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Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting February 8th in Jonesboro

Arkansas Rice will hold its annual meeting in-person on February 8th in Jonesboro. The event will feature Governor Asa Hutchinson and other guest speakers who will over a range of subject matters of interest to the rice industry. In addition, attendees will receive an update from USA Rice CEO Betsy Ward and ag policy updates from the U.S. Senate Ag Committee staff.

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2022 Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting to be Held In-Person

February 8 Meeting to Highlight Sustainability

Little Rock - The Arkansas Rice Farmers and Arkansas Rice Council will hold their annual meeting on Monday, February 8, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. in Jonesboro at the Red Wolf Convention Center.

´╗┐USA Rice CEO, Betsy Ward will deliver an industry update followed by Governor Asa Hutchinson as the keynote speaker.

This year's event will also have three sessions; beginning with a discussion on national affairs and farm bill policy from U.S. Senate Ag Committee staff as well as representatives for Congressman Crawford. A conservation panel will follow that will include RIPE, Riceland, and the National Ag Law Center. We will conclude the meeting with an Arkansas overview from Dr. Jarrod Hardke and Dr. Tim Burcham.

"Our farmers are looking forward to gathering in-person again this year. 2022 looks to be promising with the release of the recent yield reports," said Kelly Robbins, Arkansas Rice Executive Director. This meeting will provide important information that helps to keep our stakeholders up to date on industry issues so that our producers can continue to grow a safe and quality food supply."

Individual registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found here.Individual registration deadline is Tuesday, February 1. Sponsorship registration deadline is Monday, January 24.

About Arkansas Rice

Arkansas is the largest rice-growing state in the nation, producing nearly 9 billion pounds annually. Arkansas family farmers produce roughly 50 percent of the nation's rice every year. Arkansas rice farmers and millers contribute over $6 billion each year to the state's economy and employ over 25,000 Arkansans. To learn more, visit