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On Tuesday, March 26, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will join AgriCapture at a Wisconsin mill to highlight how the AgriCapture Climate-Friendly Rice Program is creating new revenue streams for producers’ sustainable farming practices through the USDA’s historic Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities.

Featuring the Climate-Friendly Certified by AgriCapture seal, retail rice bags, packaged at the Wisconsin mill, mark the first product entering the market under Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities.

AgriCapture is a leading developer of the climate-friendly rice market, aligning farmers, a network of identity-preserved mills, and in-house verification to certify rice grown with practices that reduce methane, save water, and minimize inorganic arsenic.

In addition to $1.6 million in direct payments from the USDA, US rice farmers received a 10% market-driven premium relative to conventional rice pricing.

Where to Watch

Tune into the livestream on Tuesday, March 26th to hear from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, US Rice Farmers, and AgriCapture.

WHEN: 10:30am CT / 11:30am ET