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CCC Loans Delayed

CCC Loans Delayed

The USDA Farm Service Agency is reporting a delay in sign up for loans for temperate japonica rice due to needed software update. Software developers have been made aware of the urgency of the situation and will implement the fix as soon as possible. We have received reports that normal operations should be back up by mid-week next week. 

County offices are still able to take loan requests. 

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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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