The Rice Waste Discharge Requirements Order (WDR) amendments were approved at the Central Valley Water Board meeting on February 7. Changes were necessary as the result of litigation to the East San Joaquin WDR Order. READ MORE
Ballots to vote on the continuation of the Commission are due soon! In order to be considered, all producer and handler ballots must be postmarked by March 5.
If you have not received a ballot or if you do not have a ballot for an entity, please contact the CDFA Marketing Branch at 916-900-5018.
The annual mandatory thiobencarb stewardship meetings will be held in collaboration with the Valent 2019 Rice Seminars the first week of March. For persons who can’t attend, a narrated version of the thiobencarb stewardship presentation will be available at the country agricultural commissioner offices. READ MORE
Bill Lyons was appointed as Agriculture Liaison in the office of the Governor. In his role, he will advance the administration’s efforts on agriculture and water in the state. READ MORE
The official due date for the Farm Evaluation (FE) and Nitrogen Management Plan (NMP) is March 1, 2019. Please go to calricenews.org and complete the reporting requirement from the 2018 crop year. This is the fourth year for the Rice Waste Discharge Requirements (Rice WDR) reporting requirement. READ MORE