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Meet U.S. Rice Farmers

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American Rice Farmers


More than 80 percent of the rice consumed in the United States is grown on family farms across the six major rice-producing states: Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas.

More than 5,500 American rice farmers directly support more than 14,600 jobs, generating $1.56 billion in direct labor income.  On average, each rice farm contributes $1 million to their local economy.

Read more about our farmers — their stories, their love of the land, and the many varieties of rice they grow.