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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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CHP Rice Equipment Transport Issues

CHP Rice Equipment Transport Issues

Several weeks ago, contract haulers of farm equipment in the Sacramento Valley reported enforcement actions when moving combines. At issue was the interpretation of the vehicle code that allows farmers to haul their own equipment without a permit but not contract haulers. Shortly thereafter, the movement of stompers was impacted due to their oversized width. CHP indicated that a CHP escort was needed to move the equipment. Booking an escort is about two weeks out and comes at a cost of $1,500.

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