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New Blogs Cover Earlier Rice Planting and Armyworm Trapping

New Blogs Cover Earlier Rice Planting and Armyworm Trapping

The University of California has two new blog entries that may be of interest. From the UC Rice Blog, here’s a link to analysis from UCCE Rice Specialist Bruce Linquist on impacts of earlier rice planting in the Sacramento Valley.  

Also from the University of California Rice On-line is the latest from UCCE Rice Farm Advisor Luis Espino on the Armyworm front, including higher detections earlier in the season. 

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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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