Rice farmers make long-term decisions based on many factors, some including uncertain market conditions and adverse weather.  As a tool for making effective and lasting choices with these factors in mind, farmers use risk management provisions provided through the Farm Bill, such as commodity support programs and crop insurance. 

The current Farm Bill provides a modest safety-net for farmers who must contend with depressed prices, increased costs of production, thin margins, and revenue losses due to natural disasters.

Recent News

  • House Agriculture Committee logo Rice Farmer Reports to House Ag Subcommittee

    Sep 27, 2021

    Last week, USA Rice Farmers Chair Kirk Satterfield appeared before the House Agriculture General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee to update and discuss the effectiveness of current Farm Bill commodity support and crop insurance as well as the economic and growing conditions on the ground. Full story
  • Why Should Farmers Respond to NASS Surveys text with USDA logos USDA to Survey Corn, Cotton, Rice Farm Chemical Use and Production Costs

    Sep 23, 2021

    USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service is gathering information about production practices from producers across the U.S., as part of the 2021 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) tracking how U.S. farms use technology to manage production of their major field crops. Survey results help policymakers and farm groups understand the factors driving the costs and returns of crop production. Full story
  • Truck convoy-on the road in-Kabul, Afghanistan, other vehicles, including motorcycle carts, and people walking with livestock crowd the street Saving Lives with U.S. Rice in Global Hot Spots

    Aug 27, 2021

    Humanitarian assistance is going to be critical in the coming months and tonnage of rice going into various emergency food aid programs will likely increase. Full story