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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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United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary Robert Bonnie, along with California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross, Jeff Yasui with USDA/RMA and Carlos Suarez with the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) spent the day on a tour of the Sacramento Valley co-hosted by the CRC and NCWA. They heard from biologists and conservationists on environmental impacts due to drought as well as met with local businesses that are key in California’s rice production process.

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