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Rio Grande do Sul's rice harvest is enough to supply the Brazilian market

Published May 22, 2024

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The 2023/2024 rice harvest in Rio Grande do Sul is projected to be approximately 7,149,691 tons, nearly matching the previous year's yield of 7,239,000 tons, ensuring adequate supply for Brazil without needing imports. Despite May floods affecting some areas and stored grains, 84% of the crop was harvested beforehand. The Rio Grandense Rice Institute (Irga) provided these estimates and expressed concerns over the federal government's removal of the Common External Tariff (TEC) on imported rice, which could potentially discourage local producers and reduce the cultivated area.
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The 2023/2024 rice harvest in Rio Grande do Sul should be around 7,149,691 tons, even with the losses due to the floods that the State suffered in May. The number is very close to that recorded in the previous harvest, of 7,239,000 tons – which proves that Gaucho rice is sufficient to supply the Brazilian market, making it unnecessary to import the grain. The data, calculated by the Rio Grandense Rice Institute (Irga), was presented at an extraordinary meeting of the Rice Sector Chamber, held remotely this Tuesday (21/5) by the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Sustainable Production and Irrigation ( Seapi). “When the floods occurred in Rio Grande do Sul, the rice crop was already 84% harvested, leaving 142 thousand hectares to be harvested. Of these, 22 thousand hectares were lost and 18 thousand were partially submerged. Among the grains stored in the silos, 43 thousand tons were compromised”, stated the president of Irga, Rodrigo Machado. Irga's total production estimate ...
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