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.

We are all learning what is really “essential” and certainly rice is on that list as evidenced by the increased demand.  Rice farmers, rice millers and the allied businesses from throughout the world are essential in feeding our communities worldwide.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your families, loved ones and citizens during this crisis. Working together, the world will defeat this virus.

The USRPA office will remain open part time for the foreseeable future but staff continues to work from home full time. Please let us hear from you – you can send your comments and/or questions directly to us at

Latest Rice Industry News


USRPA's Rice Advocate (Free Weekly Newsletter)

March 4, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Rough Rice Export Sales Providing Market Support
  • Washington DC Update
  • Welcome New Cuban Ambassador to U.S.

February 26, 2021

In This Issue:

  • Market Update: Rice Competes with Corn & Soybeans for Acres
  • Missouri Rice Farmers Gather in Dexter
  • Washington DC Update
  • Mark Your Calendars: RMTC 2021

February 18, 2021

Due to the complications from the current historical winter storm throughout Texas, the Mississippi Delta, and other areas of the region we will not be issuing a Rice Advocate today. Maybe this week we call it The “Ice” Advocate. 

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