Mar 12, 2019
USA Rice extends condolences to the family and friends of Rex Allen Morgan, of Indianola, Mississippi, who passed away last week, at the age of 80.
Rex was the first chair of the USA Rice Federation at its founding in 1994. He also served on the boards of The Rice Foundation and Mississippi Rice Production.
“Rex was an early proponent of the value of establishing the USA Rice Federation to enhance the effectiveness of the three charter members, the U.S. Rice Producers’ Group, the USA Rice Council, and the U.S. Rice Millers’ Association,” said Carl Brothers, former Riceland Foods COO who succeeded Rex as Federation chair. “His interest to leverage the collective strengths of the U.S. rice industry and seek a stronger rice voice in Washington, along with his gentleman leadership, made him the ideal first chair of the USA Rice Federation.”
A passionate farmer, Rex began his career with his mother, and his brothers on family land in Sunflower County. An avid proponent of water management, he served on The Yazoo Mississippi Delta Joint Water Management Board of Commissioners from its inception, and was also instrumental in the founding of Farmers Grain Terminal where he served as chairman of the board for the past 27 years.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 205 Second Street, Indianola, Mississippi 38751, or to a charity of choice.