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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 Elections Underway  – Nominations Due July 14

CRC Board Elections Underway – Nominations Due July 14

Rice growers will be receiving nominations forms for available CRC Board of Director seats mid-June. Please take a minute to nominate eligible growers to represent your district. 

This year there are 18 eligible board seats, that have been allocated to each of the five districts based on 2020 planted acres. Open seats by district are indicated in the following table: 

2021/22 CRC Board
Available Seats for Election

Total Seats Avail Seat
Member Alt Member Alt
Dist 1 3 3 1 2
Dist 2 4 4 1 3
Dist 3 3 3 1 2
Dist 4 5 5 1 1
Dist 5 3 3 0 0

Note: Includes filling current vacant member/alternate seats

Ballots, based on nominations received, will be mailed July 30. 

Contact Tim Johnson at 916-387-2264 or tjohnson@calrice.org with questions about the election. 

Lambda-cyhalothrin to be extensively monitored in Rice this year

Lambda-cyhalothrin to be extensively monitored in Rice this year

We start monitoring Lambda-cyhalothrin (Warrior, Lambda-cy, Silencer, etc.) in the water column plus sediment sampling this year. The sampling takes place at the drain sites we use for thiobencarb monitoring. This will be our first experience with compliance to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements. The TMDL is a forever monitoring program and we anticipate positive results leading to future modifications. We have never had an issue with our long history monitoring the pyrethroid insecticides. However, we have no ability to correlate the past results with the newer and much lower analytical methods.

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