to their two most serious predators – the brown plant-hopper and the striped stem borer. Using gene editing techniques on rice

plants to switch off the serotonin-producing gene, the team found the plants also produced higher levels of salicylic acid –  a chemical similar to aspirin. Conversely, adding serotonin to the resistant rice led to a loss in insect resistance. Important role played by serotonin in plant defence Led by experts from Newcastle University, UK, and Zhejiang University, China, the team says these new findings demonstrate the important role that serotonin plays in plant defence and opens up new opportunities for breeding insect-resistant varieties of rice and other cereal crops. Professor Angharad Gatehouse, co-author on the study and a Professor of invertebrate molecular biology at Newcastle University, explains:

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"Recent research has suggested that, even though they lack a nervous system, plants are much more responsive to their surroundings than was previously thought. "This example shows how the same chemicals that modify behaviour in animals can be used to regulate plant defenceagainst insect pests and is another reminder that all living organisms have more similarities than differences at a basic level." Primary pests in rice crops Rice is one of the world's most important foods and the brown plant-hopper and striped stem borer are the two most serious pests in rice production causing losses of billions of dollars. The plant hopper is a sap-sucking pest, which transmits plant viruses, as well as causing "hopper burn" where blockage of the water-carrying vascular tissue causes plants to wilt and die causing significant yield loss. The borer is a chewing insect which feeds on young plants causing 'dead hearts' and 'white heads' and again resulting in significant yield losses. "Indiscriminate use of chemical pesticides has resulted in these two pests becoming increasingly difficult to control," explains Professor Gatehouse. "The development of insect-resistant rice varieties is seen as a viable and ecologically sustainable approach for controlling these devastating insect pests." Serotonin—mood regulator and appetite booster Serotonin is ubiquitous across all forms of life and in mammals it is an important neurotransmitter. In humans, serotonin helps to regulate mood, boost our appetite, regulate digestion and helps with sleep and memory. In plants, serotonin is involved in growth and development, while in insects it is used to seek out resources and food. Analysing the plant's response to insect attack, the team found both serotonin and salicylic acid were produced in response to an infestation but supressing serotonin production made the rice plants more pest-resistant. And by disabling the gene responsible for making serotonin, the team were able to further increase levels of salicylic acid in the plant and increase its resistance. Explore further: Chemicals that make plants defend themselves could replace pesticides More information: Hai-ping Lu et al. Resistance of rice to insect pests mediated by suppression of serotonin biosynthesis, Nature Plants (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41477-018-0152-7 Journal reference: Nature Plants Provided by: Newcastle University https://phys.org/news/2018-05-lack-happiness-hormone-rice-insects.html

Chinese lab promises help for Cambodia‘s agriculture sector Sum Manet / Khmer Times

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A Chinese laboratory pledged this week to aid the development of Cambodia‘s agricultural sector by sharing expertise, technology and human resources. Representatives of the Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Centre, located in China‘s southern province of Hunan, made the pledge on Sunday during an official visit to the country of the Cambodian Agriculture Minister Veng Sakhon. ―The centre pledges to provide high-ranking officials and technicians to Cambodia,‖ said Yuan Longping, founder of the laboratory, according to a press release from the Cambodian ministry. ―We hope the Royal Government of Cambodia will cooperate and promote the cultivation of 300,000 to 400,000 hectares of hybrid rice seed to ensure world food security and stability and increase Cambodian rice exports,‖ he was quoted as saying. Minister Sakhon welcomed the offer. ―The ministry is willing to work together to research and produce high-quality rice varieties to respond to market demand,‖ he said. Cambodia‘s exports of milled rice fell by 3.4 percent during the first three months of 2018, dropping to 161,115 tonnes. https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50490139/chinese-lab-promises-help-for-cambodias-agriculture-sector/

Rice Bran Oil Sales Market Research 2018: Top Global Players Competition with Production, Consumption, Revenue and Gross Margin 2023 May 16, 2018 - by Rashmi.s

―The newest research report global Key word market illustrates pin point sharp market insights includes detailed Rice Bran Oil Sales industry aspects forecast over a period from 2018 to 2023. It conducts a fervent study of business positions to offer in detail knowledge of Rice Bran Oil Sales business habits of past, present, and future. Description Global Rice Bran Oil Sales Market Size, Status and Forecast 2018-2023 The Research begins with the Overview of Global Rice Bran Oil Sales Market Analyzing Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers. The Research also Provide Information about Manufacturers, Market Competition, Cost, Market Effect Factors with Market Forecast (2018-2018-2023). This enables the buyer of the report to gain a telescopic view of the competitive landscape and plan the strategies accordingly. The following Companies as the Key Players in the Global Rice Bran Oil Sales Market Research Report 2017:

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Worldwide Rice Transplanter Machine Market | CAGR of 9.35% from 2017-2021 May 16, 2018 - by amit.p

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Organic Rice Market 2018 Business Strategies: Kahang Organic Rice, RiceSelect and Sanjeevani Organics May 16, 2018 - by Stefen Marwa

Organic Rice Statistical Surveying Report gives you a point by point thought regarding the significant players, applications, areas, industry Development, Opportunity, generation, divisions, Cost structure, Organization profile, and Determinations for the conjecture forecast frame 2018-2023 covering Africa, UK, Italy, United States, Australia, Middle East, China, France, Russia, Southeast Asia, Brazil, Germany, Japan, Korea, Canada, India and Mexico. We generally mean to convey actuality based Organic Rice information to the clients with a specific end goal to help them in the basic leadership process. This research report gives the market-division by Organic Rice types, application/end clients, and different vital geologies. The information is considered on the basis of generation and utilization designs, share, development of the overall Organic Rice industry. Besides, the report likewise covers SWOT and PESTEL Five-Force analysis of the leading players, downstream customer overview, and different channels. Other than it analyzes venture attainability examination, speculation return Organic Rice information, and advancement data. Grab Sample Report of Organic Rice market@ http://emarketresearch.us/global-organic-ricemarket-2017-2022/#Request-Sample

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Global Rice Bran Wax Market 2018 Market Research Report Detailed Analysis & Forecast 2011-2023 May 15, 2018 - by Frank Beck

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unique application objects for differed end-clients. The new vendor contestants in the market are questioning that its tough to cope with the regular merchants in mild of value, dependability, and tendencies in innovation. Rice Bran Wax Market Segmented By Product Type: Food Grade, Pharmaceutical Grade Rice Bran Wax Market Segmented By Application: Supplement, Pharmaceutical Have You any Query? Ask To Our Team Support: http://marketdesk.us/report/global-ricebran-wax-market-2017-99s/7895/#inquiry Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), and market share and growth rate of Rice Bran Wax in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, North America (USA, Canada and Mexico) Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy) Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia) South America (Brazil, Argentina, Columbia etc.), Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa). The firstly global Rice Bran Wax market describes the market overview, Upstream, Technology, Cost Structure. The second part describes global Rice Bran Wax market by key players, by Application and Type. It also includes Rice Bran Wax industry competition structure analysis by market revenue of region, sales and by Bone market by prominent key players. Also Consists of Global Rice Bran Wax Industry Application Status, Industry SWOT Analysis and Market Demand Forecast and analysis of Production and Sales of the regional market and future forecast analysis. Finally, it includes an analysis of Rice Bran Wax Market Investment, Market Features, Opportunity, and Calculation. TOC Of Rice Bran Wax Market: Chapter 1) Describes industry overview/summary/review, market segment, and cost analysis. Chapter 2) Deals with industry environment, industry chain structure, industry overall, industry & investment analysis, manufacturing cost structure, raw material and suppliers, manufacturing process. this consists of policy, economics, sociology, and technology.

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China opens the door a crack wider to Japanese rice imports 15.05.2018 | UkrAgroConsult

China allows imports of Japanese rice only from approved mills. There is only one such facility now, but Beijing will add two more to the list, potentially expanding Japan's export market.The Japanese ramen noodle chain, Ajisen Ramen, operates around 600 restaurants in China. But if you want Japanese rice with your noodles, you must pay about four times the price of a domestic variety. In China, Japanese rice is only for the deep-pocketed.

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One reason Japanese rice is so expensive is that China imposes strict controls on imports of the food staple from Japan. Some of these restrictions were introduced after the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011.But things may soon start to change. On May 9, the two counties struck a deal to increase the Japanese facilities that Beijing approves to process rice bound for its shores. China is a potentially a huge market for Japanese rice, but currently accounts for only 3% of overall exports. Hong Kong and Singapore, the two largest markets, take about 60% of the total.Japan's agriculture ministry sees China as vital to achieving its target of increasing annual exports of rice and related products to 100,000 tons. In 2017, Japan exported 11,800 tons of rice, of which only 298 tons went to China. According to one estimate, China consumes about 20 times more rice than Japan.

While the recent deal between the two countries is a step forward, Chinese restrictions and high costs remain major hurdles for Japanese exporters. Most experts also say Japan's rice exports will remain vulnerable to any political tensions between the two countries.To export white rice to China, brown rice must first be milled and fumigated at facilities that China has approved as safe. The new deal will expand the number of approved mills and fumigation facilities.

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There is currently only one rice mill in Japan approved by China, operated by the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (Zen-Noh) in Kanagawa Prefecture, south of Tokyo.The agreement adds two more mills. One is located in Ishikari, on the northern main island of Hokkaido, operated by Hokuren Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives. The other is in Nishinomiya in western Hyogo Prefecture, operated by Shinmei, the nation's largest rice wholesaler.A Shinmei executive welcomed the agreement, saying it would enable the company to "respond more swiftly to needs in China."

