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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. 

Currently, rice growers in the Sacramento Valley are covered under the Rice WDR managed by the CRC. All monitoring, reporting, and fees are paid out of the CRC budget and industry assessments. The cost equates to $1.60 per acre. Other crops in the Sacramento Valley are charged $4 per acre for their WDR.

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USDA Undersecretary Bonnie gets Firsthand Look at Drought Impacts Across Sac Valley’s Rice Country

USDA Undersecretary Bonnie gets Firsthand Look at Drought Impacts Across Sac Valley’s Rice Country

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Undersecretary Robert Bonnie, along with California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Secretary Karen Ross, Jeff Yasui with USDA/RMA and Carlos Suarez with the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) spent the day on a tour of the Sacramento Valley co-hosted by the CRC and NCWA. They heard from biologists and conservationists on environmental impacts due to drought as well as met with local businesses that are key in California’s rice production process.

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