International Rice Festival grading contest announced
Wille Washington, Rice Grading Superintendent, announces that the annual Rice Grading Contest will be held on Wednesday, October 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the USDA Federal Inspection Service, Grain Division Office, located on West Highway 90 in Crowley.
The contest is open to all rice graders and buyers worldwide. The participants will be required to grade long and medium grain varieties.
Awards of $100 and plaque to first place, $75 and plaque to second place, and $50 and plaque to third place will be awarded to the winners on Friday, October 17, at the Rice Festival Main Platform on the south side of the Court Circle on Parkerson Avenue in Crowley at 1 p.m.