By Tyson Redpath, The Russell Group
The USDA has announced signup for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) Program and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Program covering the 2019 and 2020 crop years. Updated by the 2018 Farm Bill, these revised safety net programs allow California rice growers to enroll and elect coverage in crop-by-crop ARC-County or PLC, or ARC-individual for the entire farm, for program year 2019. This election will apply for the 2019 and 2020 crop years.
By Luis Espino, UCCE Rice Farming Systems Advisor
In all locations the number of moths trapped is coming down for the past two weeks of more. I have not been able to check fields for worms recently; I’m sure there are still a few worms out there. However, most of the rice is now past the point when panicles are at risk of significant injury.
The California Rice Commission (CRC) will host a Conservation Programs Workshop to update growers on current conservation programs. This workshop will cover plans for the California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation to implement a new program early in 2020, CRC’s plans to pursue more federal conservation program funding and review the State’s winter flooding program.