The rice industry prides itself on its commitment to the conservation of natural resources and the institution of practices that provide habitat to wetland dependent wildlife and waterfowl. Working lands programs are good for the environment and for rice farmers. The voluntary-incentive based conservation model used by the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has worked well. 

Rice farmers have been able to significantly improve their environmental footprint through practices implemented through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). This program has provided rice farmers funds to better manage water resources through irrigation efficiency, water quality, and erosion control. For more information on our work through this program click here.

Recent News

  • 50kg bag of USA fortified rice Fortified Rice Now Used in 25 Countries

    Dec 05, 2019

    The 2019 fiscal year (that ended on September 30) was a stellar year for rice in food aid, with coverage expanding to 25 countries. Nearly 80,000 MT of U.S. rice was used in global food assistance programs, with fortified rice making up around 30 percent of the total. Full story
  • Woman with dark hair and back to camera talks with older white man with mustache wearing business suit USA Rice Rubs Elbows at Ag Trade Promotion Workshop

    Nov 22, 2019

    This week, USA Rice and nearly 100 other agricultural trade associations met here for the U.S Agricultural Export Development Council (USAEDC) Annual Workshop. USAEDC is a non-profit, private sector trade association that represents the organizations, including USA Rice, that receive funding from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) for promotion of agricultural products overseas. Full story
  • People gather at a trade show booth, standing around a table filled with rice bowls and pamphlets USA Rice Exhibits at the Food & Hospitality China (FHC) Trade Show

    Nov 21, 2019

    Using Agricultural Trade Promotion (ATP) funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS,) USA Rice recently exhibited at one of the largest food shows in China focused on the hotel, restaurant, and institutional and hospitality sectors. Full story