National Weekly Rice Summary

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

(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 mostly steady.  Harvest completed 
in the southern states are as follows: Louisiana 76%, Texas 74%, Mississippi 
24% and Arkansas 5%.  All states above 5 yr average except Arkansas.            
   In California, medium grain milled rice prices remain steady.  Second heads 
and Brewers steady.  Rice by-products: Rice Bran steady.  Rice hulls market not 
established as mills continue to pay for disposal of rice hulls. 
   CME Rough Rice settlements for Monday 27th, Sep 18 closed .275 lower at 
10.51; Nov 18 closed .12 lower at 10.60; Jan 19 closed .12 lower at 10.75.  US 
dollar index on Monday settled at 94.83.  
   
                    Arkansas          Texas         Louisiana      California
MILLED RICE	
Long white         25.50-26.00        26.75           26.00           -----   
Long brown         26.75-27.50        28.75            NA             -----     
Medium white       29.00-31.50        -----           30.00        39.00-42.00
Medium brown           NA             -----            NA          39.00-42.00   
Short white           -----           -----           -----            NA     
Parboiled          26.50-28.00        32.50           -----           -----
Second heads       16.50-19.00     13.50-15.00        12.75        16.00-19.00   
Brewers            14.00-15.50     12.25-13.00        11.50        13.00-15.00      

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     105.00-120.00   110.00-115.00   120.00-145.00   150.00-160.00
Rice millfeed         40.00        40.00-45.00        40.00           -----
Rice hulls          5.00-10.00         5.00            5.00            0.00         
 
*NA = not available 

Source:  USDA Market News Service, Little Rock, AR
         James M. Ward, (501)823-1711 JamesM.Ward@ams.usda.gov
         www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/LR_GR410.txt 
         www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews