Advocacy for the Rice Industry
The USA Rice Federation is the global advocate for all segments of the U.S. rice industry with a mission to promote and protect the interests of producers, millers, merchants and allied businesses.
A Representative Organization Working on Behalf of the U.S. Rice Industry
USA Rice is made up of the USA Rice Producers’ Group, the USA Rice Millers’ Association, the USA Rice Council and the USA Rice Merchants’ Association. Each organization has a distinct identity and mission, overseen by its own board of directors. But when the membership sits down at the federation table, they come together as USA Rice. It is the place where they discuss, and sometimes debate, the critical issues that can make or break a viable U.S. rice industry. The USA Rice Federation represents a commitment to consensus-building, to equipping the U.S. rice industry with the strength of a united voice.
USA Rice is also the mechanism through which a full-scope program of work is carried out on behalf of the rice industry, funded by producers, millers and allied members through the member organizations. Each segment of the membership brings more than financial support to USA Rice. A wealth of varied experience and expertise enriches the representative committee system. Programs for domestic and international rice promotion, government affairs, communications and member services are all operated with guidance from committees composed of producers, millers and representatives from allied industries, who advise the board of directors. The board provides direction to the USA Rice staff, which implements programs and policies.