Sep 27, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC -- Last Thursday, USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited co-hosted the annual Federal Duck Stamp Reception to showcase the strong partnership between rice and ducks, and to promote ongoing conservation efforts to preserve wetlands and wildlife habitat.
Additional support for the event was provided by Anheuser-Busch, the Agricultural Retailers Association, Nestle-Purina, and The Fertilizer Institute.
Over 200 Congressional staff, industry partners, and others attended the event, including Representative Bruce Westerman (R-AR). Sushi and beverages brewed with rice were served. Attendees also had an opportunity to purchase their 2019/20 Duck Stamps, a required annual purchase for waterfowl hunters 16 and older, as well as allowing the stamp-holder free admission to any national wildlife refuge.
Proceeds from the sale of Federal Duck Stamps go toward the Migratory Bird Conservation Fund, utilized as a conservation tool to protect habitats for migratory birds and other wildlife with 98 percent of all proceeds directly allocated towards conservation efforts.