Tag Archives: Marketing

SW Louisiana rail facility expected for 2012 crop

Farmers will be able to send rice and other grains to Mexico By Dwight Roberts President and Chief Executive Officer USRPA Resilience has always been a word to describe rice farmers. And while faced with adversity in southwest Louisiana, a group of farmers there have shown their ability to take initiatives and give themselves a new market alternative. After more ... Read More »

Rice farming reality show: Yea or nay?

By Carroll Smith Editor I always look forward to attending the Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, which is held on the first weekend of March in Memphis. It’s a time to get a look at “all things ag,” visit with our readers and old friends who drop by the booth and meet new people who also share a passion for ... Read More »

China: Largest rice market in the world

USRPA is optimistic that one day U.S. rice will be sold in China. By Dwight Roberts President and Chief Executive Officer USRPA China, the largest rice producer in the world, is also the largest rice consumer. With its 1.3 billion people, China has 20 percent of the world’s population but just seven percent of the arable land and seven percent ... Read More »

Central American Rice Federation visits Houston

USRPA hosts the organization’s end-of-the-year board meeting By Dwight Roberts President and Chief Executive Officer USRPA For the past several years it has been an important opportunity for the US Rice Producers Association (USRPA) to host the Federacion Centro Americana del Arroz (FECARROZ) for their end-of-the-year board meeting. Never has the meeting taken on so much importance as this December ... Read More »