Rice Facts

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  1. Rice helps feed two-thirds of the world’s population.
  2. Rice has been feeding mankind for more than 5,000 years.
  3. The first documented account of rice was by a Chinese emperor about 2,800 BC.
  4. Colonists were the first to cultivate rice in America. It began by accident when a ship’s captain made a gift of “Golde Seede Rice” to a local planter in South Carolina.
  5. Arkansas is the leading rice-producing state, followed by California, Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Florida.
  6. Rice is used in beer, dog food, baby food, breakfast cereals, snacks, frozen foods and sauces, and much more!
  7. There is also research on growing rice that is packed with vitamins. This could help feed many people who live in countries with little food.
  8. Rice can germinate and thrive in flooded fields.
  9. Rice is sometimes planted by broadcasting seeds from an airplane.
  10. Most of the rice grown in Arkansas is classified as long-grain rice.