October 2015

Rice nitrogen management plan template approved

Rice nitrogen management plan template approved

The Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) Order requires that Sacramento Valley rice growers complete a nitrogen management plan describing the type, amount, and method of nitrogen applied to rice by March 1, 2016, and updated by March 1st annually. We developed a web-based template with access through the same site as the Farm Evaluation, also due March 1 annually. A future e-communication will announce the availability of the web-based templates close to the first of 2016. READ MORE

Environmental Stewardship highlighted at Drought Briefing

Environmental Stewardship highlighted at Drought Briefing

Continuing our collaborative work with key partners in the Sacramento Valley, we held our third drought briefing this morning. Drought impacts and positive environmental work to help salmon and waterfowl were covered by participants, which included the CRC, several rice growers, NCWA, GCID, RD-108, The Nature Conservancy, Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  We thank Montna Farms for providing an excellent location for the briefing. READ MORE