20 YEARS AND COUNTING

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

The purpose of this publication is to give those of you who are not aware or have heard an array of versions, the chance to know our early story and why rice farmers are best served by rice farmers. Like any organization created out of controversy and disagreements, the founders of the US Rice Producers Association were rice farmers willing to speak their minds and address the issues openly and honestly.

THE US RICE PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

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

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

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.

We thank you for your support and participation over the years. 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 info@usriceproducers.com.

From the Texas Farm Bureau

THE US RICE PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

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

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

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where can I find more information and statistics on Organic rice farming in the U.S.?

The USDA Economic Research Service collected data from USDA-accredited State and private certification groups to calculate the extent of certified organic farmland acreage and livestock in the United States.

Where can I find more information and statistics on Organic rice farming in the U.S.?

The USDA Economic Research Service collected data from USDA-accredited State and private certification groups to calculate the extent of certified organic farmland acreage and livestock in the United States.

July 9, 2020

In This Issue:

  • USDA WASDE Report to Offer Final Market Factors Prior to New Crop Harvest
  • FY 2021 Ag Appropriations Bill
  • Texas Rice Update
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Field Day Via Zoom
  • USRPA Board of Directors Embraces New Technology

July 2, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Market Update: Gulf Coast Rice Harvest Gets Early Start
  • USMCA Enters Into Force
  • Washington DC Update

June 25, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Market Update: Early Harvest Anticipated Along the Gulf Coast
  • Immigration Executive Order
  • USRPA’s Social Media Campaign Reaches New Audience

IMPORTANT NEWS
USDA CONFIRMS CHINA HAS SIGNED THE RICE PROTOCOL
To see the original note go to the USDA website here

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