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

  • Finish Line Farm Bill Conclusion in Sight

    Nov 29, 2018

    The "Four Principals" of the Farm Bill Conference Committee have announced an "agreement in principle" on the 2018 Farm Bill, though many details remain under wraps. Full story
  • WASDE Report Released

    Nov 08, 2018

    This month’s outlook for 2018/19 U.S. rice is for fractionally higher supplies, reduced exports, and higher ending stocks. Full story
  • Rice close up with combine blurred in background, Jenna Martin photo USA Rice Releases PLC Payment Calculator for 2017 Crop

    Nov 02, 2018

    Following USDA’s announcement of the Market Year Average (MYA) prices for rice on October 30, USA Rice has released an updated Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment calculator for the 2017 rice crop. This USA Rice-developed tool helps to project a farmer’s potential whole-farm PLC payment. Full story