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Major grant awarded to rice industry, DU for habitat conservation efforts

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 14, 2015 – Today, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced approved grants from the first round of proposals to the new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The USA Rice Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU), and more than 40 collaborating partners are pleased that the "Rice Stewardship Partnership – Sustaining the Future of Rice" project was selected for support.

Dunklin announced as winner of USA Rice Conservation Award

USA Rice Producers' Group Conservation Committee Chairman Leo LaGrande recognized Ducks Unlimited (DU) President George Dunklin for his leadership and contributions to U.S. agricultural conservation with the announcement of the fifth annual USA Rice Federation Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award.

Working rice lands worth $3.5 billion of managed wetland habitat

WASHINGTON – May 6, 2014 – There’s no doubt that rice, waterfowl and wetland habitats work cohesively to form a perfect ecosystem, and a recently published report puts a monetary value on those existing rice lands. Authored by Ducks Unlimited scientists for The Rice Foundation, the study found that the cost of attempting to replace rice lands with natural wetland habitat would exceed $3.5 billion.

DU joins USA Rice for 2014 Government Affairs Conference

USA Rice held their 2014 Government Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., the last week of February. Ducks Unlimited participated in several high-level meetings and held a joint luncheon with USA Rice.

DU CEO keynotes annual rice meeting

Ducks Unlimited CEO Dale Hall hailed the DU-USA Rice Stewardship Partnership as an “ideal marriage” in his keynote address during the annual Arkansas Rice Council and Arkansas Rice Farmers meeting in Stuttgart.

September is National Rice Month

The USA Rice Federation has declared September to be National Rice Month.

USA Rice-DU partnership

WASHINGTON - Feb. 4, 2013 - A groundbreaking new partnership between the USA Rice Federation (USA Rice) and Ducks Unlimited (DU) was forged recently to serve as a model of cooperation and communication between a farm group and a conservation organization.

Ducks and rice come together on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON – Feb. 23, 2012 – The USA Rice Federation and Ducks Unlimited hosted a joint congressional luncheon to raise awareness of the importance of flooded rice fields to the nation's wintering and migrating waterfowl. Members of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and their staffs attended the first-of-its-kind luncheon last week.

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