About U.S. Grown Rice:
AMPACK CORP. a Women Owned and Minority Owned Re-Distributor of (© Slogan: Essential products, Sustainable supplies) is introducing White Rice Products to its Portafolio; in the United States of America, and All Countries of the World.
Rice production is important to the economy of the United States. Of the country's row crop farms, rice farms are the most capital-intensive, and have the highest national land rental rate average. In the US, all rice acreage requires irrigation.
In 2000-09 approximately 3.1 million acres in the US were under rice production, while an increase is expected in the next decade to approximately 3.3 million acres.
US Rice represents rice producers in the six largest rice-producing states of Arkansas (The United States leading rice provider), California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas
Harvested rice is subject to milling to remove the husk, which encloses the kernel. Before this process is started, the rice from the field is subject to a cleaning process to remove stalks and any extraneous material by means of special machinery.
In the case of parboiled rice, a steam pressure process is adopted for milling. After drying, the rice is subjected to further processing to remove the hull and then polished. Brown rice is processed through a shelling machine which removes the hull.
The resulting brown rice retains the brawn layer around the kernel. In the case of white rice, the hull and the brawn are removed and polished in a polishing machine, producing a polished kernel.