Rough rice stocks down 49 percent

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its rice stocks report yesterday showing that rough rice stocks in all positions on June 1 totaled 53.4 million hundredweight (cwt).

Stocks held on farms totaled 6.10 million cwt, and off-farm stocks totaled 47.3 million cwt.

Long-grain varieties accounted for 67 percent of the total rough rice, medium-grain accounted for 30 percent, and short-grain varieties accounted for 3 percent.

Milled rice stocks in all positions totaled 4.37 million cwt. Milled rice stocks were comprised of 2.94 million cwt of whole kernel rice and 1.43 million cwt of second heads, screenings, and brewer’s rice.

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