• Growers: Don’t Use Our Data Against Us

    Mar 31, 2016
    Mississippi rice grower Noble Guedon represented the rice industry today at a meeting hosted by American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) focused on the use of electronic farm data. Specifically under discussion is the proprietary nature and use of data collected by global positioning systems and other harvest and input monitoring systems used in modern day farming equipment.
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  • Carbon Credit Program Targets Rice Growers

    Mar 31, 2016
    A new program is getting underway here that provides an opportunity for rice growers to participate in a voluntary carbon credit market if they practice Alternate Wetting and Drying (also referred to as Intermittent Flooding), or anticipate implementing Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) in 2016.
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  • USA Rice Advocacy Gets Results in Food Aid Debate

    Mar 18, 2016
    During USA Rice’s 2016 Government Affairs Conference here last month, USA Rice members educated Members of the Agriculture Subcommittee of the House Committee on Appropriations on the importance of maintaining in-kind commodities in the food aid program during emergency response efforts around the world, and asked specifically that U.S.-grown rice, including fortified rice, be prioritized for delivery to those in need.
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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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