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Rice growers awash in import problems

Charley Mathews Jr. says rice farmers try to do everything they can to improve efficiencies, lower costs and increase production without sacrificing quality. Charley Mathews Jr. grew up working in his family’s rice fields. “Like many farm kids, I started to drive a tractor when I was 12, irrigated rice in the summertime, and always… Read More »

Rice import goes up in two weeks

Rice import has been increasing for last two weeks amid its persisting higher price in the domestic market and decline in prices in neighbouring India, said sector insiders. Even after paying 25 per cent customs duty, private importers are making profits by importing two specific rice varieties from India, they added. The food ministry data… Read More »

China set to cut into India, Vietnam rice exports in 2017 – USDA

Falling demand and overseas competition are expected to bite into Vietnam’s rice exports. India and Vietnam, the world’s leading rice exporters, may see overseas sales fall below previously expected levels due to slowing demand and rising competition from China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in a recent report. India’s rice exports year could… Read More »

No order for Pakistani non-basmati rice in Gulfood exhibition

Pakistani non-basmati rice has failed in swamping Gulf food market as price of Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai rice is relatively lower. According to details, Pakistan’s rice exporters participated in Dubai’s ‘Gulfood Exhibition’ but did not succeed in getting a single order for non-basmati rice. “We are unable to compete Indian, Vietnamese, and Thai rice as… Read More »

Iran may soon permit rice imports from India

Iran may soon issue permission for importing rice from India, India’s Commerce Ministry said in a statement. The ministry said the move come following a visit to Iran by a 20-member trade delegation led by chairman of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) from January 28-30, reported, according to Iran Daily.… Read More »

Disappointment for Indian rice exporters

Indian basmati rice prices have risen 20% since the end of November, based on hopes that Iran will resume rice imports during the July-November harvest season, following a ban last year. Yet there was bad news for Indian rice exporters at the start of February, when Iran imposed a ceiling on import prices. The new… Read More »