The mission of the association is to promote market development goals and government affairs goals for the benefit of Arkansas rice growers. The Arkansas Rice Growers Association is an organization of rice growers, for rice growers, run by rice growers.

2014 Meeting Schedule


The Arkansas Rice Growers Association is an advocate for rice farmers.  Our goal is to make rice farming more profitable by raising the price of rice.  We are THE ONLY association which represents ONLY THE FARMER.  Several associations say they represent farmers while representing rice buyers as well.  Buyers want to buy low.  As rice farmers we want to sell high.  

Work we do to improve rice price:

CHINA.  ARGA pioneered the China market.  They said it couldn’t be done.  We are very close to potentially the most important export rice market we will have.  

REPLACE THE MAGILL:  ARGA is working with USDA to replace the Magill rice quality sampling machine with one that gives a more consistent result and a better quality result ($$) for the farmer.  

DIRECT SALES PROGRAM:  We have already changed the way rice is exported. 

MAKE YOUR RICE CHECK-OFF DOLLARS WORK FOR YOU:  Your money is being used in ways that do not benefit you and suppress your price.  This will be explained in detail at our Regional Meetings.

We exist with only the help of your membership.  Please fill out and return the membership application today. It will be the best money you will spend this year. 

When considering a level of membership please think about what a dollar or two a bushel for rice would be worth to you. 

Kenneth Graves, Chairman, ARGA



Regional Meetings:

Tuesday Feb 4th
Gene’s BBQ
1107 Arkansas Hwy 17, Brinkley, AR  72021  
10:30 am til Noon.  Lunch served.

Wednesday Feb 5th
Dumas Community Center
18 Belmont Street, Dumas AR 71639
10:30 am til Noon.  Lunch served.

Thursday Feb 6th
Newport Country Club
703 Walker Drive, Newport, AR  72112
10:30 am til Noon.  Lunch served.

Membership Meeting:

Wednesday Feb 26th
Brinkley Convention Center
1501 Weatherby Dr, Brinkley, AR  72021
Registration starts at 8:30 am
Memberships Available at the Door
9 am til Noon.  Lunch served