Rice Growers to Gather in Forrest City Today

FEBRUARY 22, 2006 - Posted at 7:59 a.m. CST

FORREST CITY, AR - Arkansas rice growers with questions about what rice prices are likely to do this year, or if the government plans to put meters on irrigation wells, can hear some answers today at Forrest City.  The Arkansas Rice Growers will hold its annual meeting today at the Forrest City Civic Center.

On the agenda are updates on the irrigation-water situation, market news, new rice varieties, how to make sure a farmer gets all the government payments that are due, and what government programs are available to farmers.

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