Reception held for AR growers and international purchasers

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-  Officials from the People's Republic of China were greeted with a reception Thursday evening at the Dean Ellis Library on the campus of Arkansas State University.

The reception was held by the university, Windmill Rice Co. and AR Rice Growers Association.  Representatives from two of China's largest rice purchasers were in attendance.  They were in Region 8 to look at the various rice facilities.

Back in September, a delegation of Chinese inspectors and importer toured rice fields in Region 8.

There is no current time frame for when Chinese officials will decide if they will buy rice from Arkansas.

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