It’s no surprise hunters and outdoorsmen head south for the winter, because all of their waterfowl game is flying through, too.
Rice fields create ideal migratory waterfowl habitat during the winter months. As ducks and geese travel along the Mississippi Flyway from their breeding grounds in Canada to their wintering grounds along the Gulf of Mexico and into Central and South America, they find food and resting places in the abundant rice fields that dot the landscape in Arkansas and Missouri. Riceland is headquartered in the Rice and Duck capital of the world, Stuttgart, Arkansas, with its family farmers growing rice in the summer while providing waterfowl habitat in the winter. We couldn’t be more proud.