• USA Rice Acknowledges Industry Commitment to Conservation and Sustainability

    Dec 14, 2017
    At this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference, the rice industry’s growing role in the conservation and sustainability sphere was spotlighted with two different awards, the USA Rice Sustainability Award and the USA Rice Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award.
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  • Arkansas Rice Farmer Jennifer James Named 2017 Farmer of the Year

    Nov 15, 2017
    Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture last night announced the recipients of its inaugural 2017 Sustainability Leadership Awards and Arkansas rice farmer Jennifer James was named 2017 Farmer of the Year.
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  • Two Weeks to Go for Sustainability Award Nominations

    Sep 15, 2017
    Only two weeks remain to nominate yourself or someone you know for the first ever USA Rice Sustainability Award.
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  • Sustainability Matters – Fly Your Flag with the USA Rice Sustainability Award

    Aug 30, 2017
    “Doing the right thing with regard to sustainability is obviously important, but just as important in the marketplace is letting people know you’re doing it,” said Jennifer James, an Arkansas rice farmer and chair of the USA Rice Sustainability Committee. “We created the USA Rice Sustainability Award to flush out those stories, those good actors, who will help lift the entire industry by sharing what they are doing.”
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  • USA Rice Launches Sustainability Award

    Aug 21, 2017
    USA Rice is seeking nominees for the first USA Rice Sustainability Award to recognize and promote exemplary sustainability practices.
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  • The Time to Think Irrigation Strategies is Now

    Feb 07, 2017
    The current drumbeat for rice irrigation is: “take time to measure and evaluate inputs, including water, because the money spent to hold and move that water can decrease significantly with management upgrades.” Irrigation strategy can be measured in droplets and dollars, and because producers have more options than ever before, determining how to water rice is more complicated today than it’s ever been. Fortunately, a lot of information is available to help farmers make that decision.
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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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  • National Indicators Report: U.S. Rice Bolsters Sustainability Claims

    Dec 16, 2016
    Last week, Field to Market published their highly anticipated 2016 National Indicators Report outlining improvements made to on-farm sustainability metrics made from 1980 through this year. Rice is looking good.
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  • Sustainable Agriculture Summit Serves Up Challenges and Opportunities

    Nov 18, 2016
    The annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit held here this week, in combination with Field to Market’s fall meetings brought together more than 500 attendees from across the U.S. agricultural supply chain. Participants ranged from farmers, to input manufacturers and suppliers, to processors and retailers. The livestock, row crop, and specialty crop sectors were all represented among the Summit’s various panels and breakout sessions where talk of partnerships, success stories, innovations, and new research studies contributed to the excitement that ran throughout the conference.
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  • Conservation and Sustainability - Beyond the Buzz

    Nov 16, 2016
    Marketers and trend watchers constantly tell us that today's customers are demanding more information about what they are eating and also how their food is being produced, and they use buzzwords like conservation and sustainability to push this agenda. At next month's USA Rice Outlook Conference in Memphis, attendees will be able to take a deep dive into this conversation with a two-part panel that will examine both practical, on-farm conservation practices and in-market sustainability trends. No matter where in the rice supply chain attendees are, they will not want to miss this valuable session that immediately follows the Annual Rice Awards Luncheon.
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