• New Mid-South RCPP Deadlines Approaching

    Nov 15, 2017
    Over the past month, USA Rice hosted outreach meetings across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri to spread the word about the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), Mid-South Graduated Water Stewardship, that will bring financial assistance to rice producers implementing working lands conservation programs throughout the four states.
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  • Nestlé Purina Joins Partnership to Ensure Future of Working Ricelands

    Oct 24, 2017
    Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, a global leader in pet care, is the newest corporate sponsor of the USA Rice/Ducks Unlimited (DU) Rice Stewardship Partnership. Through a $2 million commitment over four years, Nestlé Purina’s investment will help keep working ricelands healthy, preserve wetlands, and create habitat for waterfowl and other wildlife.
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  • Arkansas Rice Farmers Manage for Ducks and Rice

    Mar 22, 2017
    Mike Sullivan, who farms with his son, Ryan, in northeast Arkansas, is one of the rice producers working with USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited through the Rice Stewardship Partnership.
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  • Regional Conservation Partnership Program: What’s New for Rice

    Mar 14, 2017
    Interview with Josh Hankins, USA Rice Stewardship Partnership Coordinator
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  • Rice, Ducks, and Friends Awarded $15 Million in 2017 RCPP Funding

    Dec 21, 2016
    USA Rice, through its USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, was awarded funding for two projects bringing $15 million to the Mid-South and Gulf Coast’s rice-growing regions.
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  • Rice Stewardship Partnership to Submit Three New RCPP Proposals

    Jul 25, 2016
    Earlier this year, the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership jointly submitted three pre-proposals for conservation financial assistance funding through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Last Friday, the Partnership was selected to submit final proposals by September 19 for all three projects spanning the Mid-South and the Gulf of Mexico.
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  • National Rice RCPP Project Goes Live in California

    Jul 20, 2016
    Yesterday, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) rolled out the National Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project here, organized and implemented by USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited through their Stewardship Partnership.
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  • Rice and Ducks Propose Beefing-Up Conservation Efforts

    May 10, 2016
    Today, the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited (DU) Rice Stewardship Partnership jointly submitted or supported three proposals that request funding through the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
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  • New Conservation Stewardship Program Finalized

    Mar 10, 2016
    Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published its final Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) rule in the Federal Register.
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  • Texas Now Accepting National Rice RCPP EQIP Applications

    Mar 01, 2016
    The USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited (DU) conservation and sustainability project, Sustaining the Future of Rice, takes a big step forward today with the announcement that the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas has begun accepting Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications for the project.
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