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2013 USA Rice Outlook Conference: The Wrap-Up
Attendance at last week's Outlook Conference in St. Louis was outstanding despite inclement weather across the region. More than 600 attendees filled meeting rooms to hear excellent presenters and visit the trade show with 50 exhibitors. Wednesday's opening reception, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch and Bunge, was emceed by Cape Girardeau 106.1's Cousin Carl and featured day-fresh Budweiser in the Exhibit Hall. Radio listeners in southern Missouri and northeast Arkansas got a treat the next morning when they tuned into 106.1 to hear Cousin Carl interview Outlook attendees and USA Rice staff about the latest rice news and conference agenda updates.
Summing up, USA Rice Federation Chairman Mark Denman said, "I believe all that attended came away with a bullish feeling that our industry is strong and getting stronger. I am already looking forward to next year's conference in Little Rock where I expect we will share even more positive news about the U.S. rice industry."