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December 14, 2018
Responding to inflationary pressures, the Philippine government is set to liberalize rice imports by converting Quantitative Restrictions to tariffs.
December 11, 2018
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
December 4, 2018
Rice imports in 2017/18 reached 2.15 million tons, the highest level since 2011.
November 29, 2018
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
November 26, 2018
The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement will enter into force on December 30, 2018, and a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union....
November 16, 2018
In March 2018, the Chinese State Council announced a governmental reorganization aimed at improving efficiency and customer service.
November 5, 2018
In Marketing Year (MY) 2018/19, heavy rains during the planting season caused farmers to opt out of the government program to reduce rice acreage and continue planting rice.
October 19, 2018
Japan’s conclusion of a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) and efforts to conclude the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are expected to increase....
October 17, 2018
Myanmar’s total 2018 feed demand is estimated at about 3 million metric tons (MMT) including about 0.5 MMT of aqua feed.
October 3, 2018
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
October 1, 2018
Harvest is underway for spring/summer crops. The 2018/19 corn production forecast is lowered as weather and pest-related stress reduced yield potential.
September 19, 2018
High rice prices due to tight supplies, rising fuel prices, and market distribution inefficiencies will force the Philippine government to import more rice to stabilize prices....
September 19, 2018
Typhoons, heavy rains and prolonged high temperatures in the summer of 2018 are expected to negatively affect both the yield and quality of rice and wheat produced in Japan.
August 31, 2018
MY2018/19 rice and corn production should increase due to expanded acreage and favorable weather conditions.
July 26, 2018
For marketing year (MY) 2018/19, feed consumption is forecast to increase slightly, as the domestic pork industry rebounds and growth continues in the aquaculture sector.
July 26, 2018
Indonesia’s rice imports are expected to reach 2 million tons in 2017/18 due to low stock levels and increased competition from corn plantings.
July 11, 2018
Overall grain production is expected to fall in MY2018/19 due to weather-stress and a flurry of domestic support and trade policy developments.
June 20, 2018
Total production of grain and other crops on a grain equivalent basis is estimated at 5.75 million metric tons (5 MMT, milled basis for rice and grain equivalent for soybeans) in marketing year....
June 8, 2018
Post concurs with the official USDA estimates for wheat, corn and rice. No revisions are proposed for this update.
June 5, 2018
The MY2018/19 rice production forecast is revised up to 21.2 million metric tons, a 4 percent increase from MY2017/18 due to larger than expected main crop fragrant rice acreage.

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