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

  • Foreman wearing safety vest, holding clipboard and cellphone, stands in front of forklift moving shipping containers Industry Welcomes New Guidelines on Demurrage and Detention Charges

    May 08, 2020

    FMC issued new guidance under the Shipping Act on how it will assess demurrage and detention charges – essentially storage fees a merchant pays for use of a shipping container at a terminal or depot outside of a “free time” period. Full story
  • White man wearing gray t-shirt and sunglasses stands next to large combine tires Navigable Waters Rule to Replace WOTUS

    Apr 28, 2020

    The Navigable Waters Protection Rule, published on April 21, formally replaces the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and goes into effect on June 22. Full story
  • Children play with homemade sailboat in puddle next to overgrown, green, grassy area WOTUS Redefined

    Jan 23, 2020

    Today, the Trump Administration announced the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to replace the Obama-Era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. This rule is the second step in the two-step process set forward by the Administration to contain the reach of the Clean Water Act of 1972. Full story