Despite the concerns of covid-19 in all the various countries, we are encouraged by the interest expressed to attend the 2021 Rice Market & Technology Convention scheduled to take place at The Woodlands Resort ( ), a 350-acre resort in the East Texas pine tree forest just 30 miles north of Houston and only 20 miles from the Houston Intercontinental Airport. 

We are also encouraged by the daily news of increased covid vaccinations including many of our rice friends from foreign countries who have been traveling to the U.S. for the vaccine. At the same time, we are conscious of the anxiety the pandemic has brought upon all of us in every corner of the world. As a result, we are taking every precaution, using the recommended guidelines of the CDC, the State of Texas, and The Woodlands Resort. All staff of the USRPA has received their covid vaccinations. What is obvious to us is that rice folks (farmers, mills, importers, exporters, allied industry, etc) want to get together and talk about rice!!! 
Currently, we have rice companies from 24 countries scheduled to participate as listed below, and close to 150 attendees registered. 

Anything we can do to help, please do not hesitate to ask us. Go to and/or email for more information. 

If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please contact the USRPA at