U.S. rice production has seen improvements in six key performance indicators in the 36 years from 1980 to 2015 as measured in the Field to Market National Indicators Report. These indicators include: land use efficiency, soil loss, water use, air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, and biodiversity.
USA Rice engaged a panel of scientists and other industry experts to set reduction targets which will lead to continued improvements for each of these six environmental indicators as measured by Field to Market. Targets were developed based on the aggregate of U.S. rice production areas and in some cases per hundred pounds of rice produced. Any reporting of these goals or their progress will be reported accordingly.
U.S. Rice Industry 2030 Goals