• Rice, Ducks, and Friends Awarded $15 Million in 2017 RCPP Funding

    Dec 21, 2016
    USA Rice, through its USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, was awarded funding for two projects bringing $15 million to the Mid-South and Gulf Coast’s rice-growing regions.
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  • Arkansas NRCS Ups the EQIP Ante

    May 13, 2016
    This morning, farmers and conservation industry representatives held a press conference here at Isbell Farms to announce the immediate availability of $2.5 million in additional funding for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in Arkansas.
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  • NRCS EQIP(s) Farmers with Conservation Financial Assistance Options

    May 12, 2016
    Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) checked off another program on their to-do list by publishing the final version of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) in the Federal Register.
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  • Skyrocketing Support for RCPP in Missouri

    Nov 30, 2015
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project, Sustaining the Future of Rice, recently received further affirmation of its popularity among growers when the November 20 EQIP application deadline for Louisiana and Missouri saw more than 260 applications submitted across 63,800 acres for Missouri alone!
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  • In Arkansas and Mississippi, EQIP Aplenty

    Nov 06, 2015
    USA Rice along with Ducks Unlimited and more than 40 other partners are celebrating their most recent milestone as part of the Sustaining the Future of Rice project and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of two programs utilized by the project, collected a total of 334 applications when the sign-up period closed last month in Arkansas and Mississippi.
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  • One Month Left for EQIP Sign-up in Louisiana and Missouri

    Oct 22, 2015
    Rice farmers in Louisiana and Missouri have less than one month to submit applications for the USDA’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). This EQIP sign-up period, specifically designated for farmers who regularly grow rice, is part of the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project. Applications should be submitted to local NRCS field offices no later than November 20, 2015.
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