In Beijing, Shinmei sells the popular Koshihikari rice variety, grown in central Toyama Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast, for about 2,600 yen ($23.70) per 2kg. That is nearly double the retail price in Japan, and 80% higher than the price of Koshihikari produced in northeastern Niigata Prefecture and sold in Hong Kong.One reason Japanese rice is so expensive in China is because of transport costs and distributor margins. Reducing costs is a principal challenge for Japanese rice exporters.A Shinmei executive said that in addition to an effective marketing campaign in China, increasing rice exports requires serious cost-cutting in Japan.For its rice exports to China, Shinmei has had to outsource the milling process to Zen-Noh. That means the rice wholesaler has to send rice harvested all across the country to the Zen-Noh plant in Kanagawa. Since Zen-Noh's mill and warehouses are not always available, this arrangement requires the time-consuming process of coordinating schedules between the two sides in advance.As for fumigation to control insects, Beijing has approved only two facilities in Japan, both in Kanagawa. Under the new deal, Japan's agriculture ministry will register five more fumigation warehouses for exports to China, including facilities in Hokkaido and Hyogo.he new agreement will allow Shinmei to polish rice at its own mills and to fumigate it at a warehouse in Kobe for shipment to China from Kobe's port.China's restrictions on food imports from Japan following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster are also a barrier to Japanese rice exports. China bans all food from 10 Japanese prefectures, including Fukushima, Miyagi and Niigata. The import curbs, which cover rice snacks, sake and other rice products, hit the rice industry hard, said Kosuke Kuji, president of Nanbu Bijin, a sake brewer based in Ninohe, Iwate Prefecture.While Japan and China have set up a task force to discuss steps to ease the restrictions, there is not much reason for optimism about the outcome of the talks, an agriculture ministry official said.The chairman of the Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives, Toru Nakaya, is also cautious about the outlook for rice exports to China."We do not expect rapid progress, but we welcome the step forward," Nakaya said of the recent agreement. http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/china-opens-the-door-a-crack-wider-to-japanese-riceimports

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- Why President Weah should create a National Agriculture Corps By Admin On May 15, 2018

President George Manneh Weah of Liberia celebrated his first 100 days in office this week amid massive employment and increasing crime wave across the country. The new president has yet to share his plan for his first 100 days in office and beyond. As the nation‘s majority poor look forward to benefiting by the improvement of their living conditions during the implementation of the Coalition for Democratic Change-led (CDC) government pro-poor governance agenda, the verdict is out on the new government. As the CDC-led government progresses with consultations and developing of its governance agenda, one key area that has the propensity to address the nation‘s joblessness and bring about sustainable development in Liberian is food security. The International Food Policy Research Institute found that ―countries with very high levels of poverty and chronic malnutrition face limitations in human capital development, which is required to achieve sustainable growth.‖ Food security for Liberia means our ability to feed the nation‘s four million population, which translates into better nutritional outcomes for citizens,

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especially school-going children, and a net gain for national gross domestic product through the expansion of its economic base. This is where Liberia has a lot to gain through the investment in agriculture production, and most specially rice, the nation‘s staple food. Liberia‘s agriculture sector constitutes about 38.8% of the nation‘s GDP and more than 70% of the population depends on this sector for their livelihood. According to Rice Exports, global ―Rice exports by country totaled US$19.9 billion dollars in 2016 down by an average -16.7% for exporting countries from 2012 when overall rice shipments were valued at $23.9 billion. Year over year, the value of global rice exports also dipped by 12.2% from the $22.7 billion worth of exported rice during 2015.‖ The CIA factbook reports that Liberia spent ―$1.247 billion (2017 est.)‖ on imports of foreign goods, including rice and other commodities. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) estimates that rice makes up about 80% of imports in Liberia. A Liberian lawmaker, Fofi Bimba, who served as chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries, once estimated that Liberia spends over $200 million dollars annually on rice imports. However, former presidential candidate, Dr. Jeremiah Whapoe puts that figure at about $480 million annually. ―From a continental perspective, Asian countries accounted for the highest dollar value worth of rice exports during 2016 with shipments amounting to $14.5 billion or two-thirds (66.4%) of all rice exports. North American exporters supplied 9.6% of global rice exports, followed by Europe at 8.4% then Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean at 6.6%. African rice exporters was [were] responsible for a smaller percentage at 1.7%.‖ Liberia ranks as the 16th highest rice importer in the world in 2016. The CIA factbook and the World Bank back these statistics.

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Now, just imagine the potential windfalls for Liberians if we were to invest massively in rice production, given the country‘s rich soils and favorable weather. Until President George Weah‘s recent intervention to reduce the price of rice, rice price had increased year over year, while unemployment and poverty levels remain steady across the country. The average earnings of ordinary Liberians have also remained stagnant. Millions continue to live below poverty levels; children are starving; and thousands die every year from malnutrition as a result of poverty and their inability to afford medical care for curable diseases. Thousands of children suffered from malnutrition due to adequate food rations. Again, Africa only accounts for 1.7% of an annual $19 billion dollars rice market. Just imagine the potential for wealth creation, given the soil and favorable weather conditions of Liberia and the rest of West Africa, if we were to invest in mechanized farming of rice. We can learn from countries like Bangladesh, a former starving nation that has been able to harness its agriculture potential and is today able to feed its 150 million people. We can also learn from our African counterparts, like Rwanda; a nation that has turned around its fortunes after a bloody genocide in the 1990s. We urge the CDC-led government to marshal a comprehensive national plan for an ―agriculture renaissance‖ in Liberia, along with robust investments in the infrastructure sector in roads, electricity, and pipe-borne water; all ingredients for a vibrant economy. I am recommending the creation of the ―National Agriculture Corps of Liberia‖ (NACL) – a program, if harnessed, shall create opportunities for employment and wealth creation across the 15 counties and shall become an autonomous sustainable agency, while creating 100,000 jobs within the first five years. The proposed NACL may be initially created as a semi-autonomous consortia comprised of financial institutions (banks and credit unions), local cooperatives, small holder farmers,

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UN/INGOs like BRAC, FAO, Plan, etc., and the private sector (like FABRAR, etc.), with financial and legal backing of the government of Liberia and international partners. Within the first year, the NACL shall develop a comprehensive national strategy, draft policies and guidelines to govern its operations; recruit and train its first 1,000 NACL corps and officers; undertake a nation-wide aggregation of farmland; setting up of NACL cells in each county; initiate the procurement of farming materials and equipment; and the development of a sustainable partnership model that will solve Liberia‘s food insecurity and unemployment debacles. I am confident that with a clear mandate, guidelines, and support, the proposed National Agriculture Corps of Liberia shall become ―the catalyst‖ that shall propel the CDC-led government (a government expected to work on behalf of the majority poor) in meeting its commitment and obligation to the Liberian people. About the author: Tamba Aghailas, an activist and founder of The Voice of Liberia, has dedicated his life to advocacy for refugees and disenfranchised citizens of Africa. He has written extensively on his country history and has dedicated his life to public service. To contact, comment or to request a speaking engagement, he can be reached via email at aghailas@yahoo.com https://frontpageafricaonline.com/opinion/rice-a-potential-for-wealth-creation/

CRI Varieties Of Rice Should Be Considered PFJ Project GNA

The Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research has appealed to the government to give priority to rice varieties being developed under its KoreaAfrica Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI).

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Dr Paul Kofi Dartey, Principal Investigator for the Initiative, said the improved rice varieties developed could be adopted under the Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ) programme for cultivation by farmers to improve food security and their incomes.This is due to its highyielding, disease-resistant and nutritious qualities. Dr Dartey, who was speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), on the sidelines of a workshop of the KAFACI at Fumesua in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region, said the agronomic importance of encouraging Ghanaians to plant and use high quality rice developed locally could not be glossed over. It is estimated that the nation imports over US$300 million worth of rice annually. The two-day workshop dubbed 'Enhancement of National Agricultural Extension Services (ENAES) Phase II', brought together participants, including agricultural researchers and scientists from Ghana, Gabon, Ethiopia, Malawi, Senegal and Zimbabwe. The objective was to discuss progress of the Initiative, brainstorm and find appropriate ways of disseminating quality rice varieties unto the market to reduce rice importation. Dr Dartey, giving an overview of the Initiative, said the project had established three demonstration fields in three districts - Kadjebi, Biakoye and Hohoe, adding that so far, some small-holder farmer groups from Jasikan and three from Hohoe had requested for seeds after being linked.Additionally, 23 farmers from the Dzidefo Farmers' Group also tested three rice varieties under KAFACI, while some varieties were further test-milled at the Food Research Institute.

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Dr Kim Jeong Jun, Executive-Secretary of the KAFACI, gave the assurance that the South Korean government was committed to assisting Ghana to make the most out of agriculture through research and technology. He was optimistic the KAFACI project would expose farmers to improved rice varieties for cultivation to improve yield and incomes. https://www.modernghana.com/news/854041/cri-varieties-of-rice-should-be-considered-pfj-project.html

CRI developed rice variations suitable for governments PFJ programme By Ghana News Agency May 16, 2018

The government has been urged to adopt improved rice varieties developed by the Crops Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for its signature ―Planting for Food and Jobs (PFJ)‖ programme. Dr. Paul Kofi Dartey, a Research Scientist at the Institute, said these varieties were high-yielding, disease-resistant and of high nutritional value.They were developed under Korea-Africa Food and Agriculture Cooperation Initiative (KAFACI).Dr. Dartey, who is the Principal Investigator for the KAFACI, said it was important to encourage Ghanaians to plant and eat high quality rice, which had been developed locally. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of a workshop at Fumesua in the Ejisu Municipality, he said, that was the way forward to achieve food security and boost farmers‘ income. It is estimated that the nation imports rice in excess of US$300 million annually. The two-day workshop was organized by the KAFACI and was dubbed ―Enhancement of national agricultural extension services (ENAES) phase two‖.

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On hand to participate were agricultural researchers and scientists from Ghana, Gabon, Ethiopia, Malawi, Senegal and Zimbabwe. The goal was to discuss appropriate ways of disseminating quality rice varieties unto the market to reduce rice importation. Dr. Dartey, earlier, presenting an overview of the project, said it had established three demonstration fields in three districts – Kadjebi, Biakoye and Hohoe. Some small-holder farmer groups from Jasikan and Hohoe had requested to be supplied with the seed varieties after being introduced to the project. He added that 23 farmers belonging to the ―Dzidefo Farmers‘ Group‖ had also tested three of the rice varieties – test-milled at the Food Research Institute. Dr. Kim Jeong Jun, Executive-Secretary of the KAFACI, pledged the unwavering commitment of the South Korean government towards assisting Ghana to improve her agriculture through research and technology. He said the project would expose farmers to improved rice varieties to increase yield and incomes. https://www.newsghana.com.gh/cri-developed-rice-variations-suitable-for-governments-pfj-programme/

Can science settle the dispute over wild rice? Babbitt native says yes, by imitating nature EnvironmentElizabeth Dunbar · St. Paul · May 15, 2018

A system of underwater bioreactors is seen on a mine pit lake in northern Minnesota in fall 2013 as part of a project involving Clearwater Layline LLC and the University of Minnesota-Duluth's Natural Resources Research Institute. Courtesy of Clearwater Layline

As Jeff Hanson traveled the globe, engineering solutions to environmental problems from South Africa to Brazil, one problem back home in Minnesota remained unsolved: protecting wild rice from mining pollution on Minnesota's Iron Range. "Somebody has got to be working on a solution to that," Hanson recalled thinking when he came back to his native Babbitt, Minn., in 2004.

