1. Bloomberg.com “Rice Poised For Third Record Crop As Food
Prices Retreat” June 5, 2013
The third consecutive year of record rice production is
poised to expand inventories to the most in more than a decade, driving down
prices and helping to contain the more than $1 trillion spent on food imports
2. Bloomberg.com “Thai Rice Stocks to Surge as Yingluck Extends
Purchase Plan” March 1, 2012
Thailand’s government is expanding a rice-buying program it
says will bring in more cash for the grain as exporters blame the policy for
putting the country’s 30-year reign as the world’s top shipper at risk.
3. Bloomberg.com "Thai Rice Exports Seen Plunging on State Buying, Flooding" November 4, 2011
Rice shipments from Thailand, the largest exporter, will drop by half from November to January as a state-buying policy raises costs and flooding disrupts transport, according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association.
4. FinancialTimes.com "Supply fears feed demand for rice futures" August 8, 2011
Japan's historic revival of rice futures trading for the first time in 72 years was met with high demand as worries about a lack of supply amid radiation fears dominated market sentiment.
5. Bloomberg.com "Rice Futures Jump to Four-Month High as U.S. Planting Declines" July 6, 2011
Rice futures rose to a four-month high on mounting concern that output is dropping in the U.S., the world’s third-largest exporter. Farmers in the U.S. planted 2.676 million acres this year, down 26 percent from 2010.