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CRC Grower Meetings slated for January 21

CRC Grower Meetings slated for January 21

Mark your calendar for our annual grower meetings, to be held Thursday, January 21, in Yuba City and Colusa.  Information presented with be the same at each venue.

The Yuba City meeting will be held at the Bonanza Inn Event Center, with registration at 8:00 a.m. and the meeting from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. The afternoon meeting will be at the Colusa Casino Resort Conference Center with 12:30 p.m. registration and the meeting from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Tyson Redpath of The Russell Group will provide an update on farm policy. Louie Brown of Kahn, Soares & Conway will have information on new developments in the State Capitol. Northern California Water Association President David Guy will review water issues in our region. Richard Neves of Gig 7 Crop Insurance Services will also provide information

Your attendance is greatly encouraged. Don’t miss your chance at winning fabulous raffle prizes! Refreshments will be provided.

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