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Within a few years, that somebody became him. He started a company focused on engineering a solution to the problem closest to home. He enlisted researchers at the University of MinnesotaDuluth. His nephew in Babbitt checked on experiments in the middle of winter. He reconnected with colleagues with ties to Minnesota he'd met in Brazil decades ago, in hopes that they'd help him pursue the research and get it in front of state policymakers.

After more than a decade of working through design, lab tests, field tests and data crunching, Hanson says a solution he's ready to talk about is in sight. Hanson and his colleagues have created floating bioreactors that take in lake water that is high in sulfate. The bioreactors — enclosed, underwater modules containing fibers and bacteria — convert the sulfate to sulfide, and spit out the toxic sludge. The water that's returned to the lake meets Minnesota's strict sulfate standard. The operating costs of those floating bogs would be a tenth of what's required for expensive reverse osmosis — the water treatment system most regulators, activists and politicians have been eyeing as the solution to protect wild rice.

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Hanson's journey began a dozen years ago. He'd spent decades abroad, but found himself back at the cabin on Birch Lake where he was raised, thrust into the middle of a bitter struggle over the future of mining in Minnesota. "Everybody was talking about either protecting the environment and don't do mining, or do mining and screw the environment," Hanson said last week. The debate then — and now — centered around whether Minnesota should make way for copper-nickel mining from sulfide ores. High sulfate levels detected in waters connected to taconite mines were giving the industry a black eye. Sulfate — a byproduct of taconite mining and some city wastewater systems — can harm wild rice when, under certain conditions, it turns into sulfide, which is toxic to the grain and causes a host of other problems for the ecosystem. In 1973, Minnesota adopted a rule limiting sulfate levels in waterways where wild rice was growing: Ten milligrams of sulfate per liter of water. It applied to cities, mining companies and other industries. But in the decades since this "sulfate standard" was established, it has rarely — if ever — been enforced. But lately, the rule has come under fire. Native American tribes, environmentalists and some lawmakers are seeking legitimate enforcement of the existing rule, while mining companies and other lawmakers argue the standard should be abandoned completely, saying it's unnecessary and prohibitively expensive.It's a saga that has resulted in multiple lawsuits, divided the DFL party and left tribes feeling as though they haven't been meaningfully consulted on an issue at the heart of their culture and identity.

Jeff Hanson, an environmental engineer who grew up in Babbitt, Minn., displays a water treatment system at his sister's home in St. Paul. Hanson says the system can remove sulfate from mine pit lakes on the Iron Range, which could reduce the negative impacts on wild rice downstream. Elizabeth Dunbar | MPR News

"You can argue until you're blue in the face," Hanson said. "But that doesn't really advance the protection of the environment. We have to have solutions to what we're arguing about." Working in secret The work of developing this new solution has been under wraps for years as Hanson and his colleagues refined their technique and pursued patents. In a report on the process published last July, UMD researchers showed the floating modules have promise. Yet Hanson and the others who contributed to the project, which received funding from both the state and the mining industry, still don't know whether the technology will ever be adopted.

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Minnesota's sulfate standard is in limbo, as GOP and some DFL lawmakers are pushing this

legislative session to discard it entirely, and Gov. Mark Dayton wants to address its shortcomings in other ways. Without any standard, it would be hard to get anyone to pay for water treatment systems like Hanson's. And Hanson said a lack of a standard would be "disastrous" to wild rice. Instead, he hopes the state will pursue affordable solutions — like the one he's developed. "It doesn't need to bankrupt the mines," he said. Hanson feels for them, too: "My first job out of high school was working in the mines as a mechanic's assistant. It's what you do there. If it hadn't been for the mines, we would have never moved there," he said. And, he said, if the mines were all to shut down tomorrow, the state of Minnesota would likely have to foot the bill for cleaning up sulfate discharge occurring upstream from the lakes and rivers where Native American tribes have been harvesting wild rice for centuries. A question of scale Minnesota's tribes have joined environmentalists in asking the state to start enforcing the existing sulfate limit in waters where wild rice grows.

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"There are ways to make this happen, but there is no political will to make it happen," Nancy Schuldt, water projects coordinator for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, said of the problem. Schuldt said she's heard about Hanson's work, and is hopeful the researchers can prove its scalability. "We would celebrate that," she said. One of the main challenges in cleaning up mining waters, Schuldt said, is being able to process huge volumes of water at a time: She said U.S. Steel's Minntac mine in Mountain Iron, Minn., for example, discharges as much water in a day as a large city. But it's also a challenge, she said, to put solutions in place when there's an active effort to eliminate the state's sulfate regulations. "If the treatment cost were to go down, I still don't think you'd see anybody beating down the doors to say, 'Please, give me a sulfate limit so that I have to install control technology,'" Schuldt said.

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any toxic sulfide, which can harm wild rice and other living things downstream. Courtesy Clearwater Layline

But Tony Kwilas, who represents the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce on environmental issues at the Capitol, said cities and businesses are open to affordable alternatives to the status quo — "as long as it works on a large industrial or municipal scale." Few of those embedded in the debate at the Capitol — including the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency — know many details about Hanson's floating bog project. But MPCA spokesperson Dave Verhasselt said there's always hope that technology can solve environmental problems. "There's simple examples, like toilets that manage to flush with one or one and a half gallons versus toilets that used to flush with two, three, four gallons," Verhasselt said. "In this case, it would just be, can it work, does it do what it says it does, would companies and municipalities that discharge wastewater want to buy it and use it?" Hanson said he remains optimistic that his floating bog solution might be soon be piloted at one of Minnesota's mines, to prove the technology could work on such a large scale. "What really carries you through on this is the passion and the feeling that I think this is important," he said. Hanson suspects lots of Minnesotans share that view — but most have been lumped into pro- and anti-mining narratives, he said. That's never been more clear than at a public hearing he attended several years ago over the PolyMet mining company's proposal to open a copper-nickel mine on the Iron Range. Hanson said he walked into the hearing and was immediately asked which side he was on, with interest groups offering up brightly colored T-shirts and buttons. "Neutral?" he replied, garnering strange looks. "Nobody's neutral!" one organizer told him. "If people can realize there are more economical solutions that can be put in — that can change that, and can tear down that wall a little bit between the two sides," Hanson said. edunbar@mpr.org • 651-290-1287 • @edunbarMPR https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/05/15/can-science-settle-dispute-over-wild-rice-babbitt-native-saysyes

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Commodities of daily use: Ramazan relief package comes into effect with Rs1.7b subsidy By APP May 15, 2018 Utility stores will provide 19 essential commodities at subsidised rates PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Industries and Production Sardar Arshad Ahmed Leghari has said that the government will provide Rs1.73 billion in subsidy under the Ramazan relief package in an attempt to provide essential daily commodities at subsidised rates at utility stores across the country. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, the state minister announced that commodities of daily use were available across the countrywide network of the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) as the package came into effect from Monday (May 14). USC Managing Director Syed Habibur Rehman Gilani, who was present on the occasion, disclosed that special monitoring teams had been formed to ensure a smooth supply of subsidised goods to all utility stores. USC has also set up a control room at its head office for the receipt of complaints from consumers.

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The state minister said USC would provide 19 essential commodities at subsidised rates to facilitate middle and lower-income groups. Elaborating, he said USC would offer a subsidy of Rs4 per kg on the sale of wheat flour, Rs5 per kg on sugar, Rs15 per kg on ghee and Rs10-15 per kg on different types of pulses including moong, mash and gram. Apart from these, a subsidy of Rs30 per kg would be provided on dates, Rs25 per kg on gram flour, Rs15 per kg on rice and Rs50 per kg on tea. He said 50,000 tons of flour, 40,000 tons of sugar and 30,000 tons of ghee would be sold to consumers at controlled rates through USC outlets. Under the Ramazan package, gram pulse would be sold at Rs95 per kg whereas the price of moong pulse would be Rs90 per kg. Similarly, mash pulse would be sold at Rs105 per kg,

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masoor pulse at Rs80 per kg, white gram at Rs140 per kg, gram flour at Rs120 per kg, dates at Rs75 for half a kg and super basmati rice at Rs110 per kg. Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2018. . https://tribune.com.pk/story/1710147/2-commodities-daily-use-ramazan-relief-package-comes-effect-rs17b-subsidy/

PDS rice scam: Akun surrenders DSO to govt. KARIMNAGAR, MAY 16, 2018 00:02 IST

Two other officials also face the heat Civil Supplies Commissioner Akun Sabharwal on Tuesday took to task officials of the district civil supplies department over reported diversion of rice under public distribution system (PDS) by TRS leader Shila Srinivas in Huzurabad assembly segment recently. Mr. Sabharwal conducted a review meeting with the district officials and berated them for ―lethargy‖ over illegal transportation of PDS rice. He also visited Huzurabad and announced the surrender of District Supply Officer (DSO) Usha Rani, deputy tahsildar Nawaz Hussian and food inspector Akramullah Khan to the government. He posted Gowri Shankar as the new DSO, Satish as the deputy tahsildar and Tirupal Singh as food inspector. The Civil Supplies Commissioner said a criminal case would be registered against Shila Srinivas under section 6A of Essential commodities Act. He also said that he would oversee the case and ensure that the accused is punished. The TRS leader, who is also Huzurabad mandal rice millers‘ association president, was caught red-handed while transporting four lorries of PDS rice. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/pds-rice-scam-akun-surrenders-dso-togovt/article23896850.ece

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Rice, flour milling industries bracing for Brexit

The U.K. is scheduled to leave the E.U. by March 29, 2019.

