USA Rice - Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership (National) Project

Rice Stewardship's vision is to conserve three of the nation’s important natural resources: working ricelands, water and wetland wildlife. Ensuring adequate supplies of water is fundamental to sustaining the future of rice. And more than three million acres of rice across the country provide not only a working wetland that grows crops and food to feed the world, but also a very valuable habitat for waterfowl. This effort combines public and private resources by harnessing the power of USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and their Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Several Field to Market members and other supply-chain sponsors are providing financial support to assure project success.


Engagement Targets

Notes: (1) I Minor fluctuations in the number of retained growers is expected from year to year. These fluctuations may be due to year-over-year crop rotation effects or other factors beyond the control of the project. Enrolled acres represent the total number of acres on an individual farm in a specific year. The ability to report enrolled acres is based on the Fieldprint Project Standard requirement that individual growers enrolled in projects enter at least 10% of the acres managed for a specific crop. (2) Entered acres represent the actual number of enrolled acres for which data is entered in the Fieldprint Platform for analysis.


Project Lead Organization(s)
USA Rice Federation (Full)
Ducks Unlimited (Full)
BASF Corporation (Associate)
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) (Full)
Riceland Foods (Full)
The Mosaic Company (Full)

Project Details

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