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FAO heightens global 2013 rice production forecast

FAO heightens global 2013 rice production forecast

Bangkok, Thailand, 17 Jul 2014 -- Asia and Western Africa have produced more rice in the 2013 season currently drawing to a close than expected last April, heightening the global paddy production forecast, the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today. FAO now forecasts 2013 global paddy production at 747.0 million tonnes, or 498.0 million tonnes on a milled basis. The resulting 1.5 percent [more...]


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