The University of California Cooperative Extension has released a year-end review of weedy rice in the Sacramento Valley.READ MORE
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2021 California Rice Commission annual grower meeting will be held virtually on January 21 and 22.
We are working on a comprehensive program captured on video for your viewing, with speakers addressing important industry issues, including state and federal updates, water and international trade policy.READ MORE
The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation is currently soliciting applications for its Spring 2021 Bid4Birds habitat program. Applications are submitted through the Foundation website and the enrollment window is open until Monday, January 11, 2021.READ MORE
We wanted to provide this reminder of the existing options for online continuing education courses that are available.
Please remember the following:READ MORE
Drinking water supply well monitoring is a new regulatory requirement for Sacramento Valley growers/landowners starting January 1, 2022. Rice growers in the Sacramento Valley are automatically members of the Sacramento Valley Rice Growers Coalition, with the requirement specific to wells that supply drinking water on parcels where rice is produced. Drinking water supply wells on non-rice parcels receive coverage under the Sacramento River Watershed Coalition. Rice grown in the San Joaquin Valley starts earlier and growers/landowners are directed to the local water quality coalition.*READ MORE
The California Ricelands Waterbird Foundation (Foundation) is happy to announce the upcoming enrollment period for the Spring 2021 Bid4Birds habitat program. Bid4Birds is the Foundation’s partner program to The Nature Conservancy’s BirdReturns program.READ MORE
A reminder that December 11 is the deadline to apply for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2), which was expanded to include rice grown in California. Due to COVID restrictions and staffing safeguards processing, applications may take longer than expected. The agency offers multiple options to apply which can be found on this website. If you choose to sign up for CFAP2 through the Farm Service Agency, keep in mind that you can place your 2021 crop under loan at the same time.READ MORE
This is the time of year we receive calls asking where to report Farm Evaluations and various other information for the Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) Order. The WDR Orders were amended in 2018, resulting in changes to the grower reporting requirements. A table listing side-by-side requirements with the Rice WDR and the Sacramento River Watershed WDR, the coalition for non-rice crops, is our effort to provide you with timely information.READ MORE