Last month, we reported that the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) has recently been updated and is open for enrollment by interested growers/landowners. We described a December 2016 deadline for California rice growers to apply and have extra “priority” for enrolling 18,000 acres of California ricelands into CSP. READ MORE
Five experts provided over 300 growers insight into the recent Presidential election, California policy, as well as water and crop insurance. Here is a roll up of the presentations and links to the slides they presented: READ MORE
The University of California Cooperative Extension will hold their annual rice grower meetings at four Sacramento Valley locations January 26 and 27.
Information on the meetings can be found at our calendar of events. Please note there are different locations in Colusa and Glenn Counties this year.
Topics during the meetings include a pesticide and regulatory update, weedy rice, new rice seed policy and more. Here’s a link to more information on the meetings, including speakers and topics.
Upon an invitation from Dr. Harold Mooney, Senior Fellow, Emeritus and Professor of Environmental Biology at Stanford University, a group of scientists, academics and industry experts gathered at Stanford January 13 for a day-long conversation about the environmental story of California rice. READ MORE
Sonny Perdue was among the earliest candidates for the position interviewed by President-elect Trump.
Perdue served as Governor of Georgia from 2003-2011 and was the first Republican elected Governor of Georgia in nearly 130 years or since Reconstruction following the Civil War. READ MORE
Please go to calricenews.org and report the Farm Evaluation (FE) and Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) by March 1. The reporting for the Rice Waste Discharge Requirements (Rice WDR) remains the same as the last two years. READ MORE