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CRC Board Nominations Underway

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Nominations for Commission board and alternate seats are now open. Any grower who produces rice is eligible to serve in a district. Nomination forms must be postmarked by July 15, 2020. If you need another form, contact Tim Johnson at tjohnson@calrice.org or call 916-387-2264.

Here are the seats that are open for the current election cycle:

Available SeatsDistrict
MemberAlternate
22District 1: Butte County
33District 2: Colusa County
12District 3: Glenn and Tehama counties, and counties north thereof
11District 4: Yuba and Sutter counties
00*District 5: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer and Yolo counties, and counties south thereof

Note: * the two open alternate seats in District 5 were filled at the June 10 Board meeting

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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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