2017 Rice Awards Application Open 

By Deborah Willenborg, USA Rice 

ARLINGTON, VA -- USA Rice, in conjunction with Horizon Ag and Rice Farming magazine, is seeking nominations for the 2017 Rice Awards to recognize rice leaders who exemplify dedication, determination, and innovation to the industry.

The recipients of last year's Rice Awards were Rice Farmer of the Year, Richard Fontenot, Ville Platte, Louisiana; Rice Industry Award, Steve Linscombe, director of the LSU AgCenter, Crowley, Louisiana; and Rice Lifetime Achievement Award, Gary Sebree, Stuttgart, Arkansas.

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