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About half of the U.S.’s rice production comes from Arkansas. Most of the time, barring fluctuations, Riceland is Stuttgart’s single largest employer.
Agriculture & Poultry / Construction / Manufacturing

Riceland Foods Announces $13.2M Expansion

The project will bring 80 total new jobs to its Jonesboro and Stuttgart plants. read more >
Riceland Foods in Stuttgart is still optimistic about new sales to China.
Agriculture & Poultry

Riceland Foods Announces New Sustainability Initiative

Riceland Foods announced on Monday its new Ingrain Good initiative focused on creating value through sustainability across the farmer-owned cooperative. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

Ben Noble Named Riceland’s EVP, COO

Ben Noble was named Riceland’s executive vice president and COO on March 11. read more >
Pleasant Valley home in Little Rock purchased by Bryan and Sarah Sanders.
Government & Politics

Sarah Sanders, Husband Buy $600K Little Rock Home

Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and her husband Bryan have purchased a home in Little Rock's Pleasant Valley neighborhood for $600,000. read more >
Riceland Foods in Stuttgart is still optimistic about new sales to China.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Trade War Puts Riceland Into ‘Holding Pattern’Lock Icon

Riceland Foods Inc. of Stuttgart has been hit with shrapnel from the U.S.-China trade war. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Ghidotti, Rev365 Put Riceland on Holiday List

Riceland has big name recognition in Arkansas, a state that truly qualifies as America’s rice land, but the company is hoping to raise its profile elsewhere. read more >
Bill Reed
Agriculture & Poultry / Education / Government & Politics

After Long Ag Career, Bill Reed Grows Spiritually

Bill Reed spent his career on the Grand Prairie, but he was raised in the Tennessee mountains. In retirement, he’s aiming for even higher ground, at least metaphorically. read more >
Ben Noble, of Riceland foods, warns of the potential, future scarcity of riceland water.
Agriculture & Poultry / Media & Marketing

Ben Noble Gets 2nd Helping As a Rice Ambassador

It’s no wonder Ben Noble jumped at a chance to work for Riceland Foods. Rice and land have shaped his life since infancy. read more >
Becky Barnes Campbell (left) and Lauren Waldrip Ward.
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

New Firm, Campbell Ward, Emerges From Noble Strategies

Lauren Waldrip Ward and Becky Barnes Campbell form a new public affairs and public relations firm, Campbell Ward LLC. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

Agreement Could Put Arkansas Milled Rice in China by Spring

The U.S. and China have agreed on a phytosanitary protocol that could allow the first commercial imports of American milled rice to that country by this spring. read more >
From left: Ben Noble, Matt DeCample, Cyrene Quiamco, Jillian Hicks, Lauren Waldrip and Grant Tennille. 
Business Services / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Tennille, DeCample and Noble Form Aarch Communications

A former executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission joined Aarch Communications of Little Rock, a new partnership offering strategic communications services. read more >
Rick Crawford
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Insurance

Farmers Dismayed As New Farm Bill Dumps Direct Payments

The threatened end of cash subsidies to the nation’s row crop farmers dates back through at least the last two iterations of national agriculture policy legislation. That threat became real, though, earlier this year when Congress passed the newest Farm Bill. read more >
 The Trans-Pacific Partnership has a chance to open large Asian markets to U.S. products, like rice, of which Arkansas is a leading producer.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Stalled Asian Trade Deal Could Impact Arkansas Crops

There is nothing simple about international trade agreements, and Arkansas farmers, ranchers and loggers have found themselves caught in the middle of tense talks as U.S. officials try to finalize a huge deal in Asia. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

USA Rice, Arkansas Rice to Hold Farm Bill Briefing on Friday

USA Rice and Arkansas Rice are hosting a briefing Friday morning on the 2014 Farm Bill at the Fowler Center on the Arkansas State University campus. read more >