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In Memory: Dennis Lindberg

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Dennis “Denny”
Lindberg, who passed away August 14, at the age of 96 after a brief illness.  He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, daughter Sherry Lindberg and husband Ed Gilbertson; son Gary Lindberg and his wife Linda; Linda’s daughter Dawn and husband Steve Wicklander, and their son, Bryce. 

Denny was passionate about many things, including rice farming and his community of Richvale. He grew rice for more than 75 consecutive seasons, chaired the group that wrote the book, “Richvale: A Legacy of Courage, Dedication and Perseverance,” and provided written and video blogs for the California Rice Commission. Denny was also well-known for his scrap metal animal sculptures, which can be seen throughout the Richvale area. His civic work and love of community was evidenced by his being honored as “Outstanding Citizen of the 20th Century” by Lundberg Family Farms. 

“It was always pleasurable to work with and interact with Denny,” said Mark Kimmelshue of the Associated Rice Marketing Cooperative in Richvale.  “His support of and positive outlook for the California Rice Industry set an example for others and demonstrated his devotion to the industry and community he loved.”

No services are planned beyond private burial due to present restrictions.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Community Foundation of Richvale, care of Carl Hoff at BUCRA, P.O. Box 128, Richvale, California 95974; the Rice Research Trust, P.O. Box 3-6, Biggs, California 95917; or a favorite charity. 

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CRC Board Nominations Underway

The CRC has a number of seats up for election for a three-year term on the board. Check your mailbox for the open seats and nomination form. You can nominate yourself or someone you believe would make a great board member. Forms are due back by July 15th

Didn’t receive a nomination form? Call 916-387-2264 and we will get one out to you.

Available Seats*District
01District 2: Colusa County
13District 3: Glenn and Tehama counties, and counties north thereof
33District 4: Yuba and Sutter counties
33District 5: Sacramento, San Joaquin, Placer and Yolo counties, and counties south thereof

*No seats are open in Butte

NCWA’s Updated Water Year Outlook & Impacts

NCWA’s Updated Water Year Outlook & Impacts

The Northern California Water Association has released the most updated water year outlook, which includes a newly released economic impact report centered on Sacramento Valley rice country.

The study by the University of California, Davis details economic income losses to all crops in the region, with the rice industry facing more than $703 million in drought-related impacts, mainly to rice mills, dryers and suppliers.

This latest water year update also details urban conservation requirements and current groundwater levels.

Click here to view the full report.