LONDON, ENGLAND — The rice and flour milling industries in the United Kingdom could be negatively impacted if the country withdraws from the customs union and single market as part of Brexit — the vote by British citizens in 2016 to leave the European Union, The Guardian reported on May 15. Umesh Parmar, joint managing director of Tilda, one of the U.K.‘s most popular rice brands, told The Guardian that the company‘s rice mill in Rainham, Essex, would close if barriers to imports from its supplier in India and Pakistan as well as exports to the E.U. were put in place. ―The Tilda brand won‘t disappear, but it just won‘t be a British-made product anymore,‖ Parmar told the newspaper. ―The value added will not be in Britain. Our business would be better off within the customs union.‖ Alex Waugh, director general of the National Association of British and Irish Millers, told The Guardian that flour mills were also at risk as 80% of Ireland‘s bread came from the U.K. He said post-Brexit tariffs could be as high as 50% on flour imports from the U.K., making British flour uncompetitive and threatening closure of several of the country‘s 50 flour mills. The U.K. is scheduled to leave the E.U. by March 29, 2019, although there will be a 21-month transition period that will end on Dec. 31, 2020. http://www.worldgrain.com/articles/news_home/World_Grain_News/2018/05/Rice_flour_milling_industries.aspx?ID={270B4727-B6B2-467B8AD6-6010268C31D4}&cck=1

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Rs 12 crore paddy fraud: Bharat Bhushan Ashu orders FIR against 2 rice millers, suspends 3 Punsup officials TNN | Updated: May 16, 2018, 08:52 IST CHANDIGARH: Taking note of Rs 12 crore embezzlement of paddy stocks, Punjab‘s food and civil supplies minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu on Tuesday ordered an FIR against two rice millers and suspended three officials of Punjab State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (Punsup) for negligence. Suspended officials were Amritpal Singh, district in-charge of Punsup Faridkot and Muktsar; Hansa Singh, a Faridkot official; and Gurdeep Singh, inspector at Malout. The department officials said proceedings to impose major penalties have also been initiated for shortage of paddy stock equivalent to 96 wagons of rice worth Rs 7.20 crore and 63 wagons of rice worth Rs 4.72 crore detected in Everest Rice Industries at Faridkot, owned by Malkiat Singh, and Amyra Foods Private Limited at Lambi, owned by Rajveer Singh and Satvir Sharma, respectively. The deficiency was detected during the surprise check of stocks done by head office team under the supervision of general manager (procurement).

The officials said to recover losses, millers‘ cheques have been presented to the banks for clearance. Also, to secure Punsup‘s interest, the process has been initiated to get lien marked on the properties worth Rs 8 crore. The minister, in a statement, said his department would not spare anyone involved in misappropriation and any negligence on the part of the department employees. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/rs-12cr-paddy-fraud-ashu-orders-fir-against2-rice-millers-suspends-3-punsup-officials/articleshow/64182445.cms

Discovery: See What Researchers Says About Consuming High-Fibre Diets! By Adim Clare

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May 15, 2018

Discovery: Researchers Says, Consuming These High-Fibre Diet Could Fight Flu!/ Photo Credit: maionlineInfluenza [flu] is one of the universal

and most viral infections that is affecting up to 20 per cent of the world‘s population yearly. A diet high in fibre could protect against flu by boosting the immune system.A study has found recently that diet high in fibre could boost the immune system and therefore protect against flu. According to researchers, eating more of oats, brown rice and raspberries, could increase the body‘s antiviral immune response because of its nutrients.

Also reducing the risk associated with heart disease and diabetes, are other benefits derived from the consumption of high-fibre. However, researchers now hope it could help fight against flu. According to scientists at Australia‘s Monash University, High levels of dietary fibre reduce the effects of asthma and allergies on the lungs while also making the body more resistant to viruses The research carried out Researchers carried out a test using mice, made them consume more fibre and it was discovered that they are protected from being infected with flu. This created a kind of awareness to the teams that, dietary fibre may be of great advantage to people with inflammatory lung conditions, for instance; asthma or allergies, but at the same time worried it would ‗switch off‘ other immune responses. From the research, it was discovered that while it helps in the reduction of swelling in the lungs, it also activates white blood cells- which boost the mice‘s antiviral immunity resulting to protecting them from influenza.

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The study was published in the journal Immunity. ‗Western diet could weaken immune system‘ The modern Western diet could be reducing the body‘s ability to protect against infections because it is high in sugar and fat but low in fibre, the scientists said. Flu is a common virus and most people are able to recover on their own but some people, such as those with weakened immune systems and the elderly, can have more serious symptoms. ‗We typically find that a certain treatment turns our immune system either on or off,‘ says senior study author Benjamin Marsland. ‗What surprised us was that dietary fibre was selectively turning off part of our immune system, while turning on another, completely unrelated part of our immune system.‘ A need for human research Marsland has called for more research into how much fibre, and what type of fibre, would be most effective in boosting viral immunity in humans. Dietary fibre comes from plant-based carbohydrates that are not able to be digested in the small intestine so make their way to the large intestine or colon.Though, Marsland and his team plan to research how changes in the diet can change the immune system, particularly in the lungs.

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According to Marsland , ‗There is a need for carefully designed and controlled studies in humans to address how these findings could benefit people with asthma, or for preventing viral infections.‘ ‗We should also look further into these pathways as a means of supplementing other therapies or enhancing vaccine efficacy.‘ High-fibre diet can protect against heart disease, diabetes and cancer Previous research has concluded that higher dietary fibre intake is associated with a lower risk of death including of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Dietary fibre helps to maintain good heart health by reducing levels of cholesterol in the blood, which is considered to be a risk factor for heart disease. Inflammation also contributes to disease and research has shown fibre may have a role to play in modulating the immune system and so reducing disease risk. There is good evidence to show that a diet high in fibre may help to prevent Type 2 diabetes. For those with the condition, eating a diet rich in fibre can help to balance blood sugar levels. Fibre also helps to bulk out the diet and promote fullness that may help with weight loss, which can help with the condition. -Oat bran -Black beans -All bran breakfast cereal

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-Lentils (cooked) -Adzuki beans (cooked) -Red kidney beans (cooked) -Pearl barley (cooked) -Quinoa (cooked) -Oats -Wholemeal spaghetti (cooked) -Brown rice -Aubergine -Brussels sprouts -Linseeds -Raspberries -Granary bread -Dried figs -Almonds Are you frequently disturbed by flu, why not try eating these foods rich in fibre? Source: mailonline http://surge.ng/discovery-researchers-says-consuming-these-high-fibre-diet-could-fight-flu/

Why is David Miliband talking about Brexit in a rice factory? Hannah Jane Parkinson

Rice is the perfect Brexit metaphor: white and getting stickier by the moment

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Mon 14 May 2018 17.08 BSTLast modified on Tue 15 May 2018 10.04 BST David Miliband, Nick Morgan and Nick Clegg make their rice mill debut. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

So this is what Brexit boils down to: rice. Brexit doesn‘t mean Brexit, it means … rice. Bags and bags, literally, of rice. It means three Artists Formerly Known As Cabinet Ministers (Nick Clegg, Nicky Morgan and David Miliband) standing in a rice factory in Essex – a Tilda rice factory, in case you missed the huge banner, in a product placement more outstanding than the massive cups of Pepsi the US X Factor judges have to drink from. Tilda rice: it sounds like a public school prefect, or every woman to ever appear on Made in Chelsea, but is actually a popular basmati. The company needs all the help it can get, though, given that it was chosen as the perfect example of a business that would be horrifically affected by Brexit, with its Essex plant under threat. And this is what this event was all about, with Miliband saying that Brexit was ―holding the country to ransom‖, and that Britain would be impoverished if it left the customs union and single market.

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Morgan, Miliband and Clegg launch cross-party campaign on Brexit bill He‘s not wrong. Nor is Morgan, who said that the government – from which she was brutally excised once Theresa May became prime minister (but got her revenge when she dissed those leather trousers) – had ―no idea what the cost will be for business and people in this country‖. The tests of Brexit, it seems, must be fundamentally re-thought. Or, as Morgan once said of exams when she was education secretary, ―re-sitted‖. It‘s not uncommon, of course, for politicians to give speeches in warehouses. They were the venue for virtually all May‘s speeches during the last general election campaign. But those warehouses were mostly empty and cavernous. Sure, they all looked like the set of an old Spooks episode before someone is lashed to a chair and tortured, but at least she wasn‘t hidden between Jenga-like stacks of rice bags. As my colleague said of today‘s event: ―I glanced at the picture and just thought it was a rice conference.‖ David Miliband and Nick Clegg approach the rice mill. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Clegg, Morgan and Miliband‘s setup is also eerily similar to the press shots of families who live on flood plains and pile up sandbags before the storm hits. A special mention here too for Labour‘s Tom Hamilton, who quipped: ―More evidence that the leave vote was motivated by ricism.‖ George Osborne used to be a big lover of factories, and hi-vis jackets, and awkwardly holding mugs of tea. But he never resembled three former reality television stars advertising carbohydrate products, because most of the time he was only vaguely aware of where he was and couldn‘t wait to get out of there. Tilda rice does however seem a good choice, given its ethical credentials referenced on its website, with sections dedicated to the Modern Slavery Act and its gender pay gap filings. It‘s not like when Clegg and Ed Miliband wore ―This is what a feminist looks like‖ T-shirts – only for the T-shirts to beallegedly made in a Mauritian sweatshop by women paid 62p an hour. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/14/rice-brexit-politicians-david-miliband-softbrexit

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Govt Confirms Rice Import of 500,000 Tons Monday, 14 May 2018 | 23:48 WIB

The government confirmed the additional import of 500,000 tons of rice.JAKARTA, NNC - The government confirmed the additional import of 500,000 tons of rice from Vietnam and Thailand, which was decided in the Coordination Meeting at the Office of the Coordinating Minister for the Economic Affairs. Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita confirmed the report on The Voice Of Vietnam Online (vov.vn) page, which states that the National Logistics Agency (Bulog) has signed a contract to purchase 300,000,000 tons of rice from Vietnam and 200,000 from Thailand. "Yeah, that's the inputs from April to July 2018." In the news entitled "Import Demand Continues Boosting Vietnam's Rice Export", it is stated that the import is the third time since 2018. Vietnam Food Association (VFA) Chairman Nguyen Ngoc Nam confirmed the report.

