Rice was originally domesticated in Southeast Asia, and was then introduced in ancient times into European cultures that eventually settled what is now the United States. Rice is a wetlands grass that requires substantial amounts of standing water to grow. As a result, it can be grown successfully only in areas with sufficient rainfall and irrigation. Most of the areas suitable for rice production in the United States are found in the South, where river deltas provide abundant water to keep... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2019. 2p.