Working in collaboration with the Northern California Water Association, a continued priority is promoting Sites Reservoir.
Through Page Design, we are continuing to produce original e-graphics that quickly convey the many benefits that would come from Sites Reservoir.
Since the adoption of the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), we have been working with the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and the Environmental Defense Fund to develop a voluntary program for qualifying rice growers to generate air quality credits known as greenhouse gas (GHG) offsets. READ MORE
The thiobencarb exceedances at the Colusa Basin Drain 5 (CBD5) site north of Highway 20 are beginning to decline. Two special monitoring events took place north of the CBD5 site as a result of the five drain exceedances on May 19, 21, 26, 28 and June 2. READ MORE
The CRC election cycle has begun for the 2015/16 board elections.
Growers will have an opportunity to nominate individuals to serve on the CRC Board for three-year terms. Nomination forms and information on the seats open in each district were mailed to every grower last week. Nomination forms must be returned or postmarked by July 17, 2015.
Please note, if you do not receive information for nominating board members, please contact the CRC office immediately at (916) 387-2264, so we can ensure that a ballot is mailed to you.
A packed gathering of some 160 people viewing Legislators rolling sushi provided the punctuation on today’s successful California Rice Legislative Day. READ MORE
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that, starting tomorrow, eligible producers can formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. More information is available via their news release. READ MORE
Coordinating with NCWA, we hosted our second media briefing today at Farm Air Flying Service in Natomas, updating media on drought impacts, water issues and environmental programs. READ MORE
The application period is underway for a program that helps maintain strong leaders in our industry – the 2016 Rice Leadership Development Program. Applications must be submitted no later than October 3. READ MORE
The exceedances in the Colusa Basin Drain have continued through the end of May as reflected in the most current monitoring results received by our office. All total, there have been five drain exceedances of the performance goal from May 19 to 28. READ MORE