The work that EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs does is essential to ensuring all farmers have the tools they need to protect their crops and proactively manage the risks of pesticide resistance. 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

  • Green Giant billboard with the message "Reimagine Your Rice" Arkansas Ag Committee Discusses Fake Rice, Begins Drafting Resolution

    Dec 06, 2017

    Yesterday, Arkansas Rice Federation Executive Director Lauren Waldrip Ward testified before the Arkansas Joint Senate and House Committee on Agriculture on the industry's concern of a current food trend where vegetables are being "riced" and marketed as a "more healthy" form of rice. Full story
  • GA-Hurricane Harvey Effects-170914 FDA Provides Clarification on Rice in Areas Affected by Hurricane Harvey

    Sep 14, 2017

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement this afternoon to provide much needed guidance to rice farmers whose crops are in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma. Under the original statement issued by FDA last week, it was unclear whether any crops in those areas would be accepted for use in human or animal food. Full story
  • GA.w-2017-FSMA-Food-Safety-Plan,-FDA-Inspectors-170823 FDA Releases New Tool to Aid FSMA Compliance

    Aug 23, 2017

    This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a tool to assist food facilities with the development of food safety plans for compliance with regulations under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Full story