The conference saw a large number of early registrations from companies not only from across the Western Hemisphere, but also from other corners of the global rice market. Marcela GarciaPresident and CEO of the United States Rice Farmers Association, cited market conditions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and current world events as key incentives driving interest in the event of this year.
“The list of companies already registered at present is extremely impressive and includes many major and well-known companies,” Garcia said. “It is obvious that the rice trade wants to connect and network on current market situations.”
A special seminar titled “Follow the Money – Closing the Circle of Rice Mill Profitability”, sponsored by Superbrix and Applied Milling Systems and featuring the highly regarded milling engineer Norris Bondwill be held on May 31stjust before the conference opening reception.
The conference features an array of talented speakers on a variety of topics, starting with popular economist Dennis DeLaughter who will set the tone for the conference in his presentation titled “The Law of Unintended Consequences: Embracing Change”. Other speakers will discuss sustainability and retail markets, rice grain quality, Central American market developments and the impacts of rising agricultural input values and competitive prices on the rice sector, among other topics.
Visit www.ricemtconvention.com to learn more and register for the event. Use promo code SAVE50 to save $50 on delegate registration.
The US Rice Producers Association, which represents rice producers in Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texasis the only national rice producer organization composed of producers, elected by producers and representing producers in the six rice producing states.
CONTACT: Mollie Buckler
SOURCE American Rice Farmers Association