About Us

USA Rice Federation (USA Rice) is the global advocate for all segments of the U.S. rice industry.  Our mission is to ensure the health and vitality of a unified U.S. rice industry by advocating on behalf of farmers, millers, merchants, and allied businesses.

Through USA Rice, the U.S. rice industry has strong representation to ensure its voice is heard when and where it counts. 

What We Do

National Leader

Create a powerful voice at the federal, state, and local levels

Government Affairs

Develop and influence legislative and regulatory policies favorable to the growth and profitability of the U.S. rice industry

Market Access & Promotion

Work to gain and maintain meaningful domestic and international market access for all types and forms of U.S. rice

Outreach & Education

Inform and educate USA Rice members, government officials, the public, and others

Conservation Support

Develop and promote the sustainability and conservation credentials of the U.S. rice industry

Our History

On August 22, 1994, the leadership of the U.S. rice industry’s three national associations – the Rice Millers’ Association (RMA), USA Rice Council, and the U.S. Rice Producers’ Group (now USA Rice Farmers) – approved a plan to create an umbrella organization, the USA Rice Federation.  Each organization retained its own board of directors, bylaws, and designated representatives to the Federation board.  A single staff was formed to manage the new combined organization.

On September 21, 1994 the newly formed USA Rice Federation held its first board meeting in Washington, D.C.  The rice industry was commended by Congress and the Secretary of Agriculture for forming the Federation to help the industry speak with a unified voice.

In 2005, the USA Rice Merchants' Association formed and joined the Federation.

In 2015, the USA Rice Federation Board of Directors, in response to a recommendation from the USA Rice Communications Committee, dropped the word “Federation” from the organization’s name for common use.  Legally, the organization is still USA Rice Federation, but USA Rice is also our name.

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USA Rice offers a number of membership opportunities.

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 Boards & Committees

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 Our Staff

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