Abraham Recognizes Rice in House Floor Speech

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Rep. Abraham gives U.S. rice a big hand
Sep 30, 2015
WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-LA), a great friend to the U.S. rice industry and Member of the House Committee on Agriculture, formally recognized National Rice Month during a floor speech here.
Standing next to a large photo of rice plants, Abraham said “I want to pay a special tribute to the hard working men and women who produce rice on their family farms and I’d also like to recognize those who mill and market rice, all the suppliers and buyers.”  He fittingly finished his comment by thanking one of the most important sectors of the industry, “…all the consumers who make rice an essential part of their diet.”

Abraham’s Congressional District, LA-05, is the largest row crop district in the nation and the second largest rice-growing district in Louisiana with a five-year average of more than 113,900 acres of rice grown with an estimated $119 million farm-gate value.

Congressman Abraham will be a featured speaker at this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference being held in New Orleans from December 9-11.

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