Technology evolves rapidly, and our rice farmer’s conservation efforts have evolved with it.  Every year, U.S. farmers grow rice more efficiently with significantly fewer natural resources, continually expanding their knowledge and expertise. Conserving natural resources and focusing on sustainable practices is essential if we are to preserve our rice farming traditions and pass them on to the next generation. USA Rice along with The Rice Foundation developed several resources to highlight the gains for the industry in sustainability since 1980.


Through the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding, the USA Rice – Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership will be able to offer over $63 million in additional financial assistance to U.S. rice producers.

Conservation Search

This USA Rice-developed search helps rice farmers find conservation programs that provide some form of assistance to their operation, whether it be through cost sharing, management incentives, or tax exemptions.

Cover of the Sustainability Report and Sustainability Goals Booklet

Sustainability Report

American rice farmers have a longstanding commitment to protect and preserve natural resources. Hear about the work they're doing to improve their land for the next generation.

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2030 Industry Goals

As part of the U.S. rice industry’s commitment to conserving resources while producing a high quality and profitable crop, the industry is setting 2030 U.S. Rice Industry Sustainability Goals to build on past successes and continue leading in sustainable agriculture.

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Our Partners

Partnerships help USA Rice provide additional services, information, conservation programs, and dollars to our members.

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