August 20, 2020
from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST

Agenda:

Welcome
Dwight Roberts, President & CEO
US Rice Producers Association

2020 U.S. Rice Harvest Yields, Grain Quality, Conditions
Thomas Wynn, PhD, Chairman
US Rice Producers Association

Rice Market Outlook for 2020-2021
Dennis DeLaughter, Board Member
US Rice Producers Association

(English with Spanish translation subtitles on the screen)

Speakers

Dwight Roberts
President & CEO @ US Rice Producers Association

Dwight Roberts, President & CEO of the US Rice Producers Association, has spent the last 30 years working in agriculturally related international activities both in the private sector and as the director for international marketing at the Texas Department of Agriculture. He also spent 10 years living and working in the grain and cattle business in South America. Roberts received his bachelor’s degree from Abilene Christian University.

J. Thomas Wynn, PhD
Chairman @US Rice Producers Association

Dr. J. Thomas Wynn is a farmer, rancher, marketing analyst, and COO of M&W Farm & Ranch in Egypt, Texas. He is also a partner in Coastal Rice & Futures Inc. in East Bernard, Texas.  His specialty is risk management in agricultural commodity markets.  He also focuses on innovation diffusion and agricultural policy in both domestic and international settings.  In addition to consulting in the private sector, Wynn works with international industry trade associations and producer groups to promote sound agricultural practices and policies.

Dennis DeLaughter
Board Member, Texas @US Rice Producers Association

Dennis R. DeLaughter, a professional farm manager, investment advisor and commodity broker, operated and managed over 5000 acres of rice, corn and wheat along the Texas gulf coast, southwest of Houston for over 40 years.  He was a licensed floor trader on the Chicago Board of Trade and a frequent speaker at agri-business marketing meetings throughout the U.S. rice belt and the Midwest grain growing region. Specializing in commodity hedging and market analysis service for trading strategies, Mr. DeLaughter has served by appointment from the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee during both the Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations.  He is vice president of the Texas Rice Council and the former chairman of the US Rice Producers Association.  A graduate of Texas A&M University, he holds an MBA from A&M with an undergraduate degree is Agricultural Economics.

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