Conservation

Californians win Conservation and Sustainability awards at Outlook Conference

Californians win Conservation and Sustainability awards at Outlook Conference

For his role stewarding several significant rice wildlife programs, California Rice Commission Environmental Affairs Manager Paul Buttner was honored at today’s USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Diego.

Buttner received the ninth annual Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award, for shepherding many unique conservation programs and fostering strong partnerships that pay significant dividends for the industry.

Another top honor went to California during the afternoon industry awards luncheon, when American Commodity Company won the USA Rice Sustainability Award.

Congratulations Paul and ACC!

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