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Since 1997, the US Rice Producers Association has worked hard to:
  • Maintain and enhance existing rice markets, both domestic and international.
  • Find and develop new markets for domestic sales and export of rough, brown and milled rice.
  • Represent producers in legislative and governmental affairs in Washington D.C.
  • Educate and inform producers and the general public about rice and rice market information.
  • Expand research activities to develop the rice industry.

USRPA represents all rice producers as well as the following state associations:

  • Missouri Rice Council, Missouri Rice Legislative Group
  • Texas Rice Council, Texas Rice Legislative Group
  • Rice Producers of California
  • Arkansas Rice Growers Association
  • Louisiana Independent Rice Producers Association

We were incorporated as a non-profit corporation in Texas on December 4, 1997. USRPA maintains IRS tax exempt status as a 501 (c)(6) organization. Our bylaws are adopted by the board of directors. USRPA does not discriminate in its programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, or marital/family status. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of information (such as Braille, large print, sign language interpreter) should contact USRPA at 713-974-7423.

 
Current Board Members

Missouri:

B.J. Campbell - Chair
Gary Murphy
Scott Wheeler
Sonny Martin Jr.
John Burnett

Texas:

Ray Stoesser
Dan Gertson
Chuck Kiker
Billy Hefner
Bill Dishman, Jr.

Louisiana:

Phillip Watkins
Glenden Marceaux
Chris Krielow

California:

Chris Capaul
Lorraine Greco
Ron Phelps

Arkansas:

John B. Alter
Harvey Howington
Kenneth Graves

 

 
Staff

Dwight Roberts
President & CEO
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Marcela Garcia
RMTC & Marketing Director
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Veronica Vargas 
Events & Technology Manager
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Bianka Rodriguez
RMTC Administrative Coordinator
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