Where Rice Is Grown
Nearly 85% of the rice we eat in the U.S. is grown by American farmers. Each year, 18 billion pounds of rice are grown and harvested by local farmers in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas. The U.S. rice industry is unique in its ability to produce all types of rice—long, medium and short grain, as well as aromatic and specialty varieties.
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Meet U.S. Farmers
American rice farmers have a longstanding commitment to protect and preserve natural resources. Over the past 20 years, American rice farmers have increased rice yields by 53% while decreasing land use by 35%, energy use by 38% and water use by 53%—with no GMOs.
USA RICE SUPPLIERS AND ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: To view a list of USA Rice member companies that supply U.S.-grown rice, rice co-products, and related services, click here »
There are no hard and fast rules on which type of rice to use in any particular recipe. It is simply a matter of personal preference. In the end, you’ll find that no matter which type of U.S.-grown rice you use, the menu possibilities are truly endless.
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