Rice farmer and advocate Kurt Richter put together this excellent video on the problems with the proposed Dam-Train ballot measure. It includes great interviews with Assembly Member James Gallagher, Don Bransford, David Guy and Jay Ziegler from the Nature Conservancy.
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Ballots to vote on the continuation of the Commission are due soon! In order to be considered, all producer and handler ballots must be postmarked by March 5.
If you have not received a ballot or if you do not have a ballot for an entity, please contact the CDFA Marketing Branch at 916-900-5018.
The annual mandatory thiobencarb stewardship meetings will be held in collaboration with the Valent 2019 Rice Seminars the first week of March. For persons who can’t attend, a narrated version of the thiobencarb stewardship presentation will be available at the country agricultural commissioner offices. READ MORE
Bill Lyons was appointed as Agriculture Liaison in the office of the Governor. In his role, he will advance the administration’s efforts on agriculture and water in the state. READ MORE