Jul 21, 2015
ARLINGTON, VA-- Rice farmers from Arkansas taking part in the Riceland In-Depth program visited USA Rice headquarters yesterday for a briefing on the structure and work of the U.S. rice industry's national association. The class met with USA Rice staff for a briefing on government affairs, trade, promotion and communications activities.
In welcoming the group, USA Rice President & CEO Betsy Ward stressed the importance of education and engagement for young rice farmers through programs like Riceland In-Depth.
"I commend you for taking part in this program and being proactively informed on the issues that affect you as rice farmers," Ward said. "Those are the issues USA Rice is here to work on every day, and we appreciate the opportunity to meet with you in person."
The group's study session in Washington, D.C. also included meetings with administration officials and congressional offices.