Arva, Nestlé Purina, Riceland Sustainable Rice Program

The Nestlé Purina Riceland Sustainable Rice Program, in partnership with Arva Intelligence, rewards farmers for implementing sustainable farming practices in rice cultivation.

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Counties the project is located in:
Arkansas
Arkansas County
Desha County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lincoln County
Lonoke County
Monroe County
Phillips County
Poinsett County
Prairie County
Pulaski County
Randolph County
White County
Woodruff County
Missouri
Butler County
Dunklin County
New Madrid County
Planned Crops
Rice

Sound Agriculture Nutrient Reduction Project

Sound Agriculture’s mission is to create on-demand crop solutions that lead to more sustainable, healthier, and tastier food.  To that end, Sound is leveraging a data-driven

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Counties the project is located in:
Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Virginia
Washington
Wisconsin
Metric
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Soil Conservation
Water Quality
Planned Crops
Corn (grain)
Corn (silage)

Bunge and Mondelez Wheat Project

Improving soil health in the Mississippi River Basin is a critical need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, sequester carbon, and improve water quality.

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Counties the project is located in:
Arkansas
Illinois
Bond County
Clinton County
Madison County
Montgomery County
Perry County
Randolph County
St. Clair County
Washington County
Kentucky
Missouri
Audrain County
Montgomery County
Tennessee
Metric
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality
Planned Crops
Soybeans
Wheat (winter)

Technical Assistance

Houston Engineering can lead or support any software development or scripting needs your organization may have.  We have in depth knowledge of sustainability metrics and modern programming frameworks.

Offered In
Alabama
Alaska
Alberta
Arizona
Arkansas
British Columbia
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Manitoba
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Brunswick
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
Newfoundland and Labrador
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Nunavut
Ohio
Oklahoma
Ontario
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Prince Edward Island
Quebec
Rhode Island
Saskatchewan
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Yukon
Working With
Alfalfa
Barley
Corn (grain)
Corn (silage)
Cotton
Peanuts
Potatoes
Rice
Sorghum
Soybeans
Sugar beets
Wheat (durum)
Wheat (spring)
Wheat (winter)
Focused On
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality

LifeLine Foods and PepsiCo Missouri Corn Project

LifeLine Foods and PepsiCo are collaborating to support row crop farmers in Missouri to adopt farming practices known to improve soil health and reduce greenhouse gases, while reducing long-term co

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Counties the project is located in:
Missouri
Holt County
Metric
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Planned Crops
Corn (grain)
Soybeans

Project Specialist

U.S. soy farmers are committed to implementing new production practices to continuously improve their sustainability while protecting the air, water and soil. United Soybean Board invites partnerships and projects across the soy value chain to advance continuous improvement and help soy farmers meet their sustainability goals.

Offered In
Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Wisconsin
Working With
Soybeans
Focused On
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality

Capabilities / Services

Insights from the behavioral sciences are revolutionizing the way in which government programs are designed and delivered, and CBEAR is bringing this revolution to agri-environmental programs. A “test, learn, adapt” strategy helps programs be their best, achieve greater levels of program participation and satisfaction, and achieve improved environmental outcomes, all while reducing costs. To create evidence-based programs, CBEAR has been conducting randomized field experiments across the US. We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with private-sector or governmental partners on projects related to the following initiatives:
(1) Building the evidence base for financial vs. technical assistance;
(2) Building the evidence base for enhancing the post-contract persistence of conservation practices; and
(3) Building the evidence base for environmental and economic benefits of input efficiency.

Offered In
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Working With
Alfalfa
Barley
Corn (grain)
Corn (silage)
Cotton
Peanuts
Potatoes
Rice
Sorghum
Soybeans
Sugar beets
Wheat (durum)
Wheat (spring)
Wheat (winter)
Focused On
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality

Technical Assistance

USA Rice Federation and Ducks Unlimited came together to form the USA Rice-DU Stewardship Partnership. The Partnership works to bring about meaningful and long-term improvements to three of the nation's critical natural and economic resources: waterfowl, working rice lands and water. To achieve these objectives, we identify and pursue public policies, funding sources, communications strategies and strategically developed research and management practices that advance our mutual interests. The Partnership serves as a model of cooperation and communication between a farm group and a conservation organization.

Offered In
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
Working With
Corn (grain)
Rice
Soybeans
Focused On
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality

USA Rice - Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership

Rice Stewardship's vision is to conserve three of the nation’s important natural resources: working ricelands, water, and wetland wildlife.

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Counties the project is located in:
Arkansas
Arkansas County
Ashley County
Chicot County
Clay County
Conway County
Craighead County
Crittenden County
Cross County
Desha County
Drew County
Faulkner County
Greene County
Independence County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Lincoln County
Lonoke County
Mississippi County
Monroe County
Phillips County
Poinsett County
Pope County
Prairie County
Pulaski County
Randolph County
St. Francis County
White County
Woodruff County
California
Butte County
Colusa County
Glenn County
Merced County
Placer County
Sacramento County
San Joaquin County
Sutter County
Yolo County
Yuba County
Illinois
Alexander County
Louisiana
Acadia Parish
Allen Parish
Avoyelles Parish
Beauregard Parish
Calcasieu Parish
Caldwell Parish
Cameron Parish
Catahoula Parish
Concordia Parish
East Carroll Parish
Evangeline Parish
Franklin Parish
Iberia Parish
Iberville Parish
Jefferson Davis Parish
Lafayette Parish
LaSalle Parish
Madison Parish
Morehouse Parish
Ouachita Parish
Pointe Coupee Parish
Rapides Parish
Richland Parish
St. Landry Parish
St. Martin Parish
St. Mary Parish
Tensas Parish
Vermilion Parish
West Baton Rouge Parish
West Carroll Parish
Mississippi
Bolivar County
Coahoma County
Humphreys County
Issaquena County
Leflore County
Quitman County
Sharkey County
Sunflower County
Tallahatchie County
Tate County
Tunica County
Washington County
Missouri
Butler County
Dunklin County
Mississippi County
New Madrid County
Pemiscot County
Ripley County
Scott County
Stoddard County
Texas
Austin County
Brazoria County
Calhoun County
Chambers County
Colorado County
Fort Bend County
Galveston County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Lavaca County
Liberty County
Matagorda County
Victoria County
Waller County
Metric
Biodiversity
Energy Use
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Irrigation Water Use
Land Use
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality
Planned Crops
Rice

Capabilities / Services

With the support of a USDA Conservation Innovation Grant, AFT has launched online access to the methods, tools, and training resources it used in developing case studies featuring soil health successful farmers in its Quantifying the Economic and Environmental Benefits of Soil Health project.

Specifically, partners will be able to use AFT’s Retrospective Soil Health Economic Calculator (R-SHEC), an 11-tab Excel-spreadsheet tool, to evaluate the costs and benefits of soil health practices including no-till or reduced tillage, cover crops, nutrient management, and conservation crop rotation on row crop farms that have adopted any combination of practices, ideally for more than four years and within the last 10 years. 

Access the Soil Health Economic and Environmental Case Study Toolkit or reach-out for more information. 

Offered In
Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Working With
Alfalfa
Corn (grain)
Soybeans
Wheat (durum)
Wheat (spring)
Wheat (winter)
Focused On
Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Soil Carbon
Soil Conservation
Water Quality