The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries released an updated report on rice projections for planting. Accordingly, three Kyushu prefectures (Saga, Kumamoto, and Kagoshima) adjusted their plans from “same as last year” (as of Apr. 2020) to “less than last year.” In the entire Kyushu-Okinawa area, only Fukuoka Prefecture plans to continue the same scale of planting as 2019. Despite the situation, the ministry anticipates rice price drop due to a continued fall in consumption. Sources: MAFF / AgriNews
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