Rice Stewardship Partnership

USA Rice partners with organizations and companies up and down the supply chain, providing our members with additional services, information, programs, and opportunities. These collaborative relationships facilitate a greater understanding of U.S. rice’s economic and environmental accomplishments, allowing partners to work together toward common goals of advocacy and sustainability. 

In 2012, USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited forged a model of collaboration between a farm group and a conservation organization - the Rice Stewardship Partnership. This Partnership has been working tirelessly to offer rice producers from each of the six rice-growing states assistance to address water quantity, water quality and wildlife habitat on working ricelands.

These efforts are possible thanks to funding provided by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and private partners. After completion, these projects will have provided almost $80 million in conservation funds to rice farmers and impacted an additional 700,000 U.S. rice acres which would not have been possible without the work of the Rice Stewardship Partnership.

Rice Stewardship Partnership

Our Supporters

Our Supporters

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Field Staff

Field Staff

The Rice Stewardship Partnership has field staff located in all six of the major rice producing states. If you're a farmer interested in participating in our programs, please reach out to one of the staff listed in your state. 
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Recognition

Recognition

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We are proud to have been recognized as part of Field to Market’s 2019 Sustainability Leadership Awards honoring the Rice Stewardship Partnership as the Collaboration of the Year. As part of this multi-sector collaboration, USA Rice works with dozens of other stakeholders across the rice value chain to support farmers in improving outcomes in water quality, water quantity and waterfowl habitat conservation. The Rice Stewardship Partnership is an unparalleled collaborative effort in the rice industry to support farmers and the supply chain in delivering sustainable outcomes for the rice industry and U.S. agriculture.


Learn more about the Field to Market Collaboration of the Year award here.