July 2020

LAST Chance to Vote!

LAST Chance to Vote!

Growers have until August 3 to vote on the CRC Major Amendment to increase the assessment cap. The increase is proposed in order to cover projected increases in costs for the Rice Waste Discharge Requirement (WDR) over the next nine years. 

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Armyworm Numbers trending lower

Armyworm Numbers trending lower

Here’s the latest on Armyworm trapping from UCCE Rice Farm Advisor Luis Espino: 

Except for one field, all traps are showing very low numbers. There are still a few worms out there, but I have not seen any fields with high numbers. In some of the fields that are headed I started to notice armyworm panicle injury, but at very low levels. As fields go into heading, and moth populations start increasing, risk of panicle injury will also increase.

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COVID-19 Industry Briefs for Ag

COVID-19 Industry Briefs for Ag

The Zenith is offering a series of free COVID-19 briefs for agriculture. Please see the notice below and register for these 30-minute seminars covering the recently issued CDFA guidance for Ag and OSHA inspections, COVID-19 testing and transportation. Each brief is presented by subject experts and should be highly valuable to your mill, dryer or farm. 

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Find that ballot and VOTE!

As we get close to the August 3 balloting deadline for the CRC Major Amendment, take a minute to vote all of your entities! It only takes a few minutes. Your voice matters as the industry considers an increase in the assessment cap to cover water quality fees and regulatory costs for the Rice WDR. 

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