February 15, 2016
The Arkansas Rice Growers Association Membership Meeting will be held Feb. 24 at the Brinkley Convention Center in Brinkley, Ark.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the meeting begins at 9 a.m.
Gary Billups with Zaccaria USA will talk about efforts to change the way rice milling yield is determined to a more fair and reliable method (PAZ technology). Billups will demonstrate a small, affordable, on-farm rice mill.
Dennis Delaughter with Progressive Farm Futures will give a complete grain market report and Eric j Wailes, University of Arkansas economist, will talk about emerging markets (Africa, Asia, China, Cuba), the TPP and other trade agreements.
Mark Pousan will talk about success in Louisiana with direct sales into Mexico. The economics of grain bins, for the farmer and the landlord, will be discussed.
Greg Yielding will talk about the China protocols, and other USRPA/ARGA promotional activities.
For membership information call (870) 375-4278 or download the membership form at arkansasricegrowers.com. Memberships are also available at the door.
Lunch will be served.
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