Feared Beetle Makes Its Way to U.S. in Rice from India

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U.S. Customs and Border Patrol investigators said Tuesday that they intercepted a feared nonnative beetle in bags of rice that arrived at O’Hare International Airport from India, the latest in a surge of discoveries of the hard-to-kill pest that could damage this country’s grain industry if it became established. A khapra beetle cast skin and…


Indonesia will import 500,000 tons of rice from Vietnam

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Indonesia’s State board of logistics (Bulog) said Indonesia will import 500,000 tons of rice from Vietnam to strengthen its stocks this year. An agreement has been signed with Vietnam which offers cheaper price than the price set by Thailand, Bulog chief Sutarto Alimoeso said. The price of the Vietnamese rice with broken ratio of 15…


Vietnam pockets us$2 billion from rice export so far this year

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Vietnam exported 387,186 tonnes of rice, worth US$185.5 million in the first three weeks of July Vietnam exported 387,186 tonnes of rice, worth US$185.5 million in the first three weeks of July, pushing the total export volume to 4.3 million tonnes and a value to US$2 billion so far this year, according to the Vietnam…


Thai-Vietnam teamwork to cash in on climbing rice price

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BANGKOK (Commodity Online) : In an effort to take advantage of rising Rice prices, leading exporters Thailand and Vietnam are looking for strengthening cooperation in the matter. Thai rice exporters will meet their Vietnamese counterparts and the Vietnam Food Association in mid-September to evaluate the potential impact of the new government’s revival of crop mortgages…


Khapra beetle found in sack of rice at O’Hare

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CHICAGO— U.S. Customs officials at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport say they recently found a hard to kill bug that could devastate the nation’s grain stock if it gets established in this country. Agriculture specialists on Aug. 16 found the Khapra beetle in a 10-pound bag of rice being shipped from India. According to a statement…


Delta rice farmers reap big benefits

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Aggregation of land and the formation of co-operatives is providing economies of scale in Mekong Delta paddies, resulting in greater efficiency and improved production. Ngoc Le reports Viet Nam is among the top three rice exporters in the world, and the country’s "rice basket", the Mekong Delta, accounts for as much as 90 per cent…


Mekong Delta has new rice processing complex

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Construction of aVND77 billion ($3.5 million) rice processing complex has started in Thoai Son district of the Mekong Delta’s An Giang province, looking to reduce post harvest losses for farmers and increasing the quality of processed rice for export The 2.6ha complex, built by the An Giang Import Export Company, comprises a warehouse system which…


Rice Harvest Will Reach 2.3m Tons

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Iran is expected to harvest some 2.3 million tons of rice in the current Iranian year (started March 21) marking a 12-percent increase compared to last year’s figure, announced the secretary of Rice Guild Association. Referring to the qualitative and quantitative increase in rice production, Jamil Alizadeh Shayegh said over 630,000 hectares are under rice…


Vietnam rice exports to Africa increase strongly

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HCMC – Vietnam’s rice exports to some African countries grew strongly last month but exports to ASEAN countries fell significantly. Vietnam rice exports to Africa increase strongly By Pham Thai – The Saigon Times Daily HCMC – Vietnam’s rice exports to some African countries grew strongly last month but exports to ASEAN countries fell significantly.…


Rice export makes huge progress, says assn.

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Vietnam has made huge progress in the cultivation, processing and export of rice, the country’s Food Association said at a meeting held July 5 to review rice export during the first six months of the year. Rice export prices have also increased by US$27 per ton, the association said. It added Vietnamese enterprises exported 3.92…


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