Eastside Rice commenced operations in September 2012, purchasing and storing rough rice at our location in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Since 2012, we have grown our facility and expanded our business in ways that give us a competitive advantage in the industry. We have a current warehousing capacity of 5,000,000 bushels of rice and offer various purchasing and logistical support options for rice that we purchase, as well as forward-pricing and storing services to producers.
Eastside Rice is the northern-most regular warehouse for rice and is ideally located for farmers in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. Our state-of-the-art facility is situated in the Jonesboro Industrial Park just off of Interstate 555, allowing for easy in-and-out access throughout the delivery process.
We at Eastside Rice strive to deliver value-added solutions to our customers’ merchandising needs through fair and principled business practices. Working with the farmer is very important to us. We want to be their bridge to the rough rice futures financial market in Chicago and utilize our extensive knowledge of the rice industry to help them with any challenges that arise along the way. We provide our services at a competitive cost and have shipping terms that are easy for our farmers to manage. We work hard to build and maintain a strong relationship with our farmers in order to ensure they receive a fair value for their product.
Our vision is to continue to grow and become the premiere commodity provider for the rice industry, from the farmer all the way to the end user.
Will Floyd, owner of Eastside Rice, has over 12 years of experience in merchandising rice, selling rice for rice mills and buying rice for exporting companies.
Plant manager Mike Critcher has worked in the rice industry for over 34 years. Mike manages the facility and is responsible for grading the rice as it is delivered.