Rice Belt

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The states of the Rice Belt, in green

The Rice Belt of the United States includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, four southern U.S. states that grow a significant portion of the nation's rice crop. The name is in conformity with the Corn Belt of the Midwest, in which much of the nation's corn is grown.

Rice production by county in the United States

Arkansas is the nation's leading rice producer, followed by California (not part of the Rice Belt), Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Missouri (bordering on, but not part of, the Rice Belt).

See also[edit]


  • Childs, Nathan (November 2005). "Rice Situation and Outlook Yearbook" (PDF). United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-06-18. Retrieved 2006-07-03.

Coordinates: 34°N 91°W / 34°N 91°W / 34; -91