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.

Latest Rice Industry News


USRPA's Rice Advocate (Free Weekly Newsletter)

January 14, 2022

In This Issue:

  • U.S. Rice Market Getting Desperate for Iraq Business
  • Texas Rice Educational Programs Return to In-Person Events
  • Washington, D.C. Update
  • Missouri Rice Research Farm: From Planting to Harvest
  • USRPA Wrapped Up Facebook Campaign in Morocco with Positive Results

January 7, 2022

In This Issue:

  • US Domestic Market Demand Vital for 2022
  • Washington, D.C. Update
  • Nation’s Leading Ag Educational Conference is Headed to Jonesboro
  • USDA Agricultural Resource Management Survey

December 10, 2021

In This Issue:

  • USDA Supply/Demand Report Brings No Surprises
  • USRPA Board Meeting Addresses Strategic Growth
  • Washington, D.C. Update: Debt Ceiling
  • North Africa Digital Campaign Update

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