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    Volume 4 Issue: XI

    Todays News Headlines

    Asian rice markets slow due to poor demand Taiwan: Taiwan Lifts Longstanding Ban on U.S. Long Grain Rice and Schedules Tender Importers from 15 countries meet Thai exporters Payouts for rice farmers expected to help increase GDP by 0.6% Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu directs paddy farmers to be paid within 48 hours Bhopal Gas Tragedy: 350 tonnes of waste and factory deaths that no one even counts Taiwan Opens Market for U.S. Long Grain Rice USTR Appeals WTO October COOL Rule Taiwan Announces Long Grain Tenders CME Group/Closing Rough Rice Futures Arkansas cotton and rice crops expected to finish strong Farmers get relief from rice diseases in 2014 Lowcountry Rice Wine Edges Toward a Revival Millers to supply superfine rice to hostels Odisha mulls incentives to boost rice processing

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    News Detail.

    Taiwan Opens Market for U.S.

    Long Grain Rice

    TAIPEI, TAIWAN -- The American

    Institute of Taiwan's Agricultural Affairs

    Office reported that Taiwan authorities have

    lifted the longstanding ban on U.S. long

    grain rice. Taiwan imposed an import ban

    on U.S. long grain rice immediately after the

    LibertyLink incident in August 2006.

    Since then, the issue has been raised in

    several bilateral engagements by the U.S.

    side, both technically and under the Trade

    and Investment Framework Agreement

    annual meetings.Taiwan's Agriculture and

    Food Agency has also scheduled two tenders

    of U.S.-origin long grain brown rice for

    December 10, with delivery in the May-June

    2015 time frame. This will be the first U.S.

    long grain rice tender since Taiwan joined

    the WTO in January 2002 and opened its

    market for rice imports.

    One tender (1,500 MT) has a specification

    for minimum amylose content. It is

    presumed this will be destined for making

    popular local products such as rice noodles

    and rice cakes. The long grain rice without

    minimum amylose content specifications

    will likely be used as table rice."Reportedly,

    consumer appetites in Taiwan are

    changing," said Jim Guinn, USA Rice

    Federation vice president of international

    promotion. "They seem to be more

    accepting of long grain products in addition

    to the medium and short grain that is

    traditionally consumed there. Taiwan also

    recently purchased southern medium grain

    rice for the first time in several years."

    Contact: Deborah Willenborg (703) 236-1444

    USTR Appeals WTO October

    COOL Rule


    DC -- Last Friday,

    the United States



    (USTR) filed an

    appeal to the World



    (WTO) October ruling that the U.S. Country

    of Origin Labeling (COOL) rule was a

    violation of United States' WTO

    obligations. This means that the WTO's

    appellate body has 60 days to report on the

    appeal and, based on the outcome of that

    report, WTO arbitration could begin as early

    as April 2015 if the United States remains

    out of compliance and Canada and Mexico

    continue to seek trade retaliation.

    The COOL rule mandates that muscle cuts

    of meat be labeled for the country of origin

    where the animal was born, raised, and

    slaughtered, which foreign meat and

    livestock suppliers claim treats their goods

    unfairly. Canada and Mexico brought a

    complaint against the United States to the

    WTO in August 2013. The U.S. decision to

    appeal the October ruling is another in a

    series of steps that will have to occur before

    Canada and Mexico are given permission by

    the WTO to retaliate against imports from

    the United States. At this point, retaliation

    against U.S. products looks unlikely until

    the last quarter of 2015, though Canada has

    already released a list of U.S. products that

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    would face a 100 percent duty, including

    U.S.-grown rice.

    "We are obviously watching this issue very

    closely because of the potential impact on

    U.S. rice exports to Canada," said Bob

    Cummings, USA Rice Federation

    COO. "As a member of the COOL Reform

    Coalition, we are urging the U.S.

    government to come into compliance with

    its WTO obligations so as to avoid


    Contact: Kristen Dayton (703) 236-1464

    Source with thanks USA Rice Federation

    Taiwan Announces Long Grain


    Tender Specifications:

    1. Long grain brown rice 2. Length of kernel: 6.61

    mm~7.5mm, the ratio of length to

    width of whole kernel:

    3.0. Method of test for length and shape: randomly sample 30

    kernels from sound kernels,

    measure the length and width of

    each kernels, then take the average

    of the measurement. The weight

    percentage of out of length

    standard kernels must be under 30

    percent and the kernels which

    length less than 6.2 mm must be

    under 5 percent.

    3. Amylose content: 24 percent (for Tender GF4-103-118 only

    [1,500 MT])

    4. Quantity: 1,500 mt each



    Moisture 14.5%

    Impurity 0.3%

    Broken kernels 6.0%

    Damaged kernels 3.0%

    Heat damaged kernels 0.3%

    Sprouted kernels 0.8%

    Immature kernels,

    include rice screening

    Total not to

    exceed 13%

    Chalky kernels Total not to

    exceed 13%

    Off-type kernels 3.0%

    Paddy 0.4%

    Well milled kernels 0.0%



    Degree of freshness



    Source with thanks USA Rice Federation

    CME Group/Closing

    Rough Rice Futures

    CME Group (Preliminary): Closing Rough Rice

    Futures for December 2

    Month Price Net Change

    January 2015 $12.185 + $0.045

    March 2015 $12.450 + $0.045

    May 2015 $12.700 + $0.050

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    July 2015 $12.900 + $0.050

    September 2015 $12.150 + $0.050

    November 2015 $12.050 + $0.050

    January 2016 $12.050 + $0.050

    Source with thanks USA Rice Federation

    Arkansas cotton and rice

    crops expected to finish


    Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 10:00


    As the 2014 rice and cotton harvests draw to

    a close, a mild summer and fall, coupled

    with heavy rainfall throughout the state,

    appear to have delivered surprisingly high

    yields for both rice and cotton.According to

    the National Agricultural Statistics Service,

    Arkansas cotton crop was 98 percent harvested, ahead of the five-year average of

    93 percent, and rice harvest was complete,

    just 1 point ahead of the 99 percent five-year


    Soybeans were near completion at 96

    percent.Jarrod Hardke, an extension rice

    agronomist for the University of Arkansas

    System Division of Agriculture based at

    Stuttgart, said record low temperatures in

    June, July and August in some areas of the

    state were a strong force in shaping the 2014


    That really had a significant impact on our overall rice crop, and ultimately, our yields, Hardke said. He said significant temperature

    drops can affect rice crops in different ways

    depending on when they occur in the plants growing cycle.If those very stressful, low temperatures occur just after mid-season,

    thats actually the time when those plants are determining how many grains theyre going to attempt to create to begin with, and

    how many branches will be on that panicle, Hardke said. If those conditions occur when we begin to head, and at pollination, it

    can affect or inhibit pollination you have a fertility problem and you can get blanks.

    There will be kernels that dont pollinate, and dont fill at all.The typical window for planting rice throughout the Arkansas Delta

    region spans from late March until mid-

    June, although some fields in 2014 were

    planted as early as March 10 and as late as

    July 8, Hardke said. Rice harvest is heavily

    temperature dependent, and can range from

    mid-August to early October, or even

    beyond, he said.Despite several periods of

    unusually low overnight summer

    temperatures, the ag statistics service has

    estimated that the states 2014 rice yield at 167.3 bushels per acre, just shy of 2013s record-breaking 168 bushels per acre

    average. Hardke said final harvest numbers

    released by NASS in January wil