UACES Facebook Oct. 26 webinar addresses implications of decline in U.S. rice supplies

Oct. 26 webinar addresses implications of decline in U.S. rice supplies

The U.S rice crop is expected to be the smallest since 1996-97, according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The “why’s” and implications of that decline will be the topic of the Oct. 26 webinar being offered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

Oct. 23, 2017

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture

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LITTLE ROCK – The U.S rice crop is expected to be the smallest since 1996-97, according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. The “why’s” and implications of that decline will be the topic of the Oct. 26 webinar being offered by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

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The webinar will feature Nathan Childs, agricultural economist with the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service. The webinar is scheduled for 3 p.m. central and there’s no cost to attend. To register, visit: http://bit.ly/uaex-rice-outlook-Oct26

“Nathan will discuss the reasons behind and implications of the expected decline in U.S. rice supplies in 2017-18 on prices, trade, and use,” said Bobby Coats, professor-extension economist for the Division of Agriculture. “He will also touch on major factors driving the global rice market and recent global price movements will be analyzed.”

Childs’ presentation will be based on updated forecasts from the Oct. 12 WASDE report (See: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf), which said the rice ending stocks would be the lowest in 14 years.

The event is part of the ongoing Food & Agribusiness Webinar Series. Visit https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/economics-marketing/food-agribusiness-webinars/ to learn more.

 
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact your county office as soon as possible.  Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system. 

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.   

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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