Industry News

Rice Industry and Holt step it up on No on Proposition 15

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Farmers know that Proposition 15 is bad for agriculture. Land may be exempted from the initiative that will roll back the 1978 Proposition 13 property tax restrictions, but improvements are not. This includes shops, dryers, orchards and vineyards along with irrigation and other improvements. While that may mean something to Ag, urban voters are more focused on energy. 

The California Rice Industry Association has joined other organizations including California Dairies Inc. and California Citrus Mutual to make the case to our urban neighbors. The Alliance of California’s Farmers and Ranchers is committed to $1 million to defeat Proposition 15. 

Holt of California has joined this effort with a significant contribution to the No on Prop 15 campaign. Thanks Holt and CEO Ken Monroe, for supporting Agriculture!

The following Ads, launched this week, focused on radio and digital audiences. It makes the case that energy costs will go up as a result of Proposition 15. The Alliance is coordinating with the Business Roundtable to make sure this $11B tax increase is defeated in November.

Radio Ad:

Digital:
TV Commercial
Banner ads

 Website:
www.prop15TaxesSolar.com

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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
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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.