Rice Sustainability Focus of New USA Rice Podcast Episode

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Industry commitment to sustainability
Jul 28, 2020
ARLINGTON, VA – The second full episode of the USA Rice podcast, The Rice Stuff, went live today and features an in-depth discussion of the groundbreaking U.S. Rice Industry Sustainability Report with experts Lydia Holmes and Steve Linscombe.

“It’s always been our intention to make about half of our episodes about the wonderful sustainability record of the U.S. rice industry, so starting at the beginning seemed to be the most appropriate way,” said show co-host Michael Klein.  “The sustainability report tells a very impressive story of the industry’s track record and commitment to the issue.  Steve puts the report’s origins in sharp focus, and Lydia, having grown up on a rice farm in Arkansas, gives an excellent perspective on what all these numbers and statistics really mean.”

Future sustainability episodes will dive into topics including row rice, water use and efficiency, energy and greenhouse gas emissions, the long-term sustainability targets of the industry, the notable conservation efforts being undertaken on the milling side of the house, biodiversity, and much more.

“I’ve interviewed Steve and Lydia a bunch of times about these issues for articles I’ve written,” said show co-host Lesley Dixon, “but to have this conversation, this back and forth for the podcast audience, was a lot of fun.  I hope our listeners enjoy it as much as we did, and I also hope people share their sustainability efforts like we ask them to.  We can’t wait to share those stories on future episodes.”

New episodes of The Rice Stuff are published on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.  You can also listen to episodes at www.thericestuffpodcast.com.