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California Rice featured at Today’s Farm to Fork Festival

California Rice featured at Today’s Farm to Fork Festival

Sacramento’s Capitol Mall bustled with activity today, during the seventh annual Farm to Fork Festival, and rice was featured. 

Attendees watched a California Rice cooking demonstration from Chefs Juan and Toby Barajas of Savory Café in Woodland, emceed by ABC 10 Sacramento News Anchor Madison Meyer and CRC President & CEO Tim Johnson. Recipe cards with this dish and rice messaging were provided.

While the chefs made their dish, chicken with California rice cooked in a cast iron pan, key messages were covered. Topics included the impact of rice to our economy and environment, as well as the different types of rice grown in our state and cooking suggestions. 

Today’s festival is part of a larger effort to educate our region about the important role of California Rice. Another recent CRC-led activity was a rice harvest tour with food bloggers and chefs in Sutter County last week. 

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Registration Open for UC ANR California Rice Virtual Field Day

Mark your calendar for the California Rice Virtual Field Day, which will be held on August 26, from 1 pm to 3 pm.

Here’s a link to register.  The registration fee is $20. 

The UC Cooperative Extension and California Rice Research Station will provide the latest information on variety development, disease and arthropod management, weed control, weedy rice, and fertility.

The full agenda is available here. 

Here are contacts for more information: 

Logistics and Registration: Rachel Palmer, ANR Program Support Unit, 530-750-1361.

Course Content: Whitney Brim-DeForest, UC ANR County Director, Sutter and Yuba Counties and CE Rice and Wild Rice Advisor.

LAST Chance to Vote!

LAST Chance to Vote!

Growers have until August 3 to vote on the CRC Major Amendment to increase the assessment cap. The increase is proposed in order to cover projected increases in costs for the Rice Waste Discharge Requirement (WDR) over the next nine years.