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Nguyen stated that Bulog has invited The Vietnam Northern Food Corporation and The Vietnam Southern Food Corporation to supply the rice. The contract will be realized from April to July 2018. "It's decision of coordination meeting, not my decision. Then it is Bulog which implements. This is to increase the government's rice reserves at least until next year. If there is no import since the beginning, then we will have deficit," said Enggartiasto, Monday (5/142018). Earlier in the year 2018, the government also decided to import rice from Vietnam and Thailand amounting to 500,000 tons to strengthen government stocks and lowered the price of the commodity which at that time reached IDR13,000 per kilogram. Bulog Stocks on May 14, 2018 was recorded amounting to 1,262,782 tons. A total of 453,787 tons of rice were imported and commercial stocks were 106,186 tons. The rest is the result of Bulog local purchase since early 2018. http://www.en.netralnews.com/news/business/read/21093/govt.confirms.rice.import.of.500.000.tons

Thailand to expand rice markets in Malaysia, Indonesia

Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – Thailand‘s Department of Foreign Trade has cooperated with the Thai Rice Exporters Association to expand Thai rice markets in Malaysia and Indonesia. DirectorGeneral of the Department of Foreign Trade Adul Chotinisakorn said both Malaysia and

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Indonesia are expected to import more rice from Thailand, and this is a positive sign for the new rice farming season. Adul said the department has recommended riceberry, Hom Nil, and Sung Yod rice to consumers in Malaysia, as they have become more health conscious. He said his agency will also work with the Department of International Trade Promotion to further promote Thai rice in Malaysia. As for Indonesia, Adul said most Indonesian consumers prefer white rice. But due to increasing health awareness in Indonesia, it is an opportunity for Thailand to expand its rice market in the neighboring country. He said his department will cooperate with Thai rice traders to expand the market in Indonesia.-VNA https://en.vietnamplus.vn/thailand-to-expand-rice-markets-in-malaysia-indonesia/131164.vnp

Good news for rice exports – Philippines Recently, Pakistan got an opportunity to boost exports to Iran (Read ―Good news for rice exports – Iran‖ published on May 14, 2018 by this column). Philippines is another destination that Pakistan can supply rice to even though it is not traditional market for Pakistan and in fact, Pakistani rice exports to Philippines have dwindled

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hence it still imports more than a million tons of rice a year, as per United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). To become self-sufficient in rice, Philippines limits rice imports through quotas at a volume identified by its National Food Authority to prioritize buying from local farmers. This arrangement not only limits rice supply but also boosts domestic prices— as high as twice that of world prices in 2016. Currently, Philippines is facing a five-year high inflation rate of above 4 percent. At nearly 10 percent, rice is the second-biggest component in the Philippine consumer basket. As domestic supply of rice dwindles, its price is at a three-year high adding to the inflationary pressure and prompting the country to increase imports. Traditionally, Philippines imports from its fellow ASEAN members Thailand and Vietnam, followed by Pakistan. Though TDAP and REAP have sent trade delegations to boost rice exports, overall Pakistan has faced a declining trend, though it recovered growth in the last fiscal year. This year Pakistan has a window to increase its market share in the country. Last month, Philippine‘s National Food Authority opened a bid for 250,000 MT of rice at a government-to-government level with Thailand and Vietnam. However, these prices were not taken up by Thai and Vietnamese exporters. The prices were further tweaked and opened for biding anew this month with no limitations regarding the volume of rice that one bidder can supply to the country. Among the 16 foreign bidders looking to bag the contract, one was a company from Pakistan. The prices that were considered too low by Vietnamese and Thai traders were $483/MT for 50,000 MT of 15 percent broken rice and $474/MT for 200,000 of 25 percent broken grains. The prices quoted by the ASEAN exporters were above $500/MT. As per PBS data, on average Pakistan‘s non-basmati variety was exported at $410/MT with total rice averaging at $477/MT this year. Therefore it is possible that Pakistan can bag the contract for Philippines rice imports. Furthermore, this is not the only opportunity to export to Philippines this year. NFA is looking to import more rice in 2018 since even with the latest import order; this supply is only expected to last for about two weeks in the rice loving nation of Philippines. With Pakistan eyeing $27 billion in exports for the next fiscal year, supplying traditional exports to non-traditional markets may be one practical way to achieve the target.

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11 May 17 Webinar: Keith Coble‘s Farm Bill Update MA Author: Bobby Coats, Professor of Economics Y 201 8

By Dr. Bobby Coats, Agricultural Economist and Professor of Economics Join us on May 17 at 1:30 p.m. CST to hear from Keith Coble, a Giles Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Mississippi State University, speaking on the Farm Bill. Previously, Coble worked at USDA Economic Research Service and studied at Texas A&M and the University of Missouri. Coble focuses on risk management, agricultural policy, and insurance. Coble has testified before Congressional Committees on three occasions and served as a Chief Economist for the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee during the 2014 Farm Bill debate. To register for the webinar, go to http://bit.ly/UAEX-FarmBill-Update-Coble. http://www.arkansas-crops.com/2018/05/11/webinar-cobles-update/

China to cut rice, corn planting, grow more soybean -media MAY 16, 2018 / 5:01 PM BEIJING, May 16 (Reuters) * China is expected to grow less rice and corn this year while increasing planting of soybean and other grains, local media citing the country‘s agricultural ministry reported on Wednesday

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* Planting area for rice is expected to drop by more than 10 million mu compared with a year earlier to 440 million mu, Security Times said * Planting for soybeans will likely increase by over 10 million mu to 127 million mu. Cotton planting will drop slightly while that of sugar will maintain largely flat with small increases. * China will keep expanding plantations of green and premium quality food such as high-protein soybeans and high-yield sugar canes

Reporting by Chen Aizhu, editing by Louise Heavens https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-politics/malaysian-police-search-five-places-linkedto-ousted-pm-najib-idUSKCN1II08J

Rains submerge hundreds of hectares of rice fields 15 May 2018 THANH HOÁ — Heavy downpour has flooded some 150ha of paddy fields in the northern central province of Thanh Hoá.According to the information released by the provincial Department of Agricultural and Rural Development on Monday, rains and thunderstorms with tornadoes occurred in many localities between May 5 and 8, causing serious economic losses. A large area of rice fields has been submerged under water, especially in Thọ Xuân District. Local residents told Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper on Monday that after a week of flooding, 150ha of paddy fields were completely destroyed. Trịnh Như Vẻ of Thành Sơn ward in Xuân Sơn commune said his family had planted 4,250sq.m. of rice this season. But just when the rice had started growing, heavy downpour damaged it all. ―Our family depends on rice cultivation. Moreover, we can only grow rice in one season every year. I do not know how we will live in the days to come,‖ he said. In Hợp Lý Commune in Triệu Sơn District, more than 40ha of paddy fields were flooded.

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Nguyễn Văn Tuyến, deputy head of the commune, said heavy rains and water flowing from the upstream obstructed the drainage in the fields as they were located in low-lying areas along Hoàng River. ―We are calculating the damage and have asked the district authorities to support people in restoring the production,‖ he said. Lê Đức Dũng, deputy head of Xuân Sơn Commune People‘s Committee, attributed the flood to a damaged irrigation system. ―While the riverbed has not been dredged for a long time, the impaired drainage system made the waterlogging more severe. We have asked the province and district authorities to implement urgent solutions to solve the problem,‖ he said. — VNS https://reliefweb.int/report/viet-nam/rains-submerge-hundreds-hectares-rice-fields

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BANGKOK, 16 May 2018 (NNT) – Thailand's Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) has announced that over 14.8 million tons of the more than 18 million tons of rice in government stocks, acquired through pledging since May of 2014, has been released to market and the stocks are likely to be depleted by next month. DFT Director-General, Adul Chotinisakorn, said a general auction of consumer grade rice covering 44,000 tons will start this week with registration of bidders. A significant number of private buyers are expected to take part in the auction. Another 1.5 million tons of industrial grade rice will begin to be auctioned from June 14 with another 500,000 tons of rice not consumable by people or animals to be put to auction from June 15. Each type of rice must be purchased and put to use according to its grade with legal repercussions for misapplication. Adul pointed out that the depletion of the government rice stock will alleviate downward pressure on the price of Thai rice. Currently, Thai Hom Mali rice is priced at 1,161 USD per ton and 5 percent white rice is priced at 450 USD per ton. https://news.thaivisa.com/article/20557/government-rice-stocks-near-depletion

Import duty on rice may be hiked to 15pc May 16, 2018 7:51 am On: Business

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Kathmandu, May 15 The government is preparing to raise customs duty on rice, especially branded rice that comparatively costs higher in the domestic market. The Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives has recommended to the Ministry of Finance to raise customs duty on imported (branded) rice by 10 per cent to 15 per cent through the upcoming budget for the fiscal 2018-19. The government currently levies five per cent import duty on rice. According to MoALMC officials, it has recommend that MoF raise customs duty to this effect on rice with grains above seven millimetres in size.

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By increasing import duty on such rice, the government intends to promote Nepali rice over foreign brands. Despite being an agricultural nation with production of paddy increasing in recent years, Nepal has to import huge volumes of rice every year. In 2016-17, the country imported rice worth more than Rs 24 billion and the import bill of rice is expected to exceed that in the ongoing fiscal. ―The plan is to increase import tax only on branded rice and not on normal rice, which is in high demand in the domestic market. This ensures that normal customers will not be affected despite increment in import taxes,‖ said an official at MoALMC. He added that the government also planned to bring down import duty on rice with grains below seven millimetres in size, the consumption of which is high in the country. However, officials at MoF hastened to add that the proposal of MoALMC to raise import duty on certain rice brands would be examined thoroughly before any decision was taken. Consumer rights activists too opined that hiking customs duty on rice was necessary not only to substitute import and promote Nepali agricultural production, but also to discourage the increasing trend of Indian traders exporting Nepali rice under their own brand name. ―Our inspections at customs points have revealed that Indian traders first import Nepali paddy and rice as they are cheaper compared to Indian products and then export them to the Nepali market under an Indian brand name,‖ said Madhav Timalsina, president of Consumers‘ Right Investigation Forum. He added that higher customs duty on imported rice will ultimately increase the demand for Nepali rice and boost production of paddy in the country. https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/import-duty-on-rice-may-be-hiked-to-15-per-cent/

Foodgrain output at record 279.5 mt in 2017-18 OUR BUREAUT+ T-

Production of rice, wheat, coarse cereals and pulses scales new heights NEW DELHI, MAY 16 A good monsoon in the previous year — the second one in row — will help the country to a record foodgrain harvest of over 279.5 million tonnes (mt) in 2017-18, which was nearly 5 mt or 1.6 per

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cent more than the previous year, according to the third advance estimates of food and commercial crops released by the Agriculture Ministry on Wednesday. In comparison, the total foodgrain output in 2016-17 was at 275.11 mt. While the total output of both rice and wheat climbed new heights of 111.52 mt (109.7 mt) and 98.61

mt (98.51 mt) respectively, the bigger surprise was on the pulses front whose production crossed 24.5 mt — up 1.4 mt from 23.13 mt in 2016-17. Pulses gain While gram output went up nearly by 2 mt to 11.16 mt, the production of arhar was estimated to have slumped by about 0.5 mt to 4.18 mt in 2017-18. The output of urad too was projected to be at a record 3.28 mt — up from 2.83 mt in 2016-17. While the kharif pulses production failed to match that of the previous season, the output of rabi pulses shot up by nearly 2 mt, helping to surpass the set target. The production of coarse cereals too recorded an increase of over one million tonne to 44.87 mt. Barley, whose production was a record 26.88 mt, accounted for most of this increase in yield, the data showed. Oilseeds production came down to 30.64 mt (31.28 mt) on account of slump in soyabean output which fell to 10.9 mt from 13.16 mt in the year before. An impressive 20 per cent increase in the groundnut production at 8.94 mt (7.46 mt) wasn‘t enough to pull the overall oilseeds output up.

