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NRCS opens sign-up period for Louisiana conservation assistance

ducks in a winter-flooded rice field

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Louisiana announced the 1st signup period for applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and Regional Conservation Partnership Program in fiscal year 2020 ends on March 6. Financial assistance through these programs is available to help farmers and landowners plan and implement conservation practices to improve water quality, build healthier soil, improve grazing and ... Read More »

California Rice Commission receives $1.5 million NRCS conservation grant

california rice habitat

The California Rice Commission and its project partners have received a $1.5 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The project is in in partnership with NRCS, Ducks Unlimited, the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation, Point Blue Conservation Science and FlowWest. It is designed to: • Provide funding to enhance approximately 10,000 acres through ... Read More »

A natural resources recipe

barrett lyons, eric unkel

Mix rice farmers, stewardship practices and partnership programs for a successful conservation gumbo. • By Amy Robertson Fuselier • What makes the best gumbo? Some say the Cajun trinity of ingredients —onions, bell pepper and celery. Many argue the roux is the basic building block for creating the ultimate gumbo. But everyone agrees that the best gumbo is one that ... Read More »

Conservation program sign-ups open for Mid-South rice producers

waterfowl, chambers county, texas

• By Emily Woodall • Three Conservation Stewardship Program  sign-ups are now open to rice producers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas. The deadline to apply for all three projects is June 28. Eligible counties and parishes are listed below. Through the Mid-South Graduated Water Stewardship signup, producers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Missouri can address water quality, water ... Read More »

New tool helps farmers connect with conservation programs

geese in a winter rice field

Farmers know more than anyone the importance of good tools. To get the job done, you need the right tools, and if you don’t have them, the work will be harder, take longer and won’t yield the same results. We at USA Rice understand all too well how low farm-gate prices, rising input costs and our country’s many trade disputes ... Read More »