• What’s Good for Rice is Good for Ducks and It’s All Good to Eat

    Feb 16, 2017
    The annual Ducks Unlimited-USA Rice Congressional Luncheon took place here yesterday, with more than 200 USA Rice Government Affairs Conference attendees and Congressional staff and Members mixing and talking rice and politics.
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  • Ducks Unlimited Snags Rice Industry’s Conservation Awards

    Dec 09, 2016
    Yesterday, the rice industry’s ever growing role in the conservation and sustainability sphere was spotlighted during the annual awards luncheon of this year’s USA Rice Outlook Conference.
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  • Rice Industry Floods Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center in Memphis

    Dec 07, 2016
    This week, members of the U.S. rice industry are poring over the exhibit cases of the Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center in the BassPro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid during the annual USA Rice Outlook Conference held here.
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  • NRCS Hits ‘Go’ On Revamped Conservation Stewardship Program

    Nov 14, 2016
    The USDA’s largest conservation program, the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has been “under construction” since the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law nearly three years ago until the new version was released earlier today.
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  • Rice Stewardship Partnership Report: Sky’s the Limit for Conservation Success

    Sep 16, 2016
    The U.S. rice industry stands out among other commodities in a number of ways but most recently, the industry’s achievements in conservation and sustainability have been in the limelight. Keeping with the theme of September National Rice Month, earlier this month the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership published their first Annual Report to highlight some of the Partnership’s many accomplishments during 2016.
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  • Walmart Foundation Throws Support to Conservation of Ricelands

    Aug 08, 2016
    More rice producers will have the opportunity to increase sustainability and profitability on their farms thanks to a grant from the Walmart Foundation. The grant supports work through the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership.
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  • Skyrocketing Support for RCPP in Missouri

    Nov 30, 2015
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project, Sustaining the Future of Rice, recently received further affirmation of its popularity among growers when the November 20 EQIP application deadline for Louisiana and Missouri saw more than 260 applications submitted across 63,800 acres for Missouri alone!
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  • In Arkansas and Mississippi, EQIP Aplenty

    Nov 06, 2015
    USA Rice along with Ducks Unlimited and more than 40 other partners are celebrating their most recent milestone as part of the Sustaining the Future of Rice project and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of two programs utilized by the project, collected a total of 334 applications when the sign-up period closed last month in Arkansas and Mississippi.
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  • RCPP EQIP Sign-up Period Closing Soon in Arkansas and Mississippi

    Sep 23, 2015
    There are less than four weeks left until the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) sign-up period closes in both Arkansas and Mississippi on Friday, October 16. This special EQIP sign-up is being held as part of the National Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) Project, led by the USA Rice – Ducks Unlimited (DU) Stewardship Partnership.
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  • USA Rice-DU Stewardship Partnership Texas Reservoir Project Clears First Hurdle

    Sep 10, 2015
    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that the groups’ pre-proposal has been chosen to advance to the next round of the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
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