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Wild Rice is harvested from the shallows of fresh water lakes and streams using specifically designed airboats. The airboat travels approximately 16km/hour allowing mature rice kernels to fall into a large tray called a speedhead mounted on the front of the boat. Once the speedhead is full, the rice is dumped and bagged so it can be transported to the plant or nearest buying station.
Once at the plant the wild rice is dumped out of the transport bags and cured in the yard for a few days prior to entering for processing. Once in the plant the wild rice is parched, hulled, cleaned, sorted, graded and finally the finished product is bagged.