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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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Remembering Bill Huffman, 1945-2021

Remembering Bill Huffman, 1945-2021

With great sadness, we share the news of Bill Huffman’s passing on August 3, 2021 after years of struggling with ALS. 

Bill was a fixture in the industry during his 33 years of service to Farmers’ Rice Cooperative. He was an encyclopedia of industry knowledge and made it his life’s work to advance California rice. Bill made an effort to befriend everyone he ran into whether a politician or a doorman. After a few minutes of banter he figured out that he likely knew someone they knew. Bill loved politics and always a gentleman. Ever quick with a joke or a prank, he will be missed.