Friday, February 19, 2010

5 Facts about Rice Production in the United States

1. Rice is grown in 6 states - California, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

2. More than 2.7 million acres (1.1 million hectares) are planted with rice.

3. All rice is grown with controlled irrigation.

4. Approximately half of the annual yield is exported.

5. The average American will consume about 24 lbs of rice per year.

For more facts on rice production in the United States, visit .

USA Rice Federation. "Facts About USA Rice." USA Rice. USA Rice Federation, 2010. Web.