Rice and farm chemicals dealer added to ever-growing list The number of agricultural-related businesses and services finding their way on to the Internet seems to multiply almost on a daily basis.

While there are a multitude of Web sites competing for your attention, we've found three new sites you may want to consider visiting. One site offers rice cooking tips and recipes, another caters its information to rice producers, and the third is an online agricultural chemical dealer.

The USA Rice Federation's recipe Web site, Ricecafe.com, is reportedly attracting more than 1,400 visitors each day, as technology begins to influence the way consumers cook.

Improvements to the rice cafe Web site are continually being made as the USA Rice Federation adds new material and improves the overall design and navigational qualities of the site.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.ricecafe.com, or contact Kimberly Park with the USA Rice Federation at (713) 270-6699.

Promising user-friendly, accurate, on-time rice market information, www.riceonline.com, says it is the Internet homepage for the world rice industry.

"The superior quality of our market information is what sets up apart in this field," says Mark Creed, president and chief executive officer of RiceOnline, Inc. "Anyone can develop a Web site, but our viewers tell us they return to our site daily, because our information is literally up-to-the-minute."

The free Web site offers news and information, USDA crop reports, a calendar of events, and links to agricultural associations, rice mills, exports and traders, and agribusinesses.

RiceOnline.com is an affiliated company developed by the Houston-based, rice brokerage firm Creed Rice, Co., Inc.

Billing itself as, "your number one source for agricultural chemicals," Hanshaw Commission Co. of Jonesboro, Ark., locates pesticides for its online customers.

The company's Internet homepage at, www.hanshawcom.com, features information about the company, a list of chemicals the company has available for sale, and as a list of those chemicals the company's customers are interested in purchasing.

On a recent visit to the Web site, we found an offer for the sale of Command 3ME for $49.25 per gallon and Poast for $50 per gallon. In both cases, minimum purchase amounts were required and shipping charges were additional. A number of other agricultural chemicals were also listed for sale on the Web site, but required potential customers to call for pricing information.

For more information on Hanshaw Commission Co., call (870) 935-3780, or visit the company's Web site.