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American Rice: Food for the World (1976)
Brazoria County Historical Museum
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  • Highlights
    A brief history of rice
    "The rice crop begins with the breaking of the soil"
    Leveling and smoothing of the fields is done with a land plane
    Planting begins
    Plenty of water is needed to properly grow rice
    Combines harvest the rice at just the right time and level of moisture in the grain
    After harvesting, rice is transferred from the combine to the auger wagon
    Trucks drop off the harvested rice at the dryers
    Rice is sampled for quality
    The unique bid system used for determining the value of a rice crop is explained
    Many different varieties of rice exist and more are developed in the United States
    The rice milling process is explained
    The rice is checked, sorted, and packaged
    Interesting facts about rice exportation