Rice Research and Practice

AgNIC site for rice research and practice.

Rice Research Boards

Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board


California Rice Research Board

California Cooperative Rice Research Foundation Rice Experiment Station

California Rice Commission


Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council


Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council

Southeastern Missouri State Rice Research Farm

Missouri Rice Research

Global Rice Science Partnership

Associations & Organizations

Africa Rice Center

Africa Rice Center (WARDA) is an autonomous intergovernmental research association of African member states. WARDA is one of 15 international agricultural research centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). Its mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa, through research, development, and partnership activities to provide increases in productivity and profitability of rice while protecting the farming environment.

Arkansas Rice Growers Association

The mission of the association is to promote market development goals and government affairs goals for the benefit of Arkansas rice growers.

California Rice Commission

Represents the California rice industry, including all 2,500 rice growers and handlers who farm and process rice produced on roughly 500,000 acres annually. The commission deals with development, maintenance and expansion of markets, marketing research, education, advertising and promotion, and production and processing research necessary to promote, maintain, and enhance the rice industry.

International Rice Research Institute 

The International Rice Research Institute is an autonomous, nonprofit agricultural research and training organization with offices in more than ten countries. The Institute’s main goal is to find sustainable ways to improve the well-being of present and future generations of poor rice farmers and consumers while protecting the environment.

International Wild Rice Association

The International Wild Rice Association is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the exchange of generic information and ideas relevant to wild rice production, processing, and marketing for the overall benefit of its members.

Ricegrowers' Association of Australia

The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia Inc. is the collective voice of rice growers in Australia. It represents over 1,700 voluntary members by leading growers on issues affecting the viability of their business and communities.

The Asia Rice Foundation

The goal of the Asia Rice Foundation is to mobilize and provide support for research, educational, cultural, and advocacy movements that promote public appreciation of the role of rice in the diverse culture of Asia, and ensure that farmers can produce enough rice to feed Asia's growing population while preserving the environment. The principal objective of this primarily UK based Association is to promote the interests of members in all matters pertaining to importing, processing, packaging, and marketing of rice. (Note: this website has not been updated since 2011).

The Rice Association

Primarily UK based, the principal objective of this Association is to promote the interests of members in all matters pertaining to importing, preparation, processing, packaging, and marketing of rice.

The Rice Foundation

The Rice Foundation serves as the research and education program arm for the rice industry. The Rice Foundation represents all segments of the rice industry: producers, millers, suppliers, and users.

The USA Rice Council

Through the USA Rice Council, rice farmers, dues-paying mills and other industry members work together to steer the course for domestic and international programs, which are implemented through the USA Rice Federation.

US Rice Producers Association

The US Rice Producers Association represents rice producers in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas. USRPA is the only national rice producers’ organization comprised of producers, elected by producers, and representing producers in all six rice-producing states.

USA Rice Federation

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. The USA Rice Millers Association is a part of this body, as is the USA Rice Merchants' Association.

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