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

  • CDC poster, text on blue background: Keep-calm- and wash-your-hands U.S. Government Responds to Coronavirus Outbreak

    Mar 16, 2020

    As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues spreading across the world, the impacts are being felt here and across the United States. Full story
  • Three women sit at conference room table, talking New USDA Trade Specialist Visits USA Rice

    Mar 10, 2020

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new international trade specialist for rice, Irina Gonzalez, visited USA Rice’s headquarters today to learn more about USA Rice and meet staff. Full story
  • WASDE Report Released

    Mar 10, 2020

    The 2019/20 U.S. rice supply and use estimates are unchanged relative to last month. The projected all rice season-average farm price is unchanged at $13.00 per cwt; however, the Other States medium grain price is lowered $0.20 per cwt to $11.90. Full story