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Corrected Department of Fish and Wildlife Weblink for New Winter Rice Habitat Program

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After some technical difficulties with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s weblink to the main program document called the Public Solicitation Notice (PSN), the issues have now been resolved. The correct link is as follows: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=164867&inline

The PSN provides the most detailed information about the program, including how to apply and how the applications will be prioritized for funding by the Department. The PSN and other information, including the application form, can also be accessed at the Department’s Private Lands Incentive Programs Webpage.

And as a final reminder, interested parties have an opportunity to attend a CRC Workshop, scheduled for next Monday, January 28 at the Colusa Casino starting at 10:00 am, to learn more about this new program. More details about the workshop, including how to RVSP, can be found in CRC’s Winter Rice Habitat Program Workshop Notice.

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State Grant Just the First Step

We appreciate the Governor’s California Small Agricultural Business Drought Relief Grant Program. This brand new program is a good first step to meet the needs of very small businesses impacted by the drought. This success was the result of great work with NCWA, CA Agricultural Aircraft Association, California Warehouse Association and others in agriculture. To address the needs of rice mills, dryers and larger suppliers, federal relief will be needed. 

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Rice Pesticides: Key Links and Updates

The links below include select pesticide updates in an effort to provide the information in an easily accessible way. Please remember, the pesticide label is the ultimate level of enforcement and the county permit conditions can supersede the label with more restrictive requirements. You will find permit conditions and the water hold table for Thiobencarb. County permit conditions have been changed to active ingredient rather than trade or product name. The products with combination formulations could have permit conditions apply to one, and not both, of the active ingredients. In this situation, the most stringent requirements must be followed. The EPA Reg. No. provides additional identification of the individual pesticide products on the Rice Pesticide Update Table.

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