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California Rice Commission Annual Grower Meetings to be held in late January

California Rice Commission Annual Grower Meetings to be held in late January

Rice growers can get updated on key issues facing the industry, during the California Rice Commission Annual Grower Meetings, scheduled for January 24 in Colusa and Yuba City.

Speakers include Tyson Redpath of The Russell Group and Louie Brown of Kahn, Soares and Conway, who will provide updates from Washington, D.C. and the State Capitol. In addition, Northern California Water Association President David Guy will review water issues, USA Rice Vice President International Sarah Moran will outline important international promotions opportunities and Carl Borden of the California Farm Bureau will discuss ag overtime.

There are two locations for the grower meetings, with each meeting presenting the same content. The first meeting is from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Colusa Casino Resort Community Center. The second meeting is at Hillcrest at the Plaza Room, 210 Julie Drive, Yuba City, and runs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Doors will open at both venues 30-minutes before the meeting begins.

The meetings are sponsored by Corteva Agriscience, the agricultural division of DowDuPont.

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