The Mid-South Graduated Water Stewardship Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), led by USA Rice, has been renewed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with a $7 million award from the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The new funding will allow the Partnership to implement working lands conservation practices for rice producers in Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Louisiana, focused on water management, nutrient management, and winter habitat for wildlife.
The Mid-South RCPP is one of two renewals secured by the Partnership. The other is “Improving Water Quality with Nutrient Management Conservation Practice 590” in south Louisiana.
The sign-up timelines for these renewal projects have not been finalized but will likely take place in early 2021.
Further underlining its commitment to conservation, USA Rice has developed a new marketing tool to help exporters, overseas importers and end-users communicate its sustainability story and highlight its commitment to continuous improvement, differentiating itself from other rice origins.
Read the official press release here.
View USA Rice’s new infographic-based marketing tool.