The U.S. Rice Story

All segments of the U.S. rice industry are invested in sustainable production and processing practices. Their stewardship is deliberate, ensuring a healthy and safe food supply while improving the environment.

American rice farmers are committed to protecting and preserving natural resources while working continuously to significantly improve the quality and cleanliness of water leaving their farms. In the past 36 years, these farmers have increased rice yields by 53% while decreasing land use by 39%, energy use by 34%, and water use by 52% – and all achieved without the use of GMOs. Additionally, USA Rice is an active participant in Field to Market, an alliance for sustainability across the agriculture and food value chain.