More than a dozen rice photos have been added to our industry library. The library is available at CalRiceNews.org by clicking Members, then Gallery. You will be prompted for a passcode, which has been updated. If you need the new passcode, please contact the CRC’s Jim Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org. READ MORE
Audubon is leading an important survey effort to better understand the linkages between mosquito control requirements and farmers’ ability to provide quality bird habitat on their lands. Flooded agricultural fields and wetlands in California’s Central Valley are hugely important for migratory birds. They are trying to understand potential obstacles to intentional flooding in the Central Valley, including mosquito control. You have an important and critical perspective as a rice grower. READ MORE
Hundreds of growers and rice industry officials are expected at this year’s Rice Field Day at the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs.
We appreciate your consideration to help with a statewide electronic survey to determine farmer and rancher participation in sustainability practices and their views on conservation initiatives in the state.
The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts and K-Coe Isom have joined on this project. The survey is 40 questions and takes about 15-minutes to participate.
Surveyors say the results will assist in supportive programs for agriculture in the future.
Eight weeks sure flies by! Not only was each week of my internship at the California Rice Commission (CRC) filled with many activities, I was challenged to maximize my learning every day. Now, much gratitude and happiness fill my heart. This internship experience has truly changed my life.
This Friday, August 19, is the deadline to apply for a unique opportunity from the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP), which focuses on water efficiency projects. This program is being led by Ducks Unlimited and is separate and distinct from the RCPP project that CRC is leading on waterbird habitat.
Four Japanese businessmen requested an introduction to California rice. They were in for a great experience. I was too. I learned how international relations with foreign buyers is very important in the California Rice industry. With about 50 percent of California Rice exported, good relationships are necessary. Many potential buyers and interest groups from around the world request tours from the California Rice Commission (CRC) to meet growers and marketers and to increase their understanding of California Rice. READ MORE
The online database for completing your Farm Evaluation and the Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) will close this Friday, August 12, six months later than the original deadline. Please note that the Central Valley Water Board (CVWB) is pursuing heavy fines in other areas where growers have not complied. READ MORE
After seeing pictures, listening to radio sound bites, and being “prepped” for the interview, I had the pleasure of meeting Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty…in a rice field. Coming from a small town, I’ve never met nationally famous broadcasters. I was intimidated and nervous. To my relief, their integrity, talent, and down-to-earth attitude pleasantly surprised me during the California Rice social media shoot. They showed genuine respect and care for their partnership with California Rice. READ MORE
Hundreds of growers, researchers and industry officials will gather in Biggs on Wednesday, August 31, for Rice Field Day at the Rice Experiment Station.
This annual event provides a firsthand look and discussion of ongoing research at the station to maintain California’s long history of exceptional yields and premium quality rice.