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

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.

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October 29, 2020

In This Issue:

  • First Chinese Import of U.S. Rice Since Rice Protocol Established by USRPA and GACC
  • Rice Market Update
  • Rice Market & Technology Convention Goes Viral

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October 23, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana Loading Rough Rice for Brazil
  • US Rice Harvest Nearing Completion
  • USRPA and USDA Working Together on Social Media Campaign in Mexico
  • Rice Harvest Underway in Heilongjiang Province

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October 16, 2020

In This Issue:

  • Hurricane Delta Soaks Louisiana… Again
  • Texas Rice Council Meeting
  • Texas Rice Update
  • Food and Agriculture Platforms of the 2020 Presidential Candidates



IMPORTANT NEWS


USDA CONFIRMS CHINA HAS SIGNED THE RICE PROTOCOL

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