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Cash crops Sugarcane production during 2017-18 was also projected to cross 355 mt (306 mt). At 34.86 million bales, cotton production too was estimated to be 7 per cent more than 32.58 million bales recorded in 2016-17, the data showed. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/foodgrain-output-at-record-2795-mt-in2017-18/article23905404.ece

Rice, flour milling industries bracing for Brexit 16.05.2018

| UkrAgroConsult The rice and flour milling industries in the United Kingdom could be negatively impacted if the country withdraws from the customs union and single market as part of Brexit — the vote by British citizens in 2016 to leave the European Union, The Guardian reported on May 15.Umesh Parmar, joint managing director of Tilda, one of the U.K.‘s most popular rice brands, told The Guardian that the company‘s rice mill in Rainham, Essex, would close if barriers to imports from its supplier in India and Pakistan as well as exports to the E.U. were put in place.

―The Tilda brand won‘t disappear, but it just won‘t be a British-made product anymore,‖ Parmar told the newspaper. ―The value added will not be in Britain. Our business would be better off

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within the customs union.‖ Alex Waugh, director general of the National Association of British and Irish Millers, told The Guardian that flour mills were also at risk as 80% of Ireland‘s bread came from the U.K.He said post-Brexit tariffs could be as high as 50% on flour imports from the U.K., making British flour uncompetitive and threatening closure of several of the country‘s 50 flour mills.The U.K. is scheduled to leave the E.U. by March 29, 2019, although there will be a 2 http://www.blackseagrain.net/novosti/rice-flour-milling-industries-bracing-for-brexit

Rice importation down 95 percent, smugglers in trouble – Ogbeh May 15, 2018 By Wale Odunsi

Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has said that ERGP focus labs have helped agriculture in the area of exportation and farm management.Ogbeh stated this during the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) Focus Labs Open Day ceremony held in Abuja. According to him, rice importation was brought down to 95 per cent even though there are still challenges with smugglers, which government will take a definite action on soon. Ogbeh said that private investment in agriculture was the way to success, adding that government cannot own a farm. ―Government cannot own a farm, if they do, they will fail woefully.―The key challenges facing agriculture today are access to credit, access to land, land analysis, land management, and security on farms.

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―Market access, standardisation, quality control and nutrition, all through these focus labs we have learnt a lot that, if government engages in triangle partnership with private sector great things can happen.

DON'T MISS: Download DailyPost Android app and earn unlimited free Airtime ―We don‘t have good managers of agriculture, so the ministry has introduced a farm management programme to train the younger ones on farm management,― he said. http://dailypost.ng/2018/05/15/rice-importation-95-percent-smugglers-trouble-ogbeh/

Nagpur Foodgrain Prices Open- May 17, 2018 Nagpur Foodgrain Prices – APMC/Open Market-May 17, 2018 Nagpur, May 16 (Reuters) – Gram and tuar prices moved down in Nagpur Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) on lack of demand from local millers. Easy condition on NCDEX in gram, fresh fall in Madhya Pradesh gram prices and release of stock from stockists also pushed down prices. About 5,000 bags of gram and 1,300 bags of tuar reported for auction in Nagpur APMC, according to sources. FOODGRAINS & PULSES GRAM * Gram varieties ruled steady in open market here but demand was poor. TUAR * Tuar Karnataka reported down in open market in absence of buyers amid good supply from producing belts. * Wheat mill quality moved down in open market on poor demand from local traders amid good supply from producing regions. * In Akola, Tuar New – 4,400-4,450, Tuar dal (clean) – 6,000-6,300, Udid Mogar (clean) – 7,000-8,000, Moong Mogar (clean) 7,200-8,100, Gram – 3,600-3,700, Gram Super best – 4,600-4,800 * Other varieties of wheat, rice and other foodgrain items moved in a narrow range in scattered deals and settled at last levels in weak trading activity.

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Nagpur foodgrains APMC auction/open-market prices in rupees for 100 kg FOODGRAINS Available prices Previous close Gram Auction 3,000-3,360 3,000-3,360 Gram Pink Auction n.a. 2,100-2,600 Tuar Auction 3,400-4,010 3,550-4,200 Moong Auction n.a. 3,900-4,200 Udid Auction n.a. 4,300-4,500 Masoor Auction n.a. 2,600-2,800 Wheat Mill quality Auction 1,600-1,704 1,600-1,710 Gram Super Best Bold 4,800-5,000 4,800-5,000 Gram Super Best n.a. n.a. Gram Medium Best 4,500-4,700 4,500-4,700 Gram Dal Medium n.a. n.a Gram Mill Quality 3,500-3,550 3,500-3,550 Desi gram Raw 3,500-3,600 3,500-3,600 Gram Kabuli 12,700-13,200 12,700-13,200 Tuar Fataka Best-New 6,300-6,500 6,300-6,500 Tuar Fataka Medium-New 6,000-6,200 6,000-6,200 Tuar Dal Best Phod-New 5,700-5,900 5,700-5,900 Tuar Dal Medium phod-New 5,400-5,600 5,400-5,600 Tuar Gavarani New 4,200-4,400 4,200-4,400 Tuar Karnataka 4,550-4,700 4,600-4,750 Masoor dal best 4,800-5,100 4,800-5,100 Masoor dal medium 4,500-4,800 4,500-4,800 Masoor n.a. n.a. Moong Mogar bold (New) 7,500-8,500 7,500-8,500 Moong Mogar Medium 6,700-7,200 6,700-7,200 Moong dal Chilka 6,000-6,700 6,000-6,700 Moong Mill quality n.a. n.a. Moong Chamki best 7,500-8,000 7,500-8,000 Udid Mogar best (100 INR/KG) (New) 7,500-8,500 7,500-8,500 Udid Mogar Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,500-6,500 5,500-6,500 Udid Dal Black (100 INR/KG) 5,700-6,000 5,700-6,000 Batri dal (100 INR/KG) 5,000-5,500 5,000-5,500 Lakhodi dal (100 INR/kg) 2,650-2,750 2,650-2,750 Watana Dal (100 INR/KG) 3,800-4,000 3,800-4,000 Watana Green Best (100 INR/KG) 4,200-4,300 4,200-4,300 Wheat 308 (100 INR/KG) 2,000-2,100 2,000-2,100 Wheat Mill quality (100 INR/KG) 1,950-2,050 1,975-2,050

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Wheat Filter (100 INR/KG) 2,250-2,400 2,250-2,400 Wheat Lokwan best (100 INR/KG) 2,300-2,450 2,300-2,450 Wheat Lokwan medium (100 INR/KG) 2,100-2,200 2,100-2,250 Lokwan Hath Binar (100 INR/KG) n.a. n.a. MP Sharbati Best (100 INR/KG) 3,200-4,000 3,200-4,000 MP Sharbati Medium (100 INR/KG) 2,400-2,800 2,400-2,800 Rice BPT best (100 INR/KG) 3,400-3,900 3,400-3,900 Rice BPT medium (100 INR/KG) 2,900-3,100 2,900-3,100 Rice Luchai (100 INR/KG) 2,700-2,900 2,900-2,900 Rice Swarna best (100 INR/KG) 2,600-2,800 2,600-2,800 Rice Swarna medium (100 INR/KG) 2,500-2,600 2,500-2,600 Rice HMT best (100 INR/KG) 4,100-4,600 4,100-4,600 Rice HMT medium (100 INR/KG) 3,800-3,900 3,800-3,900 Rice Shriram best(100 INR/KG) 5,300-5,700 5,300-5,700 Rice Shriram med (100 INR/KG) 4,600-5,000 4,600-5,000 Rice Basmati best (100 INR/KG) 9,500-14,000 9,500-14,000 Rice Basmati Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,000-7,500 5,000-7,500 Rice Chinnor best 100 INR/KG) 6,200-6,500 6,200-6,500 Rice Chinnor medium (100 INR/KG) 5,800-6,000 5,800-6,000 Jowar Gavarani (100 INR/KG) 2,000-2,200 2,000-2,100 Jowar CH-5 (100 INR/KG) 1,800-2,000 1,700-2,000 WEATHER (NAGPUR) Maximum temp. 44.3 degree Celsius, minimum temp. 27.4 degree Celsius Rainfall : nil FORECAST: Partly cloudy sky. Possibility of thundery development towards evening. Maximum and minimum temperature would be around and 42 and 27 degree Celsius respectively. Note: n.a.--not available (For oils, transport costs are excluded from plant delivery prices, butincluded in market prices) www.Reuters.com

Nagpur Foodgrain Prices Open- May 16, 2018 Nagpur Foodgrain Prices – APMC/Open Market-May 16, 2018 Nagpur, May 16 (Reuters) – Gram and tuar prices showed weak tendency in Nagpur Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) on poor buying support from local millers amid release of

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stock from stockists. Fresh fall on NCDEX in gram, easy condition in other pulses mandi and high moisture content arrival also affected price. About 6,200 bags of gram and 1,600 bags of tuar reported for auction in Nagpur APMC, according to sources. FOODGRAINS & PULSES GRAM * Desi gram raw reported down in open market on lack of demand from local traders. TUAR * Tuar varieties ruled steady in open market here on subdued demand from local traders amid ample stock in ready position. * Rice BPT and HMT varieties moved down in open market on poor demand from local traders amid good supply from producing regions. * In Akola, Tuar New – 4,400-4,450, Tuar dal (clean) – 6,000-6,300, Udid Mogar (clean) – 7,000-8,000, Moong Mogar (clean) 7,200-8,100, Gram – 3,600-3,700, Gram Super best – 4,600-4,800 * Wheat, other varieties of rice and other foodgrain items moved in a narrow range in scattered deals and settled at last levels in thin trading activity. Nagpur foodgrains APMC auction/open-market prices in rupees for 100 kg FOODGRAINS Available prices Previous close Gram Auction 3,000-3,370 3,100-3,500 Gram Pink Auction n.a. 2,100-2,600 Tuar Auction 3,700-4,130 3,700-4,200 Moong Auction n.a. 3,900-4,200 Udid Auction n.a. 4,300-4,500 Masoor Auction n.a. 2,600-2,800 Wheat Mill quality Auction 1,600-1,710 1,550-1,705 Gram Super Best Bold 4,800-5,000 4,800-5,000 Gram Super Best n.a. n.a. Gram Medium Best 4,500-4,700 4,500-4,700 Gram Dal Medium n.a. n.a Gram Mill Quality 3,500-3,550 3,500-3,550

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Desi gram Raw 3,500-3,600 3,500-3,600 Gram Kabuli 12,700-13,200 12,700-13,200 Tuar Fataka Best-New 6,300-6,500 6,300-6,500 Tuar Fataka Medium-New 6,000-6,200 6,000-6,200 Tuar Dal Best Phod-New 5,700-5,900 5,700-5,900 Tuar Dal Medium phod-New 5,400-5,600 5,400-5,600 Tuar Gavarani New 4,200-4,400 4,200-4,400 Tuar Karnataka 4,600-4,750 4,600-4,750 Masoor dal best 4,800-5,100 4,800-5,100 Masoor dal medium 4,500-4,800 4,500-4,800 Masoor n.a. n.a. Moong Mogar bold (New) 7,500-8,500 7,500-8,500 Moong Mogar Medium 6,700-7,200 6,700-7,200 Moong dal Chilka 6,000-6,700 6,000-6,700 Moong Mill quality n.a. n.a. Moong Chamki best 7,500-8,000 7,500-8,000 Udid Mogar best (100 INR/KG) (New) 7,500-8,500 7,500-8,500 Udid Mogar Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,500-6,500 5,500-6,500 Udid Dal Black (100 INR/KG) 5,700-6,000 5,700-6,000 Batri dal (100 INR/KG) 5,000-5,500 5,000-5,500 Lakhodi dal (100 INR/kg) 2,650-2,750 2,650-2,750 Watana Dal (100 INR/KG) 3,800-4,000 3,800-4,000 Watana Green Best (100 INR/KG) 4,200-4,300 4,200-4,300 Wheat 308 (100 INR/KG) 2,000-2,100 2,000-2,100 Wheat Mill quality (100 INR/KG) 1,975-2,050 1,975-2,050 Wheat Filter (100 INR/KG) 2,250-2,400 2,250-2,400 Wheat Lokwan best (100 INR/KG) 2,300-2,450 2,300-2,450 Wheat Lokwan medium (100 INR/KG) 2,100-2,200 2,100-2,250 Lokwan Hath Binar (100 INR/KG) n.a. n.a. MP Sharbati Best (100 INR/KG) 3,200-4,000 3,200-4,000 MP Sharbati Medium (100 INR/KG) 2,400-2,800 2,400-2,800 Rice BPT best (100 INR/KG) 3,400-3,900 3,400-4,000 Rice BPT medium (100 INR/KG) 2,900-3,100 2,900-3,200 Rice Luchai (100 INR/KG) 2,700-2,900 2,900-2,900 Rice Swarna best (100 INR/KG) 2,600-2,800 2,600-2,800 Rice Swarna medium (100 INR/KG) 2,500-2,600 2,500-2,600 Rice HMT best (100 INR/KG) 4,100-4,600 4,200-4,700 Rice HMT medium (100 INR/KG) 3,800-3,900 3,900-4,000 Rice Shriram best(100 INR/KG) 5,300-5,700 5,300-5,700 Rice Shriram med (100 INR/KG) 4,600-5,000 4,600-5,000 Rice Basmati best (100 INR/KG) 9,500-14,000 9,500-14,000

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Rice Basmati Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,000-7,500 5,000-7,500 Rice Chinnor best 100 INR/KG) 6,200-6,500 6,200-6,500 Rice Chinnor medium (100 INR/KG) 5,800-6,000 5,800-6,000 Jowar Gavarani (100 INR/KG) 2,000-2,200 2,000-2,100 Jowar CH-5 (100 INR/KG) 1,800-2,000 1,700-2,000 WEATHER (NAGPUR) Maximum temp. 42.2 degree Celsius, minimum temp. 27.4 degree Celsius Rainfall : nil FORECAST: Partly cloudy sky. Possibility of thundery development towards evening. Maximum andminimum temperature would be around and 42 and 27 degree Celsius respectively. Note: n.a.--not available (For oils, transport costs are excluded from plant delivery prices, but included in market prices) https://in.reuters.com/article/global-grains/grains-wheat-rises-for-3rd-session-on-u-s-drynesssoybeans-rebound-idINL3N1SO1RL

Nagpur Foodgrain Prices Open- May 15, 2018 Nagpur Foodgrain Prices – APMC/Open Market-May 15, 2018 Nagpur, May 15 (Reuters) – Gram and tuar prices reported down in Nagpur Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee (APMC) on lack of demand from local millers amid high moisture content arrival. Easy condition on NCDEX in gram, weak trend in Madhya Pradesh pulses and release of stock from stockists also pushed down prices. About 5,000 bags of gram and 1,600 bags of tuar reported for auction in Nagpur APMC, according to sources. FOODGRAINS & PULSES GRAM * Gram varieties ruled steady in open market here but demand was poor. TUAR * Tuar gavarani reported higher in open market on good seasonal demand from local traders. * Batri dal reported strong while watana dal reported down in open market on poor demand from local traders amid good supply from producing regions.

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* In Akola, Tuar New – 4,400-4,450, Tuar dal (clean) – 6,000-6,300, Udid Mogar (clean) – 7,000-8,000, Moong Mogar (clean) 7,200-8,100, Gram – 3,600-3,700, Gram Super best – 4,600-4,800 * Wheat, rice and other foodgrain items moved in a narrow range in scattered deals and settled at last levels in thin trading activity. Nagpur foodgrains APMC auction/open-market prices in rupees for 100 kg FOODGRAINS Available prices Previous close Gram Auction 3,100-3,500 3,050-3,625 Gram Pink Auction n.a. 2,100-2,600 Tuar Auction 3,500-4,080 3,600-4,140 Moong Auction n.a. 3,900-4,200 Udid Auction n.a. 4,300-4,500 Masoor Auction n.a. 2,600-2,800 Wheat Mill quality Auction 1,600-1,710 1,550-1,705 Gram Super Best Bold 4,800-5,000 4,800-5,000 Gram Super Best n.a. n.a. Gram Medium Best 4,500-4,700 4,500-4,700 Gram Dal Medium n.a. n.a Gram Mill Quality 3,500-3,550 3,500-3,550 Desi gram Raw 3,500-3,600 3,500-3,600 Gram Kabuli 12,700-13,200 12,700-13,200 Tuar Fataka Best-New 6,300-6,500 6,300-6,500 Tuar Fataka Medium-New 6,000-6,200 6,000-6,200 Tuar Dal Best Phod-New 5,700-5,900 5,700-5,900 Tuar Dal Medium phod-New 5,400-5,600 5,400-5,600 Tuar Gavarani New 4,200-4,400 4,150-4,350 Tuar Karnataka 4,600-4,750 4,600-4,750 Masoor dal best 4,800-5,100 4,800-5,100 Masoor dal medium 4,500-4,800 4,500-4,800 Masoor n.a. n.a. Moong Mogar bold (New) 7,500-8,500 7,500-8,500 Moong Mogar Medium 6,700-7,200 6,700-7,200 Moong dal Chilka 6,000-6,700 6,000-6,700 Moong Mill quality n.a. n.a. Moong Chamki best 7,500-8,000 7,500-8,000 Udid Mogar best (100 INR/KG) (New) 7,500-8,500 7,500-8,500 Udid Mogar Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,500-6,500 5,500-6,500

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Udid Dal Black (100 INR/KG) 5,700-6,000 5,700-6,000 Batri dal (100 INR/KG) 5,000-5,500 4,800-5,300 Lakhodi dal (100 INR/kg) 2,650-2,750 2,650-2,750 Watana Dal (100 INR/KG) 3,800-4,000 4,000-4,300 Watana Green Best (100 INR/KG) 4,200-4,300 4,200-4,300 Wheat 308 (100 INR/KG) 2,000-2,100 2,000-2,100 Wheat Mill quality (100 INR/KG) 1,975-2,050 1,975-2,050 Wheat Filter (100 INR/KG) 2,250-2,400 2,250-2,400 Wheat Lokwan best (100 INR/KG) 2,300-2,450 2,300-2,450 Wheat Lokwan medium (100 INR/KG) 2,100-2,200 2,100-2,250 Lokwan Hath Binar (100 INR/KG) n.a. n.a. MP Sharbati Best (100 INR/KG) 3,200-4,000 3,200-4,000 MP Sharbati Medium (100 INR/KG) 2,400-2,800 2,400-2,800 Rice BPT best (100 INR/KG) 3,400-4,000 3,400-4,000 Rice BPT medium (100 INR/KG) 2,900-3,200 2,900-3,200 Rice Luchai (100 INR/KG) 2,700-2,900 2,900-2,900 Rice Swarna best (100 INR/KG) 2,600-2,800 2,600-2,800 Rice Swarna medium (100 INR/KG) 2,500-2,600 2,500-2,600 Rice HMT best (100 INR/KG) 4,200-4,700 4,200-4,700 Rice HMT medium (100 INR/KG) 3,900-4,000 3,900-4,000 Rice Shriram best(100 INR/KG) 5,300-5,500 5,300-5,500 Rice Shriram med (100 INR/KG) 4,600-4,800 4,600-4,800 Rice Basmati best (100 INR/KG) 9,500-14,000 9,500-14,000 Rice Basmati Medium (100 INR/KG) 5,000-7,500 5,000-7,500 Rice Chinnor best 100 INR/KG) 6,200-6,500 6,200-6,500 Rice Chinnor medium (100 INR/KG) 5,800-6,000 5,800-6,000 Jowar Gavarani (100 INR/KG) 2,000-2,200 2,000-2,100 Jowar CH-5 (100 INR/KG) 1,800-2,000 1,700-2,000 WEATHER (NAGPUR) Maximum temp. 44.1 degree Celsius, minimum temp. 26.7 degree Celsius Rainfall : nil FORECAST: Partly cloudy sky. Possibility of thundery development towards evening. Maximum and minimum temperature would be around and 45 and 27 degree Celsius respectively. Note: n.a.--not available (For oils, transport costs are excluded from plant delivery prices, butincluded in market prices) https://in.reuters.com/article/india-coal-imports/indias-state-power-plants-resume-coal-importsamid-domestic-shortages-idINKCN1II0S4

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Feeding the Dragon: Prospects brighten for non-basmati rice exports VISHWANATH KULKARNIT

Millers told to register for facility inspection by Chinese authorities BENGALURU, MAY 16 In a step towards facilitating exports of rice to China, the Union government has asked the millers to get registered with the Directorate of Plant Protection, Quarantine and Storage (DPPQ&S) under the Agriculture Ministry, so that the registered mills could be approved by the Chinese authorities for exports of the cereal. India, the largest rice exporter, ships a minuscule quantity of the cereal through other countries to China, which imports as high as five million tonnes annually mainly from Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan among other rice producers. The Indian exporters, finding it tough to crack the markets in China, the largest importer of rice, have been seeking the government intervention to facilitate shipments of the cereal. The issue had figured during the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to China, sources said.

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Arrangement terms The Agriculture Ministry is in the process of signing up a protocol with the General Administration of Customs of the People‘s Republic of China in respect of export of the Indian rice — both basmati and non-basmati — to China. The protocol is to ensure that the rice exported from India meets the phyto-sanitary concerns of China, the Agriculture and Processed Food Exports Development Authority (Apeda) said in a note on its website. ―Subsequent to the signing of the protocol, the rice processing unit will be registered by the DPPQ&S, under the Agriculture Ministry. The registered mill will be inspected by Chinese authorities for approval for export of rice from India to China,‖ the notification said asking mills to convey their interest to the DPPQ&S. Boosting volumes Welcoming the government‘s move, BV Krishna Rao, President, Rice Exporters Association, said it was a step in the right direction and could result in higher volumes. ―We have the potential to ship at least two million tonnes rice worth $1 billion to the Chinese market,‖ Rao said. India has emerged as the largest exporter of rice since 2011 on rising domestic supplies through improved productivity. As per the third advance estimates, rice production during 2017-18 is seen scaling a new high of 111.52 million tonnes (mt) against previous year‘s 109.70 mt. Average shipments of non-basmati rice have hovered between 6 and 8 mt and the premium basmati rice around 4 mt in recent years. Though Indian rice is aggressively priced, the Chinese have preferred to buy the cereal from Pakistan, because of the political considerations between the neighbouring nations. The Modi government‘s move to facilitate shipments should open up new markets, while boosting the per unit realisation for the Indian rice exports. Other markets Rao said the Centre should also facilitate exports of the non-basmati rice to countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, where the private players are finding it difficult to crack these markets. Bulk of India‘s non-basmati rice shipments are aimed at the African nations. In the financial year ended March 2018, India‘s rice shipments stood at a record 12.64 mt valued at ₹49,768 crore.

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Of this, the non-basmati volumes touched a record 8.63 mt valued at ₹22,927 crore, mainly on higher offtake by Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/feeding-the-dragon-prospects-brightenfor-non-basmati-rice-exports/article23905415.ece

Indian group to upcycle old mills May Kunmakara / Khmer India-based Saba Industries Group, a major manufacturer and exporter of rice and other commodities in the region, plans to invest $100 million in Southeast Asia‘s rice industry, aiming to become one of the largest producers and exporters in the region.According to a press release earlier this month, Saba Industries will buy outdated and abandoned rice mills in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand to convert them into storage facilities equipped with bio-energy rice dryers that can help combat the effects of climate change. Saba‘s stated goals are to help modernise the agricultural sector in Southeast Asia, promote organic rice farming and improve farmers‘ quality of life. The announced $100 million investment will be made over a two-year period. The Indian company will also buy farmers‘ rice paddies and supply farmers with equipment, seeds and organic fertilizer free of charge.―This is a much needed change from the centuries-old practice of farmers being forced to purchase everything necessary to farm, leaving them with mounting debt and perpetuating the cycle of poverty,‖ Saba said, adding that they will also train farmers in organic farming techniques. Malini Saba told Khmer Times that there simply aren‘t enough rice dryers in Cambodia to handle the country‘s entire output. She said the Kingdom harvests 7.5 million tonnes of rice every year, but that only about 2 million tonnes are dried and processed in the country. The remaining rice is sent to Thailand and Vietnam for processing. ―Much more rice can be processed inside Cambodia,‖ she said.―In Cambodia, our plan is to buy old rice mills and make them into storage facilities with bio-energy dryers, which will also help combat the effects of climate change. We are now in the process of identifying the mills that can be a good fit for the project.‖ Golden Grain Rice, a subsidiary of Saba Industries, will process the rice and distribute it to wholesalers throughout Southeast Asia and parts of Africa and the Middle East. Song Saran, president of Amru Rice, welcomed Saba‘s plans for the local agriculture sector.―We support their investment and their plans to help poor rice millers and farmers,‖ he said. ―I think their idea has huge potential and we wish them the best.‖

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Amru, which works under contract farming schemes with farmers that employ organic techniques, exported 40,000 tonnes of rice last year, and expects to reach 60,000 in 2018. By 2020, the company aims to be exporting 100,000. Saba‘s philanthropic arm, Saba Family Foundations, also plans to build and operate schools and health clinics in farming communities throughout Southeast Asia that have no access to basic education and healthcare services.In 2017, Cambodia produced about 10 million tonnes of paddy rice and had a four million tonne surplus. Exports of milled rice amounted to 635,679 tonnes, an increase of 17.3 percent compared to 2016. https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50490511/indian-group-to-upcycle-old-mills/

Fast-track passage of rice tariff bill By BusinessMirror Editorial May 16, 2018 In February the government assured the World Trade Organization (WTO) that the Philippines will have a new rice tariff law by June. The pronouncement was made nearly a year after Manila was supposed to have amended the law—Republic Act (RA) 8178—to finally scrap the quantitative restriction (QR) on rice. The assurance was given by Philippine officials who attended a meeting of the WTO‘s Committee on Agriculture in Geneva, almost a year after the special waiver on the special treatment on rice lapsed on July 1, 2017. The QR is a nontariff measure that allowed the government to limit the entry of cheap rice imports. The WTO permitted the Philippines to impose the QR for more than two decades, or from 1995 until 2017. In seeking its extension in 2004, Manila argued that millions of rice farmers depend on the staple for their livelihood. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol had wanted to seek another extension but the interagency Committee on Tariff and Related Matters (CTRM) shot down the idea. In a news briefing in January 2017, Piñol said the CTRM reasoned out that there was no longer enough time to negotiate for it. It would take about two years to set up and conclude the negotiations. Duterte‘s economic managers were also against the QR extension, saying that the nontariff measure had effectively made milled rice more expensive.

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The WTO‘s special waiver lapsed on June 30 last year but because RA 8178, which allowed the continued implementation of the rice import caps, had not been amended, the nontariff measure is still in place. Congress had targeted to approve a proposal that would amend the Agricultural Tariffication Act last year. But it was placed on the back burner because lawmakers had to prioritize the tax-reform package—dubbed as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion— and the 2018 national budget. Lawmakers tried to have the proposal approved before they went on their Lenten break in March, but they ran out of time again. Now that sessions have resumed, lawmakers must make good on their promise. The government had committed to the WTO that Manila will have a rice tariff law in place by June. While other governments normally respect the internal processes of a sovereign nation, it would not look good if the Philippines continues to drag its foot on removing the nontariff measure. Aside from the commitment made by Philippine trade officials, the President himself wants to have the quota removed. This cannot be done if RA 8178 is not amended. Congress must focus on putting in place a new rice tariff law so lawmakers can move on to other things that also demand their attention such as reorganizing or reengineering the National Food Authority (NFA). The recent confusion over the government‘s rice stocks stems from the fact that officials want one thing but the law prevents them from doing it. For instance, the NFA is mandated to maintain a buffer stock for emergency purposes, but the national government did not want to allow the food agency to import. A measure that would reorganize the NFA and redefine its role would certainly fix this. https://businessmirror.com.ph/fast-track-passage-of-rice-tariff-bill/

Zim 'imports grain despite govt claims it has stopped doing so' – report 2018-05-17 10:09

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Zimbabwe is reportedly still importing grain "despite claims by the government that it had stopped doing so" last year following a "bumper harvest from the command agriculture programme".The main aim for the command agriculture programme was to ensure self-food sustenance after which exports would follow to help the country earn the much needed foreign currency. The government said in June last year that it had banned grain imports from regional countries, including South Africa.The southern African country said at the time that it was looking to export grain following a bumper harvest that saw most farmers surpassing the targeted yield per hectare under the command agriculture programme. According to the stateowned Chronicle newspaper, several farmers had surpassed the government benchmark target of five tons per hectare.A report by NewsDay on Thursday, however, said that the latest trade data from the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZimStat) showed that the country imported maize worth $976 765 in three months, from February to April this year. "Beside maize imports, the foreign currency starved nation imported rice worth $34,4 million, durum wheat ($27,4m), soya beans ($3,2m), ground nuts ($2,1m), fresh grapes ($1,2m), grain sorghum ($710 676), apples ($627 625), peaches ($38 680) and peas ($1 025), among others," the report said. This came as President Emmerson Mnangagwa this week urged African countries to focus more on agriculture, saying the continent imported food amounting to at least $50 billion per year. Mnangagwa said this while speaking at the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Union (Sacau) annual meeting in Victoria Falls. He said that the continent needed to "harness its arable land to stimulate economic growth and improve its food security". https://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/zim-imports-grain-despite-govt-claims-it-hasstopped-doing-so-report-20180517

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