Representing rice producers in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas, the USRPA is the only national rice producers’ organization comprised by producers, elected by producers and representing producers in all six rice-producing states.

We invite you to browse our web site, check out the Rice Advocate and News section to learn about issues and events concerning the rice and agricultural industry.

Since 1997, the US Rice Producers Association has worked hard to:

  • Maintain and enhance existing rice markets, both domestic and international.
  • Find and develop new markets for domestic sales and export of rough, brown and milled rice.
  • Represent producers in legislative and governmental affairs in Washington, D.C.
  • Educate and inform producers and the general public about rice and rice market information.
  • Expand research activities to develop the rice industry

A look at what happened in the U.S. rice industry 20 years ago answers questions of why there are two rice groups.

The US Rice Producers Association is committed to the health and safety of its attendees and we will continue to follow CDC Guidance for Organizing Large Events and Gatherings.  RMTC will provide attendees PPE such as masks and hand sanitizer, room layouts will be modified, and crowd limits will be enforced to adhere to the physical social distancing protocols.

Large, wide-open facilities and opportunities for outdoor gatherings make the Woodlands Resort the perfect place to meet while allowing for physical distancing. 

If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please contact the USRPA at

Latest Rice Industry News


USRPA's Rice Advocate (Free Weekly Newsletter)

August 27, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Strong Rough Rice Export Sales with Eyes on Hurricane Ida
  • RiceTec Releases Virtual Field Days
  • Washington Update

August 6, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Wet Weather Complicates Gulf Coast Rice Harvest
  • Washington Update

July 30, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Confirmed Sales to Iraq Bring Good News as 2021 Harvest Starts Up
  • USRPA’s Promotional Work in El Salvador is Recognized Nationwide with Broadcasted Cooking Competition
  • USRPA’s Digital Marketing Campaign in El Salvador Targets Younger, Health Conscious Audience
  • USRPA’s Virtual Cooking Classes Continue in Guatemala
  • Washington DC Update

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