The RICE BELT of the
United States includes
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
Arkansas is the nation's leading rice producer, followed by
California (not part of the
Rice Belt), Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas,
Missouri (bordering on, but not part of, the
* Childs, Nathan (November 2005). "
Rice Situation and Outlook