Iraqi grain production is rebounding in 2019, following a difficulty and dry 2018. Post expects strong production in wheat, barley and corn, as farmers expand acreage after recent rains. A production ban remains in place for Iraqi rice for the foreseeable future, creating opportunities for increased rice exports. Consumer food demand is growing as birthrates remain high and Iraqi refugees return home following years of conflict. The Iraqi livestock sector will continue to grow further expanding demand for feed grains.