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US Department of Agriculture

Philippines abandons rice self-sufficiency plan

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The Philippines has shifted away from setting a target date for its plan to be completely self-sufficient in the production of rice, a senior...
Philippines to consider more rice imports, ending subsidy

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Philippine officials will meet next week to consider more rice imports and ending a subsidy for farmers to cut debt at the National Food...
Philippines to import 800,000 tonnes of rice

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The Philippines is looking to import as much as 800,000 tonnes of rice this year to boost thinning stockpiles and curb local price increases,...
Indonesia: Biodiesel use lets palm oil exports stall

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A jump in palm oil consumption for biodiesel in Indonesia, the world’s biggest supplier, will probably mean that shipments fail to increase this year...
Indonesia’s palm oil reserves poised to drop

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Palm oil inventories in Indonesia, the world’s largest supplier, probably declined in October to the lowest level in 16 months as rain disrupted production...
Thailand’s rice stockpiles at record height

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Rice stockpiles in Thailand, once the world's biggest exporter, are expanding to a record amount as the government pledging scheme has spurred farmers to...
How will the US shutdown affect ASEAN?

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So far, it is not entirely clear how far the shutdown of US government services will affect travel and trade between ASEAN and the...
Thai rice industry under heavy pressure

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The steadily appreciating baht, a farmer subsidy scheme that is distorting competition and a build-up of the biggest-ever stockpiles have put Thailand's formerly flourishing...
Thailand wants rice top spot back

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Thailand, having lost its position as number one rice exporter of the world in 2012 due to unfavourable government subsidy policies, is reclaiming the...