About RiceTec


Our Vision

Sustainable rice agriculture that creates more value for farmers, consumers, and the planet


Our Mission

To lead innovation for sustainable rice agriculture


Our Values

We innovate by developing technology, systems, and knowledge that yield prosperity

We work together to deliver exceptional results by operating as a cohesive team

We care and respect for people and the environment, embracing safety, diversity, and ethical behaviors



Formed with the assets from Farms of Texas Company, RiceTec has been developing rice products since 1988. With diverse experience and strong affiliations throughout the world, RiceTec combines unique skills in rice farming, plant breeding and consumer marketing.

Headquartered in Alvin, Texas, RiceTec was founded on the premise that modern, technology-based breeding techniques, combined with a broad, diverse germplasm collection, can efficiently develop and economically produce superior rice seed products. Research and development work resulted in new products being developed, with the first seed sold in 1999.

At RiceTec, we’re committed to revolutionizing rice production. That commitment drove us to become the first company to commercialize hybrid rice seed in North and South America. As a technology-based rice company, we’re still innovating today with a focus on products that bring high value to the growers who choose to plant our seed.

RiceTec, partnering with rice stakeholders, is committed to lead the transformation towards a more sustainable rice agriculture globally

  • The only seed player in the world with a single focus on rice
  • The only one with a global footprint and a global access to rice genetics
  • Proven technology platform for hybridizing rice
  • Successful track record of having transformed rice cultivation in the US
  • The largest private investor in rice breeding, research, and technology development
  • We build successful partnerships with stakeholders to make rice a more sustainable crop

Always Looking for a Better Way

Benchmarking. Defining industry standards. Reaching new heights with customer service. Developing partnerships with our growers and industry leaders. We’re always striving for new achievements and efficiencies with our products to ensure superior quality and greater profitability for our growers.