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Arkansas rice, known for its versatility, can be used in a variety of cuisines and is notable for its health benefits. Arkansas rice is low in fat, gluten free, sodium free and Non-GMO.

The 2014 USA Rice Federation Outlook Conference will be held December 7-9 in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Arkansas rice farms also make a strong contribution to the environment. Rice fields in Arkansas, combined with natural wetlands, provide the single most important wintering area for North America’s mallards. Winter flooding of rice fields also helps prevent erosion, control weeds and protect soil nutrients.

Arkansas grows rice on more than 1.3 million acres each year, mainly in eastern Arkansas counties from Louisiana to Missouri. The top five rice-producing counties are Arkansas, Poinsett, Cross, Lawrence and Lonoke.

The Arkansas Rice Federation is the state's largest rice industry trade association, serving as the umbrella organization for all sectors including the Arkansas Rice Farmers, Arkansas Rice Council, Arkansas Rice Millers and Arkansas Rice Merchants.