Rice Stewardship Partnership Earns Top Recognition at Field to Market’s 2019 Sustainability Summit

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Mark Isbell (left): Arkansas rice farmer and FTM board member
Nov 20, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- On the eve of the fifth annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture honored the USA Rice/Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership as the 2019 Sustainability Collaboration of the Year.

Representing unparalleled collaboration that spans the entire rice industry, the Rice Stewardship Partnership supports rice farmers in pursuing continuous improvement in water quality, water quantity, and waterfowl habitat protection.  By coordinating efforts through all six rice producing states—Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas—this collaboration brings together partners from each of Field to Market’s five membership sectors to provide conservation services and farmer support that enable participating growers to conserve critical natural resources.

This year’s Collaboration of the Year Award honors ten Field to Market members involved in the Rice Stewardship Partnership:  USA Rice, Ducks Unlimited, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Walmart.org, The Mosaic Company and the Mosaic Foundation, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, RiceTec, BASF, Corteva Agriscience, and Riceland Foods, Inc.

“Congratulations to our awardees!  We know they will continue to be leaders in building an agriculture system that supports resilient ecosystems and enhances farmer livelihoods,” said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market.

Winners of Field to Market’s Sustainability Leadership Awards, including Farmer of the Year and Trusted Adviser of the Year, are selected by the Alliance’s Awards and Recognition Committee.  

Go here to learn more about the 2019 Sustainability Leadership Award winners.