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Following Rice news is the key to trading fundamentally. Below you can find links to articles in the news that discuss market fundamentals that could potentially affect the price of Rice on the CME commodities exchange. Before you invest in the rice futures market you should do your own research.

1. “Thai Rice Stocks to Surge as Yingluck Extends Purchase Plan” March 1, 2012

Thailand’s government is expanding a rice-buying program it says will bring in more cash for the grain as exporters blame the policy for putting the country’s 30-year reign as the world’s top shipper at risk.

2. “Rice Exports From Myanmar Seen Doubling in Challenge to Thailand, Vietnam” January 31, 2012 

Rice exports from Myanmar may more than double to 1.5 million metric tons this year, an industry group forecast, highlighting the country’s potential to boost overseas trade as its government pursues reform.

3. "Thai Rice Production Seen Climbing to Record After Floods" January 19, 2012

Higher output form Thailand, together with a record crop from India and shipments from Vietnam, may depress global prices even as the Thai government pursues a policy of purchasing rough rice from farmers above local rates. 

4. "Thai Rice Exports Seen Plunging on State Buying, Flooding" November 4, 2011

Rice shipments from Thailand, the largest exporter, will drop by half from November to January as a state-buying policy raises costs and flooding disrupts transport, according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association.

5. "Rice Futures Jump to Four-Month High as U.S. Planting Declines" July 6, 2011

Rice futures rose to a four-month high on mounting concern that output is dropping in the U.S., the world’s third-largest exporter. Farmers in the U.S. planted 2.676 million acres this year, down 26 percent from 2010.

6. “Rice Exports From Thailand May Increase More Than Expected, Official Says” April, 22, 2011 

Rice exports from Thailand, the world’s largest shipper of the grain, may gain more than expected this year, boosted by strong demand from the Middle East and Asia, according to the Ministry of Commerce.

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