On July 19, 2020, Acadia Parish Police Jury President Chance Henry issued the following statement in support of an expansion announced by Supreme Rice within the past year.

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On behalf of the Acadia Parish Police Jury and the parish government of Acadia Parish, we would like to express our support of Supreme Rice Mill and their upcoming expansion. As an economic fixture of our local agricultural community and a major contributor to the Louisiana economy, expanding current capacity not only will have a positive effect on our parish, but also the state as a whole.

As Supreme Rice moves forward with its $20 million expansion, we anticipate a growth in jobs as well as production capabilities. Not only will increased capacity result in more direct jobs at the mill, but also a significant increase to indirect jobs that will support production, such as trucking and bag manufacturing. Not to mention this will result in a rise in local sales tax revenue for fuel and a rise in commerce from local farmers and consumers.

Crowley, LA is proudly recognized as the rice capital of the world and Supreme Rice is a fixture in our community. As the largest rice milling operation in the state of Louisiana, this expansion will make Supreme Rice the most technologically advanced rice mill in the United States. We are proud of their long-standing commitment to providing quality rice products and fully support their expansion.

Signed,

Chance Henry

Acadia Parish Police Jury President

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