*Traders say Iraq bought as much as 450,000 tonnes. BAGHDAD, Nov 2- Iraq has purchased U.S. wheat in a direct deal, outside the tender process, two Iraqi officials said on Thursday. Iraq's cabinet in May authorised the ministry of trade to make direct purchases of wheat and rice to guarantee food security.
Oct 24- General Administration of Customs data on Tuesday:. *China Sept rice exports to North Korea down 85.1 percent y/y at 2,396 tonnes. *China Sept corn exports to North Korea up sharply from year earlier, at 1,160 tonnes.
NEW YORK/ CHICAGO, Oct 9- Adecoagro SA sees a long-term opportunity in the Trump administration's call for a renegotiation of NAFTA, spying a chance for corn, rice and other crops it produces in Argentina and Brazil to find a market in Mexico, its CEO said. Farming and agricultural processing firm Adecoagro has shipped cargoes of corn and rice to Mexico from South...
JAKARTA, Sept 5- Indonesia's trade ministry has capped retail prices for most types of rice, looking to "maintain stability" in the cost of the commodity which lies at the heart of cuisine in the Southeast Asian nation. The decree, issued last week with immediate effect, puts ceiling prices at between 9,450 rupiah to 10,250 rupiah per kilogram for 25- percent broken...
Dwight Roberts, U.S. Rice Producers Association, discusses the potential impact on Texas rice farmers from Hurricane Harvey.
*Police raided warehouse near Jakarta last week. Police raided IBU's warehouse near Jakarta on Thursday, confiscating more than 1,000 tonnes of rice and alleging the company had bought lower quality subsidised grain that was then labelled as premium rice when sold. "Our focus is now on distribution channels," he said, referring to the raid on the IBU warehouse...
DHAKA, June 21- Bangladesh's state grains buyer on Wednesday issued its fourth international tender since May, looking to import 50,000 tonnes of parboiled rice as it grapples with depleted stocks and record local prices. Separately, Ataur Rahman, additional secretary at the food ministry, told Reuters last week, that the country would import 200,000 tonnes of...
The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization says the country's already-low food supply is set to deteriorate this year.
Scientists have made major strides towards creating new breeds of rice that could be more sustainable, as well as more resilient to environmental stresses.
Deborah Kay Elms, executive director of the Asian Trade Centre, discusses the progress of negotiations between Japan and the U.S. on two issues - cars and agriculture.
Jane Wells does a taste test of a smoothie with rice protein made by Axiom Foods. With her is CEO David Janow.
Americans are increasingly looking to add more protein to their diets, and rice protein is seen as an attractive alternative. Jane Wells speaks to the CEO of Axiom, the largest producer of plant-based proteins in the U.S.
Yen weakness is driving up the cost of Japan's food imports, but analysts say pinched pocketbooks won't slow consumers' taste for meals from overseas.
The ongoing drought in California is cutting back the state's rice crop. It's gotten so bad, one rice farmer said they might have to sell the land.
In two weeks, Girl Scouts will descend upon supermarkets and businesses to peddle boxes of cookies, tempting people with a new gluten-free cookie.
The FDA said, after testing 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, that the amount of detectable arsenic is too low to cause immediate or short-term negative health effects.
Thailand is set to sell half-a-million tons of rice on world markets at a loss, as it scrambles to offload a record stockpile deteriorating in quality in warehouses filled with grain.
Record high prices of corn and soybean brought on by the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be triggering a sense of de ja vu for Asia concerned about a repeat of the food scare in 2008, but most economists are downplaying those fears, for now.
With commodities enjoying a robust start to 2012, some traders are concerned that crude oil and other hard assets are ripe for a fall.
In spite of the Thai government's warning that the world's largest exporter of rice could lose as much as a quarter of its crop because of the floods, analysts tell CNBC the potential shortfall is unlikely to impact prices.