Rice Belt of the
United States includes Arkansas, Louisiana,
Mississippi and Texas, four southern U.S. states that grow a
significant portion of the nation's rice crop. The name is in
conformity with the
Corn Belt of the Midwest, in which much of the
nation's corn is grown.
Rice production by county in the United States
Arkansas is the nation's leading rice producer, followed by California
(not part of the
Rice Belt), Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and
Missouri (bordering on, but not part of, the
Childs, Nathan (November 2005). "
Rice Situation and Outlook Yearbook"
United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the
original (PDF) on 2006-06-18. Retrieved 2006-07-03.
"Belt" regions of the United States
Coordinates: 34°N 91°W / 34°N