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The Arkansas Rice Council is the promotional arm of the AR rice industry. Members are elected to serve on the AR Rice Council Board of Directors, representing 10 districts with an average of 140,000 rice acres per district.

Each district elects three directors, who serve three-year terms. One-third of the board — one position in each district — is up for election each year. This staggered process provides annual opportunities for new representation.The Arkansas Rice Council is affiliated with the USA Rice Council, which steers the course for domestic and international promotion of U.S.-grown rice. The Arkansas Rice Council’s board annually elects producer representatives to the USA Rice Council Board of Directors.

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