USA Rice supports the use of sound science to evaluate new and existing crop protection tools and for evaluating whether and under what circumstances, a biological entity is threatened or endangered. 

Being good stewards of the land includes being good stewards of crop protection tools available for controlling damaging weeds, insects, and disease by using a variety of products and crop rotation to prevent resistance. Effective resistance management relies on the availability of crop protection options that give farmers the ability to not overuse a single product. 

Recent News

  • Pruitt Through Committee Following Rule Suspension

    Feb 02, 2017

    Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the EPA has been advanced out of committee to the full Senate for consideration. Full story
  • Amidst Senate Drama, Trump EPA Designee Remains in Limbo

    Feb 01, 2017

    As decorum breaks down in the Capitol over President Trump's designees and nominees for cabinet, sub-cabinet posts, and now the Supreme Court, his pick for Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, was once again, put on hold. Full story
  • Agriculture Abuzz Over EPA Pollinator Efforts

    Jan 19, 2017

    On the heels of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listing the Rusty Patch Bumblebee as an endangered species, EPA released several documents late last week on the risks to bees from pesticide use. The first document is a non-binding policy statement outlining new recommended labeling statements for mitigation of acute risks to bees from pesticide products. Pesticide registrants can voluntarily adopt the new labeling statements, but EPA cannot compel compliance. Full story