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Water Footprint Study, Animated Infographic released

Water Footprint Study, Animated Infographic released

Faced with dwindling water supplies, California farmers face growing scrutiny about water use. Instead of a productive and factual discussion, some have narrowly focused on what crops might best fit our state based on criteria suits their argument.

Today we launched a project that will hopefully bring a fuller discussion. We asked the nationally known science and engineering company Exponent to find out how much water is consumed in a typical day by an average American. Their findings are documented in the publication, Water Footprint of Consumption Among the U.S. Population. From this, we worked with Page Design to create an animated infographic to provide a better understanding of the personal, daily connection we all have with water.

This project has several facets, including seeking a guest editorial, a big push via our website and social media channels and coverage during our California Rice spots on the Armstrong & Getty Radio Show.

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Today is the deadline to certify 2019 Crop Acres

Today is the deadline to certify 2019 Crop Acres

By Tyson Redpath, The Russell Group

The deadline to certify 2019 crop acres with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is today, July 15. Certification is required to be eligible for most FSA programs, including Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which will provide $14.5 billion in direct payments to producers who have been affected by retaliatory tariffs and the ongoing trade dispute with China. Rice has been deemed an eligible commodity for these payments.

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Thiobencarb monitoring results update

Thiobencarb monitoring results update

The monitoring results have been non-detect from June 13 to June 25. Detections were observed up to June 13, with eight exceedances of the performance goal in the drains. Fortunately, the trace amounts found at the city drinking water intakes were below the laboratory maximum residue limit. We will conclude the thiobencarb monitoring on July 16.