Texas Rice Council Holds Board Meeting

October 21, 2022
The Texas Rice Council held a board of directors meeting on October 7th, at Midway Bar-B-Q, in Katy, Texas. The Rice Council is entrusted with the producer’s check-off dollars earmarked for promotion, education, and market development. Leaders from Academia, Government, and the U.S. Rice Industry spoke on topics essential to bettering the Texas Rice Industry.

The new Directors of AgriLife Research and Extension discuss how to improve outcomes from research dollars, and better communication of those outcomes to producers.

Left to right: Dan Hunter, Assistant Commissioner for TDA;  Dr. Rick Avery, Director of AgriLife Extension;  Dr. Cliff Lamb, Director of AgriLife Research,  and Galen Franz, Chairman TRRF.

Dan Hunter discussed current agricultural affairs, legislative matters, and marketing opportunities with the Texas Rice Council.

Picture: Dan Hunter, Assistant Commissioner for TDA

Dr. Tim Walker discussed trends in U.S. Long Grain production and marketing over the last twenty years. He gave his perspective on what the U.S. Rice Industry needs to do to regain market share in Western Hemisphere markets traditionally dominated by U.S. Long Grain rice. He also discussed opportunities in the domestic aromatic market. 

Left to right: Tommy Turner, President of Texas Rice Council; Dr. Tim Walker, CEO of Horizon Ag; and Marcela Garcia, President & CEO of USRPA.
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