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More details available on 2016 California Rice Field Day

More details available on 2016 California Rice Field Day

Hundreds of growers and rice industry officials are expected at this year’s Rice Field Day at the Rice Experiment Station in Biggs.

Field Day will be held on Wednesday, August 31; with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. Additional information is now available on the program, posters and demonstrations.

We will have a California Rice table with materials and posters, updating and highlighting key subjects of interest to industry members.

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