At Firstgrain, we put the rice market first, hence the name of our service. The name comes from a saying in China, where rice was first most likely cultivated, “More precious than pearls and jade are the five grains, of which rice is first.” We publish a weekly newsletter, The Firstgrain Rice Market Strategist. The emphasis is strategy or plan. Our clients are in the rice market all year long and are forced to manage the price risk of the global rice markets. We help them plan their buying or selling strategies.
Equally important, we help our rice clients to think strategically about the world and US rice markets.