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Application Period underway for 2020 Rice Leadership Program

Application Period underway for 2020 Rice Leadership Program

Applications are now being accepted by The Rice Foundation for the 2020 Rice Leadership Development Program. Those interested have until September 20 to submit their application.

This program is for rice producers or industry-related professionals between the age of 25 and 45. Those selected to the two-year program will broaden their understanding of the rice industry through four one-week sessions aimed at honing their leadership, personal development and communication skills as they study all aspects of the rice industry.

Here’s a link to find out more about the program and to apply. 

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USDA Undersecretary Bonnie gets Firsthand Look at Drought Impacts Across Sac Valley’s Rice Country

USDA Undersecretary Bonnie gets Firsthand Look at Drought Impacts Across Sac Valley’s Rice Country

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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