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Climate Resilient Innovations for Sustainable Production of Rice (CRISP-Rice) is a multi-state, multi-institutional, and multi-disciplinary project funded by the USDA Sustainable Agricultural Systems grant program. The overall goal of CRISP-Rice is to enhance the profitability and sustainability of rice production in the Southern U.S. Increases in productivity and sustainability will be necessary to maintain U.S. and global food security but will be made more difficult by changing climatic conditions.

The U.S. rice industry has made impressive gains in sustainability over the past 40 years. However, further gains are possible and will be necessary considering food security and climate challenges.

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The goals of the CRISP-Rice project align with the sustainability goals of the U.S. rice industry itself.

Click the links below to see how the Objectives of the CRISP-Rice project will help the U.S. rice industry achieve these goals:

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According to USA Rice's Sustainability Report "Nearly 85 percent of the rice consumed in the United States is U.S.-grown on family farms across the six major rice-producing states: Arkansas, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Texas. Rice farmers harvest roughly 20 billion pounds of rice grown on 2.8 million acres of sustainably managed farmland. The rice not consumed domestically—roughly 50 percent of the crop in most years—is exported to more than 120 countries around the globe."

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