Ark. Rice Council holding annual meeting Thursday

STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers are focusing on waterfowl conservation and rice production at their annual meeting and trade show.

The event takes place Thursday at the Grand Prairie Center in Stuttgart.

Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall is scheduled to headline the event. USA Rice President and CEO Betsy Ward is expected to provide an update on USA Rice activities and future efforts to promote the rice industry.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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