In 1943 a small group of Arkansas rice farmers formed Producers Rice Mill, Inc., a farmers rice cooperative, to better market their rice and their fellow farmers’ rice in a rapidly changing industry. Today, with over 2,500 farmer members, four rice mills and 12 storage and receiving locations, Producers ships product worldwide as an industry leader in export, foodservice, retail and industrial rice markets. From the land to the customer, Producers is totally integrated as a farmer-owned cooperative offering the most efficient distribution channel: Direct from the grower to the customer.
Producers is located in the heart of the southern rice belt: Stuttgart, Arkansas. Arkansas, the leading rice producing state in the country, grows 46-48% of the total United States’ crop. Our growers, many who have been part of the Producers’ family for multiple generations, farm approximately 350,000 acres of rice. Though we primarily operate in Arkansas, our farmers rice cooperative reaches as far as the bootheels of Missouri and the Mississippi delta.
We value the expertise of our “producers” and the care they give to their rice crops and land, thus the name we proudly share, Producers Rice Mill.