May 2020

Updated List of County Openings

Updated List of County Openings

Attached is a list of county openings approved by the State of California provided by Kahn, Soares & Conway. Rice counties that are advancing further into Phase 2 of the COVID-19 reopenings include: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo and Yuba. 

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Major Amendment Increasing CRC Assessment Cap Coming June 4 – Please Vote!

CDFA will send ballots June 4 to all producers and all handlers, asking the industry to vote on an increase in the assessment cap from $0.15 per hundredweight to $0.20 per hundredweight. The increase in the assessment cap is expected to provide up to nine years of operations for the Commission while continuing the Rice WDR and other regulatory compliance programs. The assessment rate will be set annually based on planted acres, increased costs and reserve levels. 

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Early Phase 2 Reopenings Begin Tomorrow – Details and Resources

Early Phase 2 Reopenings Begin Tomorrow – Details and Resources

Early Phase 2 Reopenings

Today, the Governor announced that California would move to the early stages of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 response effective tomorrow, May 8. Early Phase 2 reopens retail for curbside pick-up, manufacturing and logistics. Offices and restaurants have not yet been released to open but are slated for later in Phase 2. There are no changes to essential businesses including agriculture. Requirements for counties to move further into Phase 2 will be published on Tuesday, May 12. 

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