Riceland is recognized as one of the nation's top 10 grain storage companies. Crops are received from farmers at harvest and stored at locations in Arkansas and Missouri. Riceland can store 112 million bushels (2.1 million metric tons) of grain, which is professionally monitored until needed at processing plants or moved into marketing channels.
Riceland is the world's largest rice miller, operating seven mills. Five rice mills and two parboiling plants operate at rice milling centers at Stuttgart and Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Riceland also operates rice mills at Waldenburg, Arkansas and New Madrid, Missouri. Multiple rice milling sites allow Riceland to process rice orders quickly and efficiently. Each year, Riceland mills and markets more than 25 percent of the total U.S. rice crop. Rice flour is produced at Jonesboro and Waldenburg. Rice bran oil is produced at Stuttgart.
Packaged and flavored rice products are marketed under the Riceland brand. Rice bran oil and vegetable oil products are sold under Riceland and private label brands. Riceland also packages rice for many private label and store brands.
Food Service Products
Riceland is a major supplier of quality food service products. Rice and oil products are supplied to many of America's leading restaurants, fast-food chains, cafeterias and military installations. Riceland has grown to become one of the major food service suppliers of quality products.
Ingredient Rice Products
Rice, rice flour and rice bran oil is used in a wide variety of snack foods, bakery products, cereals, crackers, baby foods, dry packaged mixes, frozen entrees, side dishes and pet foods. Riceland sells rice and rice ingredient products to many of America's largest food manufacturers.
Export Rice Products
Riceland is a direct exporter of rice products, selling to more than 70 foreign destinations. Principle markets include the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Canada and the Middle East. Riceland also serves customers in Scandinavia, Central and South America and Eastern Europe.
Rice Feed Ingredients/Hulls
Feed ingredients have expanded with products supported by the Research and Technical Center. Defatted rice bran, mill feed and hulls are sold to both the livestock and pet food industries as ingredients. Some rice hulls are burned for energy and the ash is used as an absorbent. Rice hulls are also used as a pressing aid in fruit juices extraction and as bedding in poultry houses.
A major Mid-South soybean processor, Riceland produces high-protein soybean meal at Stuttgart. Most of the soybean meal is consumed by the region's poultry and aquaculture industries.
An edible oil refinery at Stuttgart refines crude oils extracted from soybeans and rice bran into an extensive line of oil and shortening products. Corn, canola, peanut and cottonseed oils are also refined and blended to meet exact customer product specifications.
Wheat, soybeans and rice are marketed as raw grains. Wheat is exported to Mexico and Egypt. Soybeans are sold to domestic buyers. Rough rice is sold to Mexico and Central America. Customers value Riceland's dependable service provided through year-round barge loading terminals on the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers.
Research & Technical Center
Riceland's Research and Technical Center, located at Stuttgart, is staffed by scientists and technicians with experience in rice, edible oil and lecithin chemistry, applications and process engineering.
The facility houses separate soybean and rice research laboratories to conduct product development, product and process improvement, and customer support. Riceland's business lines are supported by on-site analytical, food applications, and regulatory compliance labs, consumer and foodservice test kitchens, and a well-equipped pilot plant. An ongoing research program reinforces Riceland's position as a premier supplier of rice, edible oils and lecithin.
Training & Education Center
Riceland's Training and Education Center, located at Stuttgart, offers a modern facility through which the cooperative can continually train employees for excellence.
Utilizing four training areas and a computer applications lab, Riceland offers educational seminars in professional development, mechanical maintenance, precision industrial measurements, job skills, computer applications and an on-site GED program.
Improving the education and training of its employees enables Riceland to stay on the edge of advancing technology, thereby strengthening its position as a leader in the grain storage and processing industries.