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Seeking Grower Nominations for 2019/20 CRC Board of Directors

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Growers will soon receive nomination forms for the upcoming CRC Board of Directors election. All producers who produce or cause to be produced rice in a district are encouraged to consider running for one of the open seats. Member and alternate seats are open in District 1, 3, 4, 5.

Nomination forms must be completed and sent back to the CRC by July 15.

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CHP Rice Equipment Transport Issues

CHP Rice Equipment Transport Issues

Several weeks ago, contract haulers of farm equipment in the Sacramento Valley reported enforcement actions when moving combines. At issue was the interpretation of the vehicle code that allows farmers to haul their own equipment without a permit but not contract haulers. Shortly thereafter, the movement of stompers was impacted due to their oversized width. CHP indicated that a CHP escort was needed to move the equipment. Booking an escort is about two weeks out and comes at a cost of $1,500.

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