Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
Head miller Eddie Carlin inspects rice at Beaumont Rice Mills in Beaumont on Thursday, April 24, 2008. Rice prices have hit an all-time high this year as the price to produce the rice has soared.
Louis Broussard, Jr., president of Beaumont Rice Mills, compares two levels of milled rice. Although there is a shortage of rice worldwide, Broussard said there wasn't a shortage of American-milled rice. The mill is Texas' first rice mill.
Please read, "Is the world running out of rice?" by Dan Wallach.