The new agreement lifts these requirements and expands access beyond the single port of Barranquilla, which was the only port previously open to U.S. exporters.
South Sudan has been embroiled in more than three years of conflict that has have taken a devastating toll on the people.
Stocks are expected to increase next month with the arrival of 250,000 MT of rice imports this month.
July, August rain, cool temps may slow harvest. Sunshine needed to lower moisture levels in grain.
Rice yields are expected to be favorable when fields are dry enough for harvest, though overall Mississippi acreage will be down this year.
In an effort to bring to an end the air pollution caused by the use of husk and firewood, the Indian Oil Corporation is now working with rice mill owners in the delta region to use LPG.
Arkansas cultivates more rice than all other U.S. states combined. Recent flooding in eastern Arkansas accounted for a slight drop in production this year, with around one million acres harvested.
The Mekong Delta, long renowned as the “rice bowl of Vietnam”, is now also home to a multi-billion-dollar shrimp industry and burgeoning numbers of farmers are building fortunes from the small crustaceans.
Stakeholders say the government is ready to spend huge sums on compensations or reliefs but is not developing new seed varieties that may help farmers stand on their own feet
Rice is a hugely important part of life on the island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa. At times, it shows up for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In much of the country, it dominates the landscape, planted in small plots across millions of acres of land.