Conservation

Reminder:  Deadline for Rice-only CSP rapidly approaches

Reminder:  Deadline for Rice-only CSP rapidly approaches

The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has recently been updated and is open for enrollment by interested growers/landowners.  California rice is also part of a special regional effort offering extra “priority” for enrolling 18,000 acres of California ricelands into CSP.

Rice farmers who apply for CSP by December 30 will compete only with other rice farms for the 18,000 acres reserved for rice applicants.  Otherwise, CSP applications will also be accepted through February 3, 2017 but will compete in a larger pool of all crop and rangelands statewide.

We encourage interested growers to apply as early as possible because going in right before the deadline can make things difficult on the NRCS Service Centers that will process these requests.

Here’s a link to more information on the CSP.

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Californians win Conservation and Sustainability awards at Outlook Conference

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For his role stewarding several significant rice wildlife programs, California Rice Commission Environmental Affairs Manager Paul Buttner was honored at today’s USA Rice Outlook Conference in San Diego.

Buttner received the ninth annual Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award, for shepherding many unique conservation programs and fostering strong partnerships that pay significant dividends for the industry.

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