New program for Texas rice growers improves water use waterfowl habitat

HOUSTON March 1 2016 Rice producers in 12 Texas counties can apply for financial assistance to make on-farm improvements thanks to the USDAs Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS Regional Conservation Partnership Program RCPP Rice Stewardship Partnership Project sponsored by USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited. Eligible counties include: Brazoria Calhoun Chambers Colorado Fort Bend Jackson Jefferson Lavaca Liberty Matagorda Waller and Wharton.