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)

September 10, 2020

In This Issue:

  • One Word Describes the Rice Market: “Uncertainty”
  • FECARROZ Names New President
  • USCOFCO’s Vice President Luan Richeng Elected as New CNAGS Chair

September 17, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Port of Lake Charles to Resume Rough Rice Shipments
  • Prospect for China’s Rice Harvest are Positive Despite Flooding and COVID-19
  • Washington DC Update
  • Texas Rice Update

September 3, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Weather, Aftermath of Hurricane Laura Continue to Dominate U.S. Harvest News
  • Stumbling Blocks for USMCA Implementation
  • US Rice Master Class in Mexico Attracts New Followers

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