Wild rice storage is different from white rice. Wild rice seeds don't survive long and don't preserve easily. Many breeders just stick their wild rice seeds in a refrigerator.
Sealed in an airtight package, wild rice can usually be stored in a cool dry place for many months. It is common to refrigerate wild rice for longer-term storage.
The harvest in central Minnesota for 2011 is finished. This year's harvest was described in interviews as fair to poor due to higher water levels in particular during the spring, when the wild rice germinates. The harvested rice converted better than last year, and yields of 48% were reported. Please email us for more information.