• Missouri Hosts First Rice Conservation Field Day

    Nov 13, 2015
    Yesterday morning, more than 50 rice farmers and conservation professionals gathered at the Delta Fisher Research Center in Portageville, Missouri, for the first ever Southeast Missouri Rice Conservation Field Day.
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  • In Arkansas and Mississippi, EQIP Aplenty

    Nov 06, 2015
    USA Rice along with Ducks Unlimited and more than 40 other partners are celebrating their most recent milestone as part of the Sustaining the Future of Rice project and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of two programs utilized by the project, collected a total of 334 applications when the sign-up period closed last month in Arkansas and Mississippi.
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  • USA Rice Welcomes New Rice Stewardship Partnership Coordinator

    Nov 05, 2015
    Conservation and sustainability are more than buzz words for the U.S. rice industry and to underscore that commitment to these principles USA Rice has hired Josh Hankins as the new Rice Stewardship Partnership Coordinator. The coordinator position is funded using technical assistance money provided through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) grant that USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited received earlier this year.
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  • Yellow Rails and Rice Festival – A Festival Like No Other

    Nov 03, 2015
    One hundred and forty-five bird enthusiasts from 27 states and Canada gathered here Wednesday through Sunday for the seventh annual Yellow Rails and Rice Festival (YR&R). The festival brings birders together with rice farmers to highlight the role of Louisiana’s working wetlands in bird conservation while providing participants a unique venue to view the Yellow Rail.
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