Texas Agriculture Commissioner Susan Combs will deliver the keynote address at the USA Rice Outlook Conference on Dec. 5, in Austin.

“We are pleased to have Commissioner Combs lead the program this year,” said USA Rice Federation Chairman Lee Adams, a Texas rice miller. “The U.S. rice industry commends her commitment to agriculture and rural development as well as her leadership on nutrition issues, especially for school children.”

This year's business program will cover the farm bill outlook, trade issues, conservation, research and domestic and global rice production. services.

Online registration is available at www.usarice.com.