Industry News

Early December Event focuses on Cover Crops

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Audubon California is hosting its third Field Day and Farm Tour at River Garden Farms on Thursday, December 5 for all farmers, producers and growers interested in learning about cover crops.

The focus of this field day will be understanding how to choose and implement a cover crop in row crop production, incorporate the cover crop into nitrogen budgets, and non-chemical pest control methods for row crops and rice. 

Seasoned cover crop users Scott Park and  Tom Johnson will be in attendance, as well as University of California and Natural Resources Conservation Service staff, to provide the most current information and answer questions.

Here’s more information on the event, including the schedule of events and your way to sign up.  Your RSVP is requested by November 27. 

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CRC Board Nominations Underway

The CRC has a number of seats up for election for a three-year term on the board. Check your mailbox for the open seats and nomination form. You can nominate yourself or someone you believe would make a great board member. Forms are due back by July 15th

Didn’t receive a nomination form? Call 916-387-2264 and we will get one out to you.

Available Seats*District
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01District 2: Colusa County
13District 3: Glenn and Tehama counties, and counties north thereof
33District 4: Yuba and Sutter counties
33District 5: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer and Yolo counties, and counties south thereof

*No seats are open in Butte

NCWA’s Updated Water Year Outlook & Impacts

NCWA’s Updated Water Year Outlook & Impacts

The Northern California Water Association has released the most updated water year outlook, which includes a newly released economic impact report centered on Sacramento Valley rice country.

The study by the University of California, Davis details economic income losses to all crops in the region, with the rice industry facing more than $703 million in drought-related impacts, mainly to rice mills, dryers and suppliers.

This latest water year update also details urban conservation requirements and current groundwater levels.

Click here to view the full report.