Industry News

CRIA Takes Active Role in No on Prop 15

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The California Rice Industry Association is taking an active role educating voters on the impacts that Proposition 15 would have on California’s farmers, ranchers and businesses. 

For the rice industry, Proposition 15 would eliminate the 1978 ‘Prop 13’ tax limits on improvements on Ag lands including buildings, roads and other upgrades. Every dryer and mills would be subject to increased property taxes. 

The impacts on every Californian would follow, as businesses and farms pass along increased costs on everything from food to rent. In the end, this is not a tax on a big business, this is a tax on everyone. 

To educate the public on these impacts, the California Rice Industry Association, has joined like–minded Ag organizations including California Dairies Inc, California Citrus Mutual, California Fresh Fruit Assoc. and many others in a $ 1 million campaign opposing Proposition 15.

Here is a sample of the early efforts. Future radio spots and digital media will focus on Ag’s urban neighbors. 

Prop15 taxes family farms

Prop 15 Video on Facebook

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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
MemberAlternate
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.