Texas rice producers donate 11,000 pounds of rice December 30, 2020 - 00:00 Posted in: News Members of the Western Rice Belt Conference Committee rallied together to donate 11,000 pounds of rice when their annual conference decided to go virtual in Jan. 2021 due to the pandemic. The Western Rice Belt Conference Committee is a program area committee of the Wharton, Matagorda and Colorado county offices of ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!