In 2012 U.S. rice production was 199.5 million cwt, up 8 percent from 2011, and was valued at nearly $3.0 billion. Arkansas was the leading producer of rice, primarily raising long-grain rice. The state's total rice crop was valued at $1.4 billion and accounted for 46 percent of U.S. production. California, the second largest producer of rice, mainly raised medium-grain rice. The state's total rice crop was valued at $770.7 million in 2012 and accounted for 26 percent of U.S. production. (NASS 2013)
U.S. rice production accounts for less than two percent of the world total; however, the United States is an important exporter due to the relatively small percentage of rice traded globally. In recent years, about half of U.S. production has been exported. July 2013 ... Rice
- California Rice Commission, Sacramento, California.
- Global Agricultural Trade System (GATS), Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA.
- Grain: World Markets and Trade, FAS, USDA.
- International Rice Research Institute
- Rice, Economic Research Service (ERS), USDA.
- Rice Yearbook, ERS, USDA.
- USA Rice Federation, Arlington, Virginia.
- U.S. per capita food availability, ERS, USDA.
- U.S. Rice Producers Association
- Crop Production Annual Summary, National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA.
- Crop Values Annual Summary, NASS, USDA.
- Rice and Ducks, Ducks Unlimited - This article discusses the benefits to producers of flooding rice fields in the winter to attract waterfowl for hunting and conservation.
- Rice Production Best Management Practices, Louisiana State University.
- Rice Production Handbook, Louisiana State University Ag Center, 2009.
- Rice Production in Arkansas, University of Arkansas
- Rice Production in Mississippi, Mississippi State University.
- Rice Production Workshop Manual, University of California Cooperative Extension, 2011 - The manual describes the principles of rice production based on research conducted in the rice production areas of California.
- Sample Costs to Produce Rice, University of California Cooperative Extension, 2012 - Sample costs to produce medium grain rice in the Sacramento Valley are presented in this study.
- Texas Rice, Texas A&M University and USDA-ARS.
- University of California Rice Project, University of California Cooperative Extension.
- Farmers’ Rice Cooperative, Sacramento, California - Over 700 growers in Northern California belong to this rice marketing cooperative. The growers produce high-quality Calrose, short grain and premium medium grain rice for the domestic market and for export.
- Lundberg Family Farms, Richvale, California - This family-owned and -operated rice farm is located in the Sacramento Valley. The farm raises brown and specialty rice varieties using organic and sustainable growing practices called Nutra-Farmed. The farm also markets a line of brown rice products.
- Riceland Foods, Stuttgart, Arkansas - This farmer-owned cooperative provides marketing services for rice, soybeans and wheat. Created in 1921, the cooperative has become the world’s largest miller and marketer of rice.
Links checked November 2013.