Tag Archives: sustainable practices

Rice farmers recognized for sustainability, innovation

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• By Mark Isbell • Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, recently convened in Chicago for its summer plenary and to announce the 2019 Farmer Spotlights, an award recognizing innovative farmers engaging in continuous improvement and using Field to Market’s Field Print Calculator. Each month Field to Market highlights one of the Farmer Spotlights with a press release ... Read More »

Bootheel farm embraces sustainability, which is reflected in its packaged rice

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Whether at industry group annual meetings or during Web-based seminars, the message remains the same: Agriculture has to do a better job telling its story to try to connect with consumers, who are generations removed from their agrarian roots. Many of these same consumers are clueless about the source of their food, other than they purchased it at Kroger, HEB ... Read More »

Anheuser-Busch, Indigo Ag partner on sustainable rice sourcing

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St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch and Boston-based Indigo Agriculture have partnered on a sustainable rice production program. Indigo has committed to delivering 2.2 million bushels of Indigo Rice to A-B that is grown using specific environmentally friendly production practices. Rice growers contracting with Indigo will reduce water and nitrogen use by 10 percent and achieve at least a 10 percent reduction in ... Read More »

Sustainability: A job we take seriously

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By now, it cannot be doubted that the U.S. rice industry leads the way when it comes to sustainability in agriculture. Whether it’s providing essential wildlife habitat, conserving water and soil, or technical innovations that use less energy and decrease emissions, rice farmers and millers have made enormous strides in the past 30 years and continue to dedicate themselves to ... Read More »

Rice and sustainability

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In this guest column, Lonoke County, Arkansas, rice producer Mark Isbell writes about the importance of engaging with groups developing sustainability initiatives to ensure the nuances of rice production are valued and compensated. Read More »