Little Rock, AR Mon Dec 18, 2017 USDA Market News Service

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

National Weekly Rice Summary
                 (Arkansas-Louisiana-Texas-California)

                             Domestic Trend
   
   In the south, long and medium grain milled rice prices mostly steady.  
Parboiled prices steady.  Second heads and Brewers mostly steady.  Rice by-
products:  Rice Bran, Millfeed and Rice Hulls steady.  
   In California, medium grain milled rice prices steady.  Second heads and 
Brewers steady.  Rice by-products:  Rice Bran prices steady; Rice hull market 
not established.  Mills are having to pay for disposal of rice hulls. 
   CME Rough Rice settlements for Monday 18th, Jan 18 closed .005 higher at 
11.71; Mar 18 closed UNCH at 12.00; May 18 closed UNCH at 12.285.  US dollar 
index on Monday settled at 93.71. 
   
                    Arkansas          Texas         Louisiana      California
MILLED RICE	
Long white         24.50-25.50     24.50-25.50        24.50           -----   
Long brown         25.50-27.50        27.50            NA             -----     
Medium white       25.00-27.50        -----           24.50        36.00-39.00
Medium brown           NA             -----            NA          36.00-39.00   
Short white           -----           -----           -----            NA     
Parboiled          25.50-27.50        29.50           -----           -----
Second heads       15.00-18.00     13.50-15.00     12.00-12.25     16.00-18.00   
Brewers               15.00           12.25            9.50        14.00-16.00      

Domestic shipment: Offers, fob mills, milled rice, spot prices, dollars per 
cwt, bagged. (All milled rice grade No 2 not to exceed 4 percent broken, except 
California grade No 1. All second heads grade No 4 or better, second head and 
brewers are bulk.)  

Rice by-products (spot prices, dollars per short ton, fob mills).

Rice fat bran     100.00-110.00   100.00-150.00   120.00-140.00   130.00-140.00
Rice millfeed         40.00           40.00           40.00           -----
Rice hulls          5.00-8.00          5.00            5.00            0.00         
 
*NA = not available 

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Little Rock, AR
         James M. Ward, (501)671-2203 JamesM.Ward@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LR_GR410.txt 
         www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews