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Reminder: CRC Grower Meetings coming this Thursday

Reminder: CRC Grower Meetings coming this Thursday

Trade, water, legislation and many more topics will be included at this week’s CRC grower meetings in Colusa and Yuba City.  Information presented at each meeting will be the same.

Please note a valley newspaper erroneously mentioned a different date for one of the meetings. In reality, both meetings will be held this Thursday. 

Doors open at the Colusa Casino Community Room at 8 am, with the meeting starting at 8:30. Doors open at 12:30 pm, with the second meeting starting at 1 pm at Hillcrest Catering at the Plaza Room in Yuba City.  

Speakers include 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. Ann Grottveit with Kahn, Soares and Conway will have details about AB-5; California law regarding employees and independent contractors. Northern California Water Association will review water issues in our region. Peter Bachman with USA Rice will provide the latest developments on international trade. 

Stay up to date on industry events through our events calendar, located here. 

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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
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.