Industry News

Reminder: CRC Grower Meeting happening next week

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Our annual grower meeting will be held on Thursday, January 23, and will feature a comprehensive look at the top issues facing our industry. 

The morning meeting will be at the Colusa Casino Community Room, with doors open at 8:00 a.m. and the meeting starting at 8:30 a.m. The Yuba City meeting will be at Hillcrest Catering at the Plaza Room and will feature identical content and speakers as Colusa. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 1:00 p.m.

Our lineup of speakers includes Tyson Redpath of The Russell Group, who will provide an update on farm policy. Louie Brown of Kahn, Soares and Conway will have information on new developments in the State Capitol. Northern California Water Association President David Guy will review water issues in our region. Peter Bachman with USA Rice will provide the latest developments on international trade. Ann Grottveit with Kahn, Soares and Conway will have details about AB-5; California law regarding employees and independent contractors. 

Here’s a link to our industry calendar, including more specifics on the CRC Grower Meeting, as well as a full slate of other winter meetings. 

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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
MemberAlternate
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.