Arkansas Rice Industry Celebrates Rice Month with Proclamation and Hunger Gift

The Arkansas rice industry kicked off Arkansas Rice Month with a proclamation announcement by Governor Hutchinson at the State Capitol and followed that announcement up with a very generous gift of rice to combat hunger in Arkansas.  This has become an annual celebration of sorts for the rice industry of Arkansas as they look to share the story of Arkansas rice and provide an example of the impact rice can have in combating hunger through nutrition. Ag Council of Arkansas board member Jeff Rutledge of Newport, who is Chairman of the Arkansas Rice Federation, was the lead industry representative for the events with the Governor and the Arkansas Food Bank.

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