These producers aren't concerned with Broadway. They instead go with the grain. Producers Rice Mill dries, mills, and markets more than 50 million bushels of rice each year, which it sells both domestically and overseas. The growers' cooperative is one of the largest private-label producers of rice in the US, packaging more than 100 brands for the foodservice, retail, private label, export, and industrial industries. Its brands include ParExcellence, LeGourment, Golden Harvest, Classic Grains, Granada, Mandalay, Bamboo 103, Calrose, and Thai Orchard. It also processes rice for animal feeds, such as Buck Grub deer feed and Equi-Jewel horse feed.
Along with bagged and bulk rice, Producers also offers parboiled rice and seasoned rice mixes. In addition to its corporate headquarters and production facilities in Stuttgart, Arkansas, the cooperative has 12 receiving operations located throughout Arkansas and Mississippi.
The company has customers such as Ahold U.S.A., Federated, Nash Finch, and SUPERVALU, which have been long-term customers ranging from 10 to 26 years.
About 15% of US milled grains like rice are exported to countries such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, Haiti, and Iraq. The USDA projects a demand in US rice exports over the next several years. Milled rice will have a higher demand, which will directly benefit the US rice industry.
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