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

  • 2016-mo-rice-conference, group of men stand around USA Rice booth Large Turnout at Annual Missouri Rice Conference

    Feb 18, 2016

    More than one hundred rice farmers gathered here yesterday for the 2016 Missouri Rice Conference. This was the first time the conference has been held in Malden and the new location drew a lot of new faces, including many young farmers interested in growing rice. Full story
  • John Owen CME Seeks Rice Industry Response to Rough Rice Futures Contract Survey

    Feb 11, 2016

    The CME Group based here that oversees the trading of the Rough Rice Futures contract has published a short, two-question survey for rice industry members to complete by Monday, February 22. Full story
  • ga-killer-bees-on-tumblr-160201 EPA Update: What’s Best for Pests

    Feb 01, 2016

    Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their 2014 review of pesticide residue levels on produce, grain, salmon, and infant formula, and found that 99 percent of the samples had residue levels below the EPA limit. A total of 314 rice samples were taken and none contained residues over the legally established tolerance limit. View the full report here. Full story