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DU recognizes Scott Manley for rice stewardship work

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Dr. Scott Manley received an inaugural Ducks Unlimited Excellence in Conservation Award for his work on the Rice Stewardship Partnership. DU’s Conservation Programs Committee created these awards — a first for for the 83-year-old organization — to recognize outstanding conservation accomplishments and the DU staff who made them possible. The 2020 awards were announced Aug. 20 during the committee’s summer ... Read More »

RiceTec renews support of USA Rice-DU Stewardship Partnership

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Rice Tec has renewed its support for the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership with a commitment of $150,000 through 2022. “RiceTec and DU are both focused on solutions for producers that lead to greater on-farm profits and therefore a more sustainable rice industry,” Dr. Brian Ottis, director of supply management for RiceTec, said in a news release. Special funding ... Read More »

Rice conservation efforts earn Field to Market sustainability award

Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture recently honored recipients of the 2019 Sustainability Leadership Awards on the eve of the fifth annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit. The awards are given to farmers, organizations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership through efforts to advance continuous improvement in the sustainability of U.S. commodity crop production. For the first time, the ... Read More »

Ducks Unlimited names former Florida ag commissioner as CEO

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Memphis, Tennessee-based Ducks Unlimited has named former Florida agriculture commissioner Adam Putnam as its new CEO, effective April 1. DU’s current CEO, Dale Hall, will remain in place to help with the transition until his retirement on June 30. As ag commissioner, Putnam served in one of four statewide elected positions. He led the nation’s largest state Department of Agriculture ... Read More »