BASF and Horizon Ag announce new high-yield contest for rice growers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, and MEMPHIS, TN – June 16, 2021 – Clearfield® and Provisia® rice growers know one thing’s for sure: Great rice varieties mean great yields and great quality, too. To celebrate growers who achieve both, BASF and Horizon Ag have created the ClearPro Rice Challenge.


To apply for the ClearPro Rice Challenge for the 2021 season, access the Contest Rules and submit your entry form available at The Contest Rules explain how qualifying participants with the top scores may win a “banquet in a box”, two ClearPro Rice Challenge jackets and a customized state-shaped cutting board.  No purchase is necessary to enter the contest for 2021 Clearfield and Provisia rice growers.


“BASF and Horizon Ag are committed to helping rice growers achieve success in their fields through the latest high-performing varieties, agronomic insights and tools that deliver reliable results year after year,” said Jody Wynia, U.S. Licensing Lead, BASF Agricultural Solutions. “The new ClearPro Rice Challenge is our chance to celebrate these growers and their success.”   


“To grow our export potential, the U.S. must produce the quality of rice that international buyers need to fulfill their customers’ expectations,” said Dr. Tim Walker, Horizon Ag general manager. “That’s why it’s important for us to work with BASF on the ClearPro Rice Challenge; it recognizes growers who are committed to producing the quality needed to increase opportunities for Southern U.S. rice.

The ClearPro Rice Challenge is open to growers in the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas. The entry deadline is Nov. 15, 2021. Entries can be submitted online at Terms and conditions apply.


Learn more about the ClearPro Rice Challenge, including full details for qualification, by visiting, or by contacting your BASF or Horizon Ag sales representative.


Clearfield® and Provisia® are registered trademarks of BASF. © 2021 Horizon Ag, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division       

With a rapidly growing population, the world is increasingly dependent on our ability to develop and maintain sustainable agriculture and healthy environments. Working with farmers, agricultural professionals, pest management experts and others, it is our role to help make this possible. That’s why we invest in a strong R&D pipeline and broad portfolio, including seeds and traits, chemical and biological crop protection, soil management, plant health, pest control and digital farming. With expert teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we connect innovative thinking and down-to-earth action to create real world ideas that work – for farmers, society and the planet. In 2020, our division generated sales of €7.7 billion. For more information, please visit or any of our social media channels.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 17,000 employees in North America and had sales of $18.7 billion in 2020. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 110,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €59 billion in 2020. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at

About Horizon Ag

For over 20 years, Horizon Ag has partnered with universities, industry leaders and authorized retailers to develop and market high-yielding rice seed varieties bred to perform in the Southern rice region. Horizon Ag Clearfield® and Provisia® varieties provide the potential for outstanding yields and improved return on investment, along with the superior quality and cooking properties that help the U.S. rice industry better meet global market demands. For additional information, visit

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