Rice fields are unique amongst row crops in that they sustain so much wildlife. From birds to invertebrates and now even fish – hundreds of species of critters call these working fields home. U.S. rice farmers know this and actually count on it, so they do everything they can to support it.
Hosts Lydia Holmes and Dr. Steve Linscombe are joined by California rice farmer Leo LaGrande and Ducks Unlimited’s Dr. Scott Manley as they explore the unique biodiversity opportunities and challenges of rice fields.
Leo LaGrande, California Rice Farmer and Dr. Scott Manley, Director of Conservation Innovation Ducks Unlimited