We need help to justify the Intrepid/armyworm section 18 emergency exemption for 2018. Work is underway to register Intrepid on rice. However, the registration will not take place in time for the next use season. It is essential we resubmit the section 18 emergency exemption application to be prepared for armyworm, and to support the future registration. We need help to provide the necessary information. READ MORE
The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) just posted an update on weedy rice for this season in area rice fields. There were 53 samples submitted for testing, with 15 confirmed to be weedy rice.
An encouraging sign was the level of cooperation by all involved on this subject, which is a key to reducing infestations.
CRIA, working with NCWA and Ag interests in the San Joaquin Valley, are funding a comprehensive Water Bond for the November 2018 ballot. Below is a joint letter describing the benefits of the bond and how it differs from the much smaller parks bond passed by the Legislature. READ MORE
By Tyson Redpath, The Russell Group
Congress will start early in 2018 rewriting comprehensive food and farm program legislation known as the Farm Bill. This Farm Bill, as leaders on both sides of the aisle have promised, will not be revolutionary after the 2014 act ushered in a new era of farm programs which ended direct, annual payments and instead focused on catastrophic loss protection and enhanced risk management. READ MORE