Rice

Green rice: Collaborations burnish crop’s image

It’s been over two decades since growers stopped burning rice stubble after harvest. Now rice is known as ‘The Environmental Crop.’ When California rice farmers were told about 25 years ago that they’d have to find an [...]

January 26, 2022 // 0 Comments

DU Receives Rice Industry Conservation Awards

Dr. Scott Manley, Ducks Unlimited’s director of conservation innovation, was recently awarded USA Rice’s 2016 Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award for his work on the National Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) [...]

December 15, 2016 // 597 Comments

DU Recognized by Rice Industry

Ducks Unlimited was recognized on Wednesday at the California Rice Commission’s Circle of Life Reception as one of 14 conservation groups, water districts and agencies that works with the rice industry to help wildlife during the drought. DU [...]

May 26, 2016 // 683 Comments

Concern Mounts Over Water for Rice

Ag Alert, the weekly newspaper for California Agriculture, yesterday touched on the mounting concern over the lack of water for winter-flooded rice in the Sacramento Valley, which may be down from the normal range of 300,000 acres to only 50k in [...]

September 16, 2015 // 529 Comments

Pacific trade pact is a good deal for waterfowl

DU Western Region Director Mark Biddlecomb partnered with Tim Johnson of the California Rice Commission and and Bill Mueller of Valley Vision on an op-ed piece that appeared in today’s Sacramento Bee touting the potential benefits of the [...]

May 21, 2015 // 675 Comments

DU and CWA with an important plea for California Rice Farmers

Ducks Unlimited, working with the California Waterfowl Association, recently sent an informational flyer out to rice farmers in the Golden State asking for their assistance this fall in helping create wetlands. In a normal year, many rice farmers [...]

September 18, 2014 // 675 Comments

Waterfowl, Rice and the California Drought

Ducks Unlimited made several news appearances this week in the Sacramento market, specifically regarding the California drought and its potential effects on rice farmers and ducks this fall. The first story appeared on KCRA 3, with Western Region [...]

August 29, 2014 // 